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University of Kansas Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery Fellowship

2 physicians in OR performing Vitreoretinal surgeryProgram description

The University of Kansas is a prestigious university with a tertiary referral medical center. Over a two‐year period, fellows in our vitreoretinal diseases and surgery program gain high surgical exposure involving the newest modalities of vitreoretinal surgery (vitrectomy, 3D heads‐up display, etc.), as well as classic surgical techniques such as scleral buckling. Fellows also obtain a strong foundation in high-volume retina clinics with exposure to a diversity of retinal pathologies, research and medical education.

Program length: 2 years

Funding: No funding is provided.  Fellows must secure scholarships from healthcare institutes or governments.  The institute or government will enter into a financial agreement with the University of Kansas Medical Center, who will directly employ and pay the fellow. 

Visa support: yes, J1 visa. The department does not support H1 visas.

Program director: Dr. Radwan Ajlan


To apply, please send the following to Program Director Radwan Ajlan, M.D. (

  • Cover letter
  • 3 reference letters (one letter from the residency program director)
  • Proof of funding


Mr. Darwin Ball
Residency/Fellowship Coordinator
Department of Ophthalmology, Eye Center
Phone 913-588-6660 | Fax 913-588-0888

KU School of Medicine

7400 State Line Rd
Prairie Village, KS 66208
Phone: 913-588-6600
Fax: 913-588-6655