Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship Program

Vitreoretinal Surgery

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

Welcome to Stanford Retina! The overall goal of the Stanford Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship Program is to train outstanding clinicians who will become the next generation of leaders, and our program is structured with this goal in mind. The depth and breadth of our faculty affords unparalleled access to the best in medical and surgical retina training, and our fellows work side-by-side with pre-eminent leaders in the field. We strive to create an environment that fosters professional and personal growth and hope to leave a lasting legacy through the development of our fellows. We offer structured training in all retinal subspecialities, and our fellows are exposed to the most advanced vitreoretinal surgical techniques. In all, our 13 retina faculty members are focused on the success of our fellows.

As a premier academic vitreoretinal surgery fellowship, we are one of the only programs to offer a full day of protected research time each week throughout the 2-year fellowship. This enables our fellows to pursue meaningful collaborations with retina faculty and also work with faculty across other disciplines at Stanford University, including our world-class biomedical engineering colleagues. We are looking for fellows who are willing to use this time to make a meaningful contribution to the field, explore new avenues of study, and build skills that will make them vital contributors to the retina community. Centered at the heart of Silicon Valley, our fellows have unique access to collaborating with leaders and innovators across many disciplines: biotechnology, neurosciences, artificial intelligence, machine learning, device development, and novel applications of clinical imaging. The faculty are committed to being engaged mentors to guide our fellows through this process.

At the completion of training, our fellows not only excel clinically and surgically, they have also developed the skill set to move the field of retina forward through research and innovation. We welcome you to further explore our program and find out what makes Stanford University a fantastic place to train.

Our fellowship program is registered with the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology (AUPO) fellowship compliance program and meets guidelines set form by the AUPO fellowship compliance committee.