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Our young core of fellowship alumni has soared to recognized heights in the field of vitreoretinal surgery. Many have pursued academic positions after training: over 70% hold full time academic appointments.  They continue to move our field forward with innovative research, teaching impact, high impact publications, podium presentations at national and international meetings, and admission into prestigious societies. Stanford fellows have repeatedly been awarded Heed Foundation fellowships.




Theodore Leng, MD Stanford, Palo Alto Associate Professor
Annie Chan, MD Kaiser Permanente Attending Retinal Surgeon
Lo-Shan Leung, MD Stanford/Palo Alto VAMC  Clinical Assistant Professor
Ruwan Silva, MD  Stanford, Palo Alto Clinical Assistant Professor
Peter Karth, MD Oregon Eye Consultants  Private Practice
Ira Schachar, MD North Bay Vitreoretinal Consultants Private Practice
Margaret Greven, MD  Wake Forest Baptist Assistant Professor
Stephen Smith, MD Byers Eye Institute, Stanford University Clinical Assistant Professor
Peter Tang, MD VitreoRetinal Surgery, MN Private Practice
Zachary Bodnar, MD Meadows Retina, Las Vegas Private Practice
Natalia Callaway, MD, MS Genentech, San Francisco, CA and Stanford, Palo Alto Associate Medical Director; 
Clinical Assistant Professor

Huy Nguyen, MD

California Retina, Pasadena, CA Private Practice

Nadim Rayess, MD 

Retina Associates of Florida, Tampa, FL Private Practice
Edward Korot, MD Grand Rapids Michigan Private Practice, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Kapil Mishra, MD Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital Assistant Chief of Service

The Byers Eye Institute at Stanford congratulates vitreoretinal fellow Edward (Eddie) Korot, MD, for receiving the Ronald G Michels Fellowship Foundation award.


Congratulations to Kapil Mishra, MD, for receiving the Fellow Teaching Award of the Year for 2021!

Ruwan Silva, MD (center) receives the prestigious 2013 Ronald G. Michels Foundation Fellowship Award with Dr. Moshfeghi (L) and Dr. Pat Wilkinson (R), RGM Foundation Secretary.

Stanford Retina is home to 5 previous
RGM fellowship recipients.


Alumni Natalia Callaway was awarded the 2019 Ronald G. Michels Foundation Fellowship award


OSN Retina 150:

Drs. Blumenkranz, Moshfeghi, Do, Leng, Mruthyunjaya, and Nguyen were selected as leading innovators in the field of medical and surgical retina.


Power List 2017: Drs. Ira Schachar (L) and Peter Karth (R) were selected to the 2017 Power List by The Ophthalmologist magazine—recognized by their peers as among the top 50 rising stars in Ophthalmology.

2019: Dr. Schachar is voted to the Power List by The Ophthalmologist magazine as a top 50 rising star in the field— was also named 2019 Teacher of the Year by our trainees!