Gary L. Rogers, MD
Chief, Department of Ophthalmology
The primary goal of the pediatric ophthalmology fellowship program at Nationwide Children's Hospital and The Ohio State University is to provide supervised, clinical training in the examination, diagnosis, medical and surgical treatment of ocular and visual system disorders in infants and children. This also includes eye movement disorders and strabismus in adults. The fellowship program requires the fellow to supervise and instruct students and residents and to participate in administrative aspects of medical care. The fellow is also provided an environment in which to learn and participate in both clinical and basic science research.
The pediatric ophthalmology fellowship is approved by the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS) and supported by The Nationwide Children's Hospital. The Fellow is an employee of Nationwide Children's Hospital and is part of The Ohio State University academic environment. The training period is one academic year (July 1 to June 30). The fellow participates directly and has a supervisory role in ophthalmology clinic with ophthalmology residents. The fellow will also participate directly and assume a supervisory role in coverage of hospital and emergency room consults, assist staff with surgery and perform outpatient clinical care. The fellow will be required to organize journal club and participate in a clinical or basic science research project during their fellowship with the intent of finishing the project within the fellowship period.
Nationwide Children's Hospital houses the Department of Pediatric Ophthalmology at The Ohio State University (OSU), which includes 6 full-time faculty and over 25 part time faculty representing all other ophthalmic specialties. Nationwide Children's Hospital is the only pediatric tertiary health care provider in central Ohio. The hospital is one of the largest pediatric facilities in the United States. It is certified as a Level I trauma center and serves as the major pediatric referral center for south central Ohio, with a catchment area that extends into West Virginia and Kentucky. The hospital serves many children with eye and visual system diseases. Fellows are able to interact with professionals and patients from urban, suburban, and rural settings.