Residents & Fellows Spotlight: Mary-Grace Reeves, MD

Where are you from? Pensacola, Florida Where did you attend Medical School? Stanford University Favorite memory of Medical School? Surgical skills training with my mentors, spending time in the operating room, and seeing pediatric ophthalmology patients in the children’s hospital and clinic. Favorite memory of your intern residency year? Everything from our early exposure to […]

R01 Grant Recipient

Congratulations! Rithwick Rajagopal, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences; Director of Clinical COVID Preparedness, on receiving a new five year R01 Grant from NEI for his research entitled “Modulating Retinal Lipid Biogenesis in Diabetes for Therapeutic Effects.” The Research Project Grant (R01) is the original and historically oldest grant mechanism used by NIH. […]

Residents & Fellows Spotlight: Gregory Bligard, MD

Where are you from? I was born and grew up in Fort Dodge, Iowa, and went to college at the University of Iowa. Where did you attend Medical School? Washington University in St. Louis Favorite memory of Medical School? Directing the annual Medical School Musical. Favorite memory of your intern residency year? Putting down my […]

Residents & Fellows Spotlight: Jessica Yang Walia, MD

Where are you from? Arcadia, California Where did you attend Medical School? University of Illinois Where did you complete your residency? University of Florida Why did you choose Ophthalmology and your specialty? I picked ophthalmology because it is an incredibly gratifying field. Vision is such an important part of a person’s quality of life. It […]

Congratulations! Dr. Rallo

Dr. Mark Rallo, OD, on becoming the new Director of Pediatric Optometry! This a new role for our department and will be a wonderful addition to our leadership team. Dr. Rallo will continue to offer guidance and support for our growing team of Optometrists. His years of service, love of mentorship and clinical expertise made […]

Residents & Fellows in Spotlight: Sharon Sabapathypillai, MD, MS

Where are you from? Cape Girardeau, MO Where did you attend Medical School? University of Missouri-Kansas City Favorite memory of Medical School? Coffee shop study sessions with friends Favorite memory of your intern residency year? The delicious lunches provided during our inpatient rotations Why did you choose Ophthalmology? Ophthalmology was the only specialty that gave […]

New Optometry Resident

Welcome! Ashley Ahlbrand, OD, our very first Resident of Optometry. Dr. Ahlbrand graduated with her Doctor of Optometry from Midwestern University-Chicago College of Optometry in May of 2022. She will complete a one-year residency program with DOVS focusing on Ocular Disease and Specialty Contact Lenses. As a resident optometrist, she will see patients with the […]

2022 DOVS Graduation

Congratulations to our 2022 Graduates! We wish you the best of luck!

Residents & Fellows in the Spotlight: Matthew Santos, MD

Matt Santos completed his residency in Ophthalmology at WashU this year and I am absolutely delighted that he will be serving as the Chief of Ophthalmic Trauma for the 2022-2023 academic year. I am not alone in this sentiment- our faculty, staff, his colleagues and junior residents have all been overwhelmingly supportive, and for good […]

Congratulations! Dr. Margolis

On his recent contributions in Thailand: June 29- Panelists for a lecture entitled “Herpes Corneal and Anterior Segment Infection” (Case-based presentation) at the 47th RCOPT Scientific Meeting, sponsored by the Cornea & Refractive Surgery Society of Thailand (CORST) July 5-Keynote Speaker at The Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University Lecture Series entitled […]