Message from the Fellowship Director

Dear Friends and Future Colleagues:

It is with great pleasure that my partners and I welcome you to the University of Chicago’s Retina Service. Since 2005, we have been training exceptionally skilled vitreoretinal surgeons. Our Vitreoretinal Service has a long track record of offering state of the art vitreoretinal surgery, providing exceptional patient care, and conducting clinical research. Furthermore, we are involved in numerous educational efforts at the local and national level.

We are very passionate about training the future generation of vitreoretinal fellows. All of our attending physicians bring with them years of experience, allowing them to pass skills and techniques to our fellows each year. The diversity of training includes both University and Private Practice settings in two nearby locations. This varied exposure leads to an educational, fulfilling experience for the fellows. Along with obtaining excellent clinical and surgical skills, our fellows learn how to balance a busy clinic and surgery schedule in an efficient and economically sensible fashion. Furthermore, our service strongly encourages fellow participation in clinical research and FDA registration trials.

We are also proud of our AUPO and ASRS accreditation for vitreoretinal Fellowship programs.

My partners and I are committed to Fellowship training and will continue to strive to make our Fellowship a great experience that yields excellent vitreoretinal surgeons for years to come.

Seenu M. Hariprasad, MD

Interim Chair, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science
Shui-Chin Lee Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science
Chief, Vitreoretinal Service
Director of Clinical Research
Director of Fellowship in Diseases and Surgery of the Retina, Vitreous and Macula