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. They will perform as primary surgeon 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, and 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.

This year, one fellowship position will have supplemental salary and research funding support. This will not take away from the priority of the clinical fellowship but will be a more directed research effort with existing research time. The Eversight 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

H. Kaz Soong, M.D.
University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center
1000 Wall Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734-763-5506
Fax: 734-936-2340
Email: hksoong@med.umich.edu

Cornea Service Faculty

Downloads

Description of the Eversight Supplemental Fellowship (pdf)
Apply online for the Eversight Supplemental Fellowship
Dr. Theresa Cooney

Theresa M. Cooney, MD

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

Christopher T. Hood, MD

Clinical Assistant 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
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