Department of Ophthalmology Fellowship Programs

ophthalmology fellowships at mass eye and ear boston

Mass. Eye and Ear is proud to offer clinical fellowships in every ophthalmology subspecialty. These one- and two-year fellowships provide trainees with opportunities to evaluate and manage the most difficult clinical cases in an atmosphere that fosters professional development through teaching and research. Of the 24 clinical fellows who graduated in 2016, about 50 percent pursued careers in academic medicine, 25 percent went into private practice, and 25 percent pursued additional training opportunities at Mass. Eye and ear and elsewhere. 

For more information about our clinical fellowships, please browse the following categories or contact the Mass. Eye and Ear Ophthalmic Education at 617-573-3474.

If you are a credentialing specialist looking to verify graduate information, contact Brenda Clark of the Medical Staff Office at 617-573-6973 (Fax: 617-391-5875).

Anterior Segment Fellowship

The Anterior Segment Fellowship of Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Harvard Medical School offers comprehensive training in the surgical and medical management of diseases of the anterior segment. The emphasis is on management of complex and laser-assisted refractive cataract cases, anterior segment reconstruction and complex IOL cases, corneal disorders, refractive surgery including laser vision correction, and additional training in medical glaucoma and MIGS. Read more...


Cornea Fellowship

The Cornea Service of Massachusetts Eye and Ear was founded in 1958 by Dr. Claes Dohlman. Our goal is to train the future leaders of Cornea/External Disease and Corneal Surgery. Currently, numerous graduates of this fellowship are serving in positions of academic leadership throughout the world. At last count, over 50 Professors of Ophthalmology and Department Chairs are graduates of the Mass. Eye and Ear Cornea Fellowship, which demonstrates our unparalleled commitment to training and mentoring the upcoming leaders of our field. Read more...

Clinical Ophthalmic Pathology Fellowship

The David G. Cogan Eye Pathology Laboratory offers a one- or two-year fellowship for ophthalmologists or pathologists preparing for an academic career. The main preceptor will be Dr. Frederick A. Jakobiec of Massachusetts Eye and Ear, with teaching and research oversight on a case-by-case basis also provided by Drs. Rebecca Stacy and Thaddeus P. Dryja, both of whom are eye pathologists in the Cogan Laboratory. The combined didactics, specimens, consultations, and laboratory resources of Mass. Eye and Ear and MGH will be made available to trainees. Read more...

Glaucoma Fellowship

The Glaucoma Fellowship at Massachusetts Eye and Ear began under the tutelage of Drs. Chandler and Grant in the mid-1960s and offers comprehensive training in management of glaucoma. Fellows will have extensive opportunities to participate in the clinical decision making and surgical care of a wide variety of glaucoma patients under the guidance of the Glaucoma Service Faculty. Our mission is to train fellows to manage the most difficult glaucoma cases while creating an atmosphere where one can explore career development through teaching and clinical research. Read more...

Medical Retina Fellowships

Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship

The clinical fellowship in Neuro-Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School is a one-year program devoted solely to gaining clinical experience. This fellowship offers two slots annually, with instruction primarily at Mass. Eye and Ear, but also at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH). The Neuro-Ophthalmology fellowship is certified by the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology Fellowship Compliance Committee (AUPO FCC), which is committed to upholding the highest training standards in the field of ophthalmology. Read more...

Oculoplastics Fellowships

The Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery Service at Mass. Eye and Ear offers two fellowship training opportunities:

Inherited Retinal Degenerations Fellowship

The Berman-Gund Laboratory for the Study of Retinal Degenerations and the Ocular Genomics Institute Department of Ophthalmology of Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Harvard Medical School provide a one to two-year fellowship in inherited retinal degenerations with clinical and research activities. Read more...

Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship

The Vitreoretinal Fellowship of Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Harvard Medical School was established in 1977 and offers comprehensive training in the surgical and medical management of diseases of the retina, vitreous and choroid. This is accomplished through extensive opportunities for hands-on participation in subspecialty clinics and in vitreoretinal procedures under the supervision of the Retina Service faculty. Read more...