Pediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship

Fellowship Director: Tamiesha Frempong, MD
Participating Faculty: Douglas Fredrick, MDEdward Raab, MDSteven Rosenberg, MD, and Erin Walsh, MD
Length of Program: 1 year
Fellowship Positions: 1

The goals of the Pediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) are to train pediatric ophthalmologists who will care for children with simple to complex ocular and visual disorders, to provide the knowledge and surgical skills needed for treating patients of all ages with complex strabismus, and to promote advocacy for children with vision impairment. Graduates of the fellowship will be well prepared to pursue a career dedicated to clinical excellence and lifelong teaching and learning.

New York Eye and Ear has long served as a referral site for the treatment of children and adults with complex ocular and visual disorders, and there will be opportunity to care for children with congenital cataracts, glaucoma, and other ocular congenital conditions. The fellow will work closely with other trainees participating in multidisciplinary clinics to provide integrated, family-centered care.

Fellows will train in a variety of clinical settings with full-time faculty who themselves trained in different fellowship programs, providing the fellows with a chance to learn multiple approaches to the treatment of strabismus and other ocular diseases. Training sites will include the Eye Clinic at NYEE, the Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, and the private practices of the faculty. Fellows will help to screen and treat neonates at risk for retinopathy of prematurity, and will participate in caring for children with retinoblastoma.

The Orthoptics Service, part of the Pediatric Ophthalmology Division at NYEE, is renowned for its high quality patient care with special expertise in treating very young and non-verbal patients. The service is staffed by four certified orthoptists, who have more than 90 years of combined clinical experience and will offer trainees an unmatched opportunity to learn the diagnostic and therapeutic skills needed to treat complex strabismus in children and adults.

Fellows will participate in a weekly muscle conference where patients will be seen preoperatively, and their surgical plans will be discussed. In addition to organizing quarterly journal clubs, trainees will have the opportunity to attend the annual American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS) meeting. Participation in research activities is a requirement, and fellows will be encouraged to submit their work for publication.

Application Requirements

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai seeks to attract a diverse group of individuals who are committed to developing a deep understanding of ophthalmic disease with a specialization in the treatment of pediatric ocular and visual disorders as well as strabismus in patients of all ages. Interviews are conducted by invitation only. NYEE’s Pediatric Ophthalmology Program participates in the Fellowship Matching Program sponsored by the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology. To receive further information, contact SF Match Residency and Fellowship Match Services.

Applicants should submit:

  • Completed SF Match Central Application Service (CAS) Form
  • 3 letters of reference