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The Pediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship at Children's Mercy is a one-year program approved and accredited by the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS).

The fellowship provides comprehensive experience in the field of pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus, and will provide the graduating fellow with the experience necessary to enter either private practice or an academic career.

The fellow will be exposed to every aspect of the field with a large number of complex strabismus cases, cataracts, glaucoma and ROP (both screening and treatment).

The fellow will spend time and operate with glaucoma, retina, oculoplastic and ocular oncology surgeons on a regular basis. The fellow participates in complex strabismus and intraocular surgery that is performed at the main hospital.

The fellow also participates in the less complicated surgical procedures performed away from the main hospital. The fellow is included in all adult strabismus surgeries that take place at outside locations. The fellow can expect to participate in several hundred surgical cases each year.

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Graduate Medical Education Open House


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Save the date:

  • Friday, October 27, 2023
  • Friday, November 3, 2023

One night lodging paid. Participation will not affect your ranking. All invited applicants will receive additional information at the time of their invitation to interview.

UIM Mix & Mingles


Optional session for applications traditionally underrepresented in medicine. Meet with UIM faculty, fellows and residents. Discuss DEI efforts and life at CM and in KC!

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  • Thursday, October 26, 2023 (in person)
  • Thursday, November 2, 2023 (in person)

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Clinical experience

Learn about the quality and extent of hands-on experience offered through the Pediatric Ophthalmology fellowship.

Faculty and fellows

Meet the team of fellows and faculty for the Pediatric Ophthalmology fellowship.

Apply for the program

The Pediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship Program appoints one fellow each year through the San Francisco Matching Program. Qualified applicants must have completed an ACGME-accredited Ophthalmology residency program prior to beginning of the fellowship.

Learn more about the application process.

Our Pediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship team

Michael Struck, MD
Fellowship Director
(816) 960-8000
mcstruck@cmh.edu

Megan Smith, MSE
Fellowship Coordinator
(816) 234-1867
mrsmith4@cmh.edu