Education

Ophthalmology Residency Graduates

2022

Farida Hakim, MD
Cornea and Refractive Surgery Fellowship
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

 

Saira Khanna, MD
Retina Fellowship
Retina Institute, St. Louis, MO

 

June Si, MD
Glaucoma Fellowship
Duke University, Durham, NC

2021

Ema Avdagic, MD
Glaucoma and Advanced Anterior Segment Surgery Fellowship
Toronto, ON

 

Andrea Blitzer, MD
Cornea Fellowship
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

 

Lincoln Shaw, MD
Retina Fellowship
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2020

Megan Silas, MD
Oculoplastic Fellowship
Bergen Eyelids, River Edge, NJ

 

Christos Theophanous, MD
Glaucoma Fellowship
Duke Eye Center, Durham, NC

 

Blake Williams, MD
Private Practice, Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Williams Eye Institute, Hammond, IN

2019

Nandita Anand, MD
Glaucoma Fellowship
Harvard University Department of Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, MA

 

Asadolah Movahedan, MD
Vitreoretinal Fellowship
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

 

Stefanie Sherman, MD
Private Practice, Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Michigan City, MI

2018

Tina Chen, MD
Uveitis Fellowship
Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

 

Nicole Nikolic-Bajic, MD
Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland, OH

 

Shehzad Qayum, MD
Private Practice
St. Louis, MO

2017

Nitasha Gupta, MD
Glaucoma Fellowship
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

 

Alexander Zabaneh, MD
Glaucoma Fellowship
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

 

John Charles Zeyer, MD
Retina Fellowship
Rush University, Chicago, IL

2016

Daniel Nolan, DO
Glaucoma Fellowship
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Now: Private Practice, San Antonio, TX

 

Shripaad Shukla, MD
Retina Fellowship
Dean McGee Eye Institute, Oklahoma City, OK

 

Laura Snyder, MD
Retina Fellowship
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Now: Private Practice, Raleigh-Durham, NC

2015

Ashiyana Nariani, MD
Cornea and Refractive Surgery Fellowship
Duke University Eye Center, Durham, NC

Now: King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai, India

 

Ashley Rohr, MD
Cornea and Refractive Surgery Fellowship
Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital / North Shore / Long Island Jewish medical Center, New York City, NY

Now: Private Practice, Naperville, IL

 

Fatoumata Yanoga, MD
Retina Fellowship
New York Eye & Ear Infirmary, Manhattan, NY

Now: Academic Practice, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

2014

Katherine Chen, MD
Cornea Fellowship
Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Medical Center, Baltimore, MD

Now: Private Practice, Glendale, CA

 

Patrick Sassani, MD
Surgical Retina Fellowship
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

Now: Private Practice, San Diego, CA

 

Cheryl Lee, MD
Medical Retina Fellowship
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Now: Private Practice, Maine

2013

Khushboo Agrawal, MD
Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship
New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, New York City, NY

Now: Private Practice, Tupelo, MS

 

Nikhil Batra, MD
Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship
John Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Now: Assistant Professor, Giesel School of Medicine Dartmouth

 

Neha Sangal, MD
Glaucoma Fellowship
Harvard University Department of Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, MA

Now: Private Practice, Chicago, IL

2012

Armin Afshar, MD, MBA
Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship
University of California, San Francisco

Now: Assistant Professor at University of California, San Francisco

 

Juner Colina-Biscotto, MD
Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship
New England Retina Associates, Hamden, CT

Now: Private Practice, Hartford, CT

 

Joshua Fernandes, MD
Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship
Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Now: Private Practice, Monroe, LA

2011

Gioconda Mojica, MD
Cornea and Refractive Surgery Fellowship
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Now: Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Texas

 

Rominder Momi, MD
Glaucoma Fellowship
Kresge Eye Institute, Detroit, MI

Now: Private Practice, Sacramento, CA

 

Ajay Singh, MD
Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship
University of Kentucky, Lexington, MY

Now: Private Practice, Kansas City, MO

2010

Megan Collins, MD
Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Fellowship
University of Toronto, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON

