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Massachusetts Eye and Ear


Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship

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We are excited that you are interested in our program. We train three clinical neuro-ophthalmology fellows per academic year. The fellows rotate through the Neuro-Ophthalmology services at four Harvard Ophthalmology hospital affiliates, with most of their time spent at Mass Eye and Ear. We provide ~20% protected time for fellows to conduct clinical research, with the expectation that they will publish their work by the end of their first year of fellowship. We also offer a robust lectureship series throughout the program, and fellows participate in two weekly teaching conferences.

The Neuro-Ophthalmology Service was founded by the world-renowned pathologist and neuro-ophthalmologist Dr. David Cogan in the 1950s. Since then, it has been continued to be led by international leaders in neuro-ophthalmology, including Drs. Simmons Lessell and Joseph Rizzo III, who have grown it into one of the largest Neuro-ophthalmology services in the world. Our faculty include clinician scientists across several Harvard Ophthalmology affiliates, including Mass Eye and Ear, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess, and Mass General Hospital, and they have varied research and surgical interests.



This fellowship is certified by the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology Fellowship Compliance Committee (AUPO FCC).

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