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Pediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship

The pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus fellowship is under the direction of Hilda Capo, M.D., Craig McKeown, M.D., and Kara Cavuoto, M.D. at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, which is affiliated with the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and affiliated to its residency program, which is accredited through the ACGME. The fellowship is approved by AAPOS (American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus) and AUPO (Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology) Fellowship Compliance Committee.

The fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus is for one year. It is clinically oriented with a major portion of the clinical material available in the practice of the fellowship preceptors. The fellow participates with the faculty members in the evaluation and treatment of children with a wide variety of ocular pathology and adults with strabismus. Approximately four days of the week are spent in these activities, with one or two days in the operating room
In the operating room extensive surgical experience is gained in complex childhood and adult strabismus, including the use of adjustable sutures, with some exposure to pediatric cataracts. The fellow also participates in the screening and treatment of retinopathy of prematurity at the NICU at the Jackson Memorial Hospital approximately two hours a week under the supervision of Audina Berrocal, M.D. Once a month the fellow has the opportunity to observe exams under anesthesia of young children with retinoblastoma with William Harbour, M.D. or participate in the pediatric glaucoma clinic under the supervision of Elizabeth Hodapp, M.D.

The fellow’s responsibilities include lecturing to medical students on the topic of amblyopia and binocular vision approximately four times a year. In addition, the fellow participates at grand rounds 3-4 times a year and organizes a pediatric journal club six times a year. Every other week the fellow attends lectures on pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus. The fellow is also is in charge of a fellow pediatric ophthalmology clinic one-half day a week.
Salary and benefits will be commensurate with the other fellowships offered through the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.

Fellowship positions are filled through Ophthalmology Matching Program and we utilize the Central Application Service. For more information, please visit SF Match.

Please note: You must have a Florida State Medical License before beginning your
Fellowship. You must have passed all 3 parts of the USMLE for a Florida License and have spent 2 years in the United States under direct physician supervision.


Damarys Menendez (Manager, Fellowship Program)
P.O. Box 016880
Miami, FL 33101

Toll Free: 800-329-7000 ext. 6032
Phone: 305-326-6032
Fax: 305-326-6580