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Residents & Fellows Spotlight: Ariana Levin, MD

Ariana Levin, MD

Glaucoma Fellow

Where are you from?


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, and after surgery.

Why did you choose WashU?

I chose WashU for the inspiring mentors and extensive surgical opportunities.

Favorite memory of your residency?

The team at the Veterans Affairs Hospital.

What did you learn in your residency that impacted you the most?

Focus on the patient in front of you and listen closely.

How did you survive quarantine?

Hiking and camping

What excites you most about starting your fellowship at WashU?

I’m looking forward to a year of great people.

What do you look forward to about living in St. Louis?

I’ve lived in Connecticut, New York, and Utah…I’m excited to explore another part of the country.