Education

​The Department of Ophthalmology at Columbia University is committed to training the next generation of ophthalmologists in the science and the values of clinical practice. The Department offers robust residency and fellowship programs that teach young ophthalmologists to treat diseases effectively, while focusing on sensitivity and compassion toward the patient. It is critical that ophthalmology residents and fellows develop sound habits, strong values, and self discipline so that they can continue the learning process throughout their careers.

We also offer several continuing medical education programs for established physicians (both faculty and community ophthalmologists). We believe these programs are essential to cultivate the skills and knowledge necessary for ophthalmologists to continue to excel in their practices.