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To transform lives today and tomorrow through teamwork, respect, integrity, and innovation.


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The Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Science offers a wide variety of educational experiences for medical students, residents and fellows. Our clinical education program is centered at the University of Chicago Medical Center, with additional experiences at the University of Chicago's affiliates and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Dr. Dimitra Skondra in front of a Retina Research poster
Dr. Dimitra Skondra, MD, PhD


The Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Science performs both basic science and clinical research. Students wishing to perform research either towards a University Degree should contact the Graduate School of the University of Chicago for further information.

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