Glaucoma Fellowship

The glaucoma fellowship is a one-year clinical position in the University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center Department of Ophthalmology. No supplement materials needed. The position is open only to applicants who are able to obtain an unrestricted medical license in the state of Ohio.

The fellow works closely with Douglas Rhee, MD, and Edward Burney, MD, at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center. The fellow will also work with Dr. Burney and Elisa Bala, MD, and Philip Shands, MD, at Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, which is the third largest VA in the nation.

The program is AUPO FCC compliant. The fellowship program emphasizes all phases of the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma. The fellow will be exposed to complex glaucoma cases that are referred to both Dr. Rhee and to the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center from wide range of referral sources.

The fellow provides supervisory and teaching support for the residency program, both in the operating room and in outpatient glaucoma clinics at the VA. Increasing responsibility for glaucoma surgery - including trabeculectomy, glaucoma drainage device implantation with Ahmed and Baerveldt implants, cataract surgery, and various MIGS procedures (Cypass, iStent, Kahook blade, trabectome, and gonioscopy-assisted transluminal trabeculotomy) - is provided throughout the year. Prior fellows performed 180 to 250 surgical procedures as primary surgeon including exposure to pediatric glaucoma procedures (goniotomy, 360° trabeculotomy, trabeculectomy, and glaucoma drainage device implantation) with Faruk Orge, MD.

For More Information

Douglas Rhee, MD
Program Director

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