Our Ophthalmology Fellowship Programs
The mission of the Duke Cornea Fellowship program is to train future cornea specialists in the medical and surgical management of cornea, external disease, and refractive issues.
The mission of the Duke Glaucoma Fellowship program is to develop trainees with a fundamental understanding of glaucoma diagnosis and management and to promote intellectual curiosity. We are dedicated to the principal that research into disease mechanisms, patient care, and new technologies is the primary method by which we improve the outcomes of our patients.
The Duke Medical Retina Fellowship is a one-year program that includes three fellow positions. This program allows strong well-rounded exposure in all areas of medical retina including Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Retinal Vascular Diseases, Retinal Degenerations and Dystrophies, Uveitis, and Ocular Tumors, as well as protected time for research.
The mission of the Duke Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship program is to develop in trainees a fundamental understanding of neurologic eye diagnosis and management and to promote intellectual curiosity. We are dedicated to the principal that research into disease mechanisms, patient care, and new technologies is the primary method by which we improve the outcomes of our patients.
Duke hosts an ASOPRS approved Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgery Fellowship Program comprised of clinical training and research components. The position title for the fellow is clinical associate, which allows the participant to function as a junior faculty member in the Department of Ophthalmology.
A Pediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship is offered at Duke Eye Center, Department of Ophthalmology under the direction of Sharon Freedman, MD. Additional faculty members include, Edward G. Buckley, MD, Mays El-Dairi, MD, Laura Enyedi, MD, and Grace Prakalapakorn, MD, Frederico Velez, MD.
The Postdoctoral Fellowship program at Duke University Medical Center’s Department of Ophthalmology affords a great training opportunity for those interested in translational significance of basic research studies. Fellows may guide the research of others and participate, to a limited degree, in classroom instruction.
The Duke program is oriented toward the development of the best future leaders in the vitreoretinal field. Research training plays an important part in our program and each rotation includes a dedicated research day. In the Fall, each fellow presents a research plan for feedback from the faculty and fellows. In the summer, the research results are presented to the Department and typically proceed to publication.