From the Program Director
At Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, we are committed to continuing the tradition of treating the most critically ill children while providing the best training possible. We moved into our new state-of-the-art, 23-story facility located on Northwestern’s downtown Chicago campus in June of 2012. This allows for convenient collaboration with our other ophthalmology colleagues.
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.
Fellows participate in all aspects of the ophthalmologic examination, evaluation and treatment of patients. Surgical training includes pediatric cataract extraction, primary and secondary intraocular lens implantation, strabismus surgery (horizontal muscle recession and resection, inferior oblique recession, inferior oblique advancement, superior oblique tenotomy or spacer, complex strabismus reoperation, and adult procedures), pediatric oculoplastic eyelid procedures, nasolacrimal duct probing, balloon dacryoplasty, nasolacrimal duct silicone intubation, dacryo- cystorhinostomy, intralesional steroid injections, glaucoma procedures, and treatment of retinoblastoma and retinopathy of prematurity.
Two pediatric ophthalmology fellowship positions are available annually at Northwestern University, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Please refer to the San Francisco match website for the most up to date information. This program is AUPO FCC compliant and is overseen by the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. All applications are processed through the San Francisco Match Program.
Pediatric Ophthalmology Faculty and Research Interests
Marilyn B. Mets, MD
Adult strabismus, ophthalmic genetics, and hereditary retinal disorders
Janice Lasky Zeid, MD
Bahram Rahmani, MD
Pediatric oculoplastics and orbit
Janice Lasky Zeid, MD
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.