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Department of Ophthalmology Education Ophthalmology Fellowships

Ophthalmology Fellowships

The Department of Ophthalmology at NYU Langone supports fellowship training in three programs at NYU Langone sites and other practices and clinics throughout New York City. The fellowships focus on three major subspecialties of ophthalmic care—medical and surgical care for vitreoretinal disease, plastic and reconstructive surgery, and glaucoma.

Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship

This two-year fellowship is offered through the NYU Langone’s Retina Service in conjunction with Vitreous Retina Macula Consultants of New York. One fellow is selected annually under the directorship of Vaidehi S. Dedania, MD. Learn more about NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship.

Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship

This two-year fellowship is the only fellowship offered by the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) in New York City. This comprehensive program prepares you to work at leading ophthalmic institutions. As a fellow, you work at Tisch Hospital, Kimmel Pavilion, Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital, and Bellevue with Richard D. Lisman, MD, chief preceptor of the fellowship. You also complete rotations at Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital; the Department of Ophthalmology and the Hansjörg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery at NYU Langone; the Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute at Columbia University Medical Center with Michael Kazim, MD; New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai with Elizabeth Maher, MD, and James Milite, MD; and Weill Cornell Medicine with Gary Joseph Lelli, MD.

Fellows work alongside our ophthalmology and plastic surgery residents at the Hansjörg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery, where there are additional fellows in craniofacial, hand, aesthetic, and microvascular surgery. During the second year of the program, you can take electives in related subspecialties, including otolaryngology, dermatology, neuro-ophthalmology, interventional neuroradiology, aesthetic plastic surgery, pathology, lipostructure, laser surgery, and craniofacial surgery. ASOPRS fellows are required to complete oral and written exams, as well as a thesis. One fellow is accepted every year into this two-year program. Interested candidates may learn more through ASOPRS and apply through SF Match.

Glaucoma Fellowship

Two fellows are selected annually for this fellowship under the directorship of Joseph F. Panarelli, MD, chief of the department’s Division of Glaucoma Services, and Lama A. Al-Aswad, MD, MPH, the department’s vice chair for innovations. Learn more about NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s Glaucoma Fellowship.

Contact Us

If you have questions about our fellowships, contact ophthalmologyeducationadmin@nyulangone.org.