Ophthalmology Residency

The Ophthalmology Residency at The Mount Sinai Hospital is a three-year training program that satisfies the requirements of the American Board of Ophthalmology. Four residents begin training each July, with a total of 12 residents in the program.

Located on Manhattan's Upper East Side, the Program's home institution is The Mount Sinai Hospital. In addition to training at The Mount Sinai Hospital, our residents complete clinical rotations at Elmhurst Hospital Center, a Level I Trauma Center in Queens, and the James J. Peters Veterans Administration Medical Center in the Bronx. Rotations at these three major medical centers provide our residents with diverse clinical and surgical experiences.

The resident clinics, which see approximately 50,000 patient visits each year, are staffed by the residents under the close supervision of our full-time and voluntary faculty. The program covers all facets of ophthalmic training, including comprehensive ophthalmology, cornea and external disease, glaucoma, low vision and rehabilitation services, neuro-ophthalmology, ocular oncology, ophthalmic pathology, orbital and ophthalmic plastic surgery, pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus, uveitis, and vitreo-retinal disease. The surgical volume is robust, with training beginning in the first year of residency.