Facts and Figures


  • Chair: Paul P. Lee, MD, JD
  • Clinical faculty: 88
  • Research faculty: 18
  • Collaborating research faculty: 10
  • Endowed professorships: 21
  • Institutional organization:  The 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 Michigan Medicine.  The Department of Ophthalmology was established in 1872 

Education and Training

  • Residency Program Director: Bradford L. Tannen, M.D., J.D., M.B.A.
  • Residents: 21
  • Fellowship Program Director: Wayne T. Cornblath, MD
  • Clinical fellows: 15
  • Research fellows: 12
  • Alumni: 544 active US and international alumni

Patient visits

  • 1904: 1,400 patient visits to the Eye & Ear Ward
  • 1985: 36,852 visits to the newly opened Kellogg Eye Center
  • FY 2021 all locations: 213,649 patient visits and 10,016 surgical procedures


  • 1884: End-of-year balance in the Eye & Ear Ward Treasury = $2.77
  • FY 2021:
    • Kellogg Clinics and Ambulatory Surgery Budget = $76M 
    • Kellogg Research Funding = $9.6M

National Rankings

  • # 1 in Michigan - U.S. News & World Report Best Adult  Ophthalmology Hospitals  
  • # 8 in the United States - U.S. News & World Report Best Adult Ophthalmology Hospitals  
  • # 6 in the United States - Ophthalmology Times Best Residency Programs Survey
    • #6 for Best Program: Clinical Care
    • #5 for Best Program: Research
    • #6 Best Program: Residency

Medical and Educational Facilities

  • The 8-story Brehm Tower, a 230,000 sq. ft. addition to the Kellogg Eye Center, opened in 2010 with 9 eye clinics, 6 operating rooms, and suites for refractive surgery and cosmetic surgery.
  • The Roger W. Kittendorf Resident Education Center offers classroom space, a resident lounge including lockers and on-call room, a surgical wet lab, and a surgery simulator center. 
  • Supporting services include genetic counseling, ophthalmic photography, diagnostic electrophysiological testing, and ocular prosthetics. Our 22 research laboratories are located in the Brehm Tower and in the adjoining Kellogg research tower.
  • In addition to our primary location in Ann Arbor, we have seven community clinics to serve patients in surrounding communities: Ann Arbor, Brighton, Canton, Chelsea, Grand Blanc, Northville, and Ypsilanti.
  • The Veterans Affairs Hospital is a 105-bed acute care facility. The VA Ophthalmology Clinic has 16 exam lanes, plus an ophthalmic photography/ultrasound room and resident office space. Residents and faculty who staff this clinic conduct more than 18,952 patient visits and perform 1,219 surgical procedures in FY2019.

Recent Initiatives

  • Michigan Ophthalmology Trainee Career Development Award (MOTCDA): Merit-based funding is available for faculty-mentored projects in clinical care delivery, education, health administration, basic  science, clinical and translational research, and international health. Since 2013, Kellogg residents have received MOTCDA grants totaling over $103,000.00 and have participated in outreach and research projects in Nepal, the United Kingdom, Italy, Taiwan, India and Ethiopia, and Jamaica. 
  • Joint Internship with Internal Medicine: Offered in collaboration with the Department of Internal Medicine, the PGY1 program provides an opportunity to develop  ophthalmic clinical and surgical skills, as well as participate in ambulatory and urgent care. Additional goals include team-building with residents and faculty and systems-based care at Michigan Medicine and the Veteran’s Administration Hospital, allowing for a seamless transition to the PGY2 year.   
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Kellogg sponsors two students to attend the annual Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology’s Minority Ophthalmology Mentoring-Student Engagement Day at the American Academy of Ophthalmology Fall meeting. The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Ophthalmology Student Program grant allows for up to two underrepresented minority medical students at UMMS to work on research projects focusing on evaluation of inequities in eye care, clinical and surgical exposures.   The Department’s Michigan Ophthalmology Pipeline (MOP) DEI grant funds a mentorship program that includes outreach for URM students to garner earlier interest in the field of ophthalmology.