Cornea and External Disease Fellowship

Program Description

The Cornea Service at the University of Michigan is a consulting service in cornea, external disease, and refractive surgery and is comprised of seven faculty members. We offer two one-year fellowship positions per year. Approximately 300 keratoplasties (penetrating, lamellar, and endothelial), 20 keratoprostheses, 300 refractive surgeries, and >1000 cataract surgeries are performed annually. Each fellow is granted 20% protected research time to pursue the wealth of research opportunities at Kellogg. The Cornea Service funds travel to one national meeting for each fellow.

The Cornea Service offers experience with a wide variety of technology available to corneal and refractive surgeons including an excimer and Intralase laser (developed at our institution), confocal microscope, PROSE scleral lenses, and crosslinking technology.

It is anticipated that each fellow will assist on 125+ keratoplasties. As primary surgeion, each fellow will perform over:

  • 100 grafts (30 penetrating, 25 DSAEK, and 50 DMEK)
  • 220+ cataract surgeries
  • Complex intraocular lens and anterior segment procedures
  • 30+ conjunctival and amniotic membrane procedures
  • 1-4 keratoprostheses
  • 2-8 DALK
  • 25+ refractive surgeries

Extensive experience will also be gained in the medical management of a wide variety of anterior segment tumors, autoimmune disorders, severe ocular surface diseases and infections.

The service is pleased to offer the Eversight-Michigan Research fellowship as a supplement to one of the two clinical fellowship positions. The funding will support one fellow with supplemental salary, $10,000 research funding, and protected research time (existing research time exists for both fellows). The Eversight-Michigan supplemental fellowship support requires a supplemental application (pdf) - download to your desktop. View a full description of the fellowship (pdf).

Clinical Training Site

University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
1000 Wall Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48105

How to apply

To apply for the University of Michigan's Cornea and External Disease Fellowship, please submit your application to the Ophthalmology Fellowship Match. We are not able to accept applications directly.

Ophthalmology Fellowship Match 
P.O. Box 7584 
San Francisco, CA 94120-7584 
Phone: 415-447-0350

Program Director

Maria A. Woodward, MD, MS
University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center
1000 Wall Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734-763-5506
Fax: 734-936-2340
Email: mariawoo@med.umich.edu

Downloads

University of Michigan Eversight Supplemental Fellowship Description
Apply online for the Eversight Supplemental Fellowship

Cornea Service Faculty

Dr. Theresa Cooney

Theresa M. Cooney, MD

Clinical Associate Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Academic office: 734-763-5506
Dr. Christopher Hood

Christopher T. Hood, MD

Clinical Associate Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Academic Office: 734-763-5506
Dr. Shahzad Mian

Shahzad I. Mian, MD

Terry J. Bergstrom Collegiate Professor for Resident Education in Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Associate Chair, Education
Academic Office: 734-763-5506
Nambi Nallasamy, MD

Nambi Nallasamy, MD

Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Academic Office: 734-763-5506
Dr. Roni Shtein

Roni Shtein, MD, MS

Associate Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Medical Director, Ambulatory Care Unit
Medical Director, Kellogg Eye Center Operating Room
Academic Office: 734-763-5506
Dr. Kaz Soong

H. Kaz Soong, MD

Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Co-director, Kellogg Eye Center for International Ophthalmology
Academic Office: 734-763-5506
Dr. Alan Sugar

Alan Sugar, MD

Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Vice Chair, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Academic Office: 734-763-5506