Congratulations! Dr. Apte

On his upcoming contribution as a keynote speaker at the 2022 Georgia Society of Ophthalmology (GSO) Annual Meeting on July 15-17, at the Cloister at Sea Island in Sea Island, Georgia. In addition to his keynote speech entitled “Retina Considerations for the Cataract Surgeon”, Dr. Apte will serve as panelists for a discussion on Interesting […]

Residents & Fellows Spotlight: Tina Xia, MD

What are your future plans? Glaucoma fellowship at Wills Eye Hospital next year. Why did you choose Ophthalmology/WashU? The kindness and closeness of everyone, residents, faculty and staff. I felt it my first time at WashU, which was for residency interviews four years ago. I left that day knowing that this program cares about its […]

R01 Grant Recipient

Congratulations! Philip Williams, PhD, Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences on receiving his first R01 Grant from NEI for his research entitled “Resilient Identifying and Leveraging Strategies of Inherently Resilient Retinal Neurons to Treat Degeneration” The Research Project Grant (R01) is the original and historically oldest grant mechanism used by NIH. The R01 provides support […]

Residents & Fellows Spotlight: Matthew Santos, MD

What are your future plans? Sticking around as the Chief of Ophthalmic Trauma for 2022-2023 Why did you choose Ophthalmology/WashU? My interview at WashU was my first ever trip to St. Louis. Having no prior connection to the city or university, what drew me to the program was the people and the tremendous opportunities for […]

Congratulations! John F. Hardesty, MD Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Unrestricted Grant Award Recipient! The Washington University School of Medicine John F. Hardesty, MD Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences has been granted a prestigious Unrestricted Grant by Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) to support eye research. This funding, has been awarded based on a thorough review of criteria, including the department’s research activities, laboratory […]

Residents & Fellows Spotlight: Spencer Fuller, MD

What are your future plans? Vitreoretinal surgical fellowship at the Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah for the next two years. After that I’m not 100% sure, but it’s going to be a great adventure! Why did you choose Ophthalmology/WashU? My wife and I knew leaving San Diego after medical school for residency […]

K08 Grant Recipient

Congratulations! Lynn Hassman, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences on receiving a K08 Grant from NEI for her research entitled “Resolution of Ocular Inflammation: The Role of Type 1 Conventional Dendritic Cells.” The K08 is a special award for individuals who have a clinical doctoral degree to provide support and protected time to […]

2022 Cora Verhagen Award Recipient!

Congratulations to Chas Pfeifer, research trainee in the Apte Lab, on receiving the “2022 Cora Verhagen Award” for best poster or paper presented by a graduate student or post-doctoral fellow in an immunology-sponsored session at the ARVO annual meeting. Both Chas and Dr. Apte will be attending the 2023 ARVO conference next year in New […]

Congratulations Mary-Grace Reeves!

ARVO Travel Grant Recipient Mary-Grace Reeves, MD, MBA, incoming DOVS resident on being awarded an ARVO Travel Grant from the Knights Templar Eye Foundation for her oral presentation in the Health Policy and Health Economics Category. on “State-level differences in duties permitted to be performed by medical assistants in delivery of eye care.“ The presentation […]

Congratulations! Kathrine (Kat) Earney

2022 Kelley Mullen Clinical Service Award Recipient Kathrine (Kat) Earney, Clinical Supervisor at the University Eye Center (UES) on receiving the 2022 Kelley Mullen Clinical Service Award . The Kelley Mullen Clinical Service Award recognizes a clinical support staff member who consistently demonstrates ongoing acts of caring that go beyond the normally expected levels of […]