Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship Program

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RETINA FACULTY

Fellows will have the opportunity to work with and learn from a diverse group of renowned faculty within the Retina Division who bring their experiences and insight from top institutions around the country.

Mark S. Blumenkranz, M.D.

Professor Emeritus
Fellowship: Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami
Residency: Stanford University
Internship: General Surgery, Stanford University
Medical School: Brown University
Undergraduate: Brown University

Research Interests:

• Ophthalmic innovation


Diana V. Do, M.D.

Professor
Fellowship: Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University
Residency: Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University
Internship: Internal Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical School: University of California San Francisco
Undergraduate: University of California Berkley

Research Interests:

• Diabetic retinopathy

• Ocular inflammatory diseases

• Age-related macular degeneration 


Theodore Leng, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Assistant Professor
Fellowship: Byers Eye Institute, Stanford University
Residency: Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami
Internship: Internal Medicine, Huntington Memorial Hospital
Medical School: Stanford University
Undergraduate: Stanford University

Research Opportunities:

• Translational clinical trials

• MicroRNA analysis of ocular disease

• Automated algorithims for image analysis


Loh-Shan B. Leung, M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor
Fellowship: Byers Eye Institute, Stanford University
Residency: Columbia University
Internship: St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center
Medical School: Johns Hopkins University

Research Opportunities:

• Inherited retinal dystrophies

• Gene therapy


Vinit B. Mahajan, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Fellowship: University of Iowa
Residency: Jules Stein/Doheny Eye Institutes, University of California Los Angeles
Internship: Transitional Year, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Medical & Graduate School: University of California Irvine
Undergraduate: University of California Berkley

Research Opportunities:

• Proteomic analysis of vitreoretinal diseases

• Inherited retinal dystrophies/gene therapy

• Vitreoretinal surgical techniques


Michael Marmor, M.D.    

Professor
Residency: Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary
Internship: University of California Los Angeles
Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Undergraduate: Harvard University

Research Opportunities:

• Inherited retinal dystrophies

• Hydroxychloroquine retinopathy

• Clinical eletrophysiology


Darius M. Moshfeghi, M.D. 

Professor
Fellowship: Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic
Residency: Tulane University
Internship: Transitional Year, Tulane University
Medical School: Tulane University
Undergraduate: Tulane University

Research Opportunities:

• Pediatric retinal diseases

• Telemedicine


Prithvi Mruthyunjaya, M.D., M.H.S.    

Associate Professor
Fellowships: Vitreoretinal Surgery, Duke University
Ocular Oncology, Moorfields Eye Hospital
Residency: Duke University
Internship: University of Rochester
Medical School: Albany Medical College
Graduate School: Albany Medical College
Undergraduate: Renselaer Polytechnic Institute

Research Opportunities:

• Multicenter studies correlating uveal melanoma genetics with survival outcome

• Altering radiation dosing to prevent radiation retinopathy

• Imaging markers to enhance ocular tumor detection

Outcomes of complex vitreoretinal sugical maneuvers


Quan Dong Nguyen, M.D., M.Sc., F.A.A.O.    

Professor
Fellowship: Vitreoretinal surgery & Uveitis, Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary
Residency: Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary
Internship: Internal Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical School: University of Pennsylvania
Undergraduate: Yale University

Research Opportunities:

• Ocular inflamatory diseases

• Retinal imaging techniques


Carolyn K. Pan, M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor
Fellowship: Jules Stein/Doheny Eye Institutes, University of California Los Angeles
Residency: University of Colorado
Medical School: Wayne State University
Undergraduate: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research Opportunities:

• Smartphone funduscopy

• Telemedicine

• Medical and surgical managment of diabetic retinopathy


Steven R. Sanislo, M.D.

Clinical Professor
Fellowship: Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic
Residency: Byers Eye Institute, Stanford University
Internship: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
Medical School: University of Michigan

Research Opportunities:

• Complex vitreoretinal surgery techniques

• Intraocular lens-related complications

• Diabetic retinopathy


Ira H. Schachar, M.D., M.Sc.   

Assistant Professor
Fellowship: Byers Eye Institute, Stanford University
Residency: Kellogg Eye Center, University of Michigan
Internship: Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Medical School: Washington University at St. Louis

Research Opportunities:

• Innovation in vitreoretinal interface and retinal biology

• Diabetic Retinopathy


Ruwan A. Silva, M.D., M. Phil

Clinical Assistant Professor
Fellowship: Byers Eye Institute, Stanford University
Residency: Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami
Internship: University of California Irvine
Medical School: Stanford University
Graduate School: Cambridge University (UK)
Undergraduate: Harvard University

Research Opportunities:

• Retinal bioprosthesis

• Neuron-glia interaction

• Vitreoretinal surgical techniques


Stephen J. Smith, MD

Title: Clinical Instructor (Affiliated)
Fellowship:  Byers Eye Institute, Stanford University
Residency: Kellogg Eye Center, University of Michigan
Internship: Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons/Bassett Medical Center
Medical School: Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Undergraduate: Grove City College

Research Opportunities:

• Ophthalmic Innovation

• Intravitreal Chemotherapy for Retinoblastoma

• Ophthalmic Drug Delivery

• Translational Clinical Trials

• Ophthalmic Gene Therapy


Edward H. Wood, MD

Title: Assistant Professor
Fellowship:  Associated Retinal Consultants of William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI
Residency: Byers Eye Institute, Stanford University 
Internship: University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School
Medical School: University of Kentucky
Undergraduate: Vanderbilt University

Research Opportunities:

• Optogenetics

• Drug Discovery

• Surgical Device Development

• Ophthalmic Innovation