Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Fellowship

The Mohapatra Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Fellowship is a one or two-year program, with the first year devoted to clinical experience and the optional second year dedicated to research and additional training in public health and/or human genetics. If optioning for the two-year fellowship, the clinical year can be spread over 24 months interweaved with time for research and/or advanced study. Our goal is to train the next generation of outstanding clinician-scientists in the field, providing them with unparalleled clinical education and mentorship in pursuing ophthalmic research.

Our pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus program at Columbia offers the combined experience of the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York and the Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute. This will give our fellows the opportunity to work with subspecialists in other areas of pediatric care and, most importantly, to work with subspecialists who care for children in other ophthalmologic subspecialties and with experts in ophthalmic genetics.

Our core faculty in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus consists of Sonali Talsania, M.D., Lauren Yeager, M.D., and Steven E. Rosenberg, M.D. We offer experience in complex pediatric ophthalmic and strabismus evaluations, childhood and adult strabismus, amblyopia, pediatric cataracts, nasolacrimal duct obstruction, and nystagmus. Each of our faculty members completed training at different programs so we offer a wide range of views about how to solve the problems that we see both non-surgically and surgically.  Dr. Rosenberg, who is the current fellowship director, has over 20 years of experience in education in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus.

The fellow will also have the opportunity to work with Aliaa Abdelhakim, M.D., Ph.D. in ocular genetics; Steven Kane, M.D. in pediatric glaucoma; Lora Dagi Glass, M.D. in pediatric oculoplastics; and Jason Horowitz, M.D. in ROP screening. The core faculty is further augmented by other members of the department who provide for pediatric patients in their subspecialties or conduct research pertinent to pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus: Brian Marr, M. D.; Danielle Trief, M.D.; Jeffrey Odel, M.D.; Irene Maumenee, M.D; and Stephen Tsang, M.D., Ph.D.