Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Ophthalmology


While time in the classroom is essential to growing your fund of knowledge in the medical profession, nothing can quite prepare you to be a successful physician like real time clinical experiences. Witnessing faculty as they move through a “day in the life” seeing patients, reading through charts, and developing patient care plans can help you develop your own ideas of how you would like to approach your profession.

In ophthalmology, we encourage you to get involved early by exploring shadowing opportunities within the department. Please feel free to reach out to the Medical Student Coordinator for help! Additionally please feel free to view our faculty list to see which doctors are practicing a subspecialty that may be of interest to you.


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Robert S. Feder, M.D.

Medical Student Teacher of the Year




Michael Heiferman, M.D.

Resident Teacher of the Year