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 149 outstanding ophthalmologists since the program began in 1946.  Our most recent graduates are pictured below (left to right: Drs. Emily Broxterman, Mary Champion and Alina Dumitrescu). KU Eye Residents experience a well-rounded, intellectually stimulating education in comprehensive ophthalmology, plus the opportunity to gain experience in all sub-specialty areas.

2015 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 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 16, 2015