ASOPRS Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery Fellowship (Odd Year)
This program provides comprehensive, hands-on training in all aspects of oculoplastic surgery, including eyelid, orbit, lacrimal, and cosmetic surgery. In addition, the fellow will be actively involved in the residency training program, working alongside and directly supervising residents.
The fellowship's primary location is at Massachusetts Eye and Ear—a major tertiary and quaternary care center in New England, nationally and internationally. This free-standing hospital provides emergency and referral services encompassing all specialties of ophthalmology.
In addition, the VA Boston Healthcare System in Jamaica Plain is another major teaching site. The Boston VA is a busy regional referral center for all of New England, and the residents who staff the VA are from Mass. Eye and Ear and Boston University.Other hospital locations include:
- Massachusetts General Hospital
- Brigham and Women's Hospital
- Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
- Program Director: Michael K. Yoon, MD
- Start date: July (odd years)
- Program length: 2 years
- Number of positions available each odd year: 1
- SF Match number: 4642
- Additional faculty: Suzanne Freitag, MD; Daniel Lefebrve, MD; and Grace Lee, MD
Working closely with Dr. Yoon and other oculoplastic faculty, fellows gain experience in a wide variety of surgical procedures. Fellows will also interact with physicians in a variety of other specialties, including otolaryngology, oral maxillofacial surgery, dermatology, Mohs surgery, neuroradiology, plastic surgery, and ophthalmic pathology at Massachusetts General Hospital and other affiliated facilities
There are two alternating rotations, shared with the other ASOPRS fellow, and lasting six months at a time. During each rotation, the fellow will spend about two days in clinic, two and a half days in the OR, and a half day of office procedures or elective time. The rotations allow for the fellow to work with all of the faculty preceptors.
All applicants must be eligible to obtain 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 Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery Fellowship participates in the San Francisco Match Program: #4642
For more information, contact Jean Bibeau at 617-573-5529.
Mass. Eye and Ear has extensive formal didactics, which include weekly Grand Rounds and numerous courses and conferences. A 60 percent attendance rate or higher must be achieved at Grand Rounds, as a condition of receiving a certificate.
Each fellow must also participate at least once in the Fellows' Course, which involves working with faculty to prepare a publishable manuscript.
The fellow is encouraged to pursue additional scholarly activities working with any of the preceptors or independently.
Other teaching and learning activities on the Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery Service include Journal Club, an annual suture course, a biennial orbital dissection course, a biennial fracture plating course, and combined neuroimaging conference.
$62,000/1st year; $66,000/2nd year
Malpractice premiums are fully paid by Mass. Eye and Ear.
Individual and family health insurance will be provided through the benefits program of Massachusetts Eye and Ear Associates.
Each fellow is allotted vacation time. Requests for time away from the service must be submitted in written form 60 days in advance and pre-approved by the Fellowship Director. Vacation should only be requested one week at a time and must not coincide with the vacation of another oculoplastic fellow. Vacation time may not be taken during ASOPRS spring or fall symposium dates.
Attendance and participation at appropriate meetings is encouraged. Vacation time and travel reimbursement are available.