USF Eye Institute

Fellowships

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Glaucoma Fellowship

We offer a one year fellowship. This is a hands on experience under the guidance of Ramesh Ayyala, MD, FRCS, Lisa Gamell, MD and Carla Bourne, M.D. The fellow will have diverse experience in the management of wide variety of glaucoma and anterior segment diseases (adult and pediatric); the opportunity to perform glaucoma laser procedures (SLT,ALT, Micropulse, ECP); minimally invasive glaucoma procedures (MIGS) (iStents,KDB, OMNI); Canaloplasty; Glaucoma filtration surgeries (Trabeculectomy, Glaucoma  drainage devices, Xen, Combined glaucoma and cataract - routine and complex); scleral tunnel and sutured IOL techniques; and assist in corneal transplants, pupil, anterior segment reconstruction surgeries and surgeries related to congenital glaucoma.  OCT and digital imaging are available for patient evaluation. The fellow will participate in clinics and surgery at our state-of-the-art USF Health Eye Institute, Morsani ASC, Veterans Eye clinic, Tampa General Hospital, Tampa VA Hospital, and USF medical clinics. Fellow will take part in teaching, journal club, grand rounds and actively pursue a research project that will be presented at the USF Eye Annual Day Conference. Fellow will share call at the Tampa General Hospital.

Our glaucoma attendings received their fellowship training:

You must apply through the San Francisco Match (www.sfmatch.org). Foreign medical graduates must be graduates of a medical school approved by the World Health Organization and a permanent resident of the United States. You must be eligible for licensure in the state of Florida. If you match with us, you will apply for unlicensed physician status as a PGY-5. Our deadline is October 1st.


Retina Fellowship

We offer a two year fellowship. This is a hands on experience under the guidance of four vitreoretinal surgeons. All aspects of medical-surgical retina are covered using traditional as well as the latest diagnostic and therapeutic techniques. These include fluorescein angiography, ultrasonography, classic thermal laser, Photodynamic therapy, transpupillary thermotherapy, scleral buckle, vitrectomy with membrane peeling, retinal translocation, radioactive plaque therapy, and all aspects of retinopathy of prematurity management. Our Department's involvement in active clinical research ensures fellows stay abreast of new therapeutic developments.

You must apply through the San Francisco Match (www.sfmatch.org). Foreign medical graduates must be graduates of a medical school approved by the World Health Organization and a permanent resident of the United States. You must be eligible for licensure in the state of Florida. If you match with us, you will apply for unlicensed physician status as a PGY-5. Our deadline is October 1st. 



Current Fellows

Glaucoma

Cristina Lopez, MD

Retina

Jason So, MD