Now: Assistant Professor, Wilmer Eye Institute, Baltimore, MD

 

Anna Gabrielian, MD
Vitreoretinal  Surgery Fellowship
Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Now: Private Practice, Glendale, CA

 

Ravi Patel, MD
Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship
University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL

2009

Geeta Belsare, MD
Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgery Fellowship
University of Utah, Salt Lake City

Now: Assistant Professor, Loyola University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

 

Daniel Kiernan, MD
Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship
University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, Chicago, IL

Now: Private Practice, New York City, NY

 

Shuchi Patel, MD
Glaucoma Fellowship
Harvard University Department of Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, MA

Now: West Palm Beach VA Medical Center

2008

Joann Chang, MD
Cornea and Refractive Surgery Fellowship
Moran Eye Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Now: Private Practice, Boston, MA

 

Eleftherios (Terry) Alexandrou, MD
Cornea and Refractive Surgery Fellowship
University of California, San Diego

Now: Private Practice, Warwick, RI

 

D. Anthony Mazzulla, MD
Retina and Vitreous Surgery Fellowship
Ochsner Clinic Foundation, Louisiana State University, New Orleans, LA

Now: Assistant Professor, Louisiana State University

2007

Chitra Radhakrishnan, MD
Private Practice, Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Chicago, IL

Now: Private Practice, Brooklyn, NY

 

Edward Lee, MD
Oculoplastic and orbital Surgery Fellowship
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Now: Private Practice, Los Angeles, CA

 

Jason Yeh, MD
Glaucoma Fellowship
Doheny Eye Institute, University of Southern California

Now: Assistant Professor, Texas Tech University, Health Science Center

2006

Neha Patel, MD
Ocular Trauma and Oculoplastic Surgery Fellowship
Kresge Eye Institute, Detroit, MI

Now: Private Practice, Littleton, CO

 

Eric Chiu, MD
Cornea and Refractive Surgery Fellowship
New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, New York City, NY

Now: Private Practice, St. Louis, MO

 

Michael Rubin, MD
Retina and Vitreous Surgery Fellowship
Harvard University Department of Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, MA

2005

Steven Lafayette, MD
Private Practice, Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Chicago, IL

Now: Private Practice, Wheaton, IL

 

Frank Lee, MD
Glaucoma Fellowship
Sheie Eye Institute, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Now: Private Practice, Victorville, CA

 

Sumit Bhatia, MD
Retina and Vitreous Surgery Fellowship
Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA

Now: Gailey Eye Clinic, Bloomington Retina Center, Bloomington, IL

2004

Chris Albanis, MD
Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Now: Arbor Centers for EyeCare, Merrionette Park, IL

 

Lynn Byerly, MD
Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Now: Poeltl & Rougraff, Naples FL

 

Neha Iyengar, MD
Cataract

Now: Hinsdale Eye Center, Hinsdale, IL

2003

Lili Farrokh-Siar, MD
Glaucoma

Now: Illinois Glaucoma Center, Tinley Park, IL

 

Allison Gunzburg, MD
Cataract, Cornea, Refractive and Glaucoma Surgery

Now: Eye Care Associates of New Jersey, Elmwood Park, NJ

 

Rama Jager, MD
Retina/Vitreous

Now: University Retina and Macular Associates, Oak Forest, IL

2002

Abe Kaplan, MD
Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Now: Premier Eye Care & Surgery Ltd., Buffalo Grove, IL

 

Anuradha Prasad, MD
Cornea and Refractive Surgery

Now: Michigan Eyecare Institute, Southfield, MI

 

Phillip Wu, MD
Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Now: Suburban Eyes Clinic, Evanston, IL

2001

Kourous Rezaei, MD
Retina/Vitreous

Now: Illinois Retina Associates, Harvey, IL

 

Patrick Yeh, MD
Cataract

Now: Patrick C. Yeh Eye Center, Inc., Torrance, CA

2000

Isabel Bichao, MD
Retina

 

