Fellowship Training

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Department of Ophthalmology, 

Ocular Oncologist

The Department of Ophthalmology at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is expanding and seeks an outstanding Ocular Oncologist at the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor level.  We are seeking an outstanding individual who is board certified or board eligible by the American Board of Ophthalmology.  Candidates must possess an M.D.  degree and be eligible for Texas licensure.  Successful completion of at least one year of fellowship training or an established reputation in Ocular Oncology is required.  Duties will include sharing responsibility with existing faculty for didactic and clinical training of residents and fellows in general and Ocular Oncology diseases as well as clinical care of patients at faculty practice sites.  The successful candidate must have demonstrated medical and surgical skills.

UTSW is the only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in North Texas.  NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers are among the most advanced in the world. At UT Southwestern, more than 200 dedicated professionals, from more than 30 different departments, provide over a dozen major cancer care programs that advance the treatment and prevention of cancer through innovative treatments, leading-edge clinical trials and the latest technology.  Extensive collaboration opportunities are therefore available.

Interested candidates should send their CV and cover letter to the address below:

Dr. James P. McCulley

Professor and Chairman

Department of Ophthalmology

UT Southwestern Medical Center

5323 Harry Hines Blvd. MC 9057

Dallas, TX   75390-9057

Email:  nancy.mcculloch@utsouthwestern.edu


UT Southwestern is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Ophthalmic Oncology Fellowship
Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic

Arun D. Singh, MD, Program Director

Peruvian National Eye Institute Fellowships
Lima, Peru
Contact Dr. Jose Avendano, Director Laboratorio de Patologia Ocular Instituto de Oftalmologia Tingo Maria 398, Breña Lima - Peru Telefax 51 1 425-5304Click here to know more on Eyepathology Fellowships

University of Iowa, Dept. of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Pre- or post-residency fellowship – 1 year
Program Director: Nasreen A. Syed, MD
Peggy Harris: peggy-harris@uiowa.edu

Methodist Hospital Fellowhip
The Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas offers an ACGME accredited (selective pathology) one-year Ophthalmic Pathology fellowship. The fellowship is available for Pathology or Ophthalmology trained residents. The fellowship is tailored for each background to assure adequate training. For example, pathology trained fellows will have rotations in the ocular plastics/oncology service while ophthalmology trained fellows with have rotations in surgical pathology. Fellows will have the opportunity to review approximately 1,000 ocular specimens (adult and pediatric) that include enucleated eyes, exenterations of the orbit, eyelid, conjunctiva, lacrimal sac, lacrimal gland, orbit and intraocular biopsies and cytology.Click here to know more

Clinical Ophthalmic Pathology Fellowship - Mass. Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School
A full-time 1-or 2- year fellowship is available starting July 1, 2016, under the preceptorship of Frederick A. Jakobiec, M.D., D.Sc. This program, which is approved by the AUPO Fellowship Compliance Committee, provides intensive training tin the diagnosis and understanding of ophthalmic diseases and is designed to prepare trainees for careers in academic diagnostic pathology. Applicants must have completed a residency in either ophthalmology or anatomic pathology and be eligible for a limited Massachusetts medical license. Because the functioning of the pathology department is completely computerized, candidates must be fully computer literate. Training will focus on diagnostic pathology of the globe and adnexal tissues derived from the Infirmary and the Harvard teaching hospitals and satellites that are affiliated with the Infirmary. Emphasis is placed on clinicopathologic correlation studies during the candidates’s fellowship. The facilities and consultants of the Department of Pathology at the Massachusetts General Hospital are also available to trainees, and trainees will have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of conferences and other educational events, including Grand Rounds, subspecialty conferences, and the Annual Meeting. Full-time salary and standard benefits will be provided.Prospective candidates should contact:
Charles G. Ruberto Ph.D. Director, Ophthalmic Education and Faculty Development, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
243 Charles Street, Suite 309, Boston, MA 02114
Telephone: 617-573-3474
FAX: 617-573-4028

