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The Retina Institute offers a two-year medical and surgical retina fellowship and two, one-year medical retina fellowships (one in LA and one in the Desert region) that participate in the San Francisco Match Program. A single fellow is accepted to each program every year through a competitive selection process. The mission of the fellowship program is to provide university level training in the setting of a modern and efficient private practice.

Fellows will receive an extensive experience in treating vitreoretinal diseases. The surgical fellow will perform many surgical cases and all fellows will perform in-office procedures including lasers and injections. Additionally, if the fellows choose to, they may continue to perform cataract surgeries.  Many of our medical retina fellows take advantage of this aspect of the program.

The fellowship provides a broad-based experience as the fellows work closely with multiple attending physicians, learning a variety of techniques.  One of the primary goals of the fellowship is to train outstanding retina physicians with a well-rounded experience. In addition, the fellows participate in research and are encouraged to publish and present at meetings.  For the surgical fellow, In the second year, they have an opportunity to start building their own supervised clinic and often function as a junior attending physician. The fellows have reasonable call responsibilities that allow them to have a balanced life and enjoy Southern California. 

If interested in applying, go to and follow the procedure for application through the San Francisco Match Program.  For further questions, please contact us at