Glaucoma Fellowship

The University of Kentucky Department of Ophthalmology graduated our inaugural Glaucoma Fellow in June 2015.  The fellowship offers a strong clinical and surgical experience, with opportunities for teaching and research. We are committed to providing excellent patient care in an academic setting. Both Dr. Sheila Sanders and Dr. Danny Moore are previous recipients of the departmental Outstanding Teaching Award.  We are actively recruiting for an outstanding faculty candidate to be our third full time glaucoma specialist.  Our fellows currently operate and see patients with pediatric faculty member, John Franklin, for additional experience with pediatric glaucoma, and former fellow Dr. Ryan Smith, in private practice nearby.

The University of Kentucky Glaucoma Fellowship is currently accepting applications for the 2020-2021 academic year via the SF Match service. We are an AUPO FCC compliant program. In March 2017 we relocated the department into new clinic and administrative space. Our outpatient surgery center, main hospital, and Veteran’s hospital are all part of an attached complex.  We also have several satellite clinic opportunities. We anticipate continued high surgical volumes – including both glaucoma surgery and complex cataracts. Current technologies include ECP, iStent, trabectome, Kahook blade, micropulse diode laser, new SLT / YAG laser and UBM.  iTrack technology available soon.

The Glaucoma Fellowship pays at the PGY5 level for our institution (around 62,000 annually).

 At this time, applications from foreign medical graduates are not being accepted.

Questions by phone or email may be directed to Sherrie Fleckinstein at (859) 323-9870 or

Anticipated Fall 2019 interview dates: not final, tentatively Friday Oct 4th and Friday Oct 25th.

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