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Glaucoma Fellowship

This one-year program is based at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the Northwestern Medical Group's Lavin Outpatient Pavilion and the University Eye Specialists, all 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 two OCTA platforms.

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.

For more information about our Glaucoma Fellowship, please visit University Eye Specialists. This program is AUPO FCC compliant and is overseen by the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern.

Meet Angelo Tanna, MD, Vice Chair, Department of Ophthalmology and Director of Glaucoma in the Department of Ophthalmology at Northwestern.

How to Apply

One clinical glaucoma fellowship position is available annually. Information and applications for the Glaucoma Fellowship may be obtained through the San Francisco Match website. Additionally, a photograph and copy of the applicant’s CV is requested and may be forwarded to Alicia Piatkowski.  

Prospective fellows must successfully complete a residency in ophthalmology, be ABO board-eligible in ophthalmology and be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or have appropriate visa status. Applicants from outside the United States must have passed the USMLE examination and be able to secure an Illinois State Medical license.  

The application deadline is Sept. 1 for training beginning in July.

Contact Us


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


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

Alicia Piatkowski
Program Administrator
Phone: 312-503-3649


Lisa F Rosenberg

Lisa F Rosenberg

Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

Jon M Ruderman

Jon M Ruderman

Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

j-ruderman( at )

Angelo P Tanna

Angelo P Tanna

Professor of Ophthalmology

John W Yang

John W Yang

Clinical Instructor of Ophthalmology

j-yang4( at )

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