The Wilmer Advanced Specialty Glaucoma Fellowship Training Program (ASTP) has trained 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. There are many opportunities to select additional mentors within the Wilmer/Hopkins community.
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.