Class of 2024 Graduation & Awards Ceremony

Graduation 2024

We recently celebrated the graduation of our outstanding ophthalmology residents and fellows. It was a joyous occasion filled with pride, achievements, and a look back at the hard work and dedication shown by our graduates. A special thanks to all the faculty, staff, and families who supported our graduates throughout their journey. Your dedication and […]

Medical Student Wilson Wang and Resident Maggie Xing Publish Key Article on Proliferative Vitreoretinopathy in JAMA Ophthalmology

Medical student Wilson Wang and resident physician Maggie Xing, MD, have made significant contributions to the field of ophthalmology with their recent publication in JAMA Ophthalmology “Interventions for Proliferative Vitreoretinopathy,” co-authored with renowned expert Raj Apte, MD, PhD. Their article provides a comprehensive clinical synopsis and educational review of proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR), a serious complication […]

2nd Annual Faculty VS Residents Flag Football Game

2024 Flag Football Game

What a game! The 2nd Annual DOVS Faculty vs. Residents Flag Football Game was a blast, and this year, the Faculty took home the win! A big shout out to all our incredible players who brought their A-game to the field. Your hard work and sportsmanship made this event unforgettable. And let’s not forget the […]

Advancing Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Care: Insights from the 49th Annual AAPOS Meeting

The field of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus continues to evolve, driven by dedicated professionals committed to enhancing the quality of eye care for children and adults alike. One prominent organization at the forefront of these efforts is the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS). With a mission centered on advancing care, supporting education, […]

Congrats, Matt Elitt, MD, PhD!

Matt Elitt and Paul Tesar

Congratulations to WashU Ophthalmology Resident, Matt Elitt, MD, PhD and Case Western Reserve’s Tesar Lab colleagues, on the advancement of ION356 to a phase I human clinical trial. Dr. Elitt’s doctoral research published in Nature demonstrated a novel method to pharmacologically target the pathology of Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease (PMD), representing the first potential treatment option for patients and […]

Natalia Morales, MD and Phillip Custer, MD, FACS Present at the Annual Cogan Society Meeting

In April, Natalia Morales, MD, our talented second-year resident, presented at the Cogan Ophthalmology Historical Society Annual Meeting held at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami. Natalia’s research on the history of trachoma, a leading cause of blindness worldwide, formed the basis of her thought-provoking talk titled “The Influence of Trachoma on the Establishment of […]

Dr. Mary-Grace Reeves: Making an Impact at the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Congressional Advocacy Day

Dr. Mary Grace Reeves, an esteemed Washington University Ophthalmology Resident, recently had the remarkable opportunity of being chosen as an Advocacy Ambassador for the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s 2024 Congressional Advocacy Day and Mid-Year Forum. This prestigious position, sponsored by Women In Ophthalmology, MoSEPS, and the department, allowed Dr. Reeves to represent her colleagues and advocate […]

Resident Breakfast with the Chair

Breakfast with the Chair 2024

The residents enjoyed a wonderful Breakfast With The Chair on Tuesday, March 26, 2024! Dr. Margolis offered valuable guidance for their professional journeys. From navigating the intricacies of clinical practice to charting a successful career path. His expertise extended to scientific research, emphasizing the importance of collaboration in driving innovation forward. A valuable experience that […]

Spotlight on Amritha Kanakamedala, MD

As we celebrate National Women Physicians Day, we are honored to shine a spotlight on the remarkable Amritha Kanakamedala, MD a Washington University Ophthalmology Resident. As a passionate and dedicated ophthalmologist, Dr. Kanakamedala’s journey is an inspiring testament to the impact women physicians make in the world of medicine. Education Inspiration and Career Calling Dr. […]

Spotlight on Mary-Grace Reeves, MD, MBA

Mary-Grace Reeves, MD, MBA

As we celebrate National Women Physicians Day, we are honored to shine a spotlight on the remarkable Mary-Grace Reeves, MD, MBA, a Washington University Ophthalmology Resident. Her journey in medicine has been marked by dedication and a commitment to supporting and mentoring those in the early stages of their medical training. Education Inspiration and Career […]

Congratulations Viviana Barquet, MD!

Viviana Barquet

Viviana Barquet, MD selected for The TGF (sponsored by Patricia Hill) / RPB Fellowship in Glaucoma In a collaboration, The Glaucoma Foundation (TGF) and Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) have joined forces to champion diversity and innovation in the field of glaucoma research. This strategic partnership has selected Viviana Barquet, MD, as one of the […]

2023 VitreoRetinal Surgery Foundation Research Award Recipient!

Mary-Grace Reeves, MD, MBA

In a momentous stride towards advancing our understanding of macular and retinal diseases, Dr. Mary-Grace Reeves, MD, MBA, has recently been honored as a recipient of the prestigious 2023 VitreoRetinal Surgery Foundation Research Award. This recognition not only underscores her dedication to the field but also highlights the significance of her groundbreaking work in the […]

Residents & Fellows Spotlight: Kevin La, OD

Where are you from? Seattle, WA Where did you attend Optometry School? University of California, Berkeley Favorite memory of Optometry School? My favorite memory from optometry school would have to be the annual class Tahoe trips Favorite memory between optometry school and starting residency? I got the chance to travel to Asia with some friends […]

Residents & Fellows Spotlight: Aaditya Shah, MD

Where are you from? Munster, Indiana Where did you attend Medical School? Indiana University School of Medicine Where did you complete your residency? Here at WashU! Why did you choose Ophthalmology and your specialty? I chose Ophthalmology because it is a unique field that allows you to medically and surgically help patients in one of […]

Residents & Fellows Spotlight: Sowmya Yennam, MD

Where are you from? Pittsburgh, PA Where did you attend Medical School? Baylor College of Medicine Favorite memory of Medical School? Exploring all of Houston’s coffee shops with classmates who have become lifelong friends Favorite memory of your intern residency year? Attending the medicine and ophthalmology holiday parties with the best group of co-residents! Why […]

ASRS 2023

Congratulations to Aaditya Shah, MD (retina fellow), Georgia Wilke, MD, PhD (PGY-4), Mary-Grace Reeves, MD, MBA (PGY-3) (pictured), Dr. Kumar Rao, Dr. Rajendra Apte, Dr. Rithwick Rajagopal, Dr. Kisha Piggott, and colleagues on their research presentations at the 2023 American Society of Retinal Specialists Annual Scientific Meeting in Seattle!

Residents & Fellows Spotlight: Eli Pratte, MD

Where are you from?Farmington, MO Where did you attend Medical School?University of Missouri – Columbia Favorite memory of Medical School?Getting to share Match Day with my family! Favorite memory of your intern residency year?Other than the birth of my first child, becoming such close friends with my ophthalmology co-residents! Why did you choose Ophthalmology?It is […]

Residents & Fellows Spotlight: Glory Mgboji, MD

Where are you from? Baltimore, Maryland Where did you attend Medical School? Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Favorite memory of Medical School? I have two! 1. Directing and singing in our “Second Look” welcome video for prospective students! It was such a fun way to connect with my extremely talented class and give incoming […]

Residents & Fellows Spotlight: Catherine Gilbert, MD

Where are you from?Seattle, WA Where did you attend Medical School?Tulane University School of Medicine Favorite memory of Medical School?During my research year I was able work on many projects at the same time, some in person and some virtually. One of my projects required me to travel around the country with my best friend […]