Buffalo & Amherst: 716.881.7900

Orchard Park: 716.677.6500

Buffalo & Amherst: 716.881.7900
Orchard Park: 716.677.6500

Ophthalmology Residency Program

Ophthalmology Residency Program Overview

Residency Programs at the Ross Eye InstituteThe history of ophthalmology in Western New York parallels the founding of the University at Buffalo’s School of Medicine in 1846.

Dr. Lucian Howe, founder of the Howe Ophthalmic Research Laboratory, came to Buffalo just prior to the Civil War and introduced the practice of modern ophthalmology to the region. Buffalo was then – and is now – the main provider of tertiary eye care to the six-county area that comprises Western New York, as well as to parts of Northwestern Pennsylvania and Southern Ontario.

At one time there were three separate training programs in ophthalmology within the city of Buffalo. By the early 1980s all three programs had merged into a combined residency training under the auspices of the State University of New York’s School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Since that time, the department has grown steadily, continually adding full-time faculty and expanding both its clinical and research facilities.

The primary mission of the Department of Ophthalmology is the clinical and surgical training of physicians; research & development in the field of ophthalmology; and the provision of high-quality tertiary eye care to the people of Western New York. To accomplish this goal we have assembled a core group of fellowship-trained, full-time clinical faculty and research scientists supplemented by a dedicated group of volunteer faculty.

A consortium of hospitals that includes Erie County Medical Center, the Veteran’s Administration Medical Center, and the Kaleida Health System (which includes Buffalo’s Women’s and Children’s Hospital) have formed an alliance with the State University of New York’s School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences to provide state-of-the-art health care to the region’s 1.5 million people. The considerable resources of this system have been incorporated to provide an equally high-quality residency training program.

Contact Information for Clinical Programs

Chairman: Dr. James D. Reynolds
Contact: Ms. Elaine Taylor
Phone: 716-881-7916
Fax: 716-887-2991
Email: etaylor@buffalo.edu

Residency Program Administrator: Ms. Elaine Taylor
Phone: 716-881-7916
Email: etaylor@buffalo.edu

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Your vision is of utmost importance to us.

At the Ross Eye Institute, we understand the importance of continuing to meet your vision care needs. We take your health and COVID-19 precautions very seriously. Your health, and ours is of utmost importance.

- We follow the Department of Health guidelines.
- Doctors and staff undergo daily screening questions as well as temperature checks twice a day.
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- Patient and staff touch points are sanitized between each use and logs are maintained documenting strict adherence.
- Proper mask use is strictly enforced.
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Your vision care is a critical component to maintaining long-term vision health and the Ross Eye Institute remains committed to meeting your vision care needs while keeping you safe, during these uncertain times.