About the Program
The Pediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship has been part of Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital for close to 25 years since starting in 1996. We are an Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology certified fellowship training program since its inception. We have trained more than 30 fellows since its inception.
This clinical fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus is a one-year Texas Medical Board approved post-residency training program under the direction of Honey Herce, MD as Fellowship Director. Other faculty members are: Amit R. Bhatt, M.D., Adam J. Cantor, M.D., Madhuri C. Chilakapati, M.D., David K. Coats, M.D., Mohamed A. Hussein, M.D., Evelyn A. Paysse, M.D. Irene T. Tung, M.D., and Kimberly G. Yen, M.D. Two clinical positions are available per year starting July 7.
There are an estimated 3,000 inpatient and 16,000 outpatient visits per year, including approximately 3,500 new patients. Approximately 1,500 surgical procedures are performed each year. Surgical procedures include strabismus, laser surgery for retinopathy of prematurity, pediatric cataracts, pediatric glaucoma, retinoblastoma and pediatric lid abnormalities, nasolacrimal duct probing and balloon dacryoplasty.