FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

We provide an even-year Oculoplastic Surgery Fellowship accredited by the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS). Our oculoplastic and orbital surgery fellowship is located in San Antonio, Texas where our trainees will work in three main settings.

 

The University Health System at UT Health San Antonio provides an opportunity for fellows to work with and train residents in both ophthalmology and plastic surgery. This component allows exposure to ocular oncology, orbital and ocular trauma and neurosurgical combined cases, among others.

 

At the Audie L. Murphy VA Ophthalmology Clinic, fellows have their own dedicated Oculoplastic clinic to provide treatment and surgery for local US Veterans.

 

We also provide a significant private sector component with our fellowship with a wide variety of opportunities complementing the work with the University and the VA. Here, fellows will work with both insurance and cosmetic patients to address patient oculoplastic needs. This includes working with pediatric patients from local children’s hospitals, creating their own cosmetic injectable clinic, and performing surgeries in office, outpatient, and hospital settings.

 

Some of the specialists with whom our fellow will train include general plastic surgery, ENT facial plastic surgery, neuroradiology, head and neck surgery, dermatology, neuro-ophthalmology and ophthalmic pathology. They will also spend time with an Ocularist to learn more about prosthetic eye creation and adjustment.

 

Our program director, Dr. Donald Hollsten, and Primary Clinical Faculty, Dr. Constance Fry, arrange a schedule with the follows to maximize surgical exposure while ensuring complete training in all aspects of oculoplastic surgery.

 

Each fellow is responsible for at least one research project during their two years of training. They are also expected to work  with and train residents, give talks and lectures in different settings and have an opportunity to attend several conferences. San Antonio has a unique opportunity to attend a head dissection course each summer, further improving each fellow’s understanding of facial anatomy.

 

At the end of two years of training each fellow is provided a certificate of completion, qualifying the fellow to apply to the American Society of Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) for their specialized board certification.

 

We are an even-year Oculoplastic Fellowship program accredited by the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS).

FACULTY

Program Chair: Dan Johnson, MD

Program Director: Donald Hollsten, MD, FACS

Clinical Faculty: Constance Fry, MD

SUBMISSIONS

APPLICATIONS ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR OUR 2020-2022 FELLOWSHIP.

The match will re-open for submissions in Spring 2021 for our next EVEN YEAR match.

 

All applications are filtered through an online Centralized Application Service (CAS) with the SF Match (www.sfmatch.org) for consideration by our program. In addition to the basic application requirements defined by SF Match, we ask all applicants to submit the following materials directly to our program:

 

  • A recent photo (passport sized)

  • Dean’s letter from medical school

  • Any additional information or materials you may wish to present as part of your application

Any questions regarding our program can be directed to Brandi Hollsten, Fellowship Program Coordinator: brandi@drhollsteneyes.com.

Eye and Facial Plastic Specialists serves patients from across south and central Texas, San Antonio, New Braunfels, San Marcos, Laredo, Del Rio and Mexico.

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