Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship

Program Description

The Neuro-Ophthalmology fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC Eye Center is designed to provide specialized training in Neuro-ophthalmology for an ophthalmologist or neurologist who has completed an approved residency program. The fellowship at UPMC Eye Center allows the unique opportunity to train with three clinical fellowship-trained Neuro-ophthalmologists, two ophthalmology-trained and one neurology trained, as well as Pediatric Neuro-Ophthalmology clinic. We offer exposure to adult strabismus and Oculoplastic surgery, as well as close interaction with the neurology and neurosurgical departments.

Goals and Expectations of Fellowship

  1. Acquire the knowledge and skill necessary to diagnose and treat neuro-ophthalmic problems including but not limited to neurological, developmental, degenerative and systemic diseases which affect the ocular motor system and sensory visual pathway, including retina, optic nerve, chiasm, optic tracts and optic radiations.
  2. Attend neuro-ophthalmology clinics at Eye and Ear, Pediatric Neuro-ophthalmology clinics at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.
  3. Teach and supervise residents in inpatient and emergency consultations.
  4. Conduct neuro-ophthalmic research to be presented at appropriate meetings, and to prepare drafts of manuscripts suitable for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
  5. Participate in weekly grand rounds and case conferences.

We are considering applications for the July 2015 Fellowship year. For more information, contact Dr. Gabrielle R. Bonhomme at bonhommegr@upmc.edu, or call (412) 647-2256. Please apply through the SF Match.

Application Procedures

The application is to be completed and sent to the SF Match. If you have any questions please call (412) 647-2256. Please submit your application by October 1, 2014 for the position beginning July , 2015. Interviews are conducted by invitation only and are arranged through the Neuro Ophthalmology Fellowship Director's office. Only candidates who are being considered seriously for appointment will be asked to appear for an interview.

The Department of Ophthalmology, University of Pittsburgh, participates in the Fellowship Matching Program sponsored by the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology. To receive further information, contact the program coordinator at the following address: Fellowship Matching Program, Post Office Box 7999, San Francisco, California 94120.

The University of Pittsburgh is in compliance with Civil Rights Legislation and Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or national origin in its educational programs, activities, or its employment practices.

Teaching Faculty

Gabrielle R. Bonhomme, MD
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Director, Neuro-Ophthalmology Service
Comprehensive Eye Service
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Ellen Mitchell, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor Ophthalmology
Pediatric Ophthalmology Service
Neuro-Ophthalmology Service
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Islam Zaydan, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor Ophthalmology
Neuro-Ophthalmology Service
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Contact Information

Siobahn Gallagher
Academic Program Manager
412-647-2256
gallaghersa@upmc.edu
The Eye & Ear Institute of Pittsburgh
203 Lothrop Street, Rm 821.1
Pittsburgh, PA 15213