Peter T. Chang , M.D.
- Peter T. Chang , M.D.
- Yvonne I. Chu, M.D., M.B.A.
- Benjamin J. Frankfort, M.D., Ph.D.
- Albert Lin, M.D.
- Silvia Orengo-Nania, M.D.
Cullen Eye Institute / Baylor College of Medicine
6565 Fannin St. - NC 205
Houston, TX 77030
The fellowship in glaucoma consists of one year of post-residency training in the Department of Ophthalmology under the direction of Drs. Peter T. Chang, Yvonne I. Chu, Benjamin J. Frankfort, Ronald L. Gross, Albert Lin, and Silvia Orengo-Nania. One position is available this year for the period from July 7 through July 6.
At the time of appointment, the trainee should have satisfactorily completed 36 months of residency training in a United States program approved by the Residency Review Committee in Ophthalmology and accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
Description of the program
The fellowship in glaucoma at the Cullen Eye Institute, Baylor College of Medicine, is designed to provide the fellow with a broad experience in the clinical diagnosis, evaluation, and management of all forms of glaucoma as well as permit individual and collaborative pursuits in clinical and basic research. The fellow will divide time among Drs. Peter T. Chang, Yvonne I. Chu, Benjamin J. Frankfort, Albert Lin, and Silvia Orengo-Nania and will gain hands-on experience in the pre-operative evaluation, surgical management and post-operative care of the full spectrum of glaucoma. The fellow shares the responsibility for the medical and surgical management of patients referred to the Glaucoma Service of the Cullen Eye Institute. In addition, the fellow assists in the instruction of the resident assigned to the Service; serves as a consultant for the residents at Ben Taub General Hospital and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The fellow will gain exposure to the pediatric glaucoma surgery at the Texas Children's Hospital. The fellow will also participate and is encouraged to attend regular lectures and conferences within the department including Pathology, Oculoplastics/Oncology, Ethics, Fluorescein Angiography, Neuro-ophthalmology, and Practice Management. The fellow may also avail himself or herself of the expertise and excellence present in other areas within the department.
Within the glaucoma service, more than 720 glaucoma surgical procedures are performed yearly as well as numerous laser procedures. The fellow is expected to aid in the interpretation of ancillary tests performed in the Glaucoma Service for referring physicians, allowing extensive experience with both visual fields and optic nerve imaging studies.
The fellow is responsible in part for the patient care and data collection for clinical trials being conducted within the service. Opportunities are also provided in basic laboratory and animal research based on the interests, experience and capabilities of the fellow.
The department comprises full-time clinical and research faculty members principally located in the Alkek Eye Center of the Baylor College of Medicine. The new building which also houses the ambulatory surgery center, where most of the surgery is performed, opened in November of 2009. There are 10 dedicated lanes for the Glaucoma Service in addition to a laser suite. The ambulatory surgery center has 5 operating rooms with a dedicated ophthalmic support staff. Pediatric ophthalmology service is in the Clinical Care Center, which is the outpatient care center of the Texas Children's Hospital. The pediatric glaucoma surgeries are performed in the hospital outpatient surgery center at the Clinical Care Center (1.2 mile from the Alkek Eye Center).The Michael E. Debakey Veterans Affairs Hospital, where the fellow will have significant clinical and surgical responsibilities, is undergoing a major renovation which is expected to be completed by July of 2011 and is located 0.5 miles from the Alkek Eye Center.
Houston is the fourth largest city in the United States and is home to the Texas Medical Center, the largest medical center in the world. The medical environment in Houston is unique in that medical care for the most part is centralized at the Texas Medical Center. It makes medical care very convenient because the most up-to-date and progressive medical technologies and knowledge are all available here in one site. The Medical Center is situated in a very livable part of Houston. Most faculty, residents, and fellows live close by, within a ten to fifteen minute drive. This gives Houston a small town feeling while still having the culture, sports, and entertainment of a major metropolitan city. For more about Houston see Life in Houston.
We participate in the San Francisco Match for Glaucoma fellowships. Please refer to the San Francisco Match website to register for the match and apply through the Central Application System (CAS). Once registered, you can view our program listing on the San Francisco Match directory website for all required documents - medical school transcript and recent photograph are requested to be submitted separately in addition to the CAS requirements.
This fellowship participates in the Ophthalmology Fellowship Match.
August Colenbrander, M.D.
P.O. Box 7784
San Francisco, CA 94120-7584
For information concerning the application for the match visit San Francisco Match.