ASOPRS Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery Fellowship (Even Year)
This program provides comprehensive, hands-on training in all aspects of ophthalmic plastic 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. Clinical research and other scholarly activities are also an important part of the program.
Upon successful completion of the two-year fellowship, the fellow will be eligible to apply for admission to ASOPRS, submit a thesis, and then sit for the ASOPRS written and oral examinations. It is expected that the fellow will pursue ASOPRS membership.
- Program Director: Suzanne K. Freitag, MD
- Program length: 2 years
- Number of positions available each even year: 1
- SF Match number: 4615
- Additional faculty: Michael Yoon, MD; Daniel Lefebrve, MD; Grace Lee, MD; and Michael Migliori, MD
Working closely with Dr. Freitag 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.
The fellowship’s primary locations include Massachusetts Eye and Ear and the VA Boston Healthcare System in Jamaica Plain. The VA is a busy, regional referral center for all of New England, and the residents who staff it are from Mass. Eye and Ear and Boston University. Mass. Eye and Ear fellows are the only oculoplastic surgery fellows that participate in VA activities.
The fellow will also spend an average of one day per week for six months of the year in surgery with Dr. Migliori at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence. Dr. Migliori possesses an excellent scope of knowledge of cosmetic procedures and will provide additional training in all areas of oculoplastics. The commute time from Boston to Providence is one hour.
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: #4615
For more information, or to request an application, contact Jean Bibeau at 617-573-5550
Mass. Eye and Ear has extensive formal didactics, which include weekly Grand Rounds, and numerous courses and conferences. A 60% attendance rate or higher must be achieved at Grand Rounds as a condition of receiving a certificate.
Each fellow must participate at least once in the Fellows’ Course, which involves working with faculty to help prepare a publishable review manuscript.
The fellow will also participate in oculoplastics conferences, journal clubs, the annual suture course, orbital dissection course, orbital fracture course, and other Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery Service activities.
$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.
Each fellow is allotted vacation time. Requests for time away from the service must be submitted in written form 60 days in advance. Vacation should only be requested one week at a time and must not coincide with the vacation of another oculoplastic fellow.
Attendance and participation at appropriate meetings is encouraged. Vacation time and travel reimbursement are available.