Education and Training Overview

Faculty and Resident


Welcome to KU Eye - the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Kansas Medical Center! 


We offer a three-year ACGME-accredited program that has proudly graduated 155 outstanding ophthalmologists since the program began in 1946.  Our most recent graduates are pictured below (left to right: Drs. Lilian Yang, Anna Parlin and Michelle Boyce). KU Eye Residents experience a well-rounded, intellectually stimulating education in comprehensive ophthalmology, plus the opportunity to gain experience in all sub-specialty areas.

2016 Senior Residents




Located off the main hospital campus at 7400 State Line Road, Prairie Village, KS, we have the benefits of a stand-alone ophthalmology, optometry and optical care center with convenient parking and easy accessibility, plus all the resources of KUMC and the KU Hospital near-by.   Our main clinic is 17,000 square feet and includes 24 exam lanes, a minor operating room, electrophysiology and testing suites,optical shop and faculty, resident and administrative offices. 




Dr. Sutphin and Resident surgery

In April 2014, we opened the KU Eye Surgery & Laser Center, LLC, now known as the University of Kansas Hospital - Specialty Surgery, directly above the State Line clinic.  The department also operates KU Eye Miller Clinic (two exam lanes and an optical shop) on the main campus, offering easy on-site ophthalmologic, optometric and optical care for medical center employees and patients. 

Please take a moment to explore the KU Eye Residency Program.

We are very happy you came to visit!


Thomas J. Whittaker, MD, JD,  Vice Chair and Residency Program Director




KU Eye: Educating tomorrow's generation ~ caring for today's


Last modified: Jun 17, 2016