About Us
Facts, Figures and Firsts


  • Chair: Paul P. Lee, M.D., J.D.
  • Clinical faculty: 78
  • Research faculty: 22
  • 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: 16
  • Research fellows: 12
  • Alumni: 522 active alumni across the country and around the world

Medical facilities

  • In March 2010, the new 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.
  • Supporting services include genetic counseling, ophthalmic photography, diagnostic electrophysiological testing, and ocular prosthetics. A library, optical shop, and café are also on site. Our 24 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, Grand Blanc, Milford, Northville, and Ypsilanti.
  • The Veterans Affairs Hospital is a 105-bed acute care facility. The newly remodeled VA Ophthalmology Clinic has 17 exam lanes, a laser room, a procedure room, an optical shop, a check-in area, and a physician room. Residents and faculty who staff this clinic conducted 22,196 patient visits and performed 1,342 surgical procedures last year.

Patient visits

  • 1904: 1,400 patient visits to the Eye & Ear Ward
  • 1985: 36,852 visits to the newly opened Kellogg Eye Center
  • 2015: 163,232 patient visits and 7,681 surgical procedures


  • 1884: End-of-year balance in the Eye & Ear Ward Treasury = $2.77
  • 2015:
    • Kellogg Clinic and Ambulatory Surgery Budget = $43.4M
    • 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.
  • 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: Tuesday, 01-Dec-2015 13:36:06 EST