Wico Lai, MD
Retina/Vitreous

Now: Macau Eye Clinic, Macau, Macao

1999

Veena Arun, MD
Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Now: University Ophthalmology, Chicago, IL

 

Amy Folk, MD

 

Harry Hovanesian Oganesian, MD
Retina/Vitreous

Now: Specialty Eye Care Medical Center, Inc., Glendale, CA

 

Navid Vahidi, MD
Cataract and Glaucoma

Now: Central Florida Eye Associates, Orlando, FL

1998

Karine Gabrielian, MD
Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Now: Specialty Eye Care Medical Center, Inc., Glendale, CA

 

Kenneth Karp, MD
Refractive Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Now: LasikPlus, Miramar, FL

 

Michael Lam, MD
Retina/Vitreous

Now: Houston Retina Associates, Houston, TX

1997

Cuong-Dung Do, MD
Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Now: Cuong Dun T Do MD, Westminster, CA

 

Raj Goyal, MD, MPH
Cataract, Cornea, and Glaucoma

Now: Chicago Eye Specialists, Chicago, IL

 

Parag Majmudar, MD
Refractive Surgery, Cornea and External Disease

Now: Chicago Cornea Consultants, Ltd., Hoffman Estates, IL

1996

Sander Dubovy, MD
Retina

Now: Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, FL

 

Saraswathy Ramanathan, MD
Cataract, Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Now: University of California, San Francisco Department of Ophthalmology, San Francisco, CA

 

David Sarraf, MD
Retina

Now: UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute, Los Angeles, CA

1995

Kathleen Dennis-Zarate, MD
Cataract, Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Now: Vision Care Medical Group, Glendale, CA

 

El-Roy Dixon, MD
Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Now: Dixon Eye Care 2, Albany, NY

 

John Khadem, MD, MPH
Retina/Vitreous

Now: Retina Specialists PC, New York City, NY

1994

Michael Paveloff, MD, FACS
Cataract

Now: Paveloff Vision Center, Santa Barbara, CA

 

Noaman Sanni, MBBS
Cornea and External Disease, Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Now: Center for Sight, Watertown, NY

 

John D. Shepherd, MD
Low Vision Rehabilitation

Now: Weigel Williamson Center for Visual Rehabilitation, Omaha, NE

1993

Mitchell A. Jackson, MD
Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Now: Jackson Eye, Lake Villa, IL

 

George Shaker, MD, FACS
Cataract, Glaucoma

Now: The Medical Eye Center, Manchester, NH

 

Toan (Vinh) Truong, MD

1992

Erin Fogel, MD
Cataract, Cornea and External Disease

 

Robert Marselle, MD
Cataract, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration

Now: Elmhurst Memorial, Elmhurst, IL

 

Kimberly Neely, MD
Pediatric Retina

Now: Pennstate Hershey Eye Center, Hershey, PA

1991

Eugene Gabianelli, MD
Cornea and External Disease, Refractive Surgery

Now: Georgia Eye Partners, Atlanta, GA

 

W. Clinton McClanahan, MD
Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Now: Kaiser Permanente, Sacramento, CA

 

Jane Olson, MD
Oculofacial Plastics

Now: Jane Olson MD Cosmetic Facial Plastic Surgery, Norwalk, CT

 

Manuel Santiago, MD
Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Now: Oak Park Eye Center, Elmwood Park, IL

 

1990

Carl Guterman, MD
Pediatrics and Strabismus

Now: Pediatric Eye Associates of North New Jersey, Hackensack, NJ 

 

Kevin D. Hinshaw, MD
Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Now: Eye Specialists of West County, PC, St. Louis, MO

 

Erica Lehman, MD
Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Now: Pro Health Group, Inc., Beverly Hills, CA

 

Samir Patel, MD
Retina/Vitreous

Now: OphthoTech, Princeton, NJ

 

Evelyn Samaras-Ackerman, MD
Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Now: Ophthalmology Associates, Elgin, IL

 

Kenneth D. Steinsapir, MD
Oculofacial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery

Now: Lidlift, Kenneth D. Steinsapir, MD, Beverly Hills, CA

 

