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Massachusetts Eye and Ear


Vitreoretinal Surgery

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Distinguished Service Director Dr. Evangelos Gragoudas established this fellowship in 1977, with the goal of creating the premier surgical fellowship in retina. Four decades later, we firmly believe that we offer the most comprehensive retina training in the country. When fellows graduate, they are confident in both the surgical and medical management of all diseases of the retina, vitreous, and choroid.

The team of retina faculty at Mass. Eye and Ear is unmatched across the country and offers an excellent environment to grow professionally. Our diverse and talented faculty members are role models in every retina subspecialty and clinical practice model, while also providing career mentorship.

Our alumni include numerous professors of ophthalmology, retina service directors, academic chairs, and a dean of a medical school, while also including many of the most sought after private practice groups around the country.


This fellowship is accredited by the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology Fellowship Compliance Committee (AUPO FCC).


    • Program Director: Dean Eliott, MD (Director, Retina Service)
    • Associate Program Director: John B. Miller, MD
    • Program length: 2 years (beginning in July)
    • Number of positions available: 3
    • SF Match number: 4067
    • Additional faculty: Joan W. Miller, MD (Chief of Ophthalmology); Evangelos S. Gragoudas, MD (Distinguished Director, Retina Service); Mary Aronow, MD; Jason Comander, MD, PhD; Ivana Kim, MD; Leo A. Kim, MD, PhD; John I Loewenstein, MD; Shizuo Mukai, MD; Lucia Sobrin, MD, MPH; Demetrios Vavvas, MD, PhD; Lucy H Young, MD, PhD
    • Part-time affiliates: Christopher Andreoli, MD (Atrius); Dong (Dawn) Yang, MD (Atrius); Miin (Irene) Roh, MD (Atrius/Joslin); Archana Seethala, MD (Atrius)

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