The Department of Ophthalmology conducts an accredited three-year residency program. Seven residents begin training each July. The full breadth of ophthalmology training is offered, including experience in general ophthalmology and the ophthalmic subspecialties of cornea and external ocular disease, glaucoma, neuro-ophthalmology, ophthalmic anesthesiology, orbital and ophthalmic plastic surgery, pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus, retinal disease, ophthalmic genetics, ophthalmic oncology, ophthalmic pathology and vision science.
The ophthalmology residency curriculum is multifaceted, including clinical rotations at five major medical centers, didactic education in the classroom, surgery training and research experience. Certification by the American Board of Ophthalmology is a natural objective of the program.
Each year a new group of ophthalmology residents begins a three-year ophthalmology training program under the direction of the UCLA Department of Ophthalmology. Conducted at the Stein Eye Institute and affiliated medical centers, the program offers participants an educational experience that covers the spectrum of ophthalmology and is characterized by a graduated increase in responsibility. Residents who complete the program are prepared to take and pass the examinations to qualify as a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology.
Our Teaching Faculty
Ophthalmologists with University faculty appointments volunteer their time and professional services, participating in the teaching, research and patient care programs of UCLA’s Department of Ophthalmology and Stein Eye Institute. Volunteer clinical faculty serve as instructors and clinical specialists at the Institute, Veterans Administration Medical Centers and UCLA – County Medical Centers throughout greater Los Angeles. They represent an important extension of the Stein Eye Institute and a valuable resource for UCLA’s ophthalmology residency training program.
|Harbor - UCLA Medical Center||Stein Eye Institute UCLA|
|Michael Berlin, MD||Richard Apt, MD|
|Eduardo Besser, MD||Reginald Ariyasu, MD, PhD|
|Betsy Blechman, MD||Louise Cooley Davis, MD|
|Amarpreet Brar, MD||Naomi Ellenhorn, MD|
|Harvey Brown, MD||David Fett, MD|
|William Chen, MD|
|Ron Gallemore, MD, PhD|
|George Garcia , MD|
|Kathryn Gardner, MD|
|JoAnn Giaconi, MD|
|Sherwin Isenberg, MD|
|David Milstein, MD|
|Olive View - UCLA Medical Center||Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles|
|Bruce Becker, MD||Joseph Chang, MD|
|Andrew Chang, MD||Peter Cornell, MD|
|Jonathan Davidorf, MD||Sophie X. Deng, MD, PhD|
|Calvin Eng, MD||Donald Dickerson, MD|
|Robert Engstrom, Jr, MD||Lynn Gordon, MD|
|Ronald Smith, MD||Gary Holland, MD|
|Federico Velez, MD||Simon Law, MD, PharmD|
|David Sarraf, MD|