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ASOPRS Fellowships

The American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) approves and maintains post-graduate fellowship programs that train qualified physicians in the art and science of oculofacial plastic surgery.  These highly competitive two-year full-time fellowship positions are affiliated with prestigious academic institutions in the US and Canada. Graduates of these programs are eligible for membership in ASOPRS following completion of oral and written examinations and submission of an approved thesis.  Fellowship applicants must have completed an ACGME-approved ophthalmology residency and be eligible for medical licensure in the state or province of the fellowship.  In addition, a small number of fellowships are designated for international ophthalmologists who intend to return to their home country.

ASOPRS Fellowships are divided into “even” and “odd” year groups. Most programs train one fellow and operate on an “even” or “odd” year cycle.  A few programs will train two fellows—one starting an odd year, one starting an even year—each with a separate official ASOPRS Program Director.

ASOPRS Fellowship Information Webinar

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Fellowship Match

All fellowships participate in the SF Match.  Some fellowships will have independent deadlines with additional application materials; applicants should check with each program to which they intend to apply.  

Details about each of the ASOPRS-approved fellowships can be found in the Fellowship Directory. All have met the rigorous Society guidelines for comprehensive training and experience in diseases and deformities that encompass the specialty of oculofacial plastic surgery.

SF Match 

2022 Fellowship Match Schedule (for 2023-2025 positions)

  • Match Registration Opens: April 4, 2022 (It is the applicant's responsibility to contact training programs for individual deadline dates.)
  • Rank List Submission Deadline: October 12, 2022 @ 12 PM (Noon) Pacific
  • Match Results Day: October 19, 2022 @ 9 AM Pacific
  • Post-Match Vacancies Announced: October 20, 2022

Match Questions? Contact:

Dennis Thomatos, Match Manager
[email protected]

ASOPRS-Approved Fellowship Questions? Contact:
M Reza Vagefi, MD, ASOPRS Secretary of Education
[email protected]

Gary Lelli, MD, ASOPRS Program Directors Committee Chair
[email protected]