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 fellow 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 experience includes the full range of glaucoma, cornea, cataract and refractive procedures, including all commercially-available MIGS, tube shunts, trabeculectomies, penetrating keratoplasties, DSAEK, DMEK, collagen cross-linking, pterygium removals, cataracts (including complex cases), LASIK, PRK, and SMILE. The training experience also includes advanced anterior segment surgery including IOL repositioning/exchange and iris repair. Clinical experience is broad, including treatment of ocular surface disease, cornea, and glaucoma. Emphasis is placed on the treatment of complex cases in an innovative clinical and research environment.

 

While the fellowship is heavily focused 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. For those interested in learning to develop programs abroad, international surgical volunteer opportunities are provided with support for travel. An introduction to running an efficient, research-focused private practice is part of the learning process. Our emphasis is to tailor the fellowship training to the fellow's ideal clinical and surgical experiences in a positive and enjoyable environment, with great support staff. We expect our fellows to become future leaders in the field. Applications are accepted on a yearly basis through the San Francisco Matching Program at SFmatch.org.

 

MEET OUR FORMER FELLOWS

 

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 the development of multiple surgical devices, and has a patent on an ophthalmic surgical instrument. He is currently a board member of a non-profit whose focus is to improve patient education about eye diseases. After the completion of his fellowship in July 2020, Krishna achieved a life-long dream by starting Sura Vision, his own state-of-the-art anterior segment-focused ophthalmology practice. We have no doubt that he will emerge as a leader in ophthalmology for years to come.

 

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, ocular surface, and MIGS. Within a year of completing his fellowship training, he was selected to be the first eye surgeon in the entire state of 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. He was recently recognized by Millennial Eye as “One to Watch."

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