Residency Program

Our Residency Program

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.

The residents are fully integrated into the Lifespan Physician Group (LPG) Ophthalmology practice which serves a globally diverse patient population, and the pathology we treat in our clinic is equally diverse and rich in opportunities for learning. We provide 24-hour eye emergency coverage for the Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children's Hospital emergency department, the 5th busiest ER in the United States. The breadth of experiences, from primary eye care to tertiary level sub-specialty ophthalmologic care, is an invaluable asset for our trainees.

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.

Interview Day:
10 Reasons Why You Should Come to Brown
for Ophthalmology Residency

by Nitasha Khanna, MD PGY4

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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

2020 Edition
Contributors: John C. Lin, Alfred A. Paul, Paul B. Greenberg

Fellowship Match Results

Our 2021-2022 senior residents successfully matched into fellowships, continuing our tradition of placing residents into high quality post-graduate training programs.

2022 Graduates
• Cornea and External Disease, Tufts University
• Oculofacial Plastic Surgery (ASOPRS), Vanderbilt University
• Cornea and External Disease, Bascom Palmer Palm Beach

2021 Graduates
• Corneal, Cataract, and Refractive Surgery, Weill Cornell Medicine
• Glaucoma, Emory University
• Private Practice

2020 Graduates
• Cornea, University of Maryland
• Vitreoretinal Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern
• Vitreoretinal Surgery, University of California Davis

2019 Graduates
• Medical Retina, Cleveland Clinic
• Vitreoretinal Surgery, Boston University
• Glaucoma, Casey Eye Institute

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