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 Dr. John Chen and Dr. M. Tariq Bhatti for adult neuro-ophthalmology, Dr. Mike Brodsky for pediatric neuro-ophthalmology, and Dr. Jim Garrity for cases that overlap between oculoplastics and neuro-ophthalmology.
As a fellow, you will have exposure to the leaders of the field in neuroimmunology and develop expertise in:
- Optic neuritis
- Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder
- Novel autoantibodies affecting the optic nerve and retina
You have the opportunity to spend time in neuro-otology clinic with Dr. Scott Eggers to become well-versed in nystagmus and ocular motility disease. Didactics, journal clubs, radiology rounds, and research opportunities are all part of the neuro-ophthalmology fellowship experience. 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.
The Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship began in 2019. It is anticipated that one fellow will complete training in this program annually.