University Vision Care and Research Centers


Ann Barker-Griffith, MD Interim Chair
Department of Ophthalmology,
SUNY Upstate Medical University,
750 East Adams St., Syracuse, NY 13210
315 464-5253

The Ophthalmology department is a multifaceted organization which draws on the expertise and dedication of dozens of leading physicians and research scientists to provide medicine with advances in research, innovation in patient care, and quality instruction in the practice of ophthalmology.

As a department of SUNY Upstate Medical University, University Vision Care and Research Centers (the Department of Ophthalmology) are part of the oldest university in Central New York. The medical school holds the distinction of having graduated the nation's first female physician, Elizabeth Blackwell.

Vibrant and growing, the Department of Ophthalmology traces its roots back more than 130 years, yet works continuously toward the future, fulfilling the motto:  "To Learn, To Search, To Serve."

History of the Department of Opthalmoligy
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