December 4, 2001
MEDIA CONTACT: Karen Blum- -Johns Hopkins
Wilmer Eye Institute Named Top Program by Ophthalmology Times Sixth Time
For the sixth year running, the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins has been named the best overall ophthalmology program in the country by Ophthalmology Times magazine. The survey rankings 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 and Best Residency Programs categories. The Institute receives more than $20 million annually in research funding.
"We have a culture here at the school to do more every year," Wilmer Director Morton F. Goldberg, M.D., told the magazine. "Our goal is to advance the ophthalmic sciences to medical students, residents and fellows. The poll results are simply a shot in the arm for all staff.
"Once again, we are very gratified and pleased by the show of support by the chairmen of the ophthalmic schools across the country. We know that patients can get outstanding care at hundreds of places, and we feel honored to be recognized as the best of the lot."
Others in the top five were Bascolm Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami; University of Iowa; Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia; and Jules Stein Hospital, University of California-Los Angeles. The write-up appears in the Nov. 1 issue of the magazine.