Orbital, Oculoplastics and Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship

Teaching FacultyProgram Description

The oculoplastic and orbital fellowship is a two-year program under the direction of S. Tonya Stefko, MD, FACS. The fellow actively engages in all aspects of clinical and surgical activities. The fellow can expect a good balance of clinic and surgical activities on a daily basis. This is truly a hands-on fellowship where surgical expertise is developed in reconstructive eyelid, lacrimal, and orbital surgeries of the adult and child. Clinical exposure varies from common eyelid conditions and lacrimal abnormalities to thyroid eye disease and orbital processes. The fellow is exposed to a wide variety of reconstructive eyelid and lacrimal procedures. This program offers a unique exposure to endoscopic and open procedures of the orbit and skull base set in a multi-disciplinary approach. The fellow also has the opportunities to participate in facial trauma cases with other disciplines such as ENT and OMF.

In this active teaching environment, the fellow is involved in resident teaching in the clinics, in the operating room, and in formal teaching conferences. The fellow will be primarily responsible for the weekly VA oculoplastics clinic/minor procedures, always staffed by one of the two above attendings. Dependent on individual interest, the fellow may participate in on-going research and other academic activities of case reports and presentations at local and national level.

Program Director

S. Tonya Stefko, MD, FACS

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology, and Neurological Surgery
Director, Orbital, Oculoplastics and Aesthetic Surgery Service

Contact Information

Siobahn Gallagher
Academic Program Manager
Eye & Ear Institute
203 Lothrop Street, Rm 821.1
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Current and Former Fellows


Laura Tiedmann, MD


Pimpiroon Ploysangam, MD

Erika Massicotte, MD - 2 year fellowship
Susannah Brown, MD - 1 year fellowship

2018 - 2019
Alexis Mancini, MD

2017 - 2018
Kyle Cox, MD

2016 - 2017
Katherine Duncan, MD

2015 - 2016
Pavle Doroslovaki, MD

2014 - 2015
Nikisha Richards, MD

2013 - 2014
Libby Houle, MD

2012 - 2013
Audrey Chan, MD

2011 - 2012
Alethea Hein, MD

2010 - 2011
Kyle Lewis, MD

2009 - 2010
Katherine Zamecki, MD

2007 - 2008
Jen Yu, MD