The Retina Consultants of Texas / Houston Methodist Hospital Medical Retina fellowship provides thorough clinical training in the diagnosis and management of diseases of the retina and vitreous. The fellowship is led by Co-Directors Dr. Sagar Patel and Dr. Charles Wykoff. The variety of pathology and the depth of clinical training will provide the knowledge necessary for our fellows to become leaders in the field of medical retina. After graduation, the fellow will be well trained to practice in any clinical setting.
- Program Co-Directors: Sagar Patel, MD
- Houston Methodist Hospital site supervisors: Andrew G. Lee, MD and Garvin Davis, MD
- Program length: 1 year
- Number of fellows per year: 1
- SF match number: 8098
- AUPO certified
- Additional faculty:
- Matthew Benz, MD
- David M. Brown, MD
- Eric Chen, MD
- Richard Fish, MD
- Christopher Henry, MD
- Rosa Kim, MD
- Kelly Larkin, MD
- James Major, MD, PhD
- Vy Nguyen, MD
- Will Pearce, MD
- Amy Schefler, MD
- Ankoor Shah, MD
- Tien Wong, MD
- Charles Wykoff, MD, PhD
The fellowship begins in July and lasts one year. There is one fellowship spot per year. The majority of the fellowship is spent at the Retina Consultants of Texas Houston offices with additional time at Methodist Eye Institute and Houston Methodist Hospital. Training is provided in medical retina subspecialties including uveitis, ocular oncology, hereditary retinal diseases, and clinical research. Additional exposure to neuro-opthalomogy is also provided. Attending supervision and guidance is available at all sites.
The fellow will become proficient in:
- The diagnosis and management of medical retinal diseases
- Interpretation of multimodal imaging including fundus photography, FA, OCT, OCT-A, ultrasound and electrophysiology
- Laser photocoagulation, intravitreal injections, and photodynamic therapy
- Diagnosis and follow-up care of surgical retina patients
The focus will be on evaluating and treating private practice medical retina patients in conjunction with the retina staff. The fellow will be expected to attend and participate in quarterly journal clubs, regularly scheduled fluorescein angiography conferences, and monthly case conferences.
Research is a cornerstone of our practice. We are involved in a multitude of Phase I, II and III clinical trials. The fellow will participate in clinical trials as a sub-investigator and will complete screening visits, intravitreal injections and other procedures as part of the research study. The fellow will also be encouraged to attend and present at national meetings relevant to their clincial and research interests. Additionally, the fellow will be expected to complete one research project over the course of fellowship.
The RCTX / Houston Methodist Hospital fellowship is accredited by the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology (AUPO) and has been approved by the Texas Medical Board. Please apply through the San Francisco match (www.sfmatch.org).
The application will open July 1, 2022. The final deadline for application submission is August 12, 2022. In addition to submitting the application via the SF Match, please email the additional required documentation to the Fellowship Coordinator:
- Current photograph
- Curriculum Vitae
- USMLE scores (all three)
- Letter from chairman (if not include in your C.A.S. application).
- Letter from residency program director (if not included in your C.A.S. application)