Uveitis Clinical Fellowship

This is a one-year uveitis fellowship, which provides clinical training in all aspects of uveitis, including uveitic cataract surgery and medical management with immunosuppression.  Fellows will learn how to diagnose and manage diverse uveitic conditions, with an approximately even split between conditions primarily affecting the anterior and posterior segment.  There is also time set aside for either clinical or laboratory research. A second year, focusing more on research, may be available when appropriate. Ongoing research programs include clinical trials, epidemiologic projects, and laboratory-based studies in infectious and inflammatory ocular disease. Fellows have clinical rotations with Dr. Acharya, Dr. Gonzales, and Dr. Doan.  To apply, please visit the SFMatch website at www.SFMatch.org, and follow the SF Match application instructions.  The application deadline is September 1, 2016.

Please note that we are not able to appoint J-1 visa holders since they cannot acquire medical staff privileges to practice in our clinics.  Also, if you are a US citizen that has graduated from a foreign medical school, it must be one of the schools recognized by the Medical Board of California.  Additionally, you must meet the minimum requirements to apply for a California Medical License.  See this page for more information.

Seminars and educational activities include:

  • One or more research projects, to be carried out with Proctor Foundation faculty members.
  • Presentation of research at national meetings, including AAO, ARVO and subspecialty meetings.
  • Participation in Uveitis Clinic and weekly Proctor Service Rounds, which includes both cornea and uveitis cases, and provides clinical training in a setting that stimulates discussion of pathophysiologic and microbiologic aspects of specific disease entities. The Proctor Service Rounds is directed by Dr. Gonzales, with the assistance of Drs. Acharya, Keenan, Lietman, Doan, Rose-Nussbaumer, and Abbott. The Uveitis Clinic is directed by Dr. Acharya.
  • On Friday mornings, all Proctor Fellows and Ophthalmology Residents attend Kodachrome Conference, a didactic session where slides of unknowns are discussed by Drs. Acharya and Keenan. During the year, there is comprehensive coverage of ocular infectious and inflammatory diseases.
  • Fellows prepare and present a one-hour seminar on a specific topic during the year. Fellows also present individual cases discussions at the Department of Ophthalmology Grand Rounds several times a year.
  • Fellows participate in weekly one-hour seminars infectious and inflammatory diseases. Journal clubs are also conducted during the year.
  • Fellows also receive instruction in microbiological and molecular diagnostic testing.
  • International ophthalmology opportunities - Fellows are encouraged to participate in research being conducted by faculty in the International Programs group, who conduct research in countries throughout the world, including Nepal, India, Thailand, Ethiopia, and Niger.

 

Contact: 
William Brett, Clinical Manager
Email: william.brett@ucsf.edu
Phone: (415) 476-4542
Francis I. Proctor Foundation
95 Kirkham Street University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
San Francisco, CA 94143-0944