New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Receives Prestigious International Training Awards

New York, NY (March 2007) -- For 2007 The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary has been awarded another in a series of fellowships by the International Federation of Ophthalmological Societies (IFOS/ICO), this one for the advanced training of an ophthalmologist from Russia.

According to Robert Ritch, MD, Chief of Glaucoma Services at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and Director of International Training, who has been instrumental in arranging these fellowships in New York, "The goal of the highly competitive international fellowships is to help promising young ophthalmologists from developing nations acquire specialized diagnostic, medical and surgical techniques that they take back into practice in their home countries."

Fewer than two dozen IFOS/ICO Fellowships are granted in the United States each year. In just the past four years, The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary has received a substantial number (8) of what are considered the most prestigious international training awards in ophthalmology.

The most recent IFOS/ICO Fellows at NYEE are, Serghey Gribonosov, MD, of Tiraspol, Moldovia; Madina Maratovna Kurmangalieva, MD, of Almaty, Kazakhstan; and Nadezhda Gvozdyuk, MD, of Moscow, Russia, who will all specialize in glaucoma.

Other fellows have come from the Kyrgyz Republic, Thailand, Lithuania, China and Afghanistan.

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