Message from the Program Director
About the Program
The California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) Department of Ophthalmology has a long tradition of caring for the underserved, training residents and fellows to become excellent clinicians and surgeons, and striving for excellence in research, professional development, and community service. CPMC has been serving the eye care needs of the San Francisco Bay Area since 1885. Our mission is to offer high quality service in a compassionate environment stimulated by education and research support.
We welcome three residents every year to train as eye surgeons in the full spectrum of ophthalmology, building hands-on experience in all subspecialties including cornea, glaucoma, retina, uveitis, neuro-ophthalmology, oculoplastics, pediatric ophthalmology, ocular oncology, ophthalmic pathology, contact lens, low-vision, and refractive surgery.
CPMC residents spend the majority of their time at the Pacific Vision Eye Institute (PVEI), which opened in 2017 with support from the Pacific Vision Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the CPMC Department of Ophthalmology. PVEI, a state of the art facility that houses multiple ophthalmology clinics including the Lions Eye Clinic, and operating rooms (opening in 2020), is the home of the CPMC Department of Ophthalmology.
Our residents also rotate in a variety of locations throughout the San Francisco Bay Area to enrich their experience, including Highland Hospital in Oakland, Kaiser Hospital in San Francisco, and CPMC faculty offices throughout the region. In every setting that work is performed, education is at the core of our mission to provide outstanding eye care, not just for today, but for the future.