Glaucoma Fellowship

Glaucoma Fellowship

The clinical fellowship in glaucoma is a one-year fellowship designed to provide comprehensive subspecialty training in glaucoma diagnosis, management, and surgery. The objectives of the program are to enhance the clinical subspecialty skills of the post-residency graduate in the medical and surgical management of glaucoma and to provide experience in clinical or basic glaucoma research.

The one-year program is under the preceptorship of Drs. George Cioffi, Jeffrey M. Liebmann, Noga Harizman, and Qing Wang at the Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology.

Fellows are selected annually through the fellowship matching program. The fellows assist in the medical and surgical care of the attendings’ private patients, as well as participate fully in the care of glaucoma clinic patients at the Harkness Eye Institute. Fellows will be involved in and perform a wide variety of glaucoma and anterior segment surgical procedures throughout the year. In addition, fellows are responsible for participating in teaching activities and supervising the resident laser clinics. Fellows are expected to carry out at least one research project leading to publication and to present their research findings at local/ regional and national conferences and meetings.

Participating Faculty

Research Opportunities

Research opportunities are available in both clinical and basic science areas at Columbia. Potential projects include clinical outcome trials in glaucoma surgery, trials of new medical therapies, and basic science research involving neuroprotection and optic nerve degeneration. Affiliated faculty preceptors are also available.


Requirements include: completion of residency training in ophthalmology; a New York Medical License prior to matriculation into the program.

The training period commences on July 6 and concludes on July 5 of the following year; two positions per year are offered.


For additional information, please contact us at:

The Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute
Fellowship Match Program
635 West 165th Street – EI Box 44
New York, NY  10032
Tel: (212) 305-3339