Susan H Forster, MD

Clinical Professor and Director of Medical Studies, Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Chief of Ophthalmology, Yale Health

Departments & Organizations

Comprehensive (General) Eye Care

Eye Center, Yale

Ophthalmology and Visual Science Patient Care Faculty

Yale Medicine


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

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

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology AB of Ophthalmology (1982)

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Contact Info

Susan H Forster, MD
Patient Care Locations
Yale Eye CenterTemple Medical Center
40 Temple Street, Ste 3rd Floor

New Haven, CT 06510
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Yale Health-OphthamologyYale Health Center
55 Lock Street

New Haven, CT 06511
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Cornell Scott Hill Health Center428 Columbus Avenue
New Haven, CT 06519
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Mailing Address
PO Box 208237
New Haven, CT 06520-8237