Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Ophthalmology

Glaucoma Fellowship Overview

Program Director

The Glaucoma Fellowship at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is jointly led by Angelo Tanna, MD, full-time faculty practicing at Northwestern’s Medical Faculty Foundation (NMFF), and Jon Ruderman, MD,  contributed service faculty in private practice at University Eye Specialists in Chicago.

Program Overview

The Glaucoma Fellowship at Northwestern is an intensive medical and surgical glaucoma training program designed to develop expertise in the management of a diverse range of glaucoma patients, including those with highly complex and challenging disease.

This one-year program is based at the Sorrel Rosin Eye Center, NMFF and University Eye Specialists, both located on Northwestern’s medical campus in downtown Chicago. Fellows with special interest in pediatric glaucoma may participate in the management of complicated childhood and developmental glaucomas at the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago under the mentorship of  Angelo Tanna, MD and other faculty members, also located on the downtown campus. The proximity of all three training sites allows for convenient collaboration in patient management, didactic programs, and research.Fellows gain experience in the use of a wide array of state-of-the-art imaging technologies including ultrasound biomicroscopy, two SD-OCT platforms and HRT. Fellows participate in the preparation of book chapters and review articles, and can participate in the peer review process for major ophthalmology journals.

For more information about our Glaucoma Fellowship, please visit University Eye Specialists.

Research Opportunities

Although clinical training is the primary focus of the fellowship, fellows participate in at least one clinical research project culminating in a major meeting presentation and/or peer-reviewed publication.

Those with a strong interest in basic research are encouraged to collaborate with faculty in other departments, such as Biomedical Engineering (BME), to further their research goals. The Northwestern University BME Department has a long history of world-class research in ophthalmology and visual sciences. Current research relevant to glaucoma includes work in the areas of retinal ganglion cells, trabecular meshwork, and posterior segment imaging using photo-acoustic imaging.


Positions Offered

One clinical glaucoma fellowship position is available annually. This program is AUPO FCC compliant, and is overseen by the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern.

Glaucoma Faculty and Research Interests

Lisa Rosenberg, MD
Lisa Rosenberg, MD

  • Clinical outcomes of medical and surgical therapeutics

Jon M. Ruderman, MD
Jon M. Ruderman, MD

  • Glaucoma surgical techniques

Angelo P. Tanna, MD
Angelo P. Tanna, MD

  • Prevalence of visual impairment on a population level in the United States
  • The efficacy and safety of glaucoma medications
  • Detection of glaucoma progression
  • Structure and function in glaucoma
  • Tonometry and corneal biomechanics

John Yang, MD
John Yang, MD

Glaucoma Fellow

Sara Ghobraiel, MD
Dianna Liu, MD

Residency: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Contact Us

Dr. Tanna
Angelo Tanna, MD
Program Director
Phone: 312-503-0636

Dr. Ruderman
Jon Ruderman, MD
Phone: 312-475-1000
University Eye Specialists

Alicia Frasz
Program Coordinator
Phone: 312-503-3649

Housestaff Research Portal

Feinberg has the infrastructure and resources to assist McGaw trainees interested in conducting scientific research. Visit our Housestaff Research Portal to learn more.