Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship Program

Welcome to Stanford Retina!

Prithvi Mruthyunjaya, MD, MHS, is the Director of the Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship Program

We are looking forward to meeting you today and for you to get to know us, our program, and how we are committed to developing our fellows-- now and into the future. The goal of our Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship Program is to train outstanding clinicians who will become the next generation of leaders in the field of Retina. Our fellowship program was started 11 years ago by Mark Blumenkranz, MD, MMS, and was anchored by Darius Moshfeghi, MD, and Steven Sanislo, MD. In this short time, Stanford Retina has produced outstanding specialists who have advanced innovative concepts and risen as leaders in the field.

It’s a great time to be a part of Stanford Ophthalmology. Our Chairman Jeffrey Goldberg MD, PhD, fully supports the mission of our fellowship-training program. We have expanded our department’s footprint, in addition to the sleek and modern Byers Eye Institute, to include the Spencer Center for Vision Research across from our clinical center and our basic science laboratory. Over the past five years we have seen a large increase in our NIH funding, ranking in the top 10 for 2020 and top 5 in 2021. The inauguration of the new Stanford Hospital and Lucile Packard Children’s hospitals (LPCH) highlights the cutting edge in patient care we provide here. LPCH ranks in the top 10 U.S. News best children’s hospitals.

The most exciting change has involved the expansion of the clinical faculty. In all, our 17 retina faculty members are focused on the success of our fellows.

The growth of our faculty, excellent clinical volume, robust surgical experience, and diverse training environments lead us to carefully expand our fellowship from one per year to 2 fellows every year (total of 4 fellows at a time starting in July 2020). This also allows us to enhance our commitment to research and academic productivity by providing a dedicated research day per week throughout the 2-year program.

We welcome you to further explore our top-tier program and find out what makes Stanford University a fantastic place to train!

Applications are due August 28, 2023.