The Department of Ophthalmology at Dell Medical School — launched in December 2017 — is being built from the ground up to become a leading provider of transformative eye care, education and research.

Led by Jane Edmond, MD, the department’s initial focus is on recruiting faculty who will provide high-quality care, developing collaborative ties across the UT Austin campus, and partnering with the local ophthalmology community in the formation of the department and its graduate medical education program. Edmond is also the inaugural director of the Mitchel and Shannon Wong Eye Institute which will work closely with the Department of Ophthalmology.

The contributions of future ophthalmology faculty members and medical residents will improve care for local residents — especially those with the least access to care — as part of the school’s focus on providing benefit to its community.