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Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus Fellowship

Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus fellows receive broad clinical, surgical and research experience in all areas of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus. This includes pediatric and adult strabismus, amblyopia, pediatric cataracts, glaucoma, cornea, plastics and lacrimal surgery, pediatric ocular tumors, retinopathy of prematurity, neurofibromatosis and exposure to ophthalmic genetics and electrophysiologic testing.

Our unique training program employs a “Surgeon of the Week” model which insures that our fellows have 1-on-1 teaching and mentoring with attendings. Each of our pediatric ophthalmologists rotate as “Surgeon of the Week” during which that attending is dedicated to teaching and staffing trainees in the clinic, the operating room, and inpatient consults.

Fellows participate in all aspects of the pediatric ophthalmologic examination, evaluation and treatment of patients. Surgical training includes:

  • Pediatric cataract extraction
  • Intraocular lens implantation
  • Pediatric and adult strabismus surgery
  • Pediatric oculoplastic eyelid and orbit procedures,
  • Nasolacrimal duct procedures
  • Pediatric glaucoma surgeries
  • Retinoblastoma management
  • Retinopathy of prematurity screening and treatment
  • Pediatric eye and orbital trauma

How to Apply

Two Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus Fellowship positions are available annually. All applications are processed through the San Francisco Match Program. Please also submit a photograph and copy of your CV to Grace Krikie.

Grace Krikie

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 October 1st for training beginning in July.

This program is AUPO FCC compliant and is overseen by the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University.


Contact Us

Program Director


Janice Lasky Zeid, MD


Sudhi P Kurup

Sudhi P Kurup

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology (Pediatric Ophthalmology)

Marilyn B Mets

Marilyn B Mets

Professor Emeritus of Ophthalmology (Pediatric Ophthalmology)

Bahram Rahmani

Bahram Rahmani

Professor of Ophthalmology (Pediatric Ophthalmology)

Hawke H Yoon

Hawke H Yoon

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology (Pediatric Ophthalmology)

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Janice Lasky Zeid

Janice Lasky Zeid

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology (Pediatric Ophthalmology)

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