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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.


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. 


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.


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.


Fellows meet weekly for one hour with Dr. Quigley to discuss topics in glaucoma, both clinical and research-related. They also meet with Dr. Friedman weekly to present interesting clinical cases for discussion. 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 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

Fellowship Program Director

Dr. Harry Quigley

Quigley, Harry A, M.D.

A. Edward Maumenee Professor of Ophthalmology
Director, Glaucoma Center of Excellence


Dr. Michael Boland

Boland, Michael Vincent, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Joint Appointment in Health Sciences Informatics
Director of Information Technology and Resident Education, Wilmer Eye Institute
Interests: Complex cataract surgery, medical informatics, optic nerve imaging
Dr. Randy Craven

Craven, E. Randy, M.D.

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Interests: Glaucoma MIGS surgery
Dr. David Friedman

Friedman, David Steven, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.

Alfred Sommer Professor of Ophthalmology
Director, Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology
Interests: Angle-closure glaucoma epidemiology and treatment, glaucoma therapy, intraocular pressure monitoring, health services research
Dr. Amanda Kiely-Bicket

Kiely-Bicket, Amanda, M.D., M.B.E.

Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology
Interests: Development of new glaucoma surgical devices
Dr. Courtney Kraus

Kraus, Courtney, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology
Interests: Pediatric glaucoma
Dr. Henry Jampel

Jampel, Henry D, M.D.

Odd Fellows Professor of Ophthalmology
Medical Director, Wilmer Eye Institute - Green Spring Station
Interests: Glaucoma outcomes research
Dr. Ian Pitha

Pitha, Ian, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Interests: Sustained delivery glaucoma medication
Dr. Harry Quigley

Quigley, Harry A, M.D.

A. Edward Maumenee Professor of Ophthalmology
Director, Glaucoma Center of Excellence
Interests: Complex glaucoma surgery, New imaging technology in the diagnosis of angle closure glaucoma, Neuroprotective treatments for glaucoma
Dr. Pradeep Ramulu

Ramulu, Pradeep Yammanuru, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Interests: Visual disability and rehabilitation, aging and vision, pediatric glaucoma