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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:

Tecnología Diagnóstica

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
Dr. Arturo Chayet and CODET Fellow performing an eye surgery

2024 Fellowship Program Convocation

Documents receipt date: Before November 15th, 2023
Selection date:  November 21st to November 24th, 2023
Start of fellowship programs: April 1st, 2024
Introduction course date for those selected: March 18th, 2024

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. Arie Maya

  • Universidad Anáhuac México Norte
  • Residency at Hadassa University Medical Center, Jerusalén, Israel
  • Mexico City, Mexico

Dr. Andrea Rivas

  • Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey
  • Residency at Instituto Panamericano Contra la Ceguera, Ciudad de Guatemala
  • Monterrey, Nuevo León

Dr. Omarys Castillo

  • Universidad de Los Andes
  • Residency at University Hospital de los Andes
  •  El Tigre, Venezuela

Dr. Valeria Hosse

    • Universidad Privada del Valle
    • Residency at Instituto Cubano de Oftalmología ” Ramón Pando Ferrer”
    • Cochabamba, Bolivia

Dr. Bayardo Félix

  • Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara
  • Residency at Instituto Cubano de Oftalmología ” Ramón Pando Ferrer”
  • Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico

Dr. Francisco Oliveros

    • Universidad Anahuac
    • Residency at Instituto Oftalmología Fundación Conde de Valenciana
    • Mexico City, Mexico


Dr. Irina Ariza

  • Universidad del Norte
  • Residency at Universidad Militar
  • Barranquilla, Colombia

Dr. Javier Jáuregui

  • Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara
  • Residency at Hospital Benito Juarez, Merida, Yucatan
  • Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico

Dr. Fernanda Castro

  • Universidad de Guadalajara
  • Residency at Centro Médico Nacional de Occidente, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
  • San José del Cabo, B.C.S., Mexico

Dr. Aldo Noe Ramírez

  • Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León
  • Residency at Hospital Universitario “Dr. José Eleuterio González”, Monterrey, Nuevo León
  • Monterrey, Nuevo León

Dr. Karen Saldaña

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

Dr. Erick Navarro

  • Universidad Autonoma de Baja California
  • Residency at Hospital General Regional #12 IMSS “Lic. Benito Juárez Garcia” en Mérida, Yucatán.
  • Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico

Dr. Felix Piloto

  • Universidad de Ciencias Médicas de La Habana
  • Residency at Instituto Cubano de Oftalmología “Ramón Pando Ferrer”
  • Havana, Cuba

Dr. Wellington Mateo

  • Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Ureña
  • Residency at Hospital General Docente Abel Santamaría Cuadrado
  • Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

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