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Oculoplastic International Fellowship: Aaron Fay, MD

One fellow per year is accepted into this one-year program. Eligible fellows must have completed general surgery or surgical subspecialty residency, USMLE Step 1, Step 2 and CSA. Preference will be given to those applying from underserved areas of the world. This fellowship is a full-time position, without moonlighting.

General Activities

Under the supervision of Program Director, Dr. Aaron Fay, and faculty member, Dr. Michael Yoon, the fellow will learn to evaluate patients with conditions of the eyelids, conjunctiva, orbit, and periorbital compartments. This will include clinical examination, and the evaluation of diagnostic ancillary tests such as ultrasonography, CAT scanning, MRI scanning, arteriography, etc. The fellow will also:

  • Become conversant with normal and surgical anatomy of the various sites that surgery is performed
  • Examine patients before and after surgery
  • Participate in the operating room as assistant or primary surgeon on a wide variety of cases involving the eyelids, orbit, lacrimal system and face
  • Staff the Emergency Department of MEEI
  • Participate as a member of the team comprised of the attending, other fellows, medical students, and residents who rotate through the service
  • Prepare reports, make telephone contacts with referring physicians, and attend to the orderly functioning of the day-to-day group practice in oculoplastics surgery including instruction of the residents

Oculoplastics journal club takes place every other month. All faculty and fellows are expected to attend. Faculty and fellows take turns presenting selected publications.  Grand Rounds are also held weekly, and all MEEI fellows are expected to attend at least 60% of the time as partial criteria for receiving a graduation certificate.

At all times the fellow will be pleasant, professional, and courteous in dealing with patients, colleagues, secretarial staff, and other support staff.


One major review paper is required.  There are many additional opportunities to engage in clinical research at Mass. Eye and Ear. The faculty will be happy to provide resources and assistance in this regard.

Contact Deanna Giardullo for an application:

Deanna Giardullo
Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
Telephone: 617-573-5553

Only candidates who submit complete applications will be considered for interview. A complete application consists of an application form, CV, personal statement, and three letters of reference. Generally, the deadline when completed applications must be received is June with a fellowship start date of the following January. The interview process includes a Skype interview.

Contact Dr. Aaron Fay with any questions regarding the fellowship:

Dr. Aaron Fay
Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114

 Page Updated: January 15, 2013