The oculoplastic and orbital fellowship is a one-year program under the direction of S. Tonya Stefko and Jenny Y. Will. The fellow actively engages in all aspects of clinical and surgical activities. The fellow can expect a good balance of clinic and surgical activities on a daily basis. This is truly a hands-on fellowship where surgical expertise is developed in reconstructive eyelid, lacrimal, and orbital surgeries of the adult and child. Clinical exposure varies from common eyelid conditions and lacrimal abnormalities to thyroid eye disease and orbital processes. The fellow is exposed to a wide variety of reconstructive eyelid and lacrimal procedures. This program offers a unique exposure to endoscopic and open procedures of the orbit and skull base set in a multi-disciplinary approach. The fellow also has the opportunities to participate in facial trauma cases with other disciplines such as ENT and OMF.
In this active teaching environment, the fellow is involved in resident teaching in the clinics, in the operating room, and in formal teaching conferences. The fellow will be primarily responsible for the weekly VA oculoplastics clinic/minor procedures, always staffed by one of the two above attendings. Dependent on individual interest, the fellow may participate in on-going research and other academic activities of case reports and presentations at local and national level.
S. Tonya Stefko, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Director, Orbital, Oculoplastics and Aesthetic Surgery Service
Jen Y. Will, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Academic Program Manager
Eye & Ear Institute
203 Lothrop Street, Rm 821.1
Pittsburgh, PA 15213