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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 Assistant 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 Stanford/Santa Clara Valley Medical Center  Assistant Professor
Margaret Greven, MD  Wake Forest Baptist Assistant Professor
Stephen Smith, MD Livermore VAMC/Byers Eye Institute, Stanford University Clinical Associate
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

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.


OSN Retina 150:

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


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


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!