Orbital and Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery Fellowship

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.

For 2016-2017 the stipends are as follows:

PGYV – $64,610
PGYV1 – $66,690
The stipend is deposited directly in the individual's account once a month, on the last day of the month. MCW offers direct deposit at most banks, savings and loans, and credit unions in the greater Milwaukee area. The funds are available on payday. If the payday falls on a holiday or weekend, the funds are available the day before the holiday or weekend.

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

Current Fellows

Jasmina Bajric, MD

Jasmina Bajric, MD
Michigan State University
College of Human Medicine
Grand Rapids, MI

Smith Ann Chisholm, MD, PhD

Smith Ann Chisholm, MD
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO.

Program Director:
Gerald J. Harris, MD, FACS

Professor of Ophthalmology
Chief, Orbital and Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery


Gerald J. Harris, MD






Gerald J. Harris, MD
Eye Institute
925 North 87th Street
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226-4812