The International Fellowship in Oculoplastic and orbital surgery is a two year program that exposes the fellow to oculoplastic and orbital surgery. The primary goal of the International Fellowship is to provide advanced training for fellows with the expectation of returning to their home country to establish a practice in oculoplastic and orbital surgery.
The fellow will be exposed to the full gamut of oculoplastic and orbital surgery including:
Aesthetic and reconstructive oculoplastic surgery including:
- Surgery for eyelid malpositions and involutional changes
- Management of complications of eyelid and facial surgery
- Reconstruction of complex eyelid defects after oncologic surgery
- Aesthetic surgery of the face and neck
- Non-surgical facial rejuvenation
- Dermatologic malignancies of the periorbita, head and neck region
- Cancers of the orbit, ocular surface, eye, skull base and paranasal sinuses
- Medical, surgical and radiotherapies for oculoplastic malignancies
Advanced orbital surgery including:
- Anophthalmic socket surgery
- Complex orbitotomy
- Orbitotomy for mass, foreign body and biopsies
- Orbital decompression
- Orbital and facial fracture repair
This intense fellowship is limited to oculoplastic and orbital surgeries. Upon acceptance as a clinical fellow, a California Medical Board Section 2111 appointment is made which uniquely allows the international fellow to have direct patient contact and surgical experience under the direct supervision of the fellowship preceptors. The previous fellow (2016-2018) performed over 200 orbital surgeries, 1500 oculoplastic surgeries and 230 lacrimal surgeries.
International fellowships at UCSD are non-funded. Fellows must bring financial support from their home institutions or other sources. Potential applicants should speak and write English well enough to communicate with patients and staff members.
Teaching and research are vital components of the fellowship. Fellows regularly participate in medical student and resident teaching seminars. Cadaver dissection provides the fellow with an invaluable anatomic foundation for surgical care. Fellows are expected to participate in Divisional research programs and to present findings at scientific meetings and scholarly publications.
Bobby S. Korn, M.D., Ph.D. is the primary preceptor and Director of the Fellowship.
Don Kikkawa, M.D. is an associate preceptor.
Catherine Liu, M.D., Ph.D. is an associate preceptor.
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