Message from the Residency Program Director

Dr. HavensThe primary aim of the Ophthalmology Residency Training Program at UNMC’s Truhlsen Eye Institute is to provide top level ophthalmic clinical and surgical training to resident physicians pursuing a career in ophthalmology. The faculty and residency program leadership team are focused on inspiring residents to seek and provide the highest levels of quality in patient care and surgical outcomes. We also provide an array of educational support and mentorship for residents that have in interest in pursuing a career as a clinician-scientist; including basic science, translational, and clinical research opportunities in collaboration with our great Vision Science Research team. With the relatively small class size, the residents work closely with each individual faculty member in addition to a mentor of their choosing. 

During the residency training at UNMC, residents work closely with our board certified subspecialty ophthalmologists to manage routine and complex tertiary level cases within the state-of-the-art facilities at TEI. The resident will be trained in the clinical evaluation of patients, interpretation of specialized ancillary testing, diagnosis, and medical and surgical management of all types of ophthalmic pathology with the goal of producing local, regional, national, and international leaders in ophthalmology. 

We invite you to apply to our residency training program and hope to foster your educational and career endeavors in ophthalmology. 

Shane Havens, MD
Glaucoma, Cataract, and Anterior Segment Surgery
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Residency Program Director, Dept. of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences