Retina & Vitreous

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  • Fellowship Program Director: Andrew B. Merkur, MD
  • David A. Albiani, MD
  • Andrew W. Kirker, MD
  • Patrick E. Ma, MD
  • David A.L. Maberley, MD
  • Eduardo V. Navajas, MD
  • William H. Ross, MD
  • Kaivon P. Vaezi, MD


The UBC Vancouver Vitreoretinal Fellowship was established in July 1985. During the past 30 years, the fellowship has gained an international reputation for excellence in clinical training and clinical research. We have trained 47 fellows from around the world and hold an annual alumni meeting at Whistler, BC.

There are two fellowship positions offered per year. The UBC Retina Vitreous service is the only quaternary referral center in British Columbia and provides a wealth of training opportunities. Each fellow can expect to be involved in performing over 500 retinal detachment repairs and over 1300 vitrectomy procedures during their year. They will also perform over 2000 laser photocoagulations treatments and will gain expertise in the interpretation of angiographic studies and ultrasound studies. Each fellow is expected to participate in clinical research projects with publication of one or two clinical papers during the course of their training.

How to Apply

This one-year fellowship commences on July 1st and offers a salary of $40 000 per year with malpractice insurance.

Applicants must register with the:

Ophthalmology Fellowship Match (
SF Match
655 Beach Street
San Francisco, CA 94109


Dr. A. Merkur
Director, UBC Retina Vitreous Fellowship
Department of Ophthalmology
University of British Columbia
2550 Willow Street
Vancouver, B.C. CANADA, V5Z 3N9