Wilmer Residency Training

Wilmer chairman Peter McDonnell leads a grand rounds session with residents

The Wilmer Ophthalmology Residency Program begins July 1 each year. As one of just five selected residents, you will rotate through eight subspecialties in a personalized training experience.

You will learn under the mentorship of world-renowned faculty members and the assistant chief of service (ACS) - a fellowship-trained faculty member and former Wilmer resident who dedicates one year to teaching residents. During daily morning rounds at 7 a.m., the ACS provides high yield teaching and sees patients with PGY-2 residents and supervises PGY-3 residents in performing trauma surgeries.

Program Training Information

Affiliated Institutions

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Wilmer at The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Peter McDonnell, M.D., Director, Wilmer Eye Institute
Fasika Woreta, M.D., M.P.H., Residency Program Director

The Wilmer Institute at The Johns Hopkins Hospital is the sponsoring institution of the Wilmer Ophthalmology Residency Program. Most residents' didactic programs (lectures, conferences and wet lab sessions) occur at this location. Wilmer Eye Institute has over 70,000 square feet of patient care space, including a resident continuity clinic and more than 70 exam rooms among the subspecialty divisions.

On certain rotations, residents can join faculty at one of Wilmer's other locations. Most resident surgeries are performed in the Bendann Surgical Pavilion, which consists of seven fully equipped ophthalmic operating rooms, or at the Green Spring Station Ambulatory Surgery Center.

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Wilmer at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Fernando Arevalo, M.D., Ph.D., Chief of Bayview Medical Center

The Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center is affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University and provides ophthalmic care to a large patient population of East Baltimore. First and third year residents rotate at Bayview and see patients in a variety of settings including clinic, emergency department, inpatient wards and burn units under the supervision of faculty. This location is three miles away from Wilmer at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.