Inherited Retinal Diseases Fellowship

Inherited Retinal Diseases Fellowship

‘Our goal is to produce physician leaders. We are proud that graduates of our program become the ‘go to’ retina doctors in their communities, respected educators, and high impact researchers. As a major tertiary care center, we have trained over 119 retina fellows since 1962 and strive to provide the best possible educational environment through daily retina didactics; diverse exposure to common, rare and complex medical and surgical pathology; training of fundamental and advanced surgical techniques; utilization of state-of-the art innovations; ample research opportunities in the most exciting areas of medicine; and close mentorship with experienced, renown faculty who care deeply about your success.’

This 1-2 year long fellowship is designed for ophthalmology residency (ideally vitreoretinal fellowship)-trained physicians to gain specialized expertise in

  1. clinical diagnosis and treatment of inherited retinal diseases,
  2. laboratory skills related to the molecular genetic diagnosis and pathophysiology of inherited retinal diseases, and
  3. research skills necessary for a successful academic career.

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If not trained in the US, all applicants must possess an H1B or O1 visa and be able to obtain permanent licensure through the Iowa Board of Medicine.

How To Apply:

Start date for this fellowship is negotiable but preferably occurs July 1.

Inquiries for this fellowship should be submitted directly to:

Kim Tolsdorf, Fellowship Coordinator
[email protected]


Elliott Sohn, MD, Fellowship Director
[email protected]

Contact Information:

Kim Tolsdorf, Retina Fellowships Coordinator
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 1-319-356-3185

Department of Ophthalmology
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
200 Hawkins Dr.
Iowa City, Iowa 52242

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    Dec 30, 2021

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    Iowa City, Iowa

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