Subspecialty Training

The Hamilton Eye Institute offers ophthalmic subspecialty fellowships in Orbit & Oculoplastics, Vitreoretinal Surgery, Ocular Oncology, and Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus. For further information or to apply for any of these fellowships, please call (901) 448-5883.

1. Orbit and Oculoplastics

This is a two-year training program, with one year spent in Memphis and another in Nashville. This fellowship, accredited by the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS), trains postgraduate physicians who have completed an accredited ophthalmology residency. The physician staff of the Orbit Center in Memphis, James C. Fleming, MD, FACS, Barrett G. Haik, MD, FACS, and Matthew W. Wilson, MD, FACS, shares the training responsibilities with Ralph E. Wesley, MD, and Kimberly A. Klippenstein, MD, in Nashville.

2. Vitreoretinal Surgery

The Charles Retina Institute offers a two-year subspecialty vitreoretinal surgery fellowship program in association with the Hamilton Eye Institute. Preceptorship is directly supervised by Drs. Steve Charles and Jorge Calzada. The first year of fellowship takes place at the Charles Retina Institute, the Hamilton Eye Institute, and various Memphis area ambulatory surgery centers and hospitals; it focuses on the clinical diagnosis and medical/surgical management of vitreoretinal diseases, while working closely with Dr. Charles. Second year fellowship responsibilities expand to include a senior fellow's clinic at the Charles Retina Institute and clinical staffing of Hamilton Eye Institute and VAMC clinics.

3. Ocular oncology

The UT Department of Ophthalmology offers a 1-year ocular oncology fellowship that provides extensive experience in the diagnosis and management of ocular tumors under the supervision of Drs. Matthew W. Wilson and Barrett G. Haik. The collaboration between St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and UT Hamilton Eye Institute provides the fellow with a broad exposure to the surgical management of orbit and eyelid tumors. The environment is designed to cultivate a greater depth of knowledge regarding the use of radiotherapy and chemotherapy in the treatment of eye cancer.

4. Pediatric ophthalmology

In 2012, the UT Department of Ophthalmology added a new 1-year fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus. This fellow will work under the supervision of Dr. Mary Ellen Hoehn in the Hamilton Eye Institute’s Pediatric Ophthalmology Center.

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