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.

The mission of the fellowship is to train highly motivated aspiring ophthalmic surgeons in an academic and clinically intense setting so that they can move on to become clinical leaders in their field.  They will have the tools to enter either a private practice or academic environment with a strong foundation in medical and surgical management of anterior segment diseases.

The fellowship will be under the direction of Kathryn Hatch, M.D., an expert in corneal disease, refractive surgery, and complex cataract surgery. Other faculty will include corneal, cataract, and glaucoma surgeons on the full-time faculty at Massachusetts Eye and Ear.

All applicants must be eligible for a full medical license per the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine. International medical graduates must also be eligible for an H1B visa (eligibility includes passing all three steps of the USMLE and reporting results to Mass. Eye and Ear prior to the Match deadline). The requirements of full licensure can be viewed on the website:

Last updated: May 24, 2016