Residents Hone Skills at 2020 Essential Oculoplastics Course

News // Oculofacial // Resident Highlights // Feb 24 2020

DOVS residents gathered at University Hospital on Friday, January 31, for the annual Essential Oculoplastics for the Ophthalmologist course. The day-long course focused on eyelid and orbit anatomy, as well as essential oculoplastics techniques for functional and reconstructive procedures.

The first UW oculoplastics anatomic dissection course took place in 1978 and was developed by Richard Dortzbach, MD, professor emeritus, and Frank Sutula, MD, the first oculoplastics fellow at UW DOVS. Bradley Lemke, MD, clinical adjunct faculty, joined the effort in 1980.

Jaclyn Gurwin, MD, oculoplastics fellow, and Suzanne van Landingham, MD, assistant professor, served as the course directors. Mark Lucarelli, MD, FACS, Richard K. Dortzbach Professor of Ophthalmic Facial Plastic Surgery, and Cat Burkat, MD, FACS, professor, were the attending course faculty. Dr. Dortzbach and Dr. Lemke were also in attendance.

After a full day of lectures and lab time, the group concluded the day with a celebratory meal and dynamic debrief.

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