UT Ophthalmology Department Receives High Ranking for Clinical Care

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The UT department of ophthalmology was recently ranked eighth among ophthalmologic institutions for quality clinical care in the United States by Ophthalmology Times.

The University of Tennessee department of ophthalmology was recently ranked eighth among ophthalmologic institutions for quality clinical care in the United States by Ophthalmology Times.

The rankings were determined by a survey of 75 department chairs of ophthalmology in the country and published in the publication’s November 15 issue.

The department was also highlighted as a newcomer to the annual list. Rankings are given in several categories including: best clinical (patient care) programs, best research programs, best residency programs and best overall ophthalmology programs.

Barrett Haik, MD, Hamilton Professor in Ophthalmology and chair of the department of ophthalmology, said, “Being recognized for the first time in such a poll is both flattering and validating. Our goals are excellence in clinical care, teaching and research. In all of that, the focus is what that excellence means toward what we can deliver to the individual patient.”

The UT department is listed among long-established and internationally recognized programs such as The Wilmer Eye Institute in Baltimore, The Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, The Wills Eye Institute in Philadelphia and The Jules Stein Eye Institute in Los Angeles.