Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship
at Penn
 



The Penn Neuro-Ophthalmology clinical fellowship is supervised by Drs. Grant Liu, Kenneth Shindler, Madhura Tamhankar, Robert Avery, Ahmara Ross, and Ali Hamedani, 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@pennmedicine.upenn.edu> with a C.V., three letters of recommendation, and a personal statement (re: why neuro-ophthalmology?) for consideration for the July 2023 - June 2024 fellowship. Our 2021-22 and 2022-23 positions are filled.


Former/Current Fellows

          

Former and current Penn neuro-ophthalmology fellows and faculty in April 2017 at the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society Meeting in Wash., DC.  From left to right: Drs. Liu, Shin, Glisson, Volpe, Bennett, Reggie, Althekair, Levin, Kohli, Jivraj, Beres, Mallery, Moss, Avery, Balcer, Tamhankar, Ko, Sheldon, Walsh, Shindler, Graves, McClelland, Gold, Galetta, Prasad, Doroslovacki, and Hamedani.


 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.  Midland, MI
 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-ophth.
 2003-4  Ken Shindler, MD, PhD  Ophthalmology/Penn  U. Penn Neuro-ophth.
 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

 
 Univ. Indiana
 

 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 University
 Jules Stein/UCLA

 2010-1  Jennifer Graves, MD, PhD
 Neurology/Penn  UCSD
 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

 
 King Saudi University (S. Arabia)
 U. Penn Neuro-ophth.

 2016-7  
 Imran Jivraj, MD
 Anita Kohli, MD

 
 Ophth./U. Alberta
 Ophth./Penn

 
 Eye Institute of Alberta (Edmonton)
 Yale University

 2017-8  
 Ali Hamedani, MD, MHS
 Sara Reggie, MD

 
 Neurology/Penn
 Ophth./Saint Louis

 
 U. Penn Neuro-ophth.
 OPCS (St. Louis)

 2018-9  
 Sophie Lin, MD
 
 
 Ophth./Taipei Veterans

 
 Einstein Med. Ctr. (Phila.)

 2019-20  
 Venkatesh Brahma, MD
 Neena Cherayil, MD

 
 Ophth./Yale
 Neurology/Penn

 
 Hudson Eye Phys. and Surgeons
 Northwestern Univ.

 2020-21  
 Harry Aung, MD, PhD
 Gillian Paton, MD

 
 Neurology/Penn
 Ped. Neuro./UBC


 Wong Eye Inst./U. Texas at Austin
 Casey Eye Inst./OHSU (Portland)

 2021-22  
 Adam Kruszewski, MD
 Alexander Solomon, MD

 
 Neurology/Penn
 Ophth./U. Wash.

 
 
 
 2022-23  
 Natali Baner, MD
 Ryan Devenyi, MD, PhD

 
 Ped. Neuro./CHOP
 Neurology/Penn

 
 
 


          

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.


          

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.