Fact Sheet: Kellogg Facts, Figures and Firsts


  • Chair: Paul P. Lee, M.D., J.D.
  • Clinical faculty: 79
  • Research faculty: 23
  • History: The Department of Ophthalmology was established in 1872
  • Endowed professorships: 10
  • Institutional organization: The W.K. Kellogg Eye Center is home to the University of Michigan Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, which is part of the University of Michigan Medical School and the University of Michigan Health System

Education and Training

  • Residency Program Director: Shahzad I. Mian, M.D.
  • Residents: 21
    Fellowship Program Director: Wayne T. Cornblath, M.D.
  • Clinical fellows: 14
  • Research fellows: 14
  • Alumni: 521 active alumni across the country and around the world

Medical and Educational Facilities

  • In March 2010, the 8-story Brehm Tower, a 230,000 sq. ft. addition to the Kellogg Eye Center, opened with 9 eye clinics, 6 operating rooms, and new suites for refractive surgery and cosmetic surgery.
  • The Roger W. Kittendorf Resident Education Cener opened in 2011, with classroom space, a resident loung including lockers and call-room, a surgical wet lab, and surgery simulator center.
  • Supporting services include genetic counseling, ophthalmic photography, diagnostic electrophysiological testing, and ocular prosthetics. Our 25 research laboratories are located in the new building and in the adjoining research tower.
  • The Kellogg Eye Center has community clinics in: Ann Arbor, Brighton, Canton, Chelsea, Milford, Northville, and Ypsilanti.
  • The Veterans Affairs Hospital is a 100-bed acute care facility. The VA Ophthalmology Clinic has 12 exam lanes, plus an ophthalmic photography/ultrasound room and resident office space. Residents who staff this clinic see 22,196 patients and perform 1,342 surgical procedures each year.

Patient visits

  • 1904:   1,400 patient visits to the Eye & Ear Ward
  • 1985:  36,852 visits to the newly opened Kellogg Eye Center
  • 2016: 174,509 patient visits and 8,482 surgical procedures


  • 1884: End-of-year balance in the Eye & Ear Ward Treasury = $2.77
  • 2016:
    • Kellogg Clinic and Ambulatory Surgery Budget = $64M
    • Kellogg Research Funding = $14M

Recent Initiatives

  • Center for International Ophthalmology: Established to coordinate our international clinical and research activities, encouraging the exchange of knowledge and best practices globally.
  • The Kellogg Clinical Research Center: In an effort to offer more clinical trials for patients, the Kellogg Eye Center recently opened its Kellogg Clinical Research Center — 5,100-square-feet of dedicated space for investigators who conduct clinical research and resources to support patient-oriented research studies.
  • Retinal Implant: Kellogg retina surgeons performed the first four surgeries in the United States to implant an artificial retina, or “bionic eye,” since the FDA approved the device in 2013. This device provides rudimentary vision for patients with retinitis pigmentosa. Ten surgeries have been performed to date.
  • Advanced Therapy Program: Created to accelerate the translation of basic science breakthroughs into effective therapies for patients. The program is developing a multi-pronged approach to the development of new therapies for retinal degeneration including gene therapy, stem cell-based therapies, small molecules, and the artificial retina.
Last Modified: Monday, 08-May-2017 09:37:09 EDT