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Front Row (left to right): Aaron Webel, Nadim Rayess, Gurdeep Jhaj, Huy Nguyen, and Gabriel Valerio

Back Row (left to right): Lakshmi Leishangthem, Angeline Nguyen, Ramsudha Narala, and Julie Cho

Not Pictured: Natalia Callaway, Dolly S. Chang, Emily Charlson, and John Hinkle

Class of 2020 Fellows

Natalia Callaway, MD, MS

Hometown: Windsor, CA

College: Johns Hopkins University

Medical School: Stanford University

Internship: Transitional Year, Presence Resurrection Medical Center

Residency: Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami


Dolly S. Chang, MD, MPH, PhD

Hometown: Taipei, Taiwan

College: National Taiwan University

Medical School: National Taiwan University

Grauate School: Johns Hopkins University

Internship: Greater Baltimore Medical Center

Residency: Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University


Emily Charlson, MD, PhD

Hometown: Phoenix, AZ

College: Arizona State University

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania

Internship: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Transitional Year

Residency: University of California, Irvine


John Hinkle, MD

Hometown: Shelbyville, KY

College: Yale University

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania

Internship: Lankenau Medical Center

Residency: Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami


Gurdeep Jhaj, MD

Hometown: Granada Hills, CA

College: University of Southern California

Medical School: SUNY Upstate College of Medicine

Internship: Eisenhower Medical Center

Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin


Lakshmi Leishangthem, MD

Hometown: Imphal, Manipur, India

Medical School: Pt. JNM Medical College, Raipur, India 

Internship: Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA

Residency: KMC Mangalore, India, Manipal University (Ophthalmology); Einstein Medical Center (Neurology)


Ramsudha Narala, MD

Hometown: Fresno, CA

College: Saint Louis University

Medical School: Saint Louis University

Internship: Loyola University Medical Center

Residency: Kresge Eye Institute of Detroit

Fellowship: University of Southern California (Vitreoretinal Surgery)


Angeline Nguyen, MD

Hometown: Dallas, TX

College: Southern Methodist University

Medical School: John Hopkins University

Internship: Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai West

Residency: Wilmer Eye Institute


Gabriel Valerio, MD

Hometown: San Diego, CA

College: University of California, San Diego

Medical School: Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences

Internship: Naval Medical Center Portsmouth

Residency: Naval Medical Center San Diego


Aaron Webel, MD, MBA

Hometown: Columbia, MO

College: University of Florida

Medical School: University of North Carolina (dual MD, MBA program)

Internship: NYU Winthrop University Hospital

Residency: University of Florida

Fellowship: Bascom Palmer Eye Institute (Glaucoma)


Class of 2021 Fellows

Julie Cho, MD, PhD

Hometown: La Canada, CA

College: John Hopkins University

Medical School: University of Southern California and California Institute of Technology (dual MD, PhD program)

Internship: Yale New Haven Hospital

Residency: Yale University


Huy Nguyen, MD

Hometown: Yorba Linda, CA

College: Harvard University

Medical School: Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons

Internship: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s-West

Residency: Harvard/Massachusetts Eye & Ear


Nadim Rayess, MD

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

College: University of California, Irvine

Medical School: American University of Beirut

Internship: Detroit Medical Center 

Residency: University of Southern California Roski Eye Institute