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Graduate Medical Education (GME): Uveitis and Ocular Immunology

Fellowship Program Director: H. Nida Sen, MD, MHSc

The National Eye Institute (NEI) offers one- and two-year fellowships in uveitis and ocular immunology. The fellowships encompass clinical training in the medical and surgical management of patients with uveitis and immune-mediated diseases, with time allocated for laboratory and clinical research. There is also the option to do a combined uveitis/medical-retina fellowship.

Program Structure
Referrals to the ocular immunology and uveitis service come from all over the world, with about 1,200 patient visits per year. Clinics are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The NEI has a large staff of immunologists, basic-research and clinician scientists, and clinical trial specialists who interact with the clinical program. The goal of the fellowships is to train academically-minded ocular immunologists and uveitis specialists. Fellows will learn to institute and manage immunosuppressive agents for the treatment of severe inflammatory eye diseases, and be instructed on the surgical management of uveitis. Many of the patients seen at the NEI are subsequently enrolled into clinical trials. Fellows will have the opportunity to participate in designing and conducting clinical trials and will develop the ability to write clinical research protocols.

Additional Information

Application Information
Apply to this program through the NIH Graduate Medical Education Application System. Candidates must hold an M.D. or equivalent degree, have completed at least 3 years of training in ophthalmology and be ABO eligible. The deadline to submit applications is September 30. Fellowships begin in July of the following year.

Program Contact

For further information the applicant may contact:

H. Nida Sen, M.D., M.H.Sc.
Staff Clinician
Director, Uveitis and Ocular Immunology Fellowship Program
National Eye Institute
National Institutes of Health
Bldg. 10 Rm. 10N112
10 Center Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892
Phone: 301-435-5139
Fax: 301-480-5798

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This page last updated on 08/10/2018

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