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Ophthalmology ~ Residency ~ Director's Message

Ramesh Ayyala, MDThe distinctive character of the city of New Orleans gives Tulane’s ophthalmology residents ample opportunities to see and treat conditions rarely encountered in an urban setting. Our affiliations with Tulane Medical Center, University Medical Center, Rapides Regional Medical Center, and the Veterans Affairs facilities in New Orleans, Alexandria, LA and Biloxi, MS provide a broad range of experience, large surgical volume, varied practice settings, and a diverse patient population.

Our faculty hold in common a passion for teaching and mentoring. Along with academic and clinical training, our residents benefit from opportunities to undertake basic and clinical research in ophthalmology. Many publish papers as first authors here at Tulane.

Our program is small enough to allow residents to exceed experience expectations. Our faculty is experienced enough to have “seen it all.” Our setting is unique enough that our city’s vibrant, resilient spirit has been observed by the world.

We invite you to come take a look at Tulane. I hope to meet you soon.


Peter Kastl, MD, PhD
Residency Director