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NYU Department of Ophthalmology Residency Program

Fellowship Training

Fellowships are offered in the following areas:


Vitreoretinal surgery

Medical Retina


Those in fellowship training are not competing with the residents, but rather assist with resident instruction. New York University Medical Center is a resident training institution. Its goal is to graduate qualified, well rounded, ethical clinical and research ophthalmologists.


Glaucoma Fellowship

The goal of the program is to provide the trainee with a sufficiently thorough foundation in glaucoma so that he/she will be capable of establishing a glaucoma service, initiating his/her own subspecialist training program, and participate in intramural and extramural clinical research programs.


The fellowship is under the supervision of Dr. Jeffrey Leibmann. Dr. Liebmann is Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at New York University School of Medicine and Director of Glaucoma Services at Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital and NYU Medical Center. In a one-year clinical fellowship, the primary emphasis is on all aspects of diagnosis and treatment of gluacoma. Fellows receive intensive instruction in: a) History taking as it pertains to diagnostic and therapeutic clues and proganostic indicators; b) Slit-lamp examination; c) Gonioscopy; d) Direct and indirect stereo-ophthalmoscopy; e) Visual field interpretation and familiarity with the different programs on the Humphrey automated perimeter; f) Familiarity with the functions and present limitations of computerized retinal nerve fiber layer and optic disc analysis; g) Awareness of the newer and presently investigational modalities available for clinical investigation of visual fields.

Fellows are expected to attend Grand Rounds at NYU-MEETH and also certain of the lectures and conferences, and they receive funding to attend the Annual Meeting of either the American Academy of Ophthalmology or the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. They are encouraged to submit an abstract for one of these meetings during the year.


Fellows learn elements of statistical analysis, familiarty with computer statistical programs and data analysis. Close mentoring is provided to teach writing and submission of manuscripts, paper and poster presentation, and creation of a basic stock of lectures on various topics in glaucoma. Fellows are inivited to local society meetings and give presentations at each of these.They are expected to present at at least one national meeting and to publish results of their research.


More Information:

Jeffrey Liebmann, M.D.

Pediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship

We offer one of approximately 35 AUPO/AAPOS approved programs in training pediatric ophthalmologists. The program is a comprehensive one which includes supervision of residents, participation in clinical research and presentation at national meetings. We participate in the matching program administered by the AUPO.


More Information: Norman Medow, M.D.,


Ophthalmic Plastics, Reconstructive, and Orbital Fellowship


Medical Retina Fellowship

The medical retinal fellowship at NYU falls under the direction of Ronald E. Carr, MD and Ken Noble, MD. The entire field of medical retinal disease is studied including vascular, inflammatory, infections, congenital, degenerative, and inherited disorders. While the majority of he fellowship takes place at Bellevue hospitals, additional rotations at our other facilities provide exposure to a wide range of practices. Full-time photography and technical support are available as well as state-of-the art equipment.


More Information:

Jack Dodick, M.D., Chairman

Laurence Sperber, M.D., Residency Program Director

Lisa Park, M.D., Associate Residency Program Director

Kathleen Hatch-Baker, Administrator

Denise Ortiz, Residency Program Coordinator, 212-263-6434

Further Questions

New York University School of Medicine
Department of Ophthalmology
462 First Avenue, NBV 5N 18 (Bellevue Hospital Building)
New York, NY 10016
Phone: (212) 263-6434
Fax: (212) 263-8749