Retina Consultants of Alabama Milton F. White, Jr., M.D.

Vitreoretinal Disease and Surgery Fellowship Program


About the Fellowship

Our sub-specialty fellowship is a paid two-year training position under the direction and mentorship of Dr. Richard Feist, Dr. John Mason, III, Dr. Martin Thomley and Dr. Michael Albert, Jr. One to two new fellows are matched each year to begin the program on July 1st. The Retina Consultants of Alabama (RCA) physicians hold faculty appointments at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Hospital and the Callahan Eye Hospital. The UAB Callahan Eye Hospital is the region’s only Level I Ocular Trauma Center. This state-of-the-art facility has a fully-staffed 24-hour emergency room seven days a week.

Comprehensive Training Program

The vitreoretinal fellowship is a comprehensive training program encompassing all aspects of medical and surgical retina care. During the two-year training, fellows work under close supervision of the RCA physicians in the clinic and operating room where they gain the knowledge, experience, and expertise to diagnose and manage all vitreoretinal disease and trauma. Fellows have the opportunity to assist with and perform advanced surgery techniques as well as manage complex cases including:

  • Intraocular Tumors
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Severe Ocular Trauma

Clinical Research

RCA fellows participate in clinical and basic science research as well as industry and National Institute of Health sponsored clinical trials. Presentation of original research at local and national conferences, and the preparation of research projects for publication in peer-reviewed journals is encouraged and supported. Participation in regular lectures, Grand Rounds, research conferences and journal clubs is required. Scheduled on-call coverage is assigned on a rotating basis between the two fellows. A RCA physician is scheduled for secondary call at all times to assist the fellows as needed with this responsibility.

Fellowship Benefits

  • Salary
  • Health and Dental Insurance (Provided at No Cost)
  • Malpractice Insurance (Provided at No Cost)
  • State License Fees, Medical Organizations and Societal Membership Dues and Approved Continuing Education Meeting Expenses Reimbursed
  • Paid Vacation and Sick Time


Program Director Program Coordinator
John O. Mason, III, MD Tracy L. Emond, MS
Program Faculty Contact Information
  • Richard M. Feist, MD
  • John O. Mason, III, MD
  • Martin L. Thomley, MD
  • Michael A. Albert, Jr., MD
700 18th Street South, Suite 707
Birmingham, Alabama 35233
Phone: 205.918.0047 or 800.575.4314
Fax: 205.918.1318


Current Fellows

Deepthi M. Reddy, MD
Vitreoretinal Disease and Surgery Fellowship
2014 – 2016

Dr. Reddy graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas in 2010.  She completed her ophthalmology residency training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2014.

Jason N. Crosson, MD
Vitreoretinal Disease and Surgery Fellowship
2015 – 2017

Dr. Crosson graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, Florida in 2008.  He completed his ophthalmology residency training at the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium in San Antonio, Texas in 2012.  Dr. Crosson is a former member of the United States Air Force.



  • The University of Alabama School of Medicine, Ophthalmology Program, Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
  • Retina Consultants of Alabama, Accredited by the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology Fellowship Compliance Committee
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