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Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship

About the Program

MD Anderson is accepting applications for a two-year fellowship in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery and orbital oncology. The overall goal of this fellowship program is to provide advanced training in surgical and medical treatment of patients with diseases of the orbit, eyelid, ocular adnexae and lacrimal drainage apparatus and in reconstructive surgery of the ocular and periocular region, a discipline known as ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Fellows have primary exposure to oncologic oculoplastic surgery, with heavy emphasis on management of tumors of the eyelid, conjunctiva and orbit and reconstructive surgery in patients with cancer. In addition to full-time surgical rotations at MD Anderson Cancer Center, a specific rotation in a non-oncologic practice of oculoplastic surgery is part of the curriculum in order to expose the fellows in non-oncologic aspects of oculoplastic surgery such as Graves’ ophthalmopathy, orbital and ocular adnexal trauma and periocular aesthetic surgery.

This fellowship program is approved by the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) to start in July of even years. Dr. Bita Esmaeli is the primary preceptor and the program director for the fellowship program and can be reached at:

We accept one ASOPRS fellow and one Orbital Oncology fellow at the beginning of each two-year cycle. International candidates may apply for the Orbital Oncology position.

Applicants for the ASOPRS position must apply only through the San Francisco Matching Programs, SF Match. Applicants for the international position must apply only through the DISCOVER System website by clicking on the link at the top right of this page.

For more information about the application process, contact Ms. Cheryl J. Trahan at 713-794-1247 (phone) or (E-mail).

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