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Department and Faculty

The Department of Ophthalmology at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota provides services for more than 109,000 outpatient visits per year. Both inpatient and outpatient facilities are state-of-the-art and you will be exposed to leading-edge procedures and equipment.

The department has 29 staff members, including two Ph.D. researchers. The neuro-ophthalmology service includes four physicians. In addition, there are 12 ophthalmology residents and several fellows in either clinical or research training.

Faculty

In addition to caring for patients in their clinical practices, Mayo Clinic's faculty members are committed to teaching and facilitating the growth of medical knowledge. Many of our faculty have published and lectured extensively and are highly regarded in their field. You will have direct access to the ophthalmology faculty at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota throughout your training.

John Chen, M.D., Ph.D.

John Chen, M.D., Ph.D.

Program Director

Professor of Ophthalmology and Neurology

Interests include:

  • Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • Ischemic optic neuropathy
  • Idiopathic intracranial hypertension/pseudotumor cerebri
  • Optic neuritis
  • Neuromyelitis optica
  • Cataract surgery
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Deena Tajfirouz, M.D.

Deena Tajfirouz, M.D.

Neuro-Ophthalmology Consultant, Neuro-Ophthalmology

Interests include:

  • Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • Neurology
  • Optic neuritis
  • Neuromyelitis
  • Optica
  • Idiopathic intracranial hypertension
  • Ischemic optic neuropathy
  • Diplopia
Michael Brodsky, M.D.

Michael Brodsky, M.D.

Professor of Ophthalmology

Professor of Neurology

  • Evolutionary mechanisms of infantile strabismus
  • Congenital optic disc anomalies
  • Ocular motor physiology
  • Nystagmus and other ocular motility disturbances
  • Eye movement recording
  • Pediatric neuro-ophthalmology
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Kevin Chodnicki, M.D.

Kevin Chodnicki, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Interests include:

  • Ophthalmology (eye diseases)
  • General ophthalmology care
  • Cataract surgery and retina injections
  • Neuro-ophthalmology
  • Optic neuritis
  • Ischemic optic neuropathy
  • Diplopia
  • Idiopathic intracranial hypertension
Sasha Mansukhani, M.B.B.S.

Sasha Mansukhani, M.B.B.S.

Ophthalmology consultant

  • Pediatric ophthalmology
  • Pediatric neuro-ophthalmology
  • Adult strabismus (double vision, crossing, and wandering eyes)
  • Adjustable suture eye muscle surgery
Andrea Tooley, M.D.

Andrea Tooley, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Interests include:

  • Orbital tumors
  • Infectious and inflammatory diseases of the eyelids and orbit
  • Eyelid reconstruction after skin cancer excision
  • Trauma of the eyelids and eye socket
  • Tear drainage problems in children and adults

 

 

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Visiting professors 

Many prominent professors visit Mayo Clinic each year. They present their work during noon and/or morning lectures and participate in hospital rounds. You will be encouraged to take full advantage of these opportunities.

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