Neuro-Ophthalmology fellows discuss a scan together with a faculty member at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Graduate medical education in ophthalmology at Mayo Clinic

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The one-year Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota maintains an exceptional learning environment for fellows due to the broad and diverse patient population and experienced faculty. There are over 100 faculty neurologists at Mayo Clinic, which provides a large referral base for both common and rare diseases with patients coming from all around the world.

In the neuro-ophthalmology clinic, fellows work primarily with John Chen, M.D., Ph.D., Deena Tajfirouz, M.D., and Kevin Chodnicki, M.D. for adult neuro-ophthalmology; and Sasha Mansukhani, M.B.B.S., for pediatric neuro-ophthalmology; and Andrea Tooley, M.D., for cases that overlap between oculoplastics and neuro-ophthalmology. 

You have the opportunity to spend time in the neuro-otology clinic with Scott Eggers, M.D., to become well-versed in nystagmus and ocular motility disease.

You will also work with Eoin Flanagan, M.B., B.Ch., and others within the Neuroimmunology department. 

Didactics, journal clubs, radiology rounds, and research opportunities are all part of the neuro-ophthalmology fellowship experience. 

There are monthly neuro-radiology rounds and Mayo-tri-site meetings where you get an opportunity to interact with neuro-ophthalmologists from Mayo Clinic's campuses in both Florida and Arizona. 

There is an optional one-month elective rotation at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, where you have the opportunity to work with Eric Eggenberger, M.D., and Misha Pless, M.D.

With ample resources and expertise, Mayo Clinic offers one of the best and well-rounded neuro-ophthalmology fellowships.


To ensure you gain proficiency and develop the corresponding technical skills, your performance is monitored throughout this program. You are formally evaluated by your supervising faculty member quarterly and then meet accordingly with the program director to review these evaluations. In addition, you regularly evaluate the faculty to ensure your educational goals are being met.

Program history

The Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship began in 2019. It is anticipated that one fellow will complete training in this program annually.

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