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Retina Vitreous Fellowship


The Retina Vitreous Fellowship at the Flaum Eye Institute is a two-year clinical program that teaches all aspects of medical and surgical retina. The fellow divides his/her time between two main faculty members: David DiLoreto, Jr., M.D., Ph.D. and Vamsi Gullapalli, M.D, Ph.D., which allows for continuity of teaching and long-term development of skills.

Fellow Schedule

The fellow will spend three days in one of the two Attending's offices. Two half days per week will be spent in the operating room with one of the two faculty retina specialists. This operating room time will provide the fellow with approximately 250 cases per year—including all aspects of vitrectomy and scleral buckling surgery. In addition, the fellow will spend one half-day per week supervising and teaching residents in the "Resident Retina Clinic." During this time, the fellow is responsible for all retina patients and procedures. One half-day per week is also provided for reading and research.

Teaching Conferences

Two mornings each month, fluorescein angiography/OCT rounds are held with didactic teaching by the faculty. Weekly rounds with the residents are used to teach from interesting case vignettes, and one half-day each month Grand Rounds are held with visiting professors.


Research is not required but is encouraged and can range from case report writing to basic scientific research depending on the background, goals and interests of the fellow.

To Apply

Applications for the Flaum Eye Institute's Retina Vitreous Fellowship are processed through the San Francisco Match. We will not consider applications from candidates who are not properly registered with the San Francisco Match.

Questions about the program are welcome and can be addressed to:
Kim Catalino
601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 659
Rochester, NY 14642