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


Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship

A two-year medical and surgical program, the Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship at USC Roski Eye Institute embraces such major educational components as vitreoretinal surgery, medical retinal disease management, vitreoretinal imaging and diagnostic procedures, and pediatric vitreoretinal disease and surgery.

vitreoretinal-fellow-programVitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship training includes outpatient, inpatient, and surgical experience at USC University Hospital and at the USC Roski Eye Institute, where fellows participate in faculty retina clinics and their clinical research. In addition, fellows supervise the resident retina clinics at LAC + USC Medical Center with staffing from faculty, as well as participate in the retinopathy of prematurity service, including screening, treatment, and outpatient follow-up. Fellows share on-call responsibilities for the Retina Division at the USC Roski Eye Institute, USC University Hospital, and LAC + USC Medical Center. Each fellow also has the unique opportunity to rotate for three months per year through the private practice offices of Retina-Vitreous Associates Medical Group, where additional clinical and surgical experience is garnered.

In terms of surgical experience, fellows gain close knowledge of such procedures as repair of rhegmatogenous and tractional retinal detachments, ocular trauma management, vitrectomy, scleral buckle, pneumatic retinopexy, and combination surgeries, with exposure to endoscopic vitrectomy techniques. Fellows assist faculty at USC Roski Eye Institute and perform surgery with supervision on patients at LAC + USC Medical Center.

I think the whole experience is a true highlight. Being an independent Ophthalmologist has been pretty phenomenal.

-Kelly Rue, MD. Resident, Class of 2017

In medical retinal disease management, the focus is on age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and hereditary chorioretinal degenerations, with exposure to patients treated with the Argus II retinal prosthesis. Imaging technologies include Fundus Photography, Fluorescein Angiography, Optical Coherence Tomography, and Ultrasonography. Additional areas of interest include ROP, ocular oncology, and uveitis.

Teaching of medical students and residents is a major part of the fellowship, including a weekly Grand Rounds and Retina Imaging conference. Fellows participate in teaching conferences and programs involving USC medical students, ophthalmology residents, and Department of Ophthalmology faculty.

Fellows are expected to undertake independent investigation or participate in ongoing research projects involving basic and/or clinical aspects of vitreoretinal disease and surgery. Fellows are encouraged to report their studies in publications and presentations at national and international meetings.

Successful applicants have completed an ophthalmology residency program and are U.S. or Canadian citizens or U.S. permanent residents. Applications are accepted through SF Match.

Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship – Application Deadline: TBD; Interview Date: TBD*
*Please note that interviews take place in Los Angeles, CA.

Fellowship Director

Andrew A. Moshfeghi, MD, MBA, Director

Additional Supervision:
Hossein Ameri, MD, PhD
David S. Boyer, MD
Thomas G. Chu, MD
Pouya N. Dayani, MD
Daniel D. Esmaili, MD
Mark S. Humayun, MD, PhD
Amir H. Kashani MD PhD
Linda Lam, MD, MBA
Thomas C. Lee, MD
David S. Liao, MD
Aaron Nagiel, MD
Roger L. Novack, MD
Firas Rahhal, MD
Narsing Rao, MD
Richard H. Roe, MD
Homayoun Tabandeh
Jeffrey J. Tan, MD
Brian Toy, MD
Alexander C. Walsh, MD

Ekjyot Gill, MD
Yong (Andy) Han, MD
Douglas Matsunaga, MD
Nicole Koulisis, MD
Cameron Pole, MD

For more information please contact Liz Peranil or call (323)865-7785.

Learn More About:

Cornea and External Disease Fellowship
Glaucoma Fellowship
Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship
Oculoplastic Fellowship
Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Fellowship

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