Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery Fellowship

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Fellow assists the preceptors in surgery at University Hospital and the TLC Laser Center. Pre- and post-operative patient evaluation occurs largely during sessions at the University Station External/Cornea Clinics. External/Cornea (refractive) clinic responsibilities involve evaluation of patients, surgical alternatives, pre- and post-operative care, and complications and their management. The fellowship additionally offers training in all aspects of immunologic eye diseases to include the medical and surgical treatment of uveitis, scleritis, and use of immodulatory therapy.

Additional experience in administrative and technical aspects of eye banking, external photography skills including specular microscopy and corneal topographic analysis, complicated contact lens fitting, external ophthalmic pathology, ocular inflammatory disease, and independent clinical or basic science research including scientific paper presentation and manuscript submission will be available. Wisconsin Eye Bank Advisory Board meeting attendance is required (three/year). The Fellow is actively involved in resident teaching in preparation for academic endeavors following completion of the Fellowship. The Fellow gives a number of lectures to the residents and staff including twice-yearly Grand Rounds presentations and participates in one weekend surgical resident teaching session of phacoemulsification techniques. Certification may be achieved in the use of the VISX laser and Femtosecond laser.

Attendance at various conferences is encouraged including Grand Rounds, Complications Conference, Journal Club and Visiting Lecture Series.

 

FROM THE FELLOWSHIP DIRECTOR, DR. SARAH NEHLS

 

From the current fellow, dr. paul selid

THE BASICS

Director: Sarah M. Nehls, MD
Parent Department or Academic Unit: University of Wisconsin Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Address: External Eye Disease and Cornea

2870 University Avenue, Suite 206

Madison, WI 53705-3611

Telephone: (608) 263-6429
Preceptor(s) Names(s): Sarah M. Nehls, MD

Neal P. Barney, MD

Evan J. Warner, MD

Christopher Croasdale, MD

Christopher J. Murphy, DVM

Primary Clinical Training Site: University Station Clinics

2880 University Avenue

Madison, WI 53705-3631

Length of Fellowship: 1 Year
Numbers of positions/year: 1
Starting Date: July 1
Application Deadline: September 1
Actively Involved in Resident Education: Yes
Research Required: Yes – Clinical
Block Time assigned to Research: Yes

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WHY CHOOSE MADISON?

BECAUSE IT’S AMAZING YEAR-ROUND

 

 

 

ALUMNI FROM UW-MADISON CORNEA FELLOWSHIP

  • Peter A. Rapoza, MD – 1987
  • Joseph Feder, MD – 1990
  • Steven M. Shields, MD – 1991
  • Robert Brass, MD – 1995
  • Bernadita Navarro, MD – 1995
  • Catherine H. Lee, MD – 1996
  • John C. Shin, MD – 1997
  • David Gwynn, MD – 1998
  • Samir G. Farah, MD – 1999
  • Monali Sakhalkar, MD – 2000
  • Michael Hall, MD – 2001
  • Jason Wang, MD – 2002
  • Rachel Tesser, MD – 2003
  • Eamon Leung, MD – 2004
  • Jay Mehta, MD – 2005
  • Colleen Grace, MD – 2008
  • Ganesh Rau, MD – 2009
  • Michael Eide, MD – 2010
  • Jocelyn Rowe, MD – 2011
  • Amir A. Azari, MD – 2013
  • Gabriel S. Schaab, MD – 2013
  • Travis C. Rumery, DO – 2014
  • Evan Warner, MD – 2015
  • Noah Saipe, MD – 2016
  • Brandon Metcalf, MD – 2017
  • Susie Drake, MD – 2018

Cornea Fellow Clinic and Hospital Locations