Program Overview


Our mission is to provide a structured educational environment and professional opportunities for the development of superbly trained physicians in general ophthalmology and its subspecialties.

About the Program

The residency program currently who rotate through 5 clinical sites. Each of these sites serve to train residents and prepare them for a career in any type of service they wish to perform. These sites include the Department of Veterans' Affairs/New York Harbor Health Care Systems Administration Hospital (a full service on-site Veteran's Hospital), Bellevue Hospital (a public hospital with one of the best emergency and trauma services in the country), Woodhull Hospital (a public hospital with large surgical volume), NYU Langone Health/Tisch Hospital (the private academic institution of NYU Medical Center), and our Faculty Group Practice. Appointments for the first year positions are made through SF Match. For more information, please refer to Admission & Application.

Residents who join the program receive a broad education covering general ophthalmology and its subspecialties. The house staff are under the supervision of faculty renowned for their clinical care and dedication to research. The department is the provider for eye services for several area hospitals consisting of unique patient populations with distinct characteristics. Our program combines two large municipal hospitals with diverse populations, an adjacent large private university referral center and faculty group practice drawing patients from a wide geographic area, and a large Veterans’ hospital which serves as a referral center for surrounding VA hospitals. This setting provides an enviable mix of clinical and surgical cases rarely found in other training programs.

The ophthalmology residency program at New York University has three distinct components: (1) a diverse experience in ophthalmology and exposure to all of its subspecialties, resulting in physicians capable of dealing with any and all clinical situations; (2) a comprehensive didactic education, accomplished via weekly lectures, conferences, journal clubs, and wet labs; and (3) a dedication toward academic medicine, with numerous opportunities to devise and participate in ongoing research projects as well as to attend and present at national meetings and conferences.

House officers are selected because of their enthusiasm, academic excellence, team-oriented personality, and, ultimately, their dedication toward providing unparalleled patient care and their commitment to academic medicine. It is expected that those physicians selected will comprise one of the finest residency programs in this field.

Our residents continue on to sub-specialty training at some of the most prestigious fellowships in the country as well as highly regarded academic and private practice opportunities. Please see below for  fellowship match results for recent years.

Class of 2020

Jillian Chong: Cornea, Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute
Katharine Dempsey: Oculoplastics, Vanderbilt Eye Institute
Lediana Goduni: Surgical Retina, Bascom Palmer
Peter Kally: Oculoplastics, Consultants in Ophthalmic and Facial Plastic Surgery in Detroit
Danielle Lo: Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Megan Rowlands: Glaucoma, University of Miami / Bascom Palmer – Palm Beach

Class of 2019

Alexander Bottini: Retina Consultants of St Louis
Ijeoma Chinwuba: Pediatrics, Emory
Bing Chiu: Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Priya Patel: Cornea, Emory
Michael Rothschild: Oculoplastics, Lions Eye Institute, Albany Medical Center
Soshian Sarrafpour: Glaucoma, Yale

Class of 2018

Suruchi Bhardwaj: Surgical Retina, University of Virginia
Anna Escuder: Pediatrics, Boston Children's Hospital
Joyce Khandji: Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Nitish Mehta: Surgical Retina, Baylor
Priya Shah: Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Tarika Theresa: Cornea, University of Pittsburgh
Edmund Tsui: Uveitis, UCSF

Class of 2017

Stuart Carter: Cornea, Weill Cornell
Bryan Jones: Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Talia Kaden: Surgical Retina, NYU/MEETH/VRM
Christopher Lo: Oculoplastics, UCLA
Meredith Remmer: Glaucoma, University of Michigan
Daniel Simhaee: Surgical Retina, Universtiy of Rochester
Sarwar Zahid: Surgical Retina, University of Illinois at Chicago

Class of 2016

Bora Chae: Medical Retina, UCLA
Kevin Chen: Surgical Retina, UCSD
Sara Ghobraiel: Glaucoma, Northwestern
Siddarth Rathi: Glaucoma, Bascom Palmer Palm Beach
Zachary Richardson: Glaucoma, Emory University

Class of 2015

Brendan Butler: Glaucoma, Devers Eye Institute/Casey Eye Institute
Quraish Ghadiali: Surgical Retina, NYU/MEETH/VRM
Ilyse Haberman: Cornea, Emory University
Jesse McCann: Surgical Retina, Columbia/VRM
Anam Qureshi: Cornea, Emory University
Carly Seidman: Medical Retina, Weill Cornell
Feilin Zhu: Glaucoma, UCSD