Vitreo-Retinal Surgical Fellowship

Program Description

The Retina Service of the U-M Kellogg Eye Center offers a 2-year fellowship in vitreo-retinal diseases. The fellowship includes both surgical and medical training in vitreo-retinal diseases, uveitis, ocular oncology, and inherited retinal dystrophies and provides experience in fluorescein angiography, optical coherence tomography (OCT), ultrasonography and electrophysiological tests. The fellowship is based primarily at the Kellogg Eye Center, but also includes experience at the Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs Hospital which is approximately five minutes from the Kellogg Eye Center. Fellows will have the opportunity to work with all vitreo-retinal attending faculty. Facilities for both clinical and basic research are available to facilitate research interests of the fellow. 

The Kellogg Eye Center is participating in the Retina Fellowship sponsored by the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology (www.sfmatch.org).

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 Vitreo-Retinal Surgical 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

David N. Zacks, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center
1000 Wall Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734-232-8404
Fax: 734-232-8030
Email: davzacks@med.umich.edu

Retina Service Faculty

Dr. Cagri Besirli

Cagri G. Besirli, MD, PhD

Skillman Career Development Professor of Pediatric Ophthalmology
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Academic Office: 734-232-8404
Grant Comer, MD, MS

Grant M. Comer, MD, MS

Clinical Associate Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Academic Office: 734-615-2479
Dr. Laxmi Devisetty

Laxmi Devisetty, MD

Instructor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Academic Office: 734-763-6967
Dr. Susan Elner

Susan G. Elner, MD

Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Academic office: 734-764-4182
Dr. Thomas Gardner

Thomas W. Gardner, MD, MS

Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Professor, Internal Medicine - Metabolism, Endocrinology, and Diabetes
Professor, Molecular & Integrative Physiology
Senior Scholar, A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute
Associate Chair, Research
Academic Office: 734-232-8404
Dr. Mark Johnson

Mark W. Johnson, MD

Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Academic Office: 734-615-2479
Dr. Philip Lieu

Philip Lieu, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Academic Office: 734-232-8404
Dr. Yannis Paulus

Yannis M. Paulus, MD, FACS

Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Academic Office: 734-764-4182
Dr. Rajesh Rao

Rajesh C. Rao, MD

Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Assistant Professor, Pathology
Leslie H. and Abigail S. Wexner Emerging Scholar at the A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute
Academic Office: 734-232-8404
Dr. Julie Rosenthal

Julie M. Rosenthal, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Academic Office: 734-615-2479
Dr. Anjali Shah

Anjali Shah, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Academic Office: 734-615-2479