Next Steps for Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology Resident Graduates
After residency, one graduate serves as Chief Resident and Director of the Eye Trauma Service at Mass. Eye and Ear for the following academic year. This junior faculty position provides a strong foundation in academic ophthalmology and extensive surgical experience. The role of Chief Resident has been the initial step for many leaders in ophthalmology, including Nick Volpe, MD, Chair of Ophthalmology at Northwestern University; Carolyn Kloek, MD, Director of the Harvard Ophthalmology Residency Program and Associate Chief at Mass. Eye and Ear; and Demetrios Vavvas, MD, PhD, Associate Professor on the Retina Service at Mass. Eye and Ear.
Most of the other graduates go on to pursue clinical training in subspecialties, such as vitreoretinal surgery, medical retina, pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus, cornea and external diseases, inherited retinal disorders, ocular immunology and uveitis, ophthalmic pathology, neuro-ophthalmology,glaucoma, and others. Others join private practices or accept junior faculty positions at academic medicine institutions.
See below for a list of Harvard Ophthalmology Residency Training Program graduates and their post-graduation plans.