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The History of Tulane Ophthalmology
Dr. Delmar Caldwell



Dr. Delmar Ray CaldwellIn 1978, Dr. Delmar Ray Caldwell (b. 1935) became professor and chairman of the department. There were vacant residency slots, a shortage of full-time faculty, financial problems within the department, and the school was just getting the Faculty Practice Plan started. Nevertheless, Dr. Caldwell invigorated the department, hiring a full complement of faculty, and making Ophthalmology the most productive department at Tulane. About 90 fellows and 125 residents have completed their training under his chairmanship.

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