Pediatric Fellowship

Pediatric Faculty

Amy Hutchinson, MD: Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Phoebe Lenhart, MD: Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (Fellowship Director)
Jason Peragallo, MD: Pediatric Neuro-Ophthalmology

Additional Application Requirements

The following documentation is required in addition to your C.A.S. application form. Send documents electronically to

  • Current Photograph
  • Letter from chairman (if not included in your C.A.S. application)
  • Letter from residency director (if not included in your C.A.S. application)

Pediatric Fellowship Training Program

Emory Eye Center offers a one-year fellowship that is a comprehensive program in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus designed to prepare the physician for a career in academic medicine or private practice. Fellows receive in-depth exposure to not only common problems like amblyopia and strabismus, but also complex problems like pediatric cataracts, complex anterior segment pathology, pediatric glaucoma, pediatric neuro-ophthalmology, pediatric oculoplastic disease, ROP and complex adult strabismus. The surgical volume is very high. The position is funded and offers benefits.

Didactic Sessions

Weekly pediatric journal clubs and discussion groups
Core pediatric lecture series
Weekly Emory Grand Rounds
Monthly Emory journal clubs

Clinical Activity

Pediatric outpatient clinics are held every day at Emory Eye Center. Pediatric surgery takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) at Egleston, which is located on the Emory campus, next door to the Emory Eye Center. Adult surgery is performed on Mondays at the ambulatory surgery center located inside the Emory Eye Center. Inpatient consultations, including ROP screenings, are performed at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) at Egleston.

Surgical Experience

Includes training in pediatric and adult strabismus, pediatric cataracts and pediatric oculoplastics.

Training at the Emory Eye Center

Emory is considered to have one of the nation's leading clinical training programs in ophthalmology. Didactic sessions and research opportunities abound. Fellows are expected to participate in at least one clinical research project over the course of the fellowship. The department provides financial support for the fellow to attend any national meeting at which their research is presented.

The deadline for applications is October 1 of the year prior to the July 7 starting date for a fellowship.

The fellow will receive a secondary appointment as an Associate in the Emory University School of Medicine.


Last updated: 09/08/2016

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