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Thomas Patrianakos, Chairman of Division of Ophthalmology

1900 West Polk Street, Suite 617
Chicago, IL 60612

Phone: (312) 864-5171
Fax: (312) 864-9753

Meetings in Chicago

There are a large amounts of ophthalmology meetings in Chicago, open to residents:

Daily Lectures

  • Mondays: Morning Report followed by a one-hour lecture on Neuro
  • Tuedays: Lecture on Pediatrics, Retina, or Glaucoma
  • Wednesdays:┬áLecture on Glaucoma or Pathology
  • Thursdays: Lecture on Uveitis or Neuro-ophthalmology
  • Fridays: Lecture on Plastics, Retina, Cornea, or Pathology

Residency Training

Year 1 (PGY-2)

The first year is spent in the General Eye Clinic at Stroger Hospital and at the Provident Hospital Eye Clinic. Each resident is assigned two eye lanes. Morning lecture starts at 8am followed by clinic which begins at 9am.

July – Sept Oct – Dec Jan – March April – July
Provident Hospital (one day of the week is spent in the OR) General Clinic General Clinic General Clinic

Year 2 (PGY-3)

Year two is divided into 3 different blocks.

July 1 – Oct 30 Nov 1 – Feb 28 March 1 – June 30
Specialties/Retina Oak Forest Hospital General Clinic Chief
  • Cataract surgery (resident is the primary surgeon) is performed two days of the month while on the Oak Forest Rotation.
  • Pathology slide review and gross processing is held from 9-12 on Wednesdays throughout the year while on rotations at Cook County.
  • Minor procedures (pterygium excision with amniotic membrane graft, chalazion excision) and minor plastics procedures (chalazion excision, orbital fat prolapse correction, conjunctiva and eyelid biopsies) are performed on Tuesdays and Thursdays while on rotations at Stroger Hospital.

Year 3 (PGY-4), Major Surgery

Each resident spends 9 months completing major surgeries (2-3 days/week) and the 3 remaining months operating at Provident Hospital. Surgical volumes are some of the highest in the country.

2015 Senior Resident Surgery Total, Example Senior #1:

Procedures Minimum Surgeon Assistant Total
Cataract 86 262 45 307
YAG capsulotomy 5 12 5 17
Laser trabeculoplasty 5 9 1 10
Laser iridotomy 4 29 28 57
Panretinal laser photocoagulation 20 435 108 543
Keratoplasty 5 4 7 11
Pterygium/ conj/ corneal 3 8 5 13
Keratorefractive surgery 6 1 5 6
Strabismus 10 13 2 15
Glaucoma filter/shunt 5 35 4 39
Retinal Vitreous 10 28 78 106
Intravitreal Injection 10 256 119 375
Oculoplastic and orbit 28 36 24 60
Eyelid laceration 3 5 3 8
Chalazia excision 3 7 7 14
Ptosis/blepharoplasty 3 6 4 10
Globe Trauma 4 9 5 14