The Vold Vision Anterior Segment Fellowship
The Vold Vision
Anterior Segment Fellowship
Vold Vision offers a year-long AUPO FCC-compliant clinical fellowship in glaucoma, cornea, and anterior segment surgery. Our fellows works closely with Dr. Vold, who is a glaucoma fellowship-trained ophthalmologist, surgical innovator, and leader in the fields of glaucoma and anterior segment.
Surgical and clinical experience includes the full range of glaucoma, cornea, cataract, and refractive procedures. Procedures our fellows may experience include all commercially-available MIGS, tube shunts, trabeculectomies, penetrating keratoplasties, DSAEK, DMEK, collagen cross-linking, pterygium removals, LASIK, PRK, and SMILE. Furthermore, the training experience includes advanced anterior segment surgery, including IOL repositioning/exchange and iris repair.
Emphasis is placed on treating complex cases in an innovative clinical and research environment. While the fellowship heavily focuses on surgical experiences (previous fellows graduated with over 1,000 primary cases), our fellow has the opportunity to participate in clinical research with optional dedicated time for research and support to present at national meetings.
As an introduction to running an efficient, research-focused private practice, international surgical volunteer opportunities are provided with travel support for those interested in learning to develop programs abroad.
We aim to tailor the fellowship training to the fellow’s ideal clinical and surgical experiences in a positive and enjoyable environment with excellent support staff. We expect our fellows to become future leaders in the field. Applications are accepted yearly through the San Francisco Matching Program at SFmatch.org.
Meet Our Former Fellows
Krishna Surapaneni, MD
Krishna Surapaneni, MD, completed his ophthalmology residency training at Wake Forest University, where he served as Chief Resident. He is widely published, has been involved in developing multiple surgical devices, and has a patent on an ophthalmic surgical instrument. He is a board member of a non-profit focusing on improving patient education about eye diseases. After completing his fellowship in July 2020, Krishna achieved a life-long dream by starting Sura Vision, his state-of-the-art anterior segment-focused ophthalmology practice. We do not doubt that he will emerge as a leader in ophthalmology for years to come.
Josh Frenkel, MD, MPH
Josh Frenkel, MD, MPH, is an anterior segment specialist at Wang Vision Institute in Nashville, Tennessee. While completing his ophthalmology residency training at Tulane University, he received numerous honors, including an award for the Best Paper of Session at ASCRS. His current practice focuses on cataract and refractive surgeries, corneal disorders, the ocular surface, and MIGS. Within a year of completing his fellowship training, he was selected to be the first eye surgeon in Tennessee to place the newly-approved PanOptix trifocal intraocular lens implant. In addition, he was an invited speaker to a prestigious ophthalmic industry sales meeting. Millennial Eye recently recognized him as “One to Watch.”