Ronald Weiss, MD
Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Now: Chicago Eye Consultants, Stickney, IL

1989

Emad Abboud, MBBCh
Retina

 

Bette Anderson, MD
Cataract, Oculofacial Plastics

Now: Anderson Center for Cataract Surgery, Eye Center, Champaign, IL

 

Sherry A. Fowler, DO, PhD
Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Now: Marshfield Clinic - Ashland Center, Washburn, WI

 

Richard Quinones, MD
Glaucoma

Now: Arbor Centers for EyeCare, Homewood, IL

 

Valencia Ray, MD
Author and Speaker

Now: Valencia Ray, MD, Walnut Creek, CA

 

Sara Vegh, MD
Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Now: Eye Physicians of Libertyville, Libertyville, IL

1988

Jarl Nielsen, MD
Retina/Vitreous

Now: Nevada Retina Associates, Reno, NV

 

David Pon, MD, MPH

1987

Mark Brower, DO
Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Now: Eye Physicians and Surgeons, Williams Bay, WI

 

Marcus Deranian, MD
Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Now: Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL

 

Georges Khouri, MD
Retina, Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Now: Palm Beach Eye Center, West Palm Beach, FL

 

James Reidy, MD
Cataract, Cornea and External Disease

Now: University of Chicago, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Chicago, IL

 

Michael K. Shapiro, MD
Retina/Vitreous

Now: Retina Consultants, DesPlaines, IL

 

David Springer, MD
Cornea and External Disease, Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Now: West Suburban Eye Associates, Oak Park, IL

 

Chloe Winterbotham, MD
Volunteer Faculty

Now: University of Illinois Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Science, Chicago, IL

1986

Neal L. Apple, MD
Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Now: Eyes of the Southwest, Las Cruces, NM

 

Jonathan Buka, MD
Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Now: Eye Specialist Center, Chicago Ridge, IL

 

Richard M. Davis, MD
Cornea and External Disease

Now: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

 

Susan Elner, MD
Uveitis, Immunology, Retina

Now: Kellog Eye Center, Ann Arbor, MI

 

Robert Schroeder, MD
Retina/Vitreous, Ocular Oncology

Now: Resurrection Medical Center, Chicago, IL

 

Monica Thoms, MD
Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Now: Koziol & Thoms Eye Associates, Arlington Heights, IL

 

Bryan Traubert, MD
Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Now: Pritzker Traubert Foundation, Chicago, IL

1985

Brad G. Anstadt, MD
Cataract, Glaucoma

 

Susan Austin Watson, MD
Cornea and External Disease

 

Robert Del Pero, MD
Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Now: Del Pero Eye Center, Yuba City, CA

 

Lory Snady-McCoy, MD
Retina/Vitreous

Now: Rhode Island Eye Institute, Providence, RI

1984

Steven Archer, MD
Pediatrics and Strabismus

Now: Kellog Eye Center, Ann Arbor, MI

 

David Palmer, MD, SC
Cataract, Glaucoma

 

Bradley Ruff, MD
Cataract and Refractive Surgery

 

Mae Wesson, MD

Now: University Eye Center, Edinburg, TX

1983

William Blakemore, MD
Cataract, Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Now: Vidant Health, Edenton, NC

 

Beverly L. Sarver, MD

 

Lawrence Stone, MD
Glaucoma, Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Now: Weiss Memorial Hospital, Stone Eye Center, Chicago, IL

1982

Richard A. Berkowitz, MD
Cornea and External Disease, Refractive Surgery

Now: Howerton Eye Clinic, Austin, TX

 

Victor Elner, MD, PhD
Oculofacial Plastics, Anatomic Pathology

Now: Kellog Eye Center, Ann Arbor, MI

 

James L. Keller, MD
Cataract and Refractive Surgery

 

Joseph Kiernan, MD
Refractive Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Now: Premier Eye Care & Surgery, Ltd. Buffalo Grove, IL

 

Peter K. Lowe, MD
Retina/Vitreous

 

Stephen P. Schall, MD
Comprehensive Ophthalmology

 

