Program Director: Victoria Pelak, M.D.
We are excited that you have landed on our pages for Neuro-ophthalmology Fellowship. The University of Colorado offers a one-year AUPO FCC compliant Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship for qualified physicians who have completed residency training in Neurology or Ophthalmology. Our fellowship is uniquely positioned to provide training with Neurology- and Ophthalmology-trained faculty members who have been recognized for their contributions to teaching, clinical care, and research activities. The fellowship is jointly offered by the Department of Neurology and the Department of Ophthalmology with tremendous opportunities to interact with fellows, residents, and faculty in both programs. Our core faculty members are Victoria Pelak, MD (Fellowship Director); Jeffrey Bennett, MD, PhD; Prem Subramanian, MD, PhD (Neuro-Ophthalmology Chief); and Mary Labowsky, MD.Fellows in Neuro-Ophthalmology will be appointed as clinical instructors in Neurology and Ophthalmology. Outpatient clinical activity takes place in the UCHealth Sue Anschutz-Rodgers Eye Center, which is headquartered in the 135,000-square-foot Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute on the Anschutz Medical Campus. A graduate of the Neuro-ophthalmology Fellowship program will be exceptionally well-prepared to diagnose and manage all aspects of neuro-ophthalmic conditions. The presence of Ophthalmology-trained and Neurology-trained core faculty gives fellows a comprehensive exposure to all aspects of Neuro-ophthalmology. Our program’s curriculum philosophy is centered around our goal to prepare you for the next step in your career, and with that in mind, we will design rotations in clinics that enhance your experience in Neuro-ophthalmology. Prior fellows have chosen a variety of opportunities such as rotating in clinics of neuro-immunology, uveitis, and headache. For ophthalmologists, you will have the opportunity to enhance your skills in neuro-ophthalmology procedures (optic nerve sheath fenestration, temporal artery biopsy, botulinum toxin injections, lumbar puncture), strabismus, and orbital and skull-based surgeries. For neurologists, we can provide opportunities for observation of surgeries and help you maintain skills in procedures such as botulinum toxin injection and lumbar puncture.
We have put together links that allow you to learn more about our program and our innovative and state-of-the-art medical campus. To learn more about a neuro-ophthalmology fellow’s experience living in Colorado and growing as a teacher, scholar, and clinician, please see the links listed below. We look forward to meeting you and until that time, please explore virtual introductions to our campus using the links below.
Experience CU Graduate Medical Programs
CU Anschutz Medical Campus Virtual Tour
Anschutz Medical Campus Breakthrough (including Dr. Naresh Mandava, Chair of Ophthalmology)
The Fellow’s Colorado Living Experience
The Fellow’s Teaching Experience
The Fellow’s Research and Scholarly Experience
The Fellow’s Clinical and Didactic Experience
Victoria S. Pelak, MD
Applicants for this fellowship program must:
2022-2023 and 2023-2024 Fellowship Positions
The neuro-ophthalmology fellowship at the University of Colorado, which is co-directed by Ophthalmology and Neurology, is filled for 2022-2023 and 2023-2024. Congratulations to our current and incoming Fellows!
Applicants for fellowships starting July 2024 and beyond:
All neuro-ophthalmology fellowships beginning July 2024 and beyond will be through the San Francisco Match: https://sfmatch.org/.
Starting in July 2023, you will be able to register and submit application materials through the San Francisco Match and direct materials to the University of Colorado program. We look forward to reviewing your application! Until then, please review our web pages and the information provided to help you learn more about our program at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
For questions, please contact: Neurology-Fellowships2@cuanschutz.edu