Regional Ophthalmology Training

As one of the only ophthalmology training programs in the WWAMI region (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho), the quality of our education is directly related to the quality of care available to patients in this region. The Eye Institute is home to one of the most highly regarded ophthalmology residency and fellowship programs in the United States, in part, because of the support of our community and former trainees. 

A gift to our ophthalmology training program can provide support for activities that enhance the education of our residents and fellows, including conference participation, travel fees, research fees and publication expenses. It can also provide the resources that faculty need for development of innovative new education initiatives, as well as bringing in visiting lectures that can share new research information and promote collaboration. 

Select education funds are shown below. For more information on how you can enhance our education programs, please contact Abbey Norris, director for philanthropy, at 206.221.8274 or abbeyn@uw.edu or Jordan Lane at 206.221.4769 or lanej22@uw.edu.

 

Priority Funds

  • Ophthalmology Resident Research Support Fund

    It is our goal to be able to support every resident who wishes to pursue a future in clinical or academic research. This fund supports our residents in exploring their research ideas, in collaboration with a faculty mentor.





  • Joan and Gordon Bergy, MD, Lectures in Vision Science

    The Bergy Lectures in Vision Science bring renowned basic scientists to lecture at the UW Medicine Eye Institute, and share research advances with our scientists, clinicians and students. This lecture series was established through a generous gift from Ms. Joan Bergy.





  • James L. Hargiss, M.D., Lecture in Oculoplastics & Orbital Surgery

    The Hargiss Lecture in Oculplastics & Orbital Surgery brings renowned basic scientists to lecture at the UW Medicine Eye Institute, and share research advances with our scientists, clinicians and students. This lecture series was established through a generous gift from Ms. Joan Bergy.

    Dr. James Hargiss has been an icon in Seattle Ophthalmology since beginning his practice in 1951. The semi-annual Hargiss Lecture allows us to invite a renowned physician to speak on the topic of Oculplastic and Orbital Surgery.





  • Ophthalmology Medical Student Education Support Fund

    Every year, we train new medical students in the anatomy of the eye and expose them to ophthalmology as a potential career path. This fund supports the purchase of educational materials, pays for conference fees and travel, and allows for volunteer faculty recognition.





  • Sidney Futterman Memorial Lecture in Vision Science

    The Annual Futterman Lecture was named in honor of Dr. Sidney Futterman, a distinguished vision researcher who served as a faculty member at the University of Washington from 1966-1979.





  • Robert E. Kalina Fund for Education 

    Named in honor of the former Department Chair for 27 years, Dr. Robert E. Kalina, this funds support resident education and training in the Department of Ophthalmology.