Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship
at Penn
 

Fellow Schedules
Former/Current Fellows

The Penn Neuro-Ophthalmology clinical fellowship is supervised by Drs. Grant Liu, Kenneth Shindler, Madhura Tamhankar, Robert Avery, and Ahmara Ross, members of the Division of Neuro-Ophthalmology at the University of Pennsylvania.

Candidates who wish to apply for a neuro-ophthalmology fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania should send a cover letter to Dr. Liu <gliu@mail.med.upenn.edu> with a C.V., three letters of recommendation, and a personal statement (re: why neuro-ophthalmology?) for consideration for the July 2018 - June 2019 fellowship.

There are currently two fellows (one neurologist and one ophthalmologist), each rotating as either Fellow 1 or Fellow 2:

Fellow 1 schedule (HUP/CHOP based) (check Liu schedule for any changes/canceled dates for Dr. Liu):

  Monday Tuesday  Wed. Thursday  Friday
AM Liu (HUP)
7:30 AM
(1st, 3rd)
HUP conference
8:30 - 9:15 AM
Gates 3**

Liu (HUP)
9:15 AM

Liu (HUP)
7:30 AM
 
Neurologist:
Liu (CHOP)
7:30 AM

Ophthalmologist:
(1st, 3rd)
Liu (CHOP)
7:30 AM
(2nd, 4th, 5th)
Tamhankar (SEI OR)



(2nd)
7:00 - 8:00 AM
SEI
neuro-ophth.
conference

Liu (HUP)
7:30 AM

PM Liu (CHOP)
12:30 PM
Liu (CHOP)
12:30 PM

Academic
Time


Neurologist:
(1st, 3rd, 5th)
Shindler (VA)
(2nd, 4th)
Academic Time

Ophthalmologist:
(1st, 3rd)
Shindler (VA)

(2nd, 4th, 5th)
Tamhankar (SEI OR)




Avery (CHOP)
12:45 PM


Fellow 2 schedule (SEI based) (check Liu schedule for any changes/canceled dates for Dr. Liu):

  Monday Tuesday  Wed. Thursday  Friday

AM
Tamhankar (SEI)
7:30 AM

(1st, 3rd)
HUP conference
8:30 - 9:15 AM
Gates 3**

(1st)
Tamhankar (HUP)
7:30 AM
or after conference

(2nd - 5th) Tamhankar (SEI)
7:30 AM
or after conference

Liu (HUP)
7:30 AM

7 AM SEI  conference

Neurologist:
(1st, 3rd)
Shindler (SEI)
8 AM or after SEI grand rounds
(2nd, 4th, 5th)
Liu (CHOP)
7:30 AM

Ophthalmologist:
(1st, 3rd)
Shindler (SEI)

(2nd, 4th, 5th)
Tamhankar (SEI OR)



(2nd)
7:00 - 8:00 AM
SEI
neuro-ophth.
conference

Liu (HUP)
7:30 AM

PM Tamhankar (SEI)
Tamhankar
(HUP or SEI)

Avery (HUP)
1:00 PM


Neurologist:

(1st, 3rd, 5th)
Shindler (VA)
(2nd, 4th)
Academic Time

Ophthalmologist:
(1st, 3rd)
Shindler (VA)

(2nd, 4th, 5th)
Tamhankar (SEI OR)


Academic
Time


**except end of June and all of July and August


Former/Current Fellows

          

Former and current Penn neuro-ophthalmology fellows and faculty in March 2014 at the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society Meeting in Puerto Rico.  Front row: Drs. Shindler, Bennett, Liu, Volpe, Galetta, Balcer, Ko, Pelak, Graves, Pineles and Tamhankar. Back row: Drs. Avery, McClelland, Mallery, Sheldon, Prasad, Glisson, Moss, Levin, and Bonhomme, and Ko.


