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  • Cornea and External Disease Fellowship

    • Locations: The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
    • Accrediting Body: ACGME-Equivalent
    • Duration: 1 year
    • Program Contact: Sondra Hicks; shicks13@jhmi.edu

    The program provides broad exposure to both medical and surgical conditions of the anterior segment. Common surgical procedures include corneal transplantation, small incision cataract surgery, management of intraocular lens complications, anterior segment reconstructive surgery, keratoprostheses, stem cell transplants, dry eye, ocular surface reconstructive surgery and refractive corneal surgery. The program includes approximately 90 percent clinical work, with an emphasis on academic productivity.

    Cornea and External Disease Fellowship Program Details

    Program Director

    Esen Karamursel Akpek, M.D.

    • Professor of Ophthalmology
    • Associate Professor of Medicine
    • Bendann Family Professor of Ophthalmology
    • Director of Ocular Surface Disease and Dry Eye Clinic
  • Glaucoma Fellowship

    • Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    • Accrediting Body: ACGME Equivalent
    • Duration: 1 year
    • Program Contact: Patricia Tracey; ptracey@jhmi.edu

    The glaucoma fellowship focuses on the diagnosis and management of glaucoma through a flexible plan of direct observation and participation in medical, laser and surgical glaucoma care with nine full-time Wilmer faculty members who perform more than 1,200 surgical procedures per year and 15,000 outpatient visits. Only two clinical fellows are chosen to ensure maximum clinical and surgical experience.

    Glaucoma Fellowship Program Details

    Program Director

    Harry A. Quigley, M.D.

    • Professor of Ophthalmology
    • A. Edward Maumenee Professor of Ophthalmology
  • Lions Low Vision Rehabilition Fellowship

    • Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    • Accrediting Body: ACGME Equivalent
    • Duration: 1 year
    • Program Contact: Judith Goldstein; jgolds28@jhmi.edu

    This one-year postdoctoral clinical fellowship, which begins July 1, aims to train ophthalmologists and optometrists to become experts in clinical vision rehabilitation, related clinical science and research. The program emphasizes the interdisciplinary team approach to patient care as demonstrated within the Lions Low Vision Center, which has two optometrists, one occupational therapist and one rehabilitation therapist providing low vision care within an eye department of 60 full-time faculty. The Vision Rehabilitation Research Center has three full-time research faculty.

    Lions Low Vision Rehabilition Fellowship Program Details

    Program Director

    Pradeep Y. Ramulu, M.D., Ph.D.

    • Professor of Ophthalmology
    • Chief, Glaucoma Division
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship

    • Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    • Accrediting Body: ACGME Equivalent
    • Duration: 1 year
    • Program Contact: Patricia Barrett; pbarrett@jhmi.edu

    The neuro-ophthalmology fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute began in 1976, and was the first program of its kind accredited by the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology. Since its establishment, 90 individuals have completed the program.

    Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship Program Details

    Program Director

    Amanda D. Henderson, M.D.

    • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
    • Assistant Professor of Neurology
  • Ophthalmic Pathology Research/Clinical Fellowship

    • Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    • Accrediting Body: ACGME Equivalent
    • Duration: up to 2 years
    • Program Contact: Barbara Reiss; breiss@jhmi.edu

    The program will last for one or more years and involves microscopic and molecular studies of tumors and other diseases of the eye and orbit. Fellows will evaluate and dissect human and rodent eye specimens and perform microscopic and immunohistochemical/immunofluorescence analyses on the tissues. This will involve the generation of detailed descriptions of microscopic findings and how those support various diagnoses.

    Ophthalmic Pathology Research/Clinical Fellowship Program Details

    Program Director

    Charles G. Eberhart, M.D., Ph.D.

    • Professor of Pathology
    • Professor of Oncology
    • Professor of Ophthalmology
    • Director, Neuropathology and Ophthalmic Pathology
    • Charlotte Wilson and Margaret Whitener Professor of Ophthalmology
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology & Adult Strabismus Fellowship

    • Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    • Duration: 1 year
    • Program Contact: Diane Almony; dalmony@jhmi.edu

    The Zanvyl Krieger Children’s Eye Center at the Wilmer Eye Institute is a tertiary referral center where clinical fellows enjoy well-rounded exposure to both the clinical and academic sides of pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus. We are privileged to have our pediatric and adult facilities combined in a unified, modern and child-friendly center, providing excellent exposure to a wide variety of pediatric eye diseases as well as to strabismus in adults.

    Pediatric Ophthalmology & Adult Strabismus Fellowship Program Details

    Program Director

    Megan E. Collins, M.D., M.P.H.

    • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology Fellowships

    • Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    • Accrediting Body: ACGME Equivalent
    • Duration: 1 year
    • Program Contact: Diane Almony; dalmony@jhmi.edu

    We offer two, full-time, one-year fellowship positions in pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus at the Zanvyl Krieger Children’s Eye Center at the Wilmer Institute. We have trained over 46 fellows since 1979 from the United States and abroad. They have come from a wide cross-section of residency programs, and a few have come from private practice to start a new career. About 40 percent are now in private practice, with the other 60 percent in academic positions, including four full professors and five department chairs.

    Pediatric Ophthalmology Fellowships Program Details

    Program Director

    David L. Guyton, M.D.

    • Professor of Ophthalmology
    • Zanvyl Krieger Professor of Pediatric Ophthalmology
    • The Zanvyl Krieger Children's Eye Center at the Wilmer Institute
  • Retina Advanced Specialty Training (“Fellowship”) Program

    • Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    • Duration: 2 years
    • Program Contact: Fellowship Coordinator; retinafellow@jhmi.edu

    This outline is intended to provide an overview of the Retina Advanced Specialty Training (“Fellowship”) Program at the Wilmer Eye Institute (Department of Ophthalmology) of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The Wilmer Retina Division is one of the largest in the country, with 18 full time faculty providing retina care within an eye department of 60 full time faculty ophthalmologists who in turn are part of a Department faculty of approximately 130, supported by a staff of approximately 600.

    Retina Advanced Specialty Training (“Fellowship”) Program Details

  • Uveitis and Ocular Immunology Fellowship

    • Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    • Accrediting Body: ACGME Equivalent
    • Duration: 1 or 2 years
    • Program Contact: Pat Hines; chines2@jhmi.edu

    The ocular immunology and uveitis fellowship was established in 1989 and participates in the ophthalmology fellowship match program. This fellowship program offers one year of clinical training devoted to the medical and surgical management of uveitis and related ocular inflammatory diseases. An optional second year devoted to research pursuits is available. In addition, there is an option for extensive training in clinical research leading to an advanced degree, which can be funded through a K award from the National Eye Institute.

    Uveitis and Ocular Immunology Fellowship Program Details

    Program Director

    Jennifer E. Thorne, M.D., Ph.D.

    • Professor of Ophthalmology
    • Chief, Division of Ocular Immunology
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