Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship

OHSU Casey Eye Institute’s two year Oculofacial Plastic Surgery fellowship is sponsored by the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS). This highly competitive program was founded in 1987 by John L. Wobig, M.D., M.B.A.  Its first graduate was Roger A. Dailey, M.D., FACS, who is the current program director.

The fellowship begins July 5th in each odd numbered year with one fellow accepted every other year.  Fellows participate in resident and medical student training and interactions with multiple sub-specialties such as dermatologic surgery (especially MOHS), ENT, neurosurgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMFS), pathology, and general plastic surgery. Clinical and surgical participation is broad, and fellows will learn adult and pediatric tear duct, eyelid, orbit and facial procedures. There is protected time for clinic and surgery at the Portland VA Medical Center and here at OHSU Casey Eye Institute.  Salary and benefits are commensurate with those of other local fellow colleagues.

Oculofacial plastic and reconstructive surgery faculty

    • Appointments and titles

      • Professor of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine
    • Expertise

      • Ophthalmology
      • Oculofacial Plastic Surgery

Clinical opportunities

The Oculofacial Plastic Fellowship offers extensive experience with a wide variety of current and cutting edge technologies and medical management including functional, cosmetic and complex orbit and eyelid cases, orbital and facial tumors, fractures, decompression, reconstruction, implants, fillers, and neuromodulators. It is anticipated that each fellow will be assisting with a variety of cosmetic and functional cases, advancing autonomy commensurate with skill and experience. Surgical experience will also come from the Portland VA Medical Center where they will perform two main OR cases and six minor procedures per month.

On average, the clinic sees 25 to 30 patients a day, 15 patients at the VA with an optional Saturday clinic for clinical evaluations or minor procedures. Fellows take primary oculofacial plastic department call and back up for emergency cases. Six weeks per year the fellow takes comprehensive ophthalmology call, covering ruptured globes and weekend rounding on inpatients. The fellow staffs inpatient consults with the consult resident one afternoon eight times per year.

Research opportunities

Clinical research and publication is encouraged. We are involved in clinical trials for Thyroid Eye Disease, Orbital Tumors and Inflammatory Diseases. Financing for research is available through the Lester T. Jones Endowed Chair.

Educational opportunities

The fellow holds an appointment as Clinical Instructor and is an integral part of teaching in the Department of Oculofacial Plastic Surgery and for the residents at the Portland VA Medical Center. The fellow actively participates in research meetings, case conferences and other local and regional conferences, i.e. the ASOPRS Spring Symposium in the first year and the Fall meeting in the second year. Fellows have also attended the Orbital Dissection Course at UCLA and other national meetings and courses. The fellow provides instructional lectures to the residents, and spearheads various educational initiatives from workshops to cadaver dissection courses.

The Casey Eye Institute Oculofacial Plastic Surgery faculty has hosted numerous national and international guest surgeons to learn their innovative surgical techniques.

Application process

All applicants must complete an application form, submit a curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation. Applications should be submitted through the ASOPRS match at www.SFMatch.org, and our program name is “Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship.” Applications are reviewed by the program director and division faculty, and select candidates are invited for an interview. Candidates are ranked based on their performance in residency training, CV and letters of recommendation.

Fellowship program team

Fellowship Director: Roger A. Dailey, M.D., FACS           

Coordinator: Dawn Brundage, 503-494-3007