Training Hospitals

During the three years of residency, ophthalmology residents rotate through several different hospitals and sites:

Each hospital has a unique character and patient base, providing our residents with an extremely diverse and comprehensive experience in ophthalmology.

New York University Medical Center (Tisch Hospital)

New York University established the Medical Center in 1947 to initiate an expanded program of medical education, patient care and research. The Medical Center includes the School of Medicine, the Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, the Post-Graduate Medical School, Tisch Hospital, and the newly opened Kimmel Pavilion and Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital. Tisch Hospital has 725 beds for the care of private patients. During residency training, residents rotate through Tisch Hospital, seeing both inpatient and emergency room patients.

NYU Langone Eye Center

Our faculty group practice is housed on the 3rd and 4th Floors of 222 East 41st Street. Our physicians see patients, perform surgery and conduct research at this modern facility. They provide comprehensive eye care as well as consultations in subspecialty areas of glaucoma, retina, cornea, and oculoplastics.

The state-of-the-art 41st Street facility opened in 2018 and offers a range of subspecialty services for adults and children. Our residents rotate at the faculty group practice, gaining invaluable direct clinical and surgical instruction from our faculty including performing primary surgeries with attendings.

Bellevue Hospital Center

Bellevue Hospital was opened in 1736 by the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, and is regarded as the crown jewel of 17 city hospitals in the five boroughs of New York City. The 25-story hospital accommodates a total of approximately 1,200 patient beds.

The NYU School of Medicine supervises all care and treatment for about 26,000 inpatients, more than 370,000 outpatients, and approximately 100,000 emergency room visits a year. Bellevue Hospital accepts all patients, regardless of their ability to pay and regardless of the urgency of their medical needs. The Ambulatory Care Center, where the eye clinic resides, was opened in 2005 and houses a wide range of advanced eye care technology including digital slit lamp/retina photography, OCT, ultrasonography, a large minor OR room, HVF, argon, YAG and SLT lasers, and corneal topography.

Patient care at Bellevue Hospital is resident-directed, with residents managing the care of their patients with the continuous assistance of attendings. This resident-run clinic allows house staff autonomy over their clinical and surgical patients in a supervised setting.

Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospital

The Department of Veterans Affairs/New York Harbor Health Care Systems Administration Hospital is a 645 bed facility adjacent to the Bellevue Hospital Center on First Avenue and 24th Street. It serves 14,000 inpatient admissions and 300,000 outpatient visits annually. The Department of Veterans Affairs/New York Harbor Health Care Systems Administration Hospital is a regional core institution within the eastern district of the federally run Veterans Administration. The Ophthalmology clinics and surgeries are all led by residents with continuous attending supervision, as well as the assistance of full-time Optometrists and Opticians.

Woodhull Medical Center

Woodhull Medical Center is the hospital of choice for residents of North Brooklyn, including Bushwick, Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Bedford Stuyvesant, and Fort Greene. This rotation is dedicated to the surgical patients. Residents perform a high volume of cataract surgeries, as well as retina, glaucoma and oculoplastic procedures. Patients are seen in conjunction with optometrists and optometry students who see many of the comprehensive patients.