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GBMC Residency Training Program in Ophthalmology

A major participating site affiliated with the University of Maryland

The Department of Ophthalmology at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) provides a training opportunity conforming to the requirements of the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the Residency Review Committee (RRC) for Ophthalmology. The three-year training program is currently integrated with the residency program at The University of Maryland. All residents in the program receive a portion of their training at both institutions.

Leaders and Faculty

The faculty consists of seven GBMC employed ophthalmologists, in 5 sub-specialty areas and several private practice ophthalmologists. The former group consists of subspecialists in neuro-ophthalmology, pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus, oculoplastics, low vision and contact lens. The latter group includes cornea/external disease and vitreoretinal subspecialists.

GBMC's Ophthalmology Clinic

The Department of Ophthalmology is composed of 18 fully equipped eye examination lanes and contains additional rooms devoted to minor surgery, laser surgery, visual fields, ultrasonography, electrophysiology, orthoptics and contact lenses. A complete ocular diagnostic testing facility is available for OCT, fundus photography, ultrasound, UBM and other photographic studies. An ophthalmology library and conference room is available in the department. The department is the site for Hoover Low Vision Services, an internationally recognized low vision and rehabilitative services facility.

Ophthalmic surgery at GBMC is performed in the General Operating Room, almost always on an outpatient basis. Selected oculoplastics cases, laser surgery and corneal cross-linking are performed at GBMC in the minor surgery suite in the department.


All questions regarding applications to the ophthalmology residency program, resident salaries and resident benefits should be directed to the Program Director, Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Maryland.

Questions specifically regarding the GBMC residency rotations should be directed to the Program Director, GBMC Dept of Ophthalmology.

Mary Louise Z. Collins, MD
Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology
6569 N. Charles St., #505
Towson, MD 21204
P: (443) 849-2644
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