Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship Program

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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, MD

H. J. Smead 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 Do, MD

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, MD, FACS

Associate 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, MD

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, MD, PhD

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

Darius M. Moshfeghi, MD

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, MD, MHS   

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, MD, MSc, FAAO  

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, MD

Clinical Associate 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

Ehsan Rahimy, MD

Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor
Fellowship: Wills Eye Hospital
Residency: Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA
Internship: St. Joseph Mercy Hospital
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of Michigan 

Research Interests:
• Machine learning/AI in ophthalmology
• Diabetic retinopathy
• Ophthalmic drug delivery
• Vitreoretinal surgical techniques

Steven R. Sanislo, MD

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

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

Atma Vemulakonda, MD

Title: Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor
Fellowship: Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR
Residency: Washington University School of Medicine / Barnes Hospital / Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, St. Louis, MO
Internship: St. Johns Mercy Medical Center, St. Louis, MO
Medical School: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Undergraduate: Washington University In St. Louis

Research Interests:
• Evidenced based Clinical Practice Recommendations
• Patient Education
• Management of Diabetic Retinal disease 

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