Uveitis Fellowship

The Ruiz Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science at McGovern Medical School offers a one-year, clinically oriented Uveitis and Medical Retina Fellowship. It is the only such fellowship in the southwestern United States.

The goal is to prepare individuals for diverse career pathways, including academic medicine, private practice, industry, or public health. The fellowship will focus on uveitis but will have a significant medical retina component.

Fellowship faculty include Sam Dahr, MD (uveitis, retina) and Zhiyong Yang, MD, PhD (retina).

Fellows will also gain exposure to the adult and pediatric rheumatology clinics at McGovern Medical School. The Ruiz Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science practice sites include the faculty practice at the Robert Cizik Eye Clinic on the campus of the world-renowned Texas Medical Center (TMC), the emergency department and inpatient units of Memorial Hermann Hospital, a 900-bed regional referral center that serves as a teaching hospital for McGovern Medical School, and the eye clinic of the Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital and outpatient complex.

In the fellowship program, participants will encounter the full spectrum of pathology. The program is compliant with the AUPO FCC guidelines for uveitis fellowships, and fellows will develop proficiency in local and systemic therapy. Fellows will participate in teaching conferences within the department and will be encouraged (but not required) to engage in clinical or basic science research.

Fellows will be paid at a PGY5 level and will receive benefits available to UTHealth Houston trainees. Our program considers applicants currently training or who have completed training within US ACGME-accredited ophthalmology residency programs.

Interviews will be virtual and scheduled at a mutually convenient time.

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

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