Message from the Chair

Marco A. Zarbin, MD, PHD, FACS
Marco A. Zarbin, MD, PHD, FACS

The Institute's physician-professors have exceptional clinical skills and distinguished educational backgrounds. The faculty's National Eye Institute—supported basic science and clinical research, their scientific publications and textbooks, and their leadership role in developing teaching material for the American Academy of Ophthalmology all attest to excellence within their areas of specialization. Because the faculty work in close physical proximity, patients are readily afforded consultation from our many ophthalmic subspecialists. The Institute features the most sophisticated diagnostic equipment (housed in the Ocular Imaging Center and in the Ophthalmic Electrodiagnostic Laboratory and the most advanced therapies available.

The Institute's fully accredited ophthalmology residency training program is conducted at the New Jersey Medical School, which includes the outpatient facility at the Doctors Office Center and University Hospital in Newark, NJ, and at two affiliate hospitals: the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in East Orange, NJ, and the Jersey City Medical Center in Jersey City, NJ. The residency program provides outstanding clinical training in both the surgical and medical aspects of ophthalmology, including certification in refractive surgery.

In sum, the spectrum of activities undertaken by the Institute's members is at the highest level of expertise and is comprehensive, encompassing all aspects of vision care and training of vision care professionals. We hope this site will answer many of your questions about the Institute, its mission, its activities, and its personnel.