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MEDICAL COLLEGE OF WISCONSIN
DEPARTMENT OF OPHTHALMOLOGY

Orbital and Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery

The Medical College of Wisconsin Fellowship in Orbital and Oculofacial Plastic Surgery is a 2-year, ASOPRS-accredited program that provides broad experience in all areas. Core faculty include 4 full-time academic oculofacial surgeons with diverse expertise in orbital surgery, eyelid reconstruction, neuro-ophthalmology, aesthetic facial surgery, and comprehensive oculoplastic surgery. Secondary faculty in ENT/Facial Plastic Surgery, Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery, Maxillofacial Surgery, Dermatologic/Mohs Surgery, Neuroradiology, Radiation Oncology, and Ocular Prosthetics provide training during rotations in the second year. Fellows have MCW faculty Instructor status, and the program is primed for ACGME accreditation should ASOPRS pursue that path.

The MCW-Froedtert Hospital-Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin consortium is the only academic tertiary facility and Level I Trauma Center serving eastern Wisconsin and northeastern Illinois. Clinics, operating rooms, and faculty and fellow offices are centralized within the Froedtert/MCW Eye Institute, which is contiguous with the adult and pediatric teaching hospitals. The regional Veterans’ Affairs Medical Center, located 4 miles or 10 minutes from the Eye Institute, is a major site of fellow-supervised resident surgery.

The didactic program includes regularly scheduled Oculoplastic Case Conferences, Oculoplastic Lectures, and interdisciplinary Facial Trauma Conferences, Craniofacial Conferences, and Adult and Pediatric Tumor Boards. The fellow is a major contributor in all forums. The fellow also supervises the resident cadaver dissection course. Orbital imaging studies and surgical specimens are reviewed with Neuroradiology and Pathology faculty. Clinical research and publication by fellows is encouraged and mentored by faculty.

Compensation includes a generous stipend ($56,000/year, 2011-2012), professional liability coverage, and subsidized health insurance.

Program Director:
Gerald J. Harris, MD, FACS

Application Process:
For application to this fellowship program contact Gerald J. Harris, MD, at gjharris@mcw.edu
Eye Institute, 925 North 87th Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226-4812.
Personal interviews are required.

revised 09/28/2011

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