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Susan Forster, MD

Clinical Professor Emeritus of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

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Susan Forster, MD

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Dr. Susan Forster received her BA from Harvard University and her medical degree from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University. An internship at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital and residency at Yale New Haven Hospital completed her formal medical training. She is the Director of Medical Studies for the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science at Yale School of Medicine and Chief of the Ophthalmology Department at Yale Health Plan in addition to practicing Comprehensive Ophthalmology at Yale Eye Center. Her research interests focus on Access to Care and Medical Education.

Nationally recognized in the field of Medical Education, Dr. Forster is currently the President of the American University Professors Organization’s Medical School Educators Council and chair of the Internal Council of Ophthalmology Medical Student Education Committee. She has written articles and book chapters in the fields of Medical Education and Comprehensive Ophthalmology.

Education & Training

  • Resident
    Yale-New Haven Hospital (1981)
  • Fellow
    Yale School of Medicine (1977)
  • MD
    Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons, Medicine (1976)


  • Board Certification
    AB of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology (1982)