Meet the July 2021 Fellows
They’re here and it’s all thanks to our generous donors! In July we welcomed three of our four new international fellows. All are eagerly looking forward to working at Sydney Eye Hospital with our world class professionals.
Our Fellowship Program is now in its 30th year and provides once in a lifetime experience to outstanding clinicians who will become the next generation of ophthalmic leaders. Thanks to community support Sydney Eye Hospital Foundation has committed $440,000 to support 8 Fellows in 2021.
Together with the Heads of Department of Sydney Eye Hospital, we recruit doctors who are fully-qualified ophthalmologists in their respective country.
Dr Andrew Chang, Head of Ophthalmology said, “They are selected competitively on merit and importantly, if from overseas, intend to return to their country to provide much needed speciality services there.
“Our eye speciality departments are committed to the Fellowship Program which affords unparalleled access to the best in medical and surgical ophthalmology training, and our fellows work side–by–side leaders in the field and importantly train our junior doctors.”
Australia’s first hospital, now known as Sydney / Sydney Eye Hospital provides surgical and medical management across 7 sub-specialities of Vitreoretinal, Medical retina, Cornea, Glaucoma, Strabismus, Oncology Neurophthalmology and Uveitis.
Since 1991 Sydney Eye Hospital Foundation has funded 142 Ophthalmology Fellows from 26 countries.
“Fellows enrich the hospital in many ways and are often described as central and fundamental to our service delivery to patients,” said Linda Fagan, Chief Executive of Sydney Eye Hospital Foundation.
“We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to all who donate to the Foundation. With an ageing population, there is increasing demand on services and we need to raise much more funding to support the hospital,” Linda said.