Illinois Retina Associates, in conjunction with Rush University, is very proud of its vitreoretinal fellowship program. Some of the members of our faculty are graduates of the program, which ran from 1988-1996, and then was reinstituted in 2002 and continues today.
Our goal is to expertly train the fellows in the management of retinal and vitreous diseases, including hands-on surgical experience, under the supervision of our faculty members. We encourage the fellows to participate in clinical research studies with the faculty. However, opportunities for basic science research are available as well.
In addition to training our fellows to provide superior service to our patients, our faculty members stress the importance of developing a caring relationship with our patients and a sincere appreciation for the important contributions of our staff.
Mathew MacCumber, MD, PhD
Associate Chairman for Research
Rush University Medical Center