Ophthalmology Residency Program

Message from Program Director 

Timothy Martin Program Director “I will admit to being biased, but there are just not that many teaching programs that combine the personalized attention and depth of experience found at the Wake Forest program. There is no shortage of clinical and surgical opportunities for our residents. The faculty is full-time, on site, available, and dedicated to teaching residents.

Residents and faculty work side-by-side within the same facilities. The teaching program is fortunate to have the full support of the chairman and faculty, as this truly is a “residency-driven” program. The program is stable, with very little turnover in faculty. Graduating residents universally comment that they were “ready and well-prepared” for private practice or fellowship. Most of all, we have cultivated a friendly atmosphere of mutual respect between faculty and residents, making this an enjoyable place to learn and work.”


The ophthalmology residency program at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine is a busy, high-volume clinical program known for its “hands on” approach and excellent preparation for the “real world”.

The program is a three-year residency, with three residents at each level, based primarily at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem, with one third of the clinical training taking place at the Veterans Administration hospital in Salisbury, North Carolina.

With a total resident cadre of nine, the WFU residency is among the smaller programs. However, it remains highly competitive for the best resident applicants for a number of reasons: the high full-time faculty to resident ratio, the location of faculty and resident working together, a busy medical and surgical resident experience, and the commitment of the faculty to resident education. Almost two thirds of our graduates have gone on to pursue fellowship training at the most prestigious institutions in the nation. 

Quick Reference

Opthalmology Residency
Craig M. Greven, MD
Department Chair
Timothy J. Martin, MD
Residency Program Director
Paul J. Dickinson, MD
Associate Residency Program Director
Hannah McSawley
Residency Program Coordinator


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