Letter from the Residency Program Director

At NYU’s department of ophthalmology, we are fortunate to have had a long history of dedication to teaching and mentorship. Our residents leave our program as exceptional ophthalmologists and go on to prestigious fellowships and academic positions around the country.

Recent years have seen a rapid expansion of clinical and research faculty in our department under the leadership of our chair, Dr. Joel S. Schuman. The influx of new faculty and the development of our research infrastructure has revitalized the foundation of training available to our residents.

The program leadership at the department, including Vice Chair of Education Assumpta Madu, MD, Associate Chair of Education Laurence Sperber, MD, and Associate Program Director Ilyse Haberman, MD, is committed to providing residency education on the highest level. Our mentorship program matches residents with attendings that provide support, advice and guidance in navigating residency, doing research, and in obtaining fellowship training. We have an advanced surgical curriculum that will help our residents become skilled and confident ophthalmologists. Our robust didactic schedule has been supplemented with a visiting lecture series and conference seminars. We are focused on the well-being of our residents and creating a positive learning environment where residents feel supported and challenged.

The diversity of our teaching sites remains one of the highlights of our program. The combination of Bellevue Hospital, the Manhattan VA Medical Center, Woodhull Medical Center, Tisch Hospital and our Faculty Group Practice at NYU Langone Health provides an unmatched base of patients from which residents will learn to provide the highest quality of care using the latest in evidence-based medicine techniques.

We thank you for your interest in our program and welcome you to learn more about us in the other sections of the website.

Eleanore T. Kim, M.D.
Ophthalmology Residency Program Director