Wills Eye Hospital sponsors a two-year fellowship in Neuro-Ophthalmology and Oculoplastic/Orbital Surgery, providing intensive clinical and surgical training in a high-volume academic setting. Each fellow rotates between Neuro-Ophthalmology and Oculoplastic Surgery every 3 months, spending a total of 1 year in each subspecialty.
In Neuro-Ophthalmology clinic, fellows are exposed to a tremendous variety of pathology, as many complicated neuro-ophthalmology patients are referred through our 24/7 Wills Eye Emergency Room and referral network. Clinics are staffed by the Service’s three attending physician: Robert C. Sergott, Mark L. Moster, and Sarah Thornton. Regular multidisciplinary conferences are held throughout the year to supplement teaching in neuroradiology and neuroinflammatory diseases, as well as a weekly Chiefs’ Rounds presented by the residents that often features neuro-ophthalmology cases.
On the Oculoplastics and Orbital Surgery rotation, fellows primarily work with Dr. Jurij R. Bilyk in both the clinic and the operating room. The fellows spend an average of two days per week in the operating room and three days in the clinic (at Wills Eye and satellite offices), gaining experience in various eyelid, nasolacrimal, and orbital cases. There are also frequent opportunities to assist on combined skull base cases in conjunction with a highly experienced Cranial Base Team of otolaryngologists, neurosurgeons, and neurovascular surgeons at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Fellows also participate in monthly skull base teaching sessions presented to the Wills Eye residents.
On both services, fellows closely interact with the Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology, and Neurosurgery residents at both Wills Eye and TJUH. The fellows take primary call for the Wills and TJUH ERs, always with attending back-up, to discuss neuro-ophthalmology and oculoplastics cases with the Wills residents. Fellows also staff reimbursed Wills ER shifts with the residents on a rotating basis will all other Wills Eye fellows; this provides access to experience myriad ophthalmic and neurologic pathology that is referred in.
Wills Eye Hospital covers the fellow’s salary, health care benefits, malpractice insurance, and vacation/conference time.
Neuro-ophthalmology, Oculoplastics and Orbital Surgery fellowships are not offered through the SF Match.
We are currently accepting applications for two fellowship positions, both starting in July 2024.
For more information, contact:
Neuro-Ophthalmology Practice Manager