The Howard University Hospital Ophthalmology Residency Program provides residents exposure to all of the clinical sub-specialties of ophthalmology.  The residency offers a wide range of clinical experience and provides a strong foundation for residents eventually entering comprehensive ophthalmology practice or for those pursuing sub-specialty ophthalmic training.

Our various rotation sites provide a varied patient population and exposure to academic, private practice and VA settings, truly equipping our residents to practice in any setting after graduation.

Additionally, our robust surgical experience typically graduates residents above the 70th percentile nationwide for cataract volume.

Our Mission

The mission of the program is to produce an engaged physician:

  • To provide exceptional eye care through excellence in education and service
  • To provide good foundational knowledge in ophthalmology and train future clinician surgeons
  • To create a scholarly environment that fosters the development and implementation of new technology and the advancement of the field through research
  • To deepen our understanding of eye diseases that disproportionately impact African-Americans and minority populations
  • To attract and sustain high caliber residents and faculty
  • To increase access to care, both locally and abroad, foster cultural competency, create opportunities in medicine for individuals who otherwise might not be afforded such pathways, and positively impact Howard University Hospital and the surrounding communities

Our Vision

To provide exemplary education, service, and research that promotes patient-centered, collaborative care and advocate for the elimination of health disparities

Our Hospital Mission

To lead in the advancement of healthcare and health equality, locally and globally.

Our GME Mission

The mission of the Howard University Hospital Graduate Medical Education Program is to provide a unique and outstanding educational experience for its post graduate trainees, with emphasis on teaching them to be compassionate, caring, and committed to serving the African-American and other historically disenfranchised groups in the community, while providing educational opportunities to a diverse group of physicians, who will not only be distinguished in service, teaching and research, but will also seek solutions to human and social problems, addressing disparities in the health care delivery system in the United States and throughout the world.