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Glaucoma Fellowship

About Our Fellowship

The Beth Israel Lahey Health Medical Center Glaucoma Fellowship is an AUPO-accredited, one-year surgical program that offers comprehensive training in the diagnosis and surgical and medical treatment of glaucoma. The program is located at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center (Lahey), which is a part of the Beth Israel Lahey Health system, with two hospitals located in Peabody and Burlington, MA. Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is an Independent Academic Medical Center, offering tertiary and quaternary level care. Our academic affiliation is UMass Chan School of Medicine, where most faculty hold appointments, with adjunct positions at Tufts University School of Medicine.

What To Expect

In addition to being the glaucoma referral center for Beth Israel Lahey Health’s large network of physicians and affiliated hospitals, we take care of a diverse population of patients from across New England and from the island of Bermuda, where we have a longstanding relationship with ophthalmologists there.

The fellow will:
  • Evaluate and treat patients in clinic with state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic equipment including new Humphrey Field Analyzer-3 systems, Cirrus OCT machines, SLT, YAG, and clinical electrophysiology services. Our three ophthalmology operating rooms are fully equipped with video linked Ziess Lumera microscopes, Centurion phaco machines, Iridex G6 diode laser for cycloablation procedures and Endoptiks endoscopic cyclophotoablation.
  • Have robust and thorough surgical training in trabeculectomy and tube-shunt surgery, surgical revisions, management of surgical complications, as well as multiple MIGS procedures and high-volume cataract surgery experience.
  • Gain pediatric glaucoma experience working with world renowned pediatric glaucoma specialist Dr. David Walton and Dr. Helen Yeung at their practice.
  • Work closely with all our glaucoma specialists and also interact with the faculty in other ophthalmic subspecialties, as well as with our general ophthalmologists and optometrists.
  • Collaborate in patient care and in educational activities with our two (2) retina fellows and with our first- and second-year ophthalmology residents who rotate through Lahey as part of their training at Tufts/New England Eye Center, one of our academic affiliates. Our Glaucoma Service is active in multiple research protocols, led by our Research Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Dr. David Ramsey.
  • Be expected, and be mentored, to produce publishable quality research by the end of the fellowship year. Resources are available to support attending and presenting at regional/national meetings. Glaucoma journal club is held quarterly to discuss the latest research in the field. The Boston area offers a wealth of educational opportunities in glaucoma, including activities sponsored by our colleagues at other local institutions, and the excellent New England Ophthalmology Society meetings.
  • Have an optional opportunity to participate in a nine-day volunteer eye care program in El Salvador during the month of February.

How To Apply

Applications for our fellowship are through SFMatch. If you have any questions, please email Jan Menovich or email Dr. Paul Cotran. We regret that we are unable to sponsor international visas.

Fellowship Details

Call

The fellow is expected to take general ophthalmology call when the glaucoma attendings are on call. An ophthalmology resident will be on primary call (except for one day in the year) and the fellow will be expected as the backup when needed. In addition, a retina fellow and attending are on call for retinal emergencies.

Benefits

Salary is PGY-5: Currently $80,657

Vacation is 15 days/year (plus 4 “float” holidays), $500 educational stipend/year and support for attending conferences/research.

Life Outside of Work

Boston and the Northshore region are beautiful and interesting places to live/work! 20-30 minutes between the cultural, culinary and sports offerings of Boston and the Northshore. 5-30 minutes to local beaches, farms, parks. 1-2 hours to mountains in NH, VT, ME for hiking, skiing/snowboarding. 1-2 hours to Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, and the Berkshires.

Meet Our Faculty & Fellows

Lahey Medical Center
  • Paul Cotran, MD, Fellowship Director; Fellowship: MEEI
  • Shiyoung Roh, MD, Division Chair; Fellowship: Lahey
  • Ying (Jenny) Jiang, MD, Assistant Fellowship Director; Fellowship: MEEI
  • Amer Alwreikat, MD, Co-Director of International Fellowship and Education; Fellowship: Lahey
  • David Ramsey, MD, PhD, MPH; Retina Faculty, Director of Ophthalmic Research; Fellowship: MEEI
Pediatrics
  • David S. Walton, MD
  • Helen Yeung, MD
Current Fellows
Past Fellows
  • Ruba Muhtaseb, MD; 2023 University of Jordan Faculty; University of Rochester; Flaum Eye Institute