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Cornea and External Disease Fellowship

Oliver Schein with a research colleague

About the Program

Thank you for your interest in the Cornea and External Disease Fellowship program at the Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Medicine. Our program aims to produce the next generation of leaders in cornea, anterior segment, and external disease patient care, research, and education.

Clinical Training

Fellowship training takes place in a highly collegial, clinically rigorous, and intellectually stimulating environment that balances appropriate supervision with hands-on experience to help our fellows achieve independence and autonomy. Due to Johns Hopkins’ international reputation and patient referral network, fellows at Wilmer benefit from exposure to a large volume and variety of both routine and complex corneal and anterior segment pathology.

Over the course of their training fellows can expect to achieve proficiency in all forms of corneal transplantation (PKP, DSAEK, DMEK, DALK), refractive surgery (LASIK, PRK, PTK), anterior segment reconstructive surgery, management of intraocular lens complications, keratoprostheses, ocular surface reconstruction, and medical management of corneal and external diseases.


For those interested, Wilmer provides ample opportunities for direct participation in the division’s basic science and clinical research. Projects include but are not limited to: microbial keratitis, epidemiology of corneal disease, genetics of keratoconus and corneal dystrophies, endothelial transplantation techniques, artificial corneas, dry eye, ocular surface disease, and refractive surgery outcomes. In addition, you will have the opportunity to participate in our various ongoing clinical trials.

The clinical fellowship program is one year. Applicants with a serious commitment to research will be considered for two-year appointments.

Application Requirements

All applicants should make sure that they are eligible to obtain a medical license in the state of Maryland. Please check the Maryland Board of Physicians website. A Maryland medical license is a requirement for the fellowship.

To Apply

Please visit to complete your application and for directions on how to apply for our fellowship program. Please include a small photo with your application.

For More Information Contact:

Rebecca Scarborough
Fellowship Coordinator

Cornea Fellowship Program Director 


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