Orbital and Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery Fellowship

The Medical College of Wisconsin Fellowship in Orbital and Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery is a two-year ASOPRS-accredited program that provides broad experience in all areas. Core faculty include five 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 just 4 miles 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.

 

Stipends for 2016-2017:

First Year: $64,610
Second Year: $66,690

 

Application Process:

Appointments of eligible applicants are coordinated through SF Match. Applicants must register for the San Francisco Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Program, P.O. Box 7584, San Francisco, California 94120-7584. You can contact them by phone at (415) 561-8635 or visit the SF Match website.

We will review all applications within SF Match. You will be contacted directly by Vikki Jimenez, program coordinator, or a program director for a personal interview if selected.

 

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Current Fellows

Jasmina Bajric, MDJasmina Bajric, MD
Medical School: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Internship: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
Residency: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

Smith Ann Chisholm, MDSmith Ann Chisholm, MD
Medical School: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri
Internship: St. John's Mercy Medical Center, St. Louis, Missouri
Residency: Washington University Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri

Contact Information

Program Director, Odd Years
Gerald J. Harris, MD
gjharris@mcw.edu

Program Director, Even Years
Timothy S. Wells, MD, MS
twells@mcw.edu

Program Coordinator
Vikki Jimenez 
vjimenez@mcw.edu
(414) 955-7989 

Orbital and Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery Section

Gerald J. Harris, MD
Gerald J. Harris, MD
Professor & Chief, Orbital and Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery

 

Neda Esmaili, MD
Neda Esmaili, MD
Assistant Professor

 

Gregory Griepentrog, MD
Gregory Griepentrog, MD
Associate Professor

 

Sang H. Hong, MD
Sang H. Hong, MD
Assistant Professor

 

Timothy S. Wells, MD, MS
Timothy S. Wells, MD, MS
Associate Professor

 

Current Fellows

Jasmina Bajric, MDJasmina Bajric, MD
Medical School: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Internship: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
Residency: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

Smith Ann Chisholm, MDSmith Ann Chisholm, MD
Medical School: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri
Internship: St. John's Mercy Medical Center, St. Louis, Missouri
Residency: Washington University Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri

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