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Welcome! We are very proud of our residency program and amazing residents.

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Residency Program: Welcome/Program Goals

Welcome to the University of California San Francisco Department of Ophthalmology.  Our faculty consists of 31 full-time members including 15 Professors of Ophthalmology, 7 Associate Professors of Ophthalmology and 9 Assistant Professors of Ophthalmology. In addition, we have a large clinical faculty of more than 100 individuals including 8 Emeritus Professors and Clinical Professors, many of whom are world renowned and are very active in our teaching programs.  Residents gain diverse training through rotations at UCSF, San Francisco Veterans Hospital and San Francisco General Hospital.

The department’s clinical services include: comprehensive, cornea and external eye diseases, refractive surgery, anterior segment surgery, glaucoma, pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus, neuro-ophthalmology, vitreoretinal disease, uveitis, oculoplastic surgery, ocular oncology, ophthalmic pathology, pharmacology, electrophysiology, visual fields and perimetry, ophthalmic genetics, refraction, optics and contact lenses. Each of these services is integrated into our teaching program.

In addition, the department has an intimate clinical and research connection to the internationally renowned, Francis I. Proctor Foundation. The Proctor Foundation specializes in infectious and inflammatory ocular diseases. Through our close ties, our residents are able to rotate through their clinical services and partake in international research efforts to prevent world blindness.

We are very proud of our residency program and amazing residents.  We train five residents per year in each of three residency years. The principal objective of our program is to train outstanding ophthalmologists with strong foundations in basic and clinical ophthalmic science. Our graduates are able to pursue career pathways in basic and clinical vision science, ophthalmic practice and teaching. It is our intention to provide this training through a combination of excellent formal teaching sessions throughout residency, exposure to appropriate clinical cases at all levels, and ongoing close relationships between residents and an outstanding faculty. We teach critical, inquisitive, and innovative thinking, and we provide research opportunities to all interested residents.  We hope to train the future leaders in ophthalmology.