The Oculoplastic Surgeons of Philadelphia sponsors a two-year oculoplastic fellowship approved by the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS). Mary A Stefanyszyn, MD is the fellowship director, and the preceptors include Jacqueline R Carrasco, MD, Robert B Penne, MD, Michael P Rabinowitz, MD, and Alison Huggins Watson, MD.
The goal of the fellowship is to provide the fellow with exposure and training in all aspects of oculoplastic and facial surgery, including eyelid, lacrimal, orbital, reconstructive surgery as well as surgical and nonsurgical cosmetics procedures. The fellowship provides opportunities in both academic medicine and private practice, training our fellow to pursue either academic or private practice careers. Clinical sites include Wills Eye Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, and Lankenau Hospital of Mainline Health.
At Wills Eye Hospital, our fellow frequently participates in cases in collaboration with the world-renowned Ocular Oncology and Ocular Pathology Services. Through Jefferson University Hospital, our fellow is exposed to complex and multidisciplinary cases with Otolaryngology, Neurosurgery, Plastic Surgery, Rheumatology, Oncology, and Neurology. The fellow participates regularly in didactics and conferences available at Wills Eye Hospital, as well as national and international conferences including the ASOPRS and AAO Conferences. Additional teaching and learning opportunities include weekly Chiefs Rounds, monthly multidisciplinary Tumor Board meetings, and an annual orbital dissection course.
Teaching of residents and medical students occurs at many levels, including supervising resident oculoplastic clinics and surgeries, taking oculoplastics call, and staffing the busy Wills Eye Hospital Emergency Room. Our fellow also has dedicated time in the schedule to pursue research as well as to gain additional surgical experience from our facial plastics, dermatology, and plastic surgery colleagues.
We accept one fellow each EVEN year, for the two-year fellowship position. Applications are accepted through SF Match.
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Meet our current ASOPRS Oculoplastic Fellow
Dr. Siwei Zhou grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah but she calls Pennsylvania her second home. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania where she double majored in Biological Basis of Behavior and Economics where she graduated magna cum laude. She obtained her medical degree at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, where she received the Keverline Memorial Award for Excellence in Ophthalmology. She continued her training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center through the Transitional Year Internship and Ophthalmology Residency.
Prior to starting her ASOPRS oculoplastic fellowship at Wills Eye Hospital, Dr. Zhou completed the Neuro-Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus Surgery Fellowship at University of Southern California. For her research on vascular tortuosity through OCTA measurements in patients with intracranial hypertension, she was awarded the Fight for Sight and North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society (NANOS) Research Award 2019. She also received the NANOS J. Lawton Smith Award 2021 for having the most cited case report published in the Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology in 2020.