Louisville Medical School Department of Ophthalmology Residency Training Program

“With a nationally renowned faculty our residents receive the finest medical and surgical education in ophthalmology. Our residents graduate with surgical numbers that exceed the 80th percentile nationally.”


Henry J. Kaplan, MD, FACS
Evans Professor of Ophthalmology
Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Director, Kentucky Lions Eye Center
University of Louisville

Dear Residency Applicant:

Ophthalmology training in the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences at the University of Louisville, one of the country’s preeminent eye research centers, offer doctors the opportunity to learn the latest medical and scientific innovations in eye care. We offer a residency in general ophthalmology, with particular emphasis in all of the subspecialties.

The University of Louisville Medical School Department of Ophthalmology Residency Training Program is one of the finest in the country. Directed by Rahul Bhola, M.D. and co-directed by Jeremy Clark, M.D. trainees are offered a superb educational experience under the mentorship of some of the finest faculty in the country. Our expertise in subspecialty areas such as diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, uveitis, oculoplastics, pediatric ophthalmology, and ocular tumors is well known. Our faculty are dedicated to education and work with our residents very closely throughout the training period.

The department is located in the Kentucky Lions Eye Center that is home to one of the most heralded eye research groups. Our residents are strongly encouraged to pursue innovative clinical and scientific investigations during their training. Many residents are first authors of publications in high impact journals and attend conferences such as the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.

Most of our trainees’ time is spent at the Kentucky Lions Eye Center and on the Health Sciences campus of the University of Louisville that includes University Hospital, Jewish/St. Mary’s Hospital, Norton Hospital, and Kosair Children’s Hospital. In addition our residents rotate through the Louisville Veteran’s Administration Hospital that has a full-time faculty.

The University of Louisville Department of Ophthalmology provides a superb education. Our graduates are prepared to enter either academic careers or clinical careers including comprehensive ophthalmology. We look forward to hearing from you if have any questions. Please contact our ophthalmic educational office at 502-852-0710 or by email at erin.moody@louisville.edu .

For more information about our Residency Program click here http://www.louisvilleeyedocs.com/education/residency-program/