Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Ophthalmology

Pediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship Overview

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.


Program Overview

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.


Positions Offered

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, MDMarilyn B. Mets, MD

Section Chairman

Adult strabismus, ophthalmic genetics, and hereditary retinal disorders

Janice Lasky Zeid, MDJanice Lasky Zeid, MD

Fellowship Director

and optic nerve glioma

Bahram Rahmani, MDBahram Rahmani, MD

Pediatric oculoplastics and orbit

Yana Kiesau, MD
Yana Kiesau, MD

OCT and Vigabatrin in children

Sudhi Kurup, MD
Sudhi Kurup, MD

Strabismus and eye muscle disorders, pediatric cataracts

Hawke Yoon, MD
Hawke Yoon, MD

Retinopathy of Prematurity 

Yana Kiesau, MD
Rebecca Mets-Halgrimson, MD, MPH

Stabismus and eye muscle disorders, pediactric cataracts

Sudhi Kurup, MD
Magdalena Stec, OD

Low vision rehabilitation for retinal hereditary disorders


Contact Us

Dr. Zeid
Janice Lasky Zeid, MD
Program Director
Phone: 312-227-6187

Patty Conforti
Program Coordinator
Phone: 312-227-6186

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.