Why Train at Michigan Medicine and the Kellogg Eye Center

Why Train at Michigan Medicine

Why Train at the Kellogg Eye Center

The Kellogg Eye Center is a nationally recognized center for vision care and research and is home to the University of Michigan Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences.

National Rankings

  • # 1 in Michigan - U.S. News & World Report Best Adult Ophthalmology Hospitals, 2022-23
  • # 8 in the United States - U.S. News & World Report Best Adult Ophthalmology Hospitals, 2022-23
  • #9 in the United States - Doximity Residency Navigator, 2023-24
  • #10 in the United States - Ophthalmology Times Best Residency Program, 2022-23

Recent Initiatives

  • Michigan Ophthalmology Trainee Career Development Award (MOTCDA): Merit-based funding is available for faculty-mentored projects in clinical care delivery, education, health administration, basic  science, clinical and translational research, and international health. Since 2013, Kellogg residents have received MOTCDA grants totaling over $103,000.00 and have participated in outreach and research projects in Nepal, the United Kingdom, Italy, Taiwan, India and Ethiopia, and Jamaica. 
  • Joint Internship with Internal Medicine: Offered in collaboration with the Department of Internal Medicine, the PGY1 program provides an opportunity to develop  ophthalmic clinical and surgical skills, as well as participate in ambulatory and urgent care. Additional goals include team-building with residents and faculty and systems-based care at Michigan Medicine and the Veteran’s Administration Hospital, allowing for a seamless transition to the PGY2 year.   
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Kellogg sponsors two students to attend the annual Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology’s Minority Ophthalmology Mentoring-Student Engagement Day at the American Academy of Ophthalmology Fall meeting. The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Ophthalmology Student Program grant allows for up to two underrepresented minority medical students at UMMS to work on research projects focusing on evaluation of inequities in eye care, clinical and surgical exposures. The Department’s Michigan Ophthalmology Pathway (MOP) DEI grant funds a mentorship program that includes outreach for URM students to garner earlier interest in the field of ophthalmology.
  • Ophthalmology Resident International Rotation/Education Program: Through the Kellogg Eye Center for International Ophthalmology, residents have the opportunity to gain international experience through on-site rotations with global partners. Residents work with mentors at Kellogg and at our partner institutions around the world on research projects while observing the delivery of eye care in another setting.

Medical and Educational Facilities

  • The 8-story Brehm Tower, a 230,000 sq. ft. addition to the Kellogg Eye Center, opened in 2010 with 9 eye clinics, 6 operating rooms, and suites for refractive surgery and cosmetic surgery.
  • The Roger W. Kittendorf Resident Education Center offers classroom space, a resident lounge including lockers and on-call room, a surgical wet lab, and a surgery simulator center. 
  • Supporting services include genetic counseling, ophthalmic photography, diagnostic electrophysiological testing, low vision and visual rehabilitation, and ocular prosthetics.
  • Twenty-two research laboratories are located in the Brehm Tower and in the adjoining Kellogg research tower.
  • The Kellogg Eye Center has 10 community clinics in: Ann Arbor, Brighton, Canton, Chelsea, Grand Blanc, Northville, and Ypsilanti.
  • The Veterans Affairs Hospital is a 105-bed acute care facility. The VA Ophthalmology Clinic has 16 exam lanes, plus an ophthalmic photography/ultrasound room and resident office space. Residents and faculty who staff this clinic conduct more than 18,952 patient visits and performed 1,219 surgical procedures in FY2019.