Unveiling the Silent Threat: Diabetic Retinopathy

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month, a dedicated time to focus on the importance of eye health in individuals living with diabetes. As a silent and potentially blinding complication, diabetic eye diseases, such as Diabetic Retinopathy, demand attention. Parth Shah, DO, Retina Fellow 2022-2024, sheds light on this progressive eye disease caused by diabetes. […]

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: Nathaniel Blecher, MD

Where are you from? Pittsburgh, PA Where did you attend Medical School? University of Pittsburgh SOM Where did you complete your residency? Washington University in St. Louis Why did you choose Ophthalmology and your specialty? I always knew I wanted to be a doctor, but no body told me I had to choose a specialty […]

Residents & Fellows Spotlight: Viviana Barquet, MD

Where are you from?San Juan, Puerto Rico Where did you attend Medical School?Univeridad Central del Caribe in Puerto Rico Where did you complete your residency?John H Stroger Hospital of Cook County in Chicago, IL Why did you choose Ophthalmology and your specialty?I chose Ophthalmology because it I love having a specialty that is both clinically […]

Welcome Incoming Residents & Fellows 2023

We are proud to welcome new Residents, Fellows, & Chief of Ophthalmic Trauma to our ranks as they embark on their medical career. We look forward to working with all of you throughout your training. Chief of Ophthalmic Trauma Residents PGY-2 Optometry Resident Fellows

2023 Graduation and Awards Ceremony

Clinical Fellowship Graduates Cornea, External Disease, & Refractive Surgery Karina Somohano, MD Cornea, Cataract, and Refractive Surgeon, Florida Vision Institute, West Palm Beach, FL Jessica Yang Walia, MDAssistant Professor, Washington University and John Cochran Veterans Affairs Hospital, St. Louis, MO Anterior Segment & Glaucoma Surgery Brent Bruck, MD, MA Glaucoma Specialist, Midwest Eye Care, Omaha, […]

First Annual Residents VS Faculty Flag Football Game

Saturday | 06.17.2023 | 10 AM – 2 PM Tower Grove Park Soccer Field #5 Faculty Players AttendingsAugustine HongJames LiuArsham SheybaniRobi MaamariWes GreenMike Stock FellowsMatt SantosRoss Kennamer-ChapmanParth ShahHuy NguyenAriana LevinDoug Snyder Resident Players Incoming PGY1Steven ObiefunaJohn WilsonRaj Mahal PGY1Catherine GilbertEli Pratte PGY2Natalia Morales PGY3Yi-Hsien YehMatt ElittAmritha Kanakamedala PGY4Rachael LyerlaNate BlecherAaditya Shah

Residents & Fellows Spotlight: Ariana Levin, MD

Where are you from? Connecticut Where did you attend Medical School? Weill Cornell Medicine Where did you complete your residency? University of Utah Why did you choose Ophthalmology and your specialty? I chose ophthalmology and then glaucoma because my patients and I have an opportunity together to change the course of the disease before, during, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Residents & Fellows Spotlight: C. Maxwell Medert, MD

What are your future plans? I will be joining the University of Chicago and act as a Glaucoma and Advanced Anterior Segment specialists. Why did you choose Ophthalmology and your specialty? Ophthalmology offers a unique opportunity to help people see and live better.  Connecting with patients in the clinic and treating them surgically in the […]

Residents & Fellows Spotlight: Jessica Liu, MD

What are your future plans? Part-time Glaucoma Faculty at Truhlsen Eye Institute, University of Nebraska, and private practice with my father at Omaha Eye Institute. Why did you choose Ophthalmology and your specialty? I chose ophthalmology because preserving vision gives our patients the opportunity to remain productive members of society and providers for their families […]

Residents & Fellows Spotlight: Tricia Fernandez, MD

Where are you from? Detroit, Michagan Where did you attend Medical School? Wayne State University Where did you complete your residency? Indiana University Why did you choose Ophthalmology and your specialty? Ophthalmology is a great combination of medicine, surgery, physics, and technology. It’s absolutely fascinating and offers many opportunities to make clear and immediate improvements […]

Incoming Residents & Fellows Spotlight: Charles “Max” Medert, MD

Where are you from? Cincinnati, OH Where did you attend Medical School? Emory University School of Medicine Where did you complete your residency? Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Why did you choose Ophthalmology and your specialty? I selected Ophthalmology because I can establish bonds with my patients in the clinic and be a part of microsurgical […]

Residents & Fellows Spotlight: Jessica Liu, MD

Where are you from? Omaha, NE Where Where did you attend Medical School? St. Louis University Where did you complete your residency? St. Louis University Why did you choose Ophthalmology and your specialty? I chose ophthalmology after working with an eye surgeon in a Tibetan province of China for 7 weeks when I was 20 […]

Incoming Residents & Fellows Spotlight: Julianne Matthews, MD

Where are you from? Youngstown, OH Where did you attend Medical School? Northeast Ohio Medical University Where did you complete your residency? The Ohio State University Why did you choose Ophthalmology and your specialty? I am a third generation Ophthalmologist, so Ophthalmology was as easy as breathing! I love cornea because you can profoundly impact […]

Residents & Fellows Spotlight: Ansuya Deosaran, MD

Where are you from? Fort Lauderdale, Florida Where did you attend Medical School? University of Florida Where did you complete your residency? Louisiana State University-New Orleans Why did you choose Ophthalmology and your specialty? I had a corneal ulcer as a teen and that changed my life’s trajectory! With the return of my vision, I […]

Dr. Hwang receives Vitreoretinal Surgery Foundation (VRSF) research grant

Christopher Hwang, MD, PhD has received a research fellowship grant from the Vitreoretinal Surgery Foundation (VRSF). The VRSF has established a competitive Research Award/Fellowship to encourage young physicians to pursue a career in retinal disease. Projects with a potential for additional funding, presentation and publication are encouraged. The Research Award/Fellowship is open to residents, fellows, […]

2017 Ophthalmology Awards

The Doctor William Ellis Research Prize in Ophthalmology.  Superior achievements in ophthalmological and visual sciences research.Jennifer Enright, MD The Max & Evelyn Grand Prize was endowed in 1985 by Dr. Gil Grand in honor of his parents. The award is presented annually to a fourth year medical student who demonstrates excellence in ophthalmological research or clinical care  Excellence […]