Department and Faculty
The Department of Ophthalmology at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, provides services for more than 110,000 outpatient visits each year. The state-of-the-art facilities at Mayo Clinic expose the fellow to cutting-edge procedures and equipment.
Mayo Clinic's faculty members are committed to teaching and facilitating the growth of medical knowledge. Nearly all of the department's ophthalmic subspecialists have published and lectured extensively and all are well-regarded in their fields. Each fellow has direct access to these individuals throughout his or her time in the Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Fellowship.
The Department of Ophthalmology has 29 staff members on the Rochester campus, including three Ph.D. researchers. The Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Service has five full-time faculty and 24 additional subspecialists in all fields of ophthalmology.
- Brian G. Mohney, M.D.
Dr. Mohney is a professor of ophthalmology and the director of the Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus Fellowship. His clinical and research interests include pediatric strabismus, pediatric anterior segment disorders, retinopathy of prematurity, epidemiology and the genetics of strabismus. Dr. Mohney speaks nationally and internationally and has authored or co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications.
- Jonathan M. Holmes, M.D.
Dr. Holmes is the Joseph E. and Rose Marie Green Professor of Visual Sciences and a professor of ophthalmology. His clinical practice focuses on the surgical and nonsurgical management of complex strabismus. He has authored or co-authored more than 200 peer-reviewed articles.
Funded by the National Institutes of Health for almost 20 years, Dr. Holmes' current research focuses on the development of new methods to evaluate patient-reported outcomes in children and adults with strabismus and other pediatric ophthalmology conditions. As immediate past chair of the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group (PEDIG) and an active member of the PEDIG Executive Committee and Operations Committee, Dr. Holmes also leads multicenter randomized clinical trials to evaluate treatments for amblyopia and strabismus.
- Michael C. Brodsky, M.D.
Dr. Brodsky is the Knights Templar Eye Foundation Inc. Professor of Ophthalmology Research and a professor of ophthalmology and neurology. His clinical and research interests include pediatric ophthalmology and neurologic mechanisms of infantile strabismus. Dr. Brodsky lectures nationally and internationally and has authored or co-authored more than 200 peer-reviewed publications, as well as an 800-page pediatric neuro-ophthalmology textbook.
- Erick D. Bothun, M.D.
Dr. Bothun is the newest addition to the Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus Fellowship. His clinical and research interests include pediatric cataract and anterior segment disorders, retinopathy of prematurity, nystagmus, metabolic disease, and thyroid eye disease. Dr. Bothun speaks nationally and internationally and is the past president of the Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology.
- Elena Bitrian, M.D.
Dr. Bitrian is an assistant professor of ophthalmology and a pediatric and adult glaucoma specialist. Her clinical interests are genetics of pediatric glaucoma, surgical techniques and quality-of-life improvement in children with childhood glaucoma. She is the research director of the Childhood Glaucoma Research Network, an international organization for collaboration in treatment and research of pediatric glaucoma.
In addition to these faculty members, 12 ophthalmology residents and several fellows are either in clinical or research training at Mayo Clinic.
Many prominent professors visit Mayo Clinic each year. They present their work during lectures and participate in hospital rounds. You are encouraged to take full advantage of these opportunities.