Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship Program

Vitreoretinal Surgery

• Welcome

• Application

• About the Program

• Retina Faculty

> Current Fellows

• Alumni

• Clinical Sites

• Innovation

• Research Opportunities


Charles DeBoer, MD

2nd year Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellow

Hometown: Sierra Madre, CA

College:  Occidental College / California Institute of Technology

Medical School: Keck School of Medicine,  University of Southern California

Internship: Huntington Hospital, Pasadena, CA

Residency: Roski Eye Institute, University of Southern California

Suzanne Michalak, MD

2nd year Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellow

Hometown: Wilson, NC

College: Brown University

Medical School: University of North Carolina

Internship: Carney Hospital, Dorchester Center, MA

Residency: Duke University

Austen Knapp, MD

1st year Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellow

Hometown: Eureka, Illinois

College: Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Medical School: Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

Internship: Beaumont Hospital - Dearborn

Residency: Cole Eye Institute - Cleveland Clinic Foundation


Karen Wai, MD

1st year Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellow

Hometown: San Jose, California

College: Dartmouth College

Medical School: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine 

Internship: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Residency: Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Ophthalmology