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Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship

The Indiana University School of Medicine vitreoretinal surgery fellowship is a two-year clinical fellowship providing a broad training in all aspects of medical and surgical retina.

This is a newly re-established program with goals to provide a comprehensive training experience in the diagnosis and management of a broad spectrum of vitreoretinal diseases. Fellows will closely work with the faculty in the clinics and operating rooms. Fellows will gain experience and develop expertise in the diagnosis of a variety of medical retinal diseases in pediatric and adult populations and will master all aspects of advanced retinal imaging and procedures.

IU School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology serves as a tertiary referral center for the state of Indiana, and fellows will gain experience in outpatient retinal procedures.

A strong emphasis is placed on surgical training and fellows will gain broad experience in all aspects of vitreoretinal surgical procedures.

Fellows are strongly encouraged to actively participate in clinical or basic science research projects. Under the mentorship of our faculty, fellows will have ample opportunities to participate in different research projects.

Our program has a strong emphasis on teaching, and fellows will actively participate in lectures, Grand Rounds, case conferences, journal clubs and retinal imaging conferences. Presentation of original research projects at national conferences is strongly encouraged and supported by the department.

For more information, contact Michele Hillery.

Program Faculty

Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship Program Director
26964-Jusufbegovic, Denis

Denis Jusufbegovic, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology

Dr. Jusufbegovic is a board certified ophthalmologist and vitreoretinal surgeon. He completed fellowships in vitreoretinal surgery andfs uveitis and ocular oncology.

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38727-Hajrasouliha, Amir

Amir R. Hajrasouliha, MD

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Dr. Hajrasouliha studied ocular immunology at Harvard Medical School. His practices include the medical and surgical management vitreoretinal diseases in children and adults; and he is very active in research.

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Clinical Partners

Fellows learn through clinical practice at nationally ranked teaching hospitals that record several million inpatient and outpatient visits each year.

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