ACGME Fellowships

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME - Odd Year)

Fellowship Program - Position Starting July 2025

Program Description

Consultants in Ophthalmic and Facial Plastic Surgery, along with Detroit Medical Center, and Wayne State University’s Kresge Eye Institute sponsors an oculofacial plastic surgery fellowship which fulfills the requirements of, and has been approved by, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Each fellowship is for a training period of two-years. The fellowship prepares fellows for a career encompassing all aspects of oculofacial plastic surgery, including:

  • Cosmetic and functional eyelid surgery
  • Aesthetic oculofacial plastic surgery
    • Endoscopic forehead lifting
    • Mid-face lifting
    • Lower eyelid blepharoplasty
  • Lacrimal surgery
  • Orbital surgery
  • Post-Mohs reconstructions
  • Socket reconstruction
  • Botulinum toxin
  • Soft tissue fillers
  • Minimally invasive facial procedures
  • Pediatric oculoplastic surgery
  • Thyroid eye disease

Broad Training Experience

Fellows will gain comprehensive training in the clinical evaluation, surgical management, and pre- and postoperative care of patients with oculoplastic disorders. Our practice covers all of Southeast Michigan, and draws patients from throughout Michigan and Northwest Ohio, with destination patients coming from Indiana, Chicagoland, and across the U.S. Our fellows have access to multiple academic teaching hospitals, a major Children’s hospital, several large community hospitals, a Veteran’s Administration Hospital, as well as surgery centers.


Fellows will obtain exceptional training in the management of periocular cancer, eyelid malposition, lacrimal disorders, orbital disease (including a particularly robust thyroid eye disease experience), pediatric oculoplastics, trauma and the entire gamut of cosmetic oculoplastic procedures.


The surgeons at COFPS all hold faculty appointments in local medical schools, teach medical students and residents, and pursue research projects. The research portfolio is heavy on clinical research, and a translational research lab is pending. The faculty publish regularly in major peer-reviewed journals as well as authoring chapters, surgical atlases, and several of the preeminent referenced textbooks in our field. Fellows will have excellent opportunities for research, and a strong publishable thesis is an expectation of our fellowships.

Fellowship Director

Odd-Year Fellowship:

Acgme Fellowships

Dianne M. Schlachter, MD, FACS, FAACS (ACGME)

Dr. Dianne Schlachter received her medical degree at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, MI.  She completed her ophthalmology residency at Kresge Eye Institute in Detroit, MI, where she was nominated, and served, as co-chief resident.  She then went on to complete a one-year Ocular Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery fellowship followed by a two-year Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery fellowship through Kresge Eye Institute.

Program Director

Acgme Fellowships

Evan H. Black, MD, FACS, FAACS

Dr. Evan H. Black serves as the Program Director for both ACGME fellowship positions sponsored by the Detroit Medical Center and Consultants in Ophthalmic and Facial Plastic Surgery in Southfield, Michigan. The program is affiliated with Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan and Oakland University/William Beaumont Hospital School of Medicine.

Fellows matching in either of our programs are fortunate to spend time on rotation with each program director, as well as with the other faculty in the program.

Beginning with the 2025 fellowship year (July 7, 2025 to July 6, 2027), all applicants for traditional two-year ASOPRS-accredited programs must register and apply through SF Match Residency and Fellowship Matching Services. SF Match will begin accepting requests for registration for the Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery match in April 2024. Please follow the link below:

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