University of Nebraska Medical Center

Pediatric & Strabismus Fellowship

Dr. Paul Rychwalski and his fellow perform an operation at Children's Hospital & Medical Center.

The primary aim of the Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus Fellowship Program at UNMC’s Truhlsen Eye Institute and Children's Nebraska is to provide top level ophthalmic clinical and surgical training to fellow physicians pursuing a career in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.

The Pediatric Ophthalmology faculty team is focused on inspiring the fellow to provide the highest levels of quality in patient care and surgical outcomes. We also provide an array of educational and research support to those who are interested in pursuing a career as an academician; including basic science, translational, and clinical research opportunities in collaboration with our Vision Science Research team.

During the fellowship training at UNMC/Children's, the fellow will work closely with our board certified pediatric ophthalmologists to manage routine and complex tertiary level cases within the state-of-the-art facilities at the Truhlsen Eye Institute and Children's Nebraska. The fellow will be trained in the clinical evaluation of patients, interpretation of specialized ancillary testing, diagnosis, and medical and surgical management of all types of pediatric ophthalmic pathology and complicated adult strabismus with the goal of producing local, regional, national, and international leaders in ophthalmology.

We invite you to apply to our fellowship training program and hope to foster your educational and career endeavors in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.


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Clinical fellow experience

This one-year fellowship is designed to provide a broad clinical and surgical experience to establish a solid foundation in routine and complex strabismus, pediatric oculoplastics, anterior segment, glaucoma, and ROP surveillance and treatment.

The clinical fellow will be actively involved in the preoperative preparation, surgical performance, and postoperative care of pediatric patients. They will be encouraged to participate in clinical research projects, supervised by various members of the staff. They will also be encouraged to present research projects in oral form and to prepare papers suitable for publications.