ASOPRS Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship

The UIC Fellowship in Oculoplastics is approved by The American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS)

The goal of the fellowship is to provide a comprehensive, high volume, and diverse 24 months of training in the field of oculofacial plastic surgery. In addition to a busy surgical and clinical schedule, the fellow will spend time in the department of dermatology, review slides with an ophthalmic pathologist, evaluate imaging with a designated radiologist, and operate with various subspecialists (facial plastic surgery, neurosurgery, and craniofacial surgery).

Research is an integral part of the fellowship. The fellow is highly encouraged to complete their ASOPRS thesis prior to graduation. Furthermore, the fellow will be expected to present their work at national and/or international meetings. Upon graduation, the fellow should have a solid foundation of oculoplastics and be able to create the type of career they desire.

Dr. Pham at Aravind Eye Hospital

Program Director

Other Faculty

Ann Tran, MD

Ann Tran, MD

Dr. Akella using VR technology to enhance orbital surgery


University of Illinois Hospital
Millennium Park Eye Center
900 N. Michigan Surgery Center
UIC Department of Dermatology

List of Recent Past Fellows

Kiran Saja: Milan Eye Center
Vinay Aakalu: Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary at UIC
Rakesh Patel: University of South Carolina at Columbia
Scott Jones: Colorado Aesthetic Center
Catherine Liu: Shiley Eye Institute at UCSC
Chau Pham: University of Iowa

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