Residency Program


All of our senior residents successfully matched into fellowships this year, continuing the tradition of placing residents into high quality post-graduate training programs.

Elizabeth Cretara will be attending OHSU Casey Eye Institute in Portland, OR for glaucoma, Dean Loporchio will be heading to Boston University for surgical retina, and Britney Statler will be going to Cleveland Clinic for medical retina.

Where our recent graduates went:

2018 Graduates
• Medical Retina, Boston University
• Vitreoretinal Surgery, Retina and Vitreous of Texas
• Medical Retina, University of Iowa

2017 Graduates
• Oculoplastics Moorfields, England, Oculoplastics, Duke University (ASOPRS)
• Pediatric Ophthalmology, Wills Eye Hospital
• Private Practice

2016 Graduates
• Oculoplastics, Vanderbilt University (ASOPRS)
• Anterior Segment, Koch Eye
• Private Practice
• Cornea, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins

Residents with Dr. King To at the monthly Pathology Conference.Residents with Dr. King To at the monthly Pathology Conference.

10 Reasons Why You Should Come to Brown
for Ophthalmology Residency

by Nitasha Khanna, MD PGY3

10 Reasons.pdf

The core of the Division of Ophthalmology is our residency training program in ophthalmology at Rhode Island Hospital and The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. The first Rhode Island Hospital ophthalmology resident graduated in 1966, and our we are continuing to grow as an academic division.

Dr. Salvatore J. Loporchio reviews a fluorescein angiogram with residents at the VA Eye Clinic.Dr. Salvatore J. Loporchio reviews a fluorescein angiogram with residents at the VA Eye Clinic.Under the current direction of Division Chief Michael E. Migliori, MD, FACS, Residency Program Director Kimberly V. Miller, MD, and Associate Residency Program Director Wendy Chen, MD, PhD, the training program provides a broad educational experience for its residents and medical students and recognizes that the program's success depends as much on the quality of its residents and medical students as it does on the quality of the faculty.

The residency is based at Rhode Island Hospital, the principal teaching hospital for the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University. Our residents also operate at the Providence VA Medical Center and rotate through the VA Eye Clinic at Eagle Square.

We are committed to increasing the diversity of our housestaff and welcome applications from individuals who would bring additional dimensions to the program's research, teaching and clinical missions. Visit the Brown University Minority Housestaff Association.

Our program is one of only a handful worldwide that have an EyeSi Virtual surgical simulator. Located at the Providence VA Medical Center Eye Clinic, this state of the art surgery unit has anterior and posterior segment modules that allows residents to enhance their surgical skills. Not only is the simulator available to residents whenever they want to use it, but there is also a guided course each resident participates in bimonthly with supervised guidance using the simulator. Core competencies and goals regarding the course are established for the end of the first two years in preparation for the third year.

The Virtual Cataract Surgery Course Manual for Ophthalmology Residents

2018 Edition
Contributors: Samantha K. Paul, Alfred A. Paul, Paul B. Greenberg