Glaucoma Fellowship

Program Description

The University of Michigan offers up to two 1-year Clinical Glaucoma Fellowship positions. In addition, for individuals who are seriously committed to research, we offer a NEI K12 Vision Clinician-Scientist Development Program. Our faculty excels in many vision-science areas that include retinal stem cells and regeneration, retina and glaucoma genetics, ocular cell biology, diabetic retinopathy, epidemiology and biostatistics, health services research, and thyroid eye disease. This K12 Program will allow premier scholars to create tailored research career development plans that connect their basic and clinical research interests with medical or surgical specialties.

The Michigan Glaucoma staff is comprised of twelve faculty.  For the clinical fellowship, our goal is to provide education on the diagnosis and management of both pediatric and adult forms of glaucoma. The fellow will learn to interpret a variety of clinical tests, including visual fields, ocular coherence tomography, and ultrasound biomicroscopy.  The surgical experience includes angle surgery in both adult and pediatric patients, simple and complex cataracts, cyclodialysis cleft closure, glaucoma drainage implants, drainage implant revisions, trabeculectomy, trabeculectomy revisions, trauma, both transcleral and endoscopic cyclodestruction, endoscopic-guided IOL exchanges and other surgeries, select minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries, and lasers. The clinical experience is primarily with the glaucoma staff, but also includes a weekly Glaucoma Fellow’s clinic, opportunities to contribute to resident teaching, rotation on the Glaucoma Call schedule, and department rotation coverage on the Trauma Call schedule. We have excellent facilities and equipment for clinical care, diagnostics and research. Didactics include weekly Grand Rounds, monthly journal club and monthly meeting with the fellowship director.  Fellows are required to present a research project at the end of the year. 

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 Glaucoma 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

Sayoko E. Moroi, MD, PhD
University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center
1000 Wall Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734-763-3732
Email: smoroi@med.umich.edu

Assistant Program Director

Shivani Kamat, MD
University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center
1000 Wall Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734-763-3732
Email: kamat@med.umich.edu

Glaucoma Service Faculty

Dr. Brenda Bohnsack

Brenda L. Bohnsack, MD, PhD

Helmut F. Stern Career Development Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Academic Office: 734-763-8097
Dr. Angela Elam

Angela R. Elam, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Academic office: 734-763-3732
Dr. Denise John

Denise A. John, MD, FRCSC

Clinical Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Assistant Residency Program Director, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Chief of Ophthalmology, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare Systems
Academic Office: 734-763-8097
Dr. Shivani Kamat

Shivani S. Kamat, MD

Clinical Instructor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Academic Office: 734-763-3732
Dr. Paul Lee

Paul P. Lee, MD, JD

F. Bruce Fralick Professor and Chair of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Director, W.K. Kellogg Eye Center
Academic Office: 734-764-6468
Dr. Sayoko Moroi

Sayoko E. Moroi, MD, PhD

Jerome Jacobson Professorship in Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Academic Office: 734-763-3732
Dr. Manjool Shah

Manjool Shah, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Academic office: 734-763-3732
Dr. Joshua Stein

Joshua D. Stein, MD, MS

Edward T. and Ellen K. Dryer Career Development Professor in Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Academic Office: 734-763-9147
Dr. Jennifer Weizer

Jennifer S. Weizer, MD

Clinical Associate Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Academic Office: 734-936-9503