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Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences

Paediatric Opthalmology and Strabismus Fellowship

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This training experience is an intense and active fellowship set in the largest paediatric center in North American for clinical care and research; in conjunction with the Residency and Fellowship Training Program of the University of Toronto, Department of Ophthalmology. The fellowship is characterized by a broad exposure to clinical material and problem situations and can be tailored somewhat to fit special needs or interests of the trainee. It includes exposure to all subspecialties within paediatric ophthalmology and strabismus.

The fellow, appointed for a one-year term, participates in all aspects of our department, and is responsible for patient care in the Eye Clinic, in-hospital consultations, academic conferences, participation in resident training, and in research. The fellows are also required to provide full clinic coverage on Friday afternoons as the residents have academic leave.

Fellowship Objectives

    • To provide a complete fellowship training experience in paediatric ophthalmology with surgical and clinical exposure to all disciplines within the field including strabismus (including adults), cataract, glaucoma, cornea, anterior segment disorders, oculoplastics, retinopathy of prematurity, neuro-ophthalmology, retinoblastoma, and ocular genetics (including adults).
    • To expose training fellows to the wide range of paediatric systemic diseases with ocular manifestations.
    • To provide a paediatric ophthalmology research experience resulting in the publication of at least one manuscript.
    • To offer personal and professional development as a future academically oriented paediatric ophthalmologist who is active in the field, demonstrates exemplary doctor-patient/parent relationships, and ethical behavior.


Fellowships run from July 1 to June 30 (3 spots) and January 1 to December 31 (1 spot). In person interviews are required. Deadline for applications is the second Friday in September of the year prior to beginning the Fellowship in July, or the second Friday in February of the year prior to beginning the Fellowship in January.

Application Process

Please note the fellowship application requirements as follows: DOVS Fellowship Application Information (pdf).

Please contact the Fellowship Coordinator, below, for any further inquiries on the application process.

License Requirements

Foreign applicants may apply. Applicants must be fully fluent in the English language. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) will generally grant a full clinical educational license to applicants with recognized ophthalmology specialty certification in their home country. The CPSO designates the first 4-6 weeks of the fellowship to be an evaluation period during which the candidate's ability and language fluency will be assessed before a final educational license can be granted and the fellowship continued for the remainder of the designated 12 month period. Certificate of completion of the fellowship will be issued when the training time, research and other commitments are completed.

Program Faculty

Our Fellowship Director is Dr. Nasrin Tehrani, at Nasrin.tehrani@sickkids.ca.  See our staff listing for a full list of our faculty.

Current Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Fellows

Dr. Anu Maudgil
Dr. Mansoureh Bagheri
Dr. Bashar Beta
Dr. Francine Yang

See Current Fellows page.

Contact us:

All Education and Training inquiries for the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences can be made out to the Fellowship Coordinator, at ophthalmology.education@sickkids.ca

For more information on the Fellowships in Ocular Genetics, Retinoblastoma, Paediatric Cornea and External Diseases, and Neuro Ophthalmology, please visit the University of Toronto’s Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences.

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