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1 Year Fellowship


1 Year Fellowship

The one-year full ESASO Fellowship is an advanced subspecialty-training programme, which offers doctors the opportunity to acquire hands-on surgical expertise at a prestigious affiliated institution. Previous participation in ESASO modules not mandatory. In addition, ESASO provides a grant of up to €25,000 to successful applicants.

The application for ESASO Fellowship 2019 has been closed.



The ESASO Fellowship Committee

• Stanley Chang, USA, Chair
• Borja Corcóstegui, Spain, Committee President
• Rupert Bourne, UK, Member
• Giuseppe Guarnaccia, Switzerland, Member
• José L. Güell, Spain, Member
• Adrian Koh, Singapore, Member
• Anat Loewenstein, Israel, Member
• Ramón Medel, Spain, Member
• Robert Rejdak, Poland, Member
• Ursula Schmidt-Erfurth, Austria, Member
• Christoph Scholda, Austria, Member
• Sobha Sivaprasad, UK, Member
• Paulo E. Stanga, UK, Member
• Leonidas Zografos, Switzerland, Member
• Grazia Pertile, Italy, Member
• Michele Coppola, Italy, Member

• Maurizio Battaglia Parodi, Italy, Secretary



Fellowship Institutions

The fellow’s training is conducted at one of the specialist teaching hospitals or university centres that have entered into a partnership agreement with ESASO.

1 Year Fellowship

Key Focus Surgeon Institutions
Anterior Segment Surgery Josè L. Güell Instituto de Microcirugia Ocular (IMO), Barcelona, Spain
Glaucoma Rupert Bourne Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK
Oculoplastics Ramón Medel Instituto de Microcirugia Ocular (IMO), Barcelona, Spain
Medical Retina Sobha Sivaprasad Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, UK
Medical Retina Anat Loewenstein Tel Aviv Medical Center & Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Research Stanley Chang Columbia University Medical center, New York, USA
Medical Retina & Research Paulo E. Stanga Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, Manchester, UK
Medical Retina & Research Adrian Koh The Camden Medical Centre, Singapore
Surgical Retina Borja Corcóstegui Instituto de Microcirugia Ocular (IMO), Barcelona, Spain
Surgical Retina Ursula Schmidth-Erfurth Allgemeines Krankenhaus Universitätskliniken, Vienna, Austria
Surgical Retina Anat Loewenstein Tel Aviv Medical Center & Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Surgical Retina Robert Rejdak Medical University of Lublin, Poland
Surgical Retina Grazia Pertile Ospedale Sacro Cuore Don Calabria, Italy
Surgical Retina Michele Coppola Ospedale San Gerardo, Italy


Minutes Selection Process

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I work in the ophthalmologic clinic Eye surgery Raschescoff, Kazan. I specialize in cataract surgery, glaucoma surgery and vitreoretinal surgery. I am 46 years old. I learned about participation in educational programs ESASO through RSCRS The first module I visited in 2011. It was held in Lugano Campus.
In 2013 I went through a practical course “Surgical treatment of pathologies of the retina”, at the University Vita- Salute San Raffaele, Milan (Italy).
Education in ESASO opened for me the opportunity to gain invaluable experience in the treatment of eye diseases, in the world's best hospitals. All stages of training were organized at a very high
level

– Dr. Alexander Rascheskov, Russia

Each day, my skills improve and my experience as a surgical retina fellow, enhances my knowledge as a specialist. By having the opportunity to operate several times a week, to triage and treat emergencies, and see interesting cases in the clinic is contributing to my confidence to make treatment decisions and to approach different pathologies and cases with more discrimination and expertise.
In addition, my tutors and the entire hospital staff, are very friendly and willing to offer their guidance, advice and help in every way they can. I already feel part of the department, attending to each one of the sessions, and taking part in every procedure that I can. My recommendation to anyone considering participating with ESASO is not to hesitate to be part of the courses, or to apply for a Fellowship. ESASO provides the greatest opportunity to learn with the best educators in the field.

– Dr. Michael R. Martinez, Mexico


Esaso Fellows

Year Fellow Country Subspeciality
2011-12 Abdullah Alqahtani, Saudi Arabia Department of Ophthalmology
of Sint-Augustinus Hospital, Antwerp
Surgical Retina
2011-12 Maurizio Postorino, Italy Instituto de Microcirugia Ocular (IMO), Barcelona Surgical Retina
2012-13 Tomaso Caporossi, Italy Instituto de Microcirugia Ocular (IMO), Barcelona Surgical Retina
2012-14 Zubair Arain, Pakistan Columbia University New York Research
2012-13 Janhvi Mehta, India Ophthalmology Department of University, Vienna Surgical Retina
2013-14 Omar Barrada, Egypt Instituto de Microcirugia Ocular (IMO), Barcelona Cataract & Refractive Surgery
2015-16 Gil Peretz, Israel Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge Galucoma
2015-16 Michael Martinez, Mexico Department of Ophthalmology, Tel Aviv Medical Center & Sacker, Tel Aviv Surgical Retina
2016-17 Spyridoula Souki, Greek Instituto de Microcirugia Ocular (IMO), Barcelona Anterior Segment
2016-17 Firouzeh Rajabian, France Manchester Royal Eye Hospital Medical Retina & Research
2017-18 Piyali Sen, UK Medical Retina Moorfields Eye Hospital, London Medical Retina
2017-18 María Encarnación Correa Pérez, Spain Instituto de Microcirugia Ocular (IMO), Barcelona Oculoplastics