Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center, Ocular Disease, Brooklyn, NY

Health and Hospital Corporation (HHC)
760 Broadway
Eye Clinic, Room 2B-330
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Woodhull Medical Center

Externship Supervisor
Brian R. Hall, OD
Phone: (718) 963-8603
Email:  bhall@sunyopt.edu

Additional Faculty
Gary Oliver, OD
Kristen Tamburro, OD
Margarita Bauman, OD
Marlene Jurman, OD
Andrea Antonelli, OD
Cristina Llerena, OD
Andre Stanberry, OD
Aryeh Pollack, MD
Abraham Sleem, MD
Joseph Sturm, MD         

Program Description
The externship at Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center offers a unique experience in a inner city acute care hospital setting.  The student will provide primary eye care and disease management to both ambulatory clinic patients and in-patients, ranging in age from newborns to the elderly.  There is direct interaction between all aspects of medical and mental health care, and being the eye consultant requires the optometry student to interact with medical providers from other disciplines. 

The majority of our patients have multiple medical problems.  In addition to providing primary eye care there is a heavy emphasis on ocular diseases such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and ocular trauma.  Externs will be exposed to surgical co-management including pre- and post-operative care of cataract extraction, pterygium excision, and laser peripheral iridotomy.  The student will participate in a busy Retina Clinic, where they will have the opportunity to work closely with our Retina Specialist as well as observe retinal laser treatments and fluorescein angiographies. 

This is a wonderful opportunity for an extern to see a large number of patients and to learn “hands on” clinical skills and critical thinking under the supervision of optometrists and ophthalmologists with diverse clinical backgrounds.

Housing

Not provided

Equipment Required

None

External Rotations

No

Directions to Clinic
From Manhattan:
Take the IRT # 4,5 or 6 to Canal St and transfer to the M (J or Z during rush hour) to Brooklyn (via Williamsburg Bridge).  Get off at Flushing Ave.  The main entrance to the hospital is on the corner of Broadway and Flushing Ave. 
Another option is the F train to Delancey/Essex and transfer to the  M (J or Z during rush hour) to Brooklyn (via Williamsburg Bridge).  Get off at Flushing Ave.  The main entrance to the hospital is on the corner of Broadway and Flushing Ave.

From Queens/Long Island:
Take the Jackie Robinson Parkway towards Brooklyn to the Bushwick Ave exit.
Stay on Bushwick Ave for approximately 1 mile.  Make a left onto Myrtle Ave.  At the following light, make a right onto Broadway.  The main entrance to the hospital is ¼  mile on the left.  There is a parking garage on Throop Ave and Flushing Ave, behind Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center.


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