n 1880, the School of Medicine was a two-year medical preparatoryprogram on the Lawrence campus.Dr. Simeon Bell envisioned a teaching hospital – educating futurephysicians – and, through Dr. Bell’sgenerosity and dedication, the schooland Bell Memorial Hospital havebeen at their current location in Kansas City, Kansas, since 1924.Ophthalmology has been arequired course of study formedical students at the Universityof Kansas since 1905-6. It was not until 1914, however, when the Department appointed its ﬁrstChairman, E.J. Curran, M.D. Dr. Curran, commonly considered as theFounding Father of the Department,is credited as instrumental in establishing the Department suchthat it has been able to prosper.
Outgrowing the second ﬂoorSudler location and the long-termgoal to create an Eye Institute ofExcellence, the Department ofOphthalmology moved oﬀ the Schoolof Medicine campus to its currentlocation on State Line Road. While physically separated, the Departmentis in no way separate from the Schoolof Medicine’s tradition of excellence in patient care and education or in itsdedication to our community.
Selected for its greater accessto the growing parts of JohnsonCounty, the office at State LineRoad also provides the convenienceof a covered drop-off entrance andample close-by parking.
KU Eye Center opens its new facility At 7400 State Line Road, Prairie Village, KS, June 2007.
1980-Aerial view of KU Medical Center (Rainbow Current Aerial view of KU Medical Center. School of Medicine (current), KU Medical Center Campus, Boulevard in foreground). Kansas City.
The Department of Ophthalmologyseeks individuals passionate abouteye care and Kansas to serve onthe Advisory Board for a New EyeInstitute for the State of Kansas.
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7400 State Line Road Prairie Village, KS 66208