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October 6, 2004
Wilmer Eye Institute Named Top Program by Ophthalmology Times Ninth Consecutive Time
--Takes the lead in two of four categories –-
For the ninth year running, the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins has been named the best overall ophthalmology program in the country by Ophthalmology Times. The survey rankings, which appear in the October 1 issue, were compiled from a poll of ophthalmology department chairmen and directors of residency programs across the United States.
Wilmer also took top honors in the magazine’s best research programs category and has been consistently ranked number one or two in the best residency (teaching) programs and best clinical (patient care) programs categories. The Institute receives more than $20 million annually in research funding.
“The Wilmer Eye Institute is known throughout the world, not only for research, but for management of both common and exceptionally complex, serious eye conditions,” says Peter McDonnell, M.D., Wilmer director. “Once again we are gratified and pleased by the show of support by the chairmen of the ophthalmic schools across the country.”
Others in the top five in the best overall ophthalmology programs category were Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami; Jules Stein Hospital, University of California-Los Angeles; Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia; and University of Iowa.
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