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Meet Our Fellow

The Oculofacial Plastic Surgery Fellowship draws trainees from across the U.S. and around the world. While all our trainees have a love of learning and a compassionate approach to patient care, they come from diverse backgrounds, family status, and professional and personal interests.

Caroline Yu, M.D., 2023-2025

Caroline Yu, M.D.
Medical school: Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA
Residency: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

What drew you to Mayo Clinic for fellowship training? Mayo is the ideal mix of clinical and surgical volume, strong and diverse preceptors, multidisciplinary collaboration, and a balance between routine and highly complex cases. There is also a dedicated aesthetic rotation that allows fellows to become well-rounded surgeons. The most important part of any training program is the faculty. The preceptors at Mayo have a passion for teaching and advancing the field of oculoplastics and offer thoughtful advice during this formative period of training. Lastly, training at a top institution like Mayo means that one is surrounded by brilliant minds from other fields, and the plentiful opportunities to collaborate both in clinical care and research are what make this fellowship truly remarkable.


This map shows the current locations of ASOPRS fellows who have trained at Mayo Clinic since 1993.
This map shows the current locations of ASOPRS fellows who have trained at Mayo Clinic since 1993.

The most important indicator of the success of a training program is found in the outcomes of the graduates upon completion of their training. Upon completion of the fellowship, all of our graduates have become American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) members. 

Our fellows have gone on to work in both academic and private practice settings all over the United States. Our large alumni network is a tremendous resource for fellows for advice on job searches, practice management, academic advancement, and other topics.

Words from past alumni

Recent graduates reflect on their training experience in the Oculofacial Plastic Surgery Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Pradeep Mettu, M.D.


Pradeep Mettu, M.D.

Molly Fuller, M.D., Ph.D.


Molly Fuller, M.D., Ph.D.

Viraj Mehta, M.D., M.B.A.


Viraj Mehta, M.D., M.B.A.

Graduation of Mayo Clinic residents and fellows

Mayo Clinic Alumni Association

The Mayo Clinic Alumni Association will help you stay in touch with your Mayo Clinic colleagues, maintain a valuable professional connection to Mayo Clinic throughout your medical and/or research career, participate in continuing medical education, and more.

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