The Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Department at UTMB Health in Galveston is one of the oldest in the Southwest and has a rich tradition of service and education excellence. Our vision is to train each of our residents to assume positions of leadership in their career and to do so in a challenging, yet nurturing environment. To that end, we have carefully designed a unique curriculum that provides graduated training in ophthalmic research and clinical and surgical skills.

Dr. Misha SyedMisha Syed, MD, MEHP
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Director, OVS Residency Program

Dr. Emma LoucksEmma Loucks, MD
Clinical Associate Professor
Assistant Director, OVS Residency Program

Residency Mission Statement

The Ophthalmology Residency Program believes in the unlimited potential of each of our residents and will provide all possible tools to create the highest quality educational experience, in order to develop the next generation of dedicated physician-leaders and visionaries in Ophthalmology.

A Message From Our Residency Program Director

A Day in the Life of an Ophthalmology Resident