Lawrence D. Wolin, MD
Cataract and Refractive Surgery

1981

Martin Ehrenberg, MD

 

Ira Garoon, MD
Retina/Vitreous

 

Barry Herst, MD
Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Now: Eye Physicians and Surgeons, Chicago, IL

 

Arthur Jacobson, MD
Refractive Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Now: California Eye Professionals, Hemet, CA

 

Albert Leveille, MD

 

Leon G. Partamian, MD
Cataract, Glaucoma

Now: UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute, Los Angeles, CA

 

Steven Berk, MD
Cornea and External Disease, Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Now: UMass Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA

 

1980

Susan Johnson, MD

 

Michael S. Korey, MD
Cataract, Glaucoma

Now: Chicago Eye Institute, Chicago, IL

 

Linas Sidrys, MD
Cornea and External Disease

Now: Advocate Health Care, Chicago Ridge, IL

1979

Gil Epstein, MD
Oculofacial Plastics, Comprehensive Ophthalmology

 

Walter Jay, MD
Neuro-Ophthalmology

Now: Loyola University Medical Center, Ophthalmology, Maywood, IL

 

Morris F. Segall, MD

1978

Ronald Gaster, MD, FACS
Cornea and External Disease

Now: University of California Irvine Medical Center, Beverly Hills, CA

 

Royce Johnson II, MD

 

David Schanzlin, MD
Cornea and External Disease, Refractive Surgery

Now: Gordon Schanzlin New Vision Institute, LaJolla, CA

1977

Ching-Jygh Chen, MD
Retina/Vitreous

Now: University of Mississippi Medical Center, Department of Ophthalmology, Jackson, MS

 

Ralph Dado, Jr., MD
Refractive Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Now: Advocate Health Care, Oak Lawn, IL

 

William S. Fagman, MD
Comprehensive Ophthalmology

 

Frederic D. Young, MD
Comprehensive Ophthalmology

1976

Kenneth Diddie, MD
Retina/Vitreous

Now: Retina Consultants of South California, Westlake Village, CA

 

Ronald L. Freeman, MD
Comprehensive Ophthalmology

1975

Steven Litinsky, MD
Glaucoma

1974

Terry Ernest, MD

 

Karl Fritz, MD, PhD

 

Osvaldo Lopez, MD
Cataract, Cornea and External Disease

 

Walter Stern, MD

 

Mark Weiss, MD
Glaucoma, Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Now: The Eye Institute, Tulsa, OK

1973

Bertram Kraft, MD
Cataract and Refractive Surgery

 

David H. Orth, MD
Retina/Vitreous

 

Michael Rumelt, MD

Now: Ophthalmology Limited, St. Louis, MO

 

Ronald Schachar, MD, PhD

1972

August Deutman, MD

 

Norman Levy, MD, PhD
Glaucoma

 

Stephen A. Vile, MD
Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Now: Stephen Vile, MD, SC, Arlington Heights, IL

 

John Weiter, MD
Retina/Vitreous

1971

Deland Burns, MD

 

1969

Desmond Archer, MBBCh

 

Ronald C. May, MD
Cataract, Comprehensive Ophthalmology

 

Allen M. Putterman, MD
Oculofacial Plastics

Now: Allen Putterman, MD, SC, Chicago, IL

 

James Znajda, MD
Glaucoma, Comprehensive Ophthalmology

1968

Anthony Finder, MD
Glaucoma, Comprehensive Ophthalmology

 

Merrill Greenberger, MD

1967

Mark Levy, MD

1963

George Woodbury, MD
Oculofacial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery

1962

Seymour Goren, MD
Comprehensive Ophthalmology

 

1960

Charles Mullenix, MD
Oculofacial Plastics

1959

Jess Hull, MD

1958

Jerry Seidel, MD

1957

Thomas Beaman, MD

1955

Peter Hayden, MD

1954

Jim Vernon, MD

1953

Brian McLaughlin, MD

 

Gordon Vancil, MD

1952

Emmett Ryan, MD

 

1950

Paul Kahn, MD

1944

Norman Tepper, MD