Fall 2017 Newsletter

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Fall 2017 Newsletter
7th Residency Announcement

Exciting Residency Announcement!

ACGME approves seventh resident complement; first increase in over 30 years!

Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds and Case Studies

Check out our weekly presentations



USC Ophthalmology Researchers Find More
Effective Treatments For Blinding Eye Diseases



The fellowship programs within the USC Roski Eye Institute provide unique opportunities for residents who have completed their training to obtain advanced fellowship training in various subspecialties under leading experts in their respective fields.

The fellowship experience spans three institutions: the USC Roski Eye Institute at Keck Medical Center of USC, CHLA, and
LAC + USC Medical Center
. In addition to working with their clinical and academic mentors, our fellows have the opportunity to run their own clinics and lead resident teaching rounds. The experience at LAC + USC Medical Center provides a plethora of challenging cases that are directly seen by our fellows. Fellows are given unprecedented responsibility in caring for the needs of patients at LAC + USC Medical Center as well as providing supervision of residents in both clinical and surgical settings. This provides an opportunity to build autonomy, confidence, and expertise while still in training.

One of the things that really attracted me to USC was there is a sense of family.

– Grace Shih, MD. Resident, Class of 2017

There are six clinical fellowship opportunities available each year:

USC Department of Ophthalmology Beverly Hills

  • Cornea, External Disease & Refractive Surgery (AUPO FCC compliant)
  • Glaucoma (AUPO FCC compliant)
  • Adult and Pediatric Neuro-Ophthalmology & Strabismus Surger (AUPO FCC compliant)
  • Orbit and Oculofacial Plastic Surgery Fellowship (ASOPRS approved)
  • Vitreoretinal Disease and Surgery (AUPO FCC compliant)
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

In addition to the clinical fellowships, there are several research fellowships available for those who would like to pursue greater academic training in subspecialty areas of ophthalmology. The USC Provost’s Post-Doctoral Scholars Program provides a unique opportunity for senior residents and fellows to obtain further training and certification tailored to their interests, while pursuing their training. This allows the interested individual to obtain valuable experience and growth in academic medicine, supported by the university, concurrent to their primary training program.

Learn More About Each of Our Fellowship Programs:


Cornea, External Disease & Refractive Surgery Fellowship

J. Martin Heur, MD, PhD

Assistant Director:
Annie Nguyen, MD



Glaucoma Fellowship

Brian Song, MD, MPH



Orbit and Oculofacial Plastic Surgery Fellowship (ASOPRS)

Michael Burnstine, MD
Steven Dresner, MD



Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Fellowship

Angela Buffenn, MD, MPH



Vitreoretinal Disease and Surgery Fellowship

Andrew Moshfeghi, MD, MBA


To learn more about the fellowship program opportunities at the USC Roski Eye Institute, contact individual program directors.

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Los Angeles, CA 90027

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