The fellowship is structured to provide an intensive, well-supervised oculoplastic and orbital surgery training experience over two years. It will prepare the fellow for practice in either an academic or private setting through the following training experiences:
1) primary preceptor training;
2) caring for Oculoplastics patients as the primary caregiver in his/her own clinic; and
3) supervising and attending the residents in oculoplastics clinic and surgery. A comprehensive surgical experience encompasses the full spectrum of lacrimal, eyelid and orbital reconstructive surgeries due to disease or injury, as well as aesthetic and rejuvenative procedures. There is frequent collaboration with other subspecialties, including dermatology, head and neck surgery, endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery, pathology, general plastic surgery, facial plastic surgery, oral/maxillofacial surgery, neurosurgery and neuroradiology in a busy tertiary care setting with a level one trauma center.
Several specialty clinics add to the experience. The fellow may participate in the Stanford Health Care Thyroid Eye Disease Center clinic, a multidisciplinary clinic staffed by ophthalmic plastics, endocrinology and radiation oncology specialists, a monthly skull base multidisciplinary conference and a weekly multidisciplinary head and neck tumor board.
During the second year, the fellow will have protected time to conduct research, study independently, or seek elective experiences in facial plastic surgery, plastic surgery, cosmetic dermatology, Mohs surgery, oral maxillofacial surgery, neurosurgery, endoscopic and skull base surgery.
Clinics are located at the Byers Eye Institute, Stanford University School of Medicine in Palo Alto, California. Surgery is performed at the Byers Eye Institute Outpatient Surgery Center, Byers Eye Institute Procedure Room, Stanford Hospital Ambulatory Surgery Center, Stanford Hospital Main Operating Room and Stanford Children’s Hospital.