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Ophthalmology Fellowship

The Division of Ophthalmology at Children's National Hospital is a comprehensive specialty pediatric practice, offering care for children with all eye and vision problems. The fellowship program, credentialed by the Association of University Professors in Ophthalmology (AUPO) and approved by the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, is the original fellowship program in pediatric ophthalmology, established by Frank Costenbader, M.D., and Marshall Parks, M.D., in 1959.

Over 100 pediatric ophthalmologists in practice today were trained at Children's National Hospital. Many graduates from the fellowship have become division chiefs and program directors. International graduates have established pediatric ophthalmology programs and become department chiefs in programs abroad, working to improve the care of children globally.

The Ophthalmology Fellowship prepares graduates for academic or private practice careers, with confidence in managing all areas of a comprehensive pediatric ophthalmology practice.