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West Coast Eye Institute


Anterior Segment Fellowship

Southwest Eyecare and LASER is proud of our hybrid fellowship opportunity to help young ophthalmologists enrich their surgical skill set while equipping themselves with the tools for a long and successful career within ophthalmology. This is single position 1-year anterior segment fellowship located in Bakersfield, CA.

Dr. Sandeep Singh Walia is the director of the fellowship.

Application: Southwest Eyecare and LASER is a participant in The San Francisco Ophthalmology Fellowship Match. To register for a match certificate, contact SF Match at

The application cycle for candidates starts July 2020 through the SF Match online portal. In additional to the reference letters required through the SF Match system, applicants should send a copy of their curriculum vitae and a recent photo at the email below.

The date for interviews has not been determined as of this time.

For further information contact:

Julia Castillo

Chief Operational Officer

215 China Grade Loop

Bakersfield, CA 93308

[email protected]

Practice Background

Southwest Eyecare and Laser is a comprehensive eyecare practice with an established reputation of over 35 years of services. The practice is staffed with 4 providers: 2 MDs and 2 ODS. Additionally, Southwest Eyecare and Laser offers our patients will a full optical for their glasses needed and a medical spa for aesthetics. With a staff over 25 team-members, we pride ourselves on offering patients the complete constellation tools for their eyecare needs. 

We are located in Bakersfield, CA; an hour and a half north of LA. Applicants are encouraged to either fly directly into Bakersfield or to LAX and drive up. More information will be provided at the time of the interview offer email. Bakersfield is listed as one of America’s fastest growing city, and home global companies such as the Wonderful Company, Grimmway Farms, California Headquarters for Chevon, Distribution Headquarters for Amazon. 

Fellowship Curriculum 

The Southwest Eyecare and Laser anterior segment fellowship is a 1-year fellowship opportunity in southern California. All applicants will be expected to have completed their residency from an accredited ophthalmology residency, eligible for a full California medical license, and without any pending malpractice concerns.

The fellowship will have a core surgical concentration on refractive surgery (e.g. cataract surgery, femto-laser assisted cataract surgery, LASIK, PRK, and ICLs,) and MIGS (Xengel, IStent G2, iStent G2W). Additionally, all associates will have exposure to clinical research opportunity without our partnership CBCC Global research. Our state-of-the-art surgical suite includes Alcon’s Ingenuity 3D display, Ahmed no-tilt gonio scope, Topography guides Wavefront Exciser laser.

Fellowship will start on July 14, 2021 with a completion date of June 31, 2022.