About the Program

One position is available for an applicant interested in obtaining fellowship experience in cornea, external disease, refractive surgery, and anterior segment medicine and surgery. The fellow will work with Dr. Mark Greiner, Dr. Jennifer Ling, and Dr. Christopher Sales.

The Cornea Service at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, manages a wide variety of medical and surgical problems related to the anterior segment. The fellow will be given an opportunity to progress as rapidly as possible commensurate with their ability. The goal of the fellowship is to train the individual to successfully manage a referral cornea practice in an academic or private setting. In addition, the fellow’s teaching capabilities will be developed by working closely with residents and faculty. 

Ample opportunity to engage in clinical research projects and to pursue additional laboratory research is also available depending upon the interest and previous training of the fellow. Current research investigation areas include endothelial keratoplasty, surgical outcomes, microbial keratitis, ocular surface disease, confocal microscopy, corneal topography, refractive surgery, diabetes and glaucoma related corneal dysfunction, and eye banking science.

The fellow will obtain surgical experience during the year and will perform surgery with increasing autonomy as their skills progress. Experience in refractive surgery techniques is also an important part of the training. 

The University of Iowa Cornea Fellowship has a long history of training fellows for academic careers as well as private practice. The wealth of clinical material and excellent referral system at the University of Iowa enables the fellow to care for an unusually broad range of patients and offers an excellent opportunity for acquiring skills and experience needed to master this subspecialty. 

The University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics are at the heart of Iowa City, a thriving Midwestern university town. Iowa City is routinely ranked as one of the safest, healthiest, most livable, most educated and most economically viable cities in the country. Because fellows function as junior faculty, fellows are required to obtain a Permanent Iowa State Medical License and to staff anterior segment on-call cases.  We will not be sponsoring any visas for this application year. Our Cornea Fellowship is AUPO FCC approved.

AUPO FCC Our Cornea Fellowship is AUPO FCC approved.