About the Program

The anterior segment division at The Havener Eye Institute includes four, full-time geographic faculty. The fellowship is one year in duration. Clinical and surgical care are emphasized with ample research and teaching opportunities. The fellow will have the opportunity to participate in keratoplasties (penetrating, DSAEK and lamellar), refractive surgery (if desired), cataract surgery, lens implant exchanges and pediatric anterior segment management. The fellow will participate in Grand Rounds and resident teaching conferences.

The fellow will act as an attending for resident anterior segment surgeries, traumas and clinics at both the Eye and Ear Institute as well as the Columbus VA. For the duration of their fellowship, the fellow will be expected to take primary call for the cornea division with time off approved by the fellowship director. The fellow will have twenty-two days of leave, which is inclusive of vacation, interviews and CME conferences. The fellow is encouraged to present papers at national meetings and will be given travel support to present at approved meetings.

In order to be eligible for our cornea fellowship program, all applicants must be US citizens, graduates of an ACGME-accredited residency program and must be eligible to obtain a full medical license in the State of Ohio.  

Candidates who match at Ohio State for fellowship will be asked to sign a physician fellowship letter of offer which will have our standard non-solicitation and non-compete language. That language is currently for a period of one (1) year after termination of your employment agreement and pertains to a geographic radius of within 20 miles of any University facility where you regularly perform patient care services. Please contact Meredith.Hess@osumc.edu with questions.


Co-Program Director
Rebecca Kuennen, MD

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