An Extraordinary Program in an Outstanding Environment

We Look Forward to Meeting You

Welcome from the Chair and Program Director of Sinai Hospital's Ophthalmology Residency Program

When you come to the Krieger Eye Institute you become part of a residency program that combines the virtues of quality patient care and compassion with the resources of a major community hospital.   Since 1946, the Department of Ophthalmology has embraced growth, community service, research, and resident education.

As a resident at Sinai, you will find that we take a deep interest not only in your training but also in your future.  We prepare each resident to become a first-rate clinician and we also provide training that will allow you to accept a fellowship position if you choose to do so.  We select our residents with a view towards developing a relationship that reaches far beyond the three-year training period.  In addition, Baltimore’s diverse and dynamic culture enriches the years you will spend here.

Ophthalmology residents at Sinai join an extraordinary program in an outstanding environment.  The academic components of your training are enhanced by our faculty which spans all the subspecialties of ophthalmology.  Residents receive superb training in the basic skills expected from an ophthalmology residency including cataract surgery, corneal disease, glaucoma, neuro-ophthalmology, oculoplastics, pediatric ophthalmology, retinal disease and uveitis.   In addition, our ASOPRS Oculoplastics and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship adds depth to the educational experience of the residents.

Our Department is committed to training world-class ophthalmologists and we  look forward to residents who will one day join our exceptional group of alumni.  We welcome you and your family to join us at Sinai and are excited to once again offer our free-standing ophthalmology residency program.

Don Abrams, M.D.
Don Abrams, M.D.

Zanvyl Krieger Chairman of Ophthalmology
Director, Krieger Eye Institute
Sinai Hospital Department of Ophthalmology

Welcome from the Program Director to Sinai Hospital’s Ophthalmology Residency

Welcome! I’m so glad that you are looking at our website and that you are interested in learning more about the Ophthalmology Residency Program at The Krieger Eye Institute and Sinai Hospital of Baltimore.

What is so special about our program? There are so many things. We take a very personalized and individualized approach to teaching in terms of interactive learning sessions. This includes one on one Eyesi, wet lab and suturing practice in addition to small group discussion and didactics. We have a residency book club where we read and discuss 1-2 books per year that relate to medicine and ophthalmology like Waking up Blind by Tom Harbin, The Immortal Life on Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, and Talking with Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell. We use these books to explore medical and research ethics, diversity and racism, and communication with patients.

We have exceptional learning environments bringing you the best possible places to learn. We have a resident clinic that gives you the opportunity to build trusting relationships with patients and to build a practice over 4 years. We have an excellent joint internship program with Sinai Hospital’s Internal Medicine program where you not only rotate in ophthalmology, you start to have your own continuity clinic as well. The Martinsburg, WV VAMC is an important partner in our educational efforts, with their own superb faculty and an incredible operating room experience.

Residents engage in their learning environment by creating quality improvement projects based on things that they notice could be made better. They make a lasting impact and get to leave a mark on the program in their own unique way. Residents also do outreach to community organizations such as churches, senior centers, and Healthcare for the Homeless.

We have built this program to be the best it can be by building a culture where residents are valued and listened to. Residents have open lines of communication to me and to the other faculty, and they know that any reasonable idea will be considered. We are looking for residents who are dedicated team players who want to engage in their community to make a lasting difference for patients.

We look forward to meeting you.

Laura K. Green, M.D.