Oculoplastics Fellowship

The New York City ASOPRS Combined Fellowship is a two year program under the aegis of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS). The fellowship offers participation in more than 2,000 ophthalmic plastic surgical cases. Fellows rotate at Weill Cornell Medical College, New York University, Bellevue Medical Center, Columbia Medical Center, Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital and the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Because the Fellow rotates with Associate Preceptors at all major NYC Hospitals, this combined program covers all aspects of ophthalmic plastic surgery. The various specialties of each Associate Preceptors provide full coverage of all aspects of the specialty, without any areas being excluded due to lack of cases or expertise. In addition, electives during the fellowship offer exposure to plastic surgery, craniofacial surgery, dermatology, neuroradiology, ocular pathology and otorhinolaryngology.


  • New York University Medical Center
  • Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital
  • Bellevue Medical Center
  • Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Columbia University
  • New York Eye and Ear Infirmary


  • Richard Lisman, MD
  • Michael Kazim, MD
  • Elizabeth A. Maher, MD
  • James P. Milite, MD
  • Gary J. Lelli, Jr., MD

In even years, the program preceptor is Richard D. Lisman, MD, located at Manhattan Eye and Ear Hospital.
Phone: 212-585-1405
Fax: 212-585-1408
Email: drlisman@lismanmd.com

In odd years, the program preceptor is Michael Kazim, MD, located at Columbia University. Phone: 212-305-5477
Email: mk48@columbia.edu

2013-2015 Fellow: Carisa Petris, MD
2014-2016 Fellow: Alison Barnes-Callahan, MD

You can also find more information about the ASOPRS fellowship on NYU's website.

Please direct all inquiries to:
Phone: 646-962-2053
E-mail: ophthoprograms@med.cornell.edu

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