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Department and Faculty

The Department of Ophthalmology in Rochester, Minnesota, has over 30 faculty members including ophthalmologists, Ph.D. researchers, and optometrists. In addition, there are 12 ophthalmology residents and multiple clinical and research fellows.

From the program director

Andrew Barkmeier, M.D.Welcome to the Mayo Clinic Ophthalmology Residency program!

Mayo Clinic’s unique patient-centered and highly-integrated practice offers an ideal environment for your clinical, surgical, and academic training in ophthalmology. Education is central to Mayo Clinic’s mission and the Three Shields: clinical practice, education, and research.

Whether you aim to practice comprehensive or subspecialty ophthalmology, or to embark on a career in academic medicine or private practice, our dedicated faculty of physician educators will mentor and inspire you to maximize your potential and achieve your goals.

Please explore our program and don't hesitate to contact us!

Andrew Barkmeier, M.D.

Ophthalmology Residency Director


The Department of Ophthalmology has state of the art clinical, imaging, procedural, and surgical facilities. Extensive education and research facilities are also located within the downtown Rochester campus. Trainees care for patients in all Mayo Clinic Rochester clinical facilities and operate in both ambulatory and hospital-based surgical centers. The Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester, Saint Marys Campus houses the Emergency Department and is a Level I Trauma Center.


In addition to caring for patients in clinical and surgical practice, Mayo Clinic's faculty is committed to trainee education. Faculty members publish and lecture extensively and serve in many national ophthalmology leadership roles.

Visiting professors

Many prominent professors visit Mayo Clinic each year. They present their work during lectures and have informal discussions with trainees. You are encouraged to take full advantage of these educational opportunities.