Kaufman Becomes Chair After National Search

Dr. Paul L. Kaufman, a Glaucoma specialist, and researcher who joined the Department in 1975 becomesĀ Chair after a national search. Dr. Kaufman makes the residency program his top priority during his tenure and successfully leads the effort of re-accreditation by the ACGME, twice.

Consistent with its outreach mission, the Department also establishes the Division of International Ophthalmology, teaming with the Combat Blindness Foundation to provide high-quality eye care and education around the world, as well as international experience to its own faculty and residents.

The department ranks within the top-five institutions in the country in research funding from the National Eye Institute.