Frederick A. Jakobiec, M.D., D.Sc. Director, David G. Cogan
Laboratory of Ophthalmic Pathology,
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
243 Charles Street, Suite 328, Boston, MA 02114
Telephone: 617-573-3319
FAX: 617-573-3168

L. F. Montgomery Ophthalmic Pathology Laboratory
Emory Eye Center, Atlanta
Dr. Hans Grossniklaus
Pre-residency fellows, post-residency fellows and international scholars
S.F. Match

Fellowship Training in Ophthalmic Pathology
A number of academic institutions offer fellowship training in ophthalmic pathology. Some of the fellowships are offered to either ophthalmologists or pathologists. Although most fellowship positions are limited to candidates who have completed residency training in either pathology or ophthalmology, a few programs do offer pre-residency fellowships. Some of the fellowships combine clinical training in ophthalmic pathology with basic science research.A number of fellowship programs use the San Francisco Fellowship Matching Program.
Please contact for a complete list: http://www.sfmatch.org/

Institutions in the United States offering ophthalmic pathology fellowships:
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN
Post-residency fellowship for pathologists

University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Post-residency fellowship
Victor M. Elner, MD, PhD
1000 Wall Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Telephone: (734) 763-8096
FAX: (734) 936-2340
Email: velner@umich.edu

National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health.
Section of Immunopathology, Laboratory of Immunology
Dr. Chi-Chao Chan
Post-doctoral Fellowship in Ocular Immunopathology

University of Utah
John Moran A. Eye Center
Dr. Nick Mamalis
Pre-residency fellowship
Nick Mamalis, MD,
Ophthalmic Pathology,
John A. Moran Eye Center
50 North Medical Drive
Salt Lake City, Utah 84132
Phone: (801) 585-6586
Fax: (801) 581-3357 (attn: ophthalmic pathology)
Email: nick.mamalis@hsc.utah.edu

University of Wisconsin Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Madison, Wisconsin
Heather Potter, M.D.
Post-residency FellowshipContact:
Michele M. Kempfer
600 Highland Avenue, Room K6/454 CSC
Madison, WI 53792-4673

Phone: 608-262-9092 Fax: 608-263-0543

Email: michele.kempfer@wisc.edu


The Ophthalmic Pathology fellowship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is a one-year pre- or post-residency fellowship.  The responsibilities of the fellow are both clinical and research oriented.  The fellow evaluates all specimens received by the lab, including both gross dissection and microscopic examination with sign-out of cases to the attending ophthalmic pathologist, Dr. Heather Potter.  There are opportunities to participate in either basic science research or histopathologic studies reviewing the substantial library of former cases seen by the laboratory.  The fellow is also involved in several education opportunities including teaching the ophthalmology residents and medical students while on the service and leading OKAP directed lectures.

The UW Eye Pathology Lab, established in 1925 by F.A. Davis and directed for many years by Daniel Albert, is the only dedicated eye pathology in Wisconsin.  The laboratory evaluates specimens received not only from ophthalmologists within the state of Wisconsin but also from pathology laboratories across the United States including California, Texas, New Mexico, and New Jersey.  Given the many unique specimens seen by our service, there is ample opportunity for case reports and photo submissions.

Application for the pre-residency fellowship should include the following:

  1. Either your SF match application printout OR your CV + Official USMLE STEP 1 and 2 score reports.
  2. 2 Letters of Recommendation
  3. Personal statement reflecting upon how this fellowship will help you (1 page max)

Though typically a one-year fellowship beginning on July 1st, applicants are welcome to begin earlier in order to allow for more submissions of case reports and research prior to applying for residency.  Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Michele Kempfer (michele.kempfer@wisc.edu) for more information about the program.

Institutions in Canada and South America offering
ophthalmic pathology fellowships:

University of Ottawa Eye Institute
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Pre- or post residency fellowships
Seymour Brownstein, MD FRCSC
Director, Ophthalmic Pathology Laboratory
Professor of Ophthalmology & Pathology
University of Ottawa Eye Institute
501 Smyth Road, Room 3818
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada K1H 8L6
Tel: (613) 737-8824
Fax: (613) 737-8826