Clinical Neuro-Ophthalmology

Clinical Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Harvard Medical School

Dr. Joseph Rizzo
Program Director:
Dr. Joseph Rizzo

The Clinical Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship at Harvard Medical School is a one-year program devoted solely to gaining clinical experience. This fellowship offers two slots per year, with instruction primarily at Mass. Eye and Ear, but also at Brigham and Women's Hospital. The Neuro- Ophthalmology Fellowship is certified by the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology Fellowship Compliance Committee (AUPO FCC), which is committed to upholding the highest training standards in the field of ophthalmology.

Fellows are responsible for playing a significant role in the assessment, examination, and management of patients referred to our service. Fellows also are expected to read relevant literature and to present 1-2 cases per week to the faculty at the Neuro-Ophthalmology Conference to allow an open discussion about the management of cases that have proven difficult. Fellows will also perform clinical research as part of their experience.

The neuro-ophthalmology fellows also play a significant role in the oversight and education of residents and medical students who rotate through our service. This oversight includes assisting in the management of cases and providing education on the case material that is seen. The clinical fellow also has responsibility for assisting in the oversight of administrative matters within the office, especially to ensure an efficient and timely flow of patients. The fellows also have responsibility in the oversight of our consult service, which provides evaluations for all types of ophthalmic or neuro-visual problems of patients who are referred from Massachusetts General Hospital.

Core Faculty

Joseph F. Rizzo, III, MD
Simmons Lessell, MD
Dean Cestari, MD
Rebecca Stacy, MD, PhD
Neal Snebold, MD
Don Bienfang, MD
Sashank Prasad, MD

Eligibility/Application Process

To learn more about the Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship at Harvard Medical School, or to request an application, please contact:

Ms. Sandra Baptista
Neuro-Ophthalmology Administrative Manager
243 Charles Street, 9th Floor
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 573-3412

Visit the Clinical Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship website for further information.