About the Program

Our fellowship is a 2-year ASOPRS approved fellowship. This training program is designed to provide exposure to all aspects of ophthalmic plastic surgery.


The overall objective of this fellowship is to offer an exceptional blend of clinical opportunities and research experience in an academic setting. Fellows will receive training in the diagnosis, treatment and management of diseases of the eyelids, orbit, and lacrimal system. The patient populations we serve provide a rich experience in functional, cosmetic, and trauma-related eye surgery.

Our goal is to produce competent and compassionate practitioners with the clinical judgment and skills required of an oculoplastic surgeon. Our fellowship graduates are both community practitioners and faculty members at academic medical centers.

ASOPRS approval

Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowships are not accredited by the ACGME.

The fellowship is approved by and monitored by the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS).

The Fellowship is sponsored by the Department of Ophthalmology at University of Iowa.