The VitreoRetinal Surgery Foundation (VRSF) strives to promote education and research related to retinal and macular diseases. We support research by funding awards for young investigators with a potential for a career devoted to retinal disease and research. We promote professional education by sponsoring courses designed for medical professionals including ophthalmologists, optometrists, residents, fellows, technicians and students. We promote community outreach education by raising awareness of retinal diseases, treatment options, and available resources.
Board of Directors
- Herbert L. Cantrill, MD, Retina Specialist, VitreoRetinal Surgery, P.A.
- Robert A. Mittra, MD, Retina Specialist, VitreoRetinal Surgery, P.A.
- David W Parke III, MD, Retina Specialist, VitreoRetinal Surgery, P.A.
- Martha M. Wright, MD, Professor, Glaucoma Service Director, University of Minnesota
- Jose W. Pulido, MD, MS, MPH, Professor of Ophthalmology & Molecular Medicine, Mayo Clinic
- Steve Rice, Executive Vice President, Physician Services, Integrated Healthcare Strategies
- Emmett F. Carpel, MD, Chief, Division of Ophthalmology, MPLS VA Health Care System
- David RP Almeida, MD, MBA, PhD, Retina Specialist, VitreoRetinal Surgery, P.A.
- Dale S. Gregerson, PhD, Professor, Ophthalmology & Visual Neurosciences, University of Minnesota
VitreoRetinal Surgery, P.A. offers a two-year medical and surgical fellowship. One candidate is accepted to the program each year. The goal of the program is to train the future leaders of the retina subspecialty.
Fellows will receive a broad and robust medical and surgical educational experience. The fellow will work closely with attendings in clinic and will develop proficiency in patient evaluation, examination skills, imaging interpretation, and medical decision making. There will be ample opportunities to perform office procedures, including intravitreal and periocular injections, lasers, and cryotherapy. The fellow will manage a continuity clinic with appropriate supported autonomy. The surgical experience will be especially strong. The fellow will work with numerous attendings, each teaching the fellow a diversity of surgical techniques and approaches to management. The fellow will serve as primary surgeon for a large proportion of cases.
There will be regular didactic sessions, conferences, journal clubs, and opportunities to discuss difficult and challenging cases. The fellow will be expected to participate in clinical research and will be encouraged to publish and present at local and national meetings. Call responsibilities and vacation time will be reasonable and balanced.
In addition to a superb clinical education, the fellow will gain valuable exposure to practice management, billing and coding, technology, and medical informatics.
Applications are available through www.sfmatch.org. In addition to the application, a curriculum vitae, and photograph are required. Applications for the 2018-2020 program will be accepted June 1, 2017 to September 1, 2017.
Please mail supporting documents to:
VitreoRetinal Surgery, PA
Attn: Scott Heintzeman
7760 France Ave. S., #310
Minneapolis, MN 55435
For questions or additional information, please feel free to reach out to us at VRS@VRSsurgery.com.
Thank you for your interest in our program!
Robert A. Mittra, MD
D. Wilkin Parke III, MD