“We know from previous research that a diverse physician workforce that reflects our patient population can lead to decreased healthcare disparities, enhanced access to care, and improved patient outcomes and satisfaction. Our study shows the field of ophthalmology does not reflect our country’s diversity.”

Parisa Emami-Naeini, an assistant professor at the UC Davis Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Science and senior author, commenting on the study, “Trends in Racial Diversity Among United States Ophthalmology Residents.”