Residents & Fellows Spotlight: Alex Barsam, MD, MBA

What are your future plans? I’m staying on as a comprehensive ophthalmologist here at WashU! Why did you choose Ophthalmology and your specialty? You can make a tremendous impact on one’s life by helping their vision. It’s a field full of great personalities and once I realized I loved being in the OR it was […]

Residents & Fellows Spotlight: Kamran Ahmed, MD

What are your future plans? Phoenix Children’s Hospital Why did you choose Ophthalmology and your specialty? Technology, working with kids. variety of procedures, mission work. Why did you chose WashU? Excellent pediatric ophthalmology department with comprehensive training and additional training in pediatric refractive surgery. What is your favorite memory of your fellowship? Performing pediatric refractive […]

Helen Keller Prize for Vision Research

Congratulations to Drs. Mae Gordon and Michael Kass, who have been awarded this year’s Helen Keller Prize for Vision Research by the Helen Keller Foundation for Research and Education. This is a terrific accomplishment and one that is well deserved for this remarkable pair of investigators whose work on ocular hypertension and glaucoma has changed […]

Resident & Fellows Spotlight: Hayley James, MD

What are your featured plans? I’ll be doing a 2-year surgical retina fellowship at the University of Kentucky/Retina Associates of Kentucky starting in July. After that, who knows? Why did you choose Ophthalmology/WashU? I actually did an away rotation here during my fourth year of medical school and absolutely fell in love with the people. […]

Residents & Fellows Spotlight: Eric Sollenberger, MD

What are your future plans? Going to backpack and fly fish out west for 3.5 months before moving to Knoxville, TN to start private practice in cornea and external disease. Why did you choose Ophthalmology and your specialty? I chose ophthalmology because one can make an incredibly positive, meaningful, lasting difference in someone’s life with […]

Residents & Fellows Spotlight: Karen Hong, MD, MPhil

What are your future plans? Glaucoma Fellowship at Mass Eye and Ear and master kite surfing. Why did you choose Ophthalmology/WashU? The people! I distinctly remember every single one of my residency interviews with the faculty at WashU. What advice would you give to the new residents? Practice as many different ways to treat and […]

Residents & Fellows Spotlight: Jennifer Enright, MD, PhD

What are your future plans? I’m staying at WashU next year as the Chief of Ophthalmic Trauma, so I’ll be staffing the consult service, attending on trauma and cataract cases and managing the didactic and wetlab curricula for the next year. Why did you choose Ophthalmology/WashU? I was an MD/PhD student here at WashU so […]

Now Hiring: Research Faculty

The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at Washington University seeks an innovative and motivated individual to join our Research Faculty Full-time tenure-track academic appointment (Assistant Professor) This position will focus on research with minimal teaching or administrative obligations The qualified applicant will demonstrate: An outstanding record of research accomplishments Exciting future basic and/or translational […]

Welcome Eric Ricker, OD

Eric Ricker, OD recently joined our team of staff optometrists. Dr. Ricker has over four years of clinical experience in optometry. He also serves as a Co-Management chair of the Saint Louis Optometric Society and on the emerging leadership committee with the Missouri Optometric Association.

Congratulations Dr. Ryo Terao

Ryo Terao, MD, PhD, post doc in Dr. Apte’s lab, has been selected as the 2021 International Retinal Research Foundation Alston Callahan, MD Postdoctoral Scholar for his project, “Dysregulated Lipid Metabolism and Senescence in Age-Related Macular Degeneration.” This prestigious award honors one of the International Retinal Research Foundation (IRRF) founders.