Residency Program

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2018-2019 SENIORS FOR ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL FELLOWSHIP MATCH

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.

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


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

by Nitasha Khanna, MD PGY4

InterviewDay_10Reasons.pdf

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.

Our outpatient resident clinic, a part of Rhode Island Hospital, 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.

EyeSi Virtual Surgery Simulator
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

https://doi.org/10.26300/ygj1-xc17

WHERE OUR RECENT ALUMNI WENT AFTER GRADUATION:

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