Surgical Retina Fellowship Program

The Ruiz Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston offers a medical and surgical retina fellowship. The two-year program offers broad exposure to vitreoretinal surgery, medical retina and retinovascular disease, uveitis, and ROP. The faculty will include Sam Dahr, MD (medical/surgical retina, uveitis), Asad Movahedan, MD (medical/surgical retina), Zhiyong Yang, MD (medical/surgical retina), and Layla Ghergherehchi, M.D. (ROP).

Fellows gain surgical and clinical experience at the Robert Cizik Eye Clinic and the Memorial Hermann Surgery Center, adjacent to the McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston campus, and at the Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital Ophthalmology Clinic and operating suite.

All surgical cases are fully staffed. The schedule is structured to allow continuity of care, where the fellow performs pre-operative evaluation and post-operative management. The program aims to allow fellows to graduate with a well-rounded experience, prepared for a career in academic ophthalmology, private practice, or industry.

For applicants interested in research activity, there are opportunities in clinical, basic science, and collaborative research through a well-equipped facility and well-funded faculty within the Vision Research Group at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston.

Applications are accepted through the SF Match and no additional materials are required. Upon an interview, a photo will be requested.