Cornea and External Disease Fellowship

Program Description

The Cornea Service at the University of Michigan is a consulting service in cornea, external disease, and refractive surgery and is comprised of seven faculty members.  We offer two one-year fellowship positions per year.  Approximately 250 keratoplasties (penetrating, lamellar, and endothelial), 20 keratoprostheses, 300 refractive surgeries, and >1000 cataract surgeries are performed annually.  Each fellow is granted 20% protected research time to pursue the wealth of research opportunities at Kellogg.  The Cornea Service funds travel to one national meeting for each fellow.  

The Cornea Service offers experience with a wide variety of technology available to corneal and refractive surgeons including an excimer and Intralase laser (developed at our institution), confocal microscope, PROSE scleral lenses, and crosslinking technology. 
It is anticipated that each fellow will assist on 100+ keratoplasties.  Fellows will perform as primary surgeon on 40-60 grafts, 150+ cataract surgeries, complex intraocular lens and anterior segment procedures, 30+ conjunctival and amniotic membrane procedures, and 20+ refractive surgeries. Extensive experience will also be gained in the medical management of a wide variety of anterior segment tumors, autoimmune disorders, severe ocular surface diseases and infections.  

This year, one fellowship position will have supplemental support for research and education related to corneal transplantation and eye bank practices. This will be in addition to the clinical and surgical curriculum for fellowship at University of Michigan.  This directed fellowship position requires a supplemental application (pdf) - download to your desktop. View a full description of the fellowship.

Program Director

H. Kaz Soong, M.D.
University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center
1000 Wall Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
734-763-5506, 734-936-2340 (fax)

Cornea Service Faculty

Clinical Training Site

University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
1000 Wall Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48105

How to apply

To apply for the University of Michigan's Cornea and External Disease Fellowship, please submit your application to the Ophthalmology Fellowship Match. We are not able to accept applications directly.

Ophthalmology Fellowship Match
P.O. Box 7584
San Francisco, CA 94120-7584

Last Modified: Friday, 28-Oct-2016 12:25:48 EDT