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Glaucoma Fellowship

Program Description

The Glaucoma Fellowship Program at the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute has trained more than 55 fellows who occupy leadership positions as directors of academic glaucoma services nationally and internationally, as well as clinicians in private practice throughout the United States. The program focuses on the diagnosis and management of the glaucoma via 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. Fellows are supported by leading faculty, the latest diagnostic equipment, the full range of Wilmer lectures, seminars, and conferences, and glaucoma-specific clinical and research discussion groups.

Surgery

Wilmer fellows have an individual surgical experience that exceeds any other glaucoma fellowship in its quantity and diversity, including trabeculectomy and its revisions, tube shunt surgery, phacoemulsification, ciliodestruction, newer glaucoma procedures (trabectome, IStent, endolaser) and examinations and surgery on children with glaucoma. 

Teaching

Fellows participate in the education of Wilmer resident physicians both in clinic and in the operating room. Each fellow presents orally at journal club, weekly clinical discussion session (“Fresh Air”), at resident education sessions 6 times per year, and where appropriate at local and national meetings as platform or poster author.

Research

While fellows may choose to carry out clinical research projects during the fellowship, it is not required. Each fellow is trained in research design, methodology, and analysis. As valued members-in-training of our team, fellows have the opportunity to create flexible schedules in consultation with faculty, to facilitate a diverse range of clinical, surgical and research experiences.

Mentorship

Fellows meet weekly for one hour with Dr. Quigley to discuss topics in glaucoma, both clinical and research-related. There are many opportunities to select additional mentors within the Wilmer/Hopkins community.

To Apply

We participate in the matching program for glaucoma fellowships. Please visit www.sfmatch.org to complete your application and for directions on how to apply for our fellowship program.

For More Information Contact:

Patricia Tracey
Fellowship Coordinator
(410) 955-2777
ptracey@jhmi.edu

Fellowship Program Director

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Quigley, Harry A, M.D.

Professor of Ophthalmology
A. Edward Maumenee Professor of Ophthalmology
Research Interests: Causes of vision loss in glaucoma, New imaging technology in the diagnosis of angle closure glaucoma, Neuroprotective treatments for glaucoma, Evaluation of surgical operations for glaucoma, Research into solutions to glaucoma treatment worldwide
 

Faculty

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Bicket, Amanda Kiely, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Research Interests: Intraocular devices, minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS)
 
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Boland, Michael Vincent, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Joint Appointment in Health Sciences Informatics
Director of Information Technology, Wilmer Eye Institute; Associate Residency Program Director, Wilmer Eye Institute
Research Interests: Glaucoma, Medical Informatics, Optic Nerve Imaging
 
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Craven, Earl Randy, M.D.

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Chief, Wilmer Eye Institute- Bethesda
Research Interests: Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS)
 
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Jampel, Henry D, M.D.

Professor of Ophthalmology
Odd Fellows Professor of Ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute
Chief, Wilmer Eye Institute - Green Spring Station
Research Interests: clinical research, glaucoma treatment, glaucoma surgical outcomes
 
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Johnson, Thomas Vincent, M.D., Ph.D. III

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Research Interests: Glaucoma, Optic Nerve Neurodegeneration and Neuroprotection, Stem Cell Transplantation, Retinal Ganglion Cell Regeneration
 
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Kraus, Courtney Lynn, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Research Interests: Pediatric glaucoma
 
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Pitha, Ian, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Research Interests: Developing glaucoma medicines that eliminate the need for daily eye drops
 
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Ramulu, Pradeep Yammanuru, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Ophthalmology
Chief, Glaucoma Division
Research Interests: Visual Disability and Rehabilitation, Dry Eye, Glaucoma, Aging and Vision
 
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Yohannan, Jithin, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology