Cornea Fellowship Program

The cornea fellowship program at the University of Pittsburgh is recognized nationally as an outstanding educational opportunity for careers in either academic medicine or private subspecialty practice.

The fellowship is comprehensive in scope, provides extensive  “hands on” surgery and offers clinically-relevant research opportunities.

Cornea and external diseases covered include the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of ocular infections in conjunction with The Campbell Ophthalmic Microbiological Laboratory.

Current management of dry eyes, autoimmune conditions, allergies, dystrophies and degenerations is also covered.

The fellow will obtain “hands on” surgical experience in traditional cornea, e.g. penetrating keratoplasty, “triple procedures”, corneal trauma, as well as perform state-of-the-art cataract surgery.

Surgical opportunities in incisional and excimer refractive surgery (LASIK, PRK, PTK) are available in our rapidly growing refractive surgical center. The fellow may also be asked to perform anterior segment surgery in selected cases with other subspecialists (plastic, retina).

The fellowship includes opportunities to attend / participate in the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and / or ARVO, and refractive surgical update courses.

The fellow will also have ample opportunity to teach residents and medical students both informally and formally.

The fellow can also take advantage of the full educational opportunities within the Department of Ophthalmology in preparation for board certification.

Application Procedures for Cornea Fellowship

The application is to be completed and sent to the Department of Ophthalmology, Cornea Fellowship Program, Attention Siobahn Gallagher by September 20, 2010 for the position beginning July 1, 2011.

Interviews are conducted by invitation only and are arranged through the Cornea Fellowship Director’s office. Only candidates who are being considered seriously for appointment will be asked to appear for an interview.

The Department of Ophthalmology, University of Pittsburgh, participates in the Fellowship Matching Program sponsored by the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology.

To receive further information, contact the program coordinator at the following address: Fellowship Matching Program, Post Office Box 7999, San Francisco, California 94120.

The University of Pittsburgh is in compliance with Civil Rights Legislation and Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or national origin in its educational programs, activities, or its employment practices.

Application Deadline for Cornea Fellowship Program : 20 September2010

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