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Ophthalmology Fellowships at CODET

Ophthalmology Fellowships at CODET

Preparing ophthalmology professionals since 1994

The prestigious CODET Fellowship program offers ophthalmologists an opportunity to earn a subspecialist degree while training in state-of-the-art facilities alongside leading vision care experts.

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Dr. Arturo Chayet, founder of Tijuana-based CODET Vision Institute, introduced this medical fellowship program in 1994. Since then, the prestigious program has trained nearly 100+ ophthalmologists from Mexico, Latin America, the United States, and elsewhere.

The CODET Fellowship is open to doctors who have completed their residency in ophthalmology and seek to further their expertise in a subspecialty field such as:

During their one- or two-year term fellowship, these doctors-in-training learn under the expert medical team at CODET. While here, fellows perform an extensive number of state-of-the-art procedures and gain hands-on experience with the most modern diagnostic equipment and devices, many of these technologies unique and exclusive to the CODET Vision Institute experience.

After graduation, our fellows bring CODET’s technology and level of care to vision care facilities across Latin America and beyond. And, sometimes, they join the surgical team at CODET.

What to Expect: A Look at the CODET Fellowship


Participate in weekly theory-based academic sessions to further your knowledge in your subspecialty, plus read, analyze, and discuss the latest in ophthalmology literature and industry developments.


Gain plenty of clinical and surgical experience as you consult with patients in our private practice and through our Foundation, Fundación CODET. Observe and perform hundreds of surgeries and procedures during your fellowship.


Join our medical team in investigative research studies and participate in clinical trials, which gives you the opportunity to help advance ophthalmic innovation and even publish your own work in a peer-reviewed journal.

  • 100+
    Fellows trained since inception
  • 1994
    Year of establishment
  • 1,000+
    Surgeries performed annually by Fellows

2022 Fellowship Program Convocation

Documents receipt date: April 1st to October 31st, 2022
Selection date: Third week of November, 2022.
Start of fellowship programs: April 1st, 2023.
Introduction course date for those selected: March 16th, 2023.

Places available

Anterior Segment: 2
Cornea: 1
Retina and Vitreous: 2
Glaucoma: 1
Pediatric ophthalmology and Strabismus: 1
Oculoplastics: 1

Expand your knowledge and advance your ophthalmology career with CODET.


Become a CODET Fellow

Meet Our Fellows

Dr. Erik Navas

  • Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)
  • Residency at Hospital General “Dr. Manuel Gea González” UNAM, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Mexico City, Mexico

Dr. Francisco Saldívar

anterior segment
  • Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León
  • Residency at Instituto Cubano de Oftalmología, Havana, Cuba
  • San Fernando, Tamaulipas, Mexico

Dr. Guglielmo Buonomo

anterior SEGMENT
  • Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Roma, Policlinico Gemelli di Roma
  • Residency at Università di Tor Vergata di Roma, Italy
  • Santa Maria Capua Vetere, Campania, Italy

Dr. Maximiliano Barrera

anterior SEGMENT
  • Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León
  • Residency at Escuela de Medicina y Ciencias de la Salud, Tecnológico de Monterrey
  • Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
Dr. Luis Valdés

Dr. Luis Valdés

  • Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León
  • Residency at Hospital Universitario “Dr. José Eleuterio González”, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
Dra. Katia Govea

Dr. Katia Govea

Pediatric Ophthalmology
and Strabismus
  • Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León
  • Residency at Hospital Universitario Dr. José Eleuterio González de la Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León
  • Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico


Dr. Leslie Niebla

Retina and Vitreous
  • Universidad Autónoma de Baja California
  • Residency at Hospital General del Estado de Sonora (UNAM)
  • Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

Dr. Sergio Rios

Retina and Vitreous
  • Universidad Vasco de Quiroga
  • Residency at Centro Médico Nacional 20 de Noviembre (UNAM)
  • Huetamo, Michoacán, Mexico

Dr. Mariana López

Retina and Vitreous
  • Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa
  • Residency at Centro Médico Nacional de occidente, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
  • Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico

Dr. José Maldonado

Retina and Vitreous
  • Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México FESI
  • Residency en el Hospital General de México “Dr. Eduardo Liceaga”
  • Mexico City, Mexico

Dr. Andrea Montero

  • Universidad de Guadalajara
  • Residency at Hospital Civil de Guadalajara “Fray Antonio Alcalde”
  • San Juan de Los Lagos, Jalisco, Mexico

Dr. Carolina Guzmán

  • Universidad Quetzalcóatl de Irapuato
  • Residency at Hospital ISSSTE “Dr. Manuel Cárdenas de la Vega”
  •  Moroleon, Guanajuato, Mexico

Learning in Action at CODET

See our fellows in action and learn more about our program:

Dr. Ward´s Technique in Bioniko Model
Dr. Sergio Canabrava´s s Four- Flanged Scleral Fixation Technique With Akreos IOL in bioniko models

More About Our Fellows