 Year  Name  Background  Current Position
 1994-5  Katrinka Heher, MD  Ophthalmology/Wilmer  Tufts Univ./oculoplastics
 1995-6  Laura Balcer, MD, MSCE  Neurology/Penn  New York University
 1996-7  none
   
 1997-8  Jeff Bennett, MD, PhD  Neurology/U. Colorado  Univ. Colorado
 1998-9  Victoria Pelak, MD  Neurology/Penn  Univ. Colorado
 1999-2000  Tammy Movsas, MD  Ophth./Wash., D.C.  MidMichigan
 2000-1  Robert Shin, MD  Neurology/Penn  Georgetown Univ. Hospital
 2001-2  Dina Jacobs, MD  Neurology/Penn  U. Penn. Neurology
 2002-3  Madura Tamhankar, MD  Ophthalmology  U. Penn. Neuro-ophthalmology
 2003-4  Ken Shindler, MD, PhD  Ophthalmology/Penn  U. Penn. Neuro-ophthalmology
 2004-5  Gabrielle Bonhomme, MD  Ophthalmology/Penn  Univ. Pittsburgh
 2005-6  Benjamin Osborne, MD  Neurology/Georgetown  Georgetown Univ. Hospital
 2006-7
 Christopher Glisson, DO
 Neurology/Mich. State U.
 Mich. State U.
 2007-8  
 Melissa Wang Ko, MD
 Jennifer Hall, MD

 
 Neurology/Penn
 Ophthalmology/Penn

 
 SUNY Syracuse
 

 2008-9  Sashank Prasad, MD
 Neurology/Penn  Brigham and Women's Hospital
 2009-10  
 Robert Avery, DO
 Heather Moss, MD, PhD
 Stacy Pineles, MD

 
 Neurology/CHOP
 Neurology/Penn
 Ophthalmology/UCLA

 
 CHOP/U. Penn Neuro-ophth.
 Stanford
 Jules Stein/UCLA

 2010-1  Jennifer Graves, MD, PhD
 Neurology/Penn  UCSF
 2011-2  
 Collin McClelland, MD
 Ryan Walsh, MD

 
 Ophthalmology/Wash. U.
 Neurology/Mayo-Jacks.

 
 Univ. Minnesota
 Med. Coll. Wisconsin (Milwaukee)

 2012-3  
 Dan Gold, DO
 Marc Levin, MD

 
 Neurology/Maryland
 Ophthalmology/Penn

 
 Johns Hopkins
 Palo Alto Medical Foundation

 2013-4  
 Robert Mallery, MD
 Claire Sheldon, MD, PhD

 
 Neurology/Harvard
 Ophth./Vancouver

 
 Brigham & Women's Hospital
 U. British Columbia (Vancouver)

 2014-5  
 Shannon Beres, MD
 Pavle Doroslovacki, MD

 
 Ped. Neuro./UCSF
 Ophthalmology/Hopkins

 
 Stanford University
 George Washington (DC)

 2015-6  
 Faisal Althekair, MD
 Ahmara Ross, MD, PhD

 
 Neurology/McGill
 Ophth./Pittsburgh

 
 Harvard (Neuroimmunology fellow)
 U. Penn Neuro-Ophth.

 2016-7  
 Imran Jivraj, MD
 Anita Kohli, MD

 
 Ophth./U. Alberta
 Ophth./Penn

 
 Toronto (Oculoplastics fellow)
 Yale

 2016-7  
 Ali Hamedani, MD, MHS
 Sara Reggie, MD

 
 Neurology/Penn
 Ophth./Saint Louis

 
 U. Penn Neuro-Ophth (Instructor)
 Tennessee (Oculoplastics fellow)



          

Former and current Penn neuro-ophthalmology fellows and faculty in February 2015 at the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society Meeting in San Diego.  From left to right: Drs. Volpe, Ko, Pineles, Beres, Liu, Shindler, Balcer, Bonhomme, Schatz, Gold, Walsh, Galetta, McClelland, Mallery, Glisson, Ross, Osborne, Jivraj, Moss, Althekair, Sheldon, Bennett, and Pelak.