Recent Graduates

Resident Class of 2016

Next Steps for Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology Resident Graduates

On average, 28% of Heed Foundation Fellowships are awarded to Harvard Ophthalmology-affiliated trainees.

After residency, one graduate serves as Chief Resident and Director of the Eye Trauma Service at Mass. Eye and Ear for the following academic year. This junior faculty position provides a strong foundation in academic ophthalmology and extensive surgical experience. The role of Chief Resident has been the initial step for many leaders in ophthalmology, including Nick Volpe, MD, Chair of Ophthalmology at Northwestern University; Carolyn Kloek, MD, Director of the Harvard Ophthalmology Residency Program and Associate Chief at Mass. Eye and Ear; and Demetrios Vavvas, MD, PhD, Associate Professor on the Retina Service at Mass. Eye and Ear.

85% pursue subspecialty training

Most of the other graduates go on to pursue clinical training in subspecialties, such as vitreoretinal surgery, medical retina, pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus, cornea and external diseases, inherited retinal disorders, ocular immunology and uveitis, ophthalmic pathology, neuro-ophthalmology,glaucoma, and others. Others join private practices or accept junior faculty positions at academic medicine institutions.

See below for a list of Harvard Ophthalmology Residency Training Program graduates and their post-graduation plans.

2016

Class of 2016

2015

Class of 2015

  • Ashley Campbell, M.D.
    • ASOPRS Oculoplastics Fellowship, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
  • Xi Chen, M.D., Ph.D.
    • Vitreoretinal Fellowship, Duke University School of Medicine
  • Catherine Choi, M.D.
    • Clinical Research Fellowship, Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Mass. Eye and Ear
    • AY 2017: ASOPRS Fellowship in Oculoplastics, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
  • Aubrey Gilbert, M.D., Ph.D.
    • Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Fellowship, Boston Children's Hospital/Mass. Eye and Ear
  • David Sola-Del Valle, M.D.
    • Glaucoma Fellowship, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
  • Katherine Talcott, M.D.
    • 2015-2016 Chief Resident
    • Retina Fellowship, Wills Eye Hospital
  • Aristomenis Thanos, M.D.
    • Vitreoretinal Fellowship, William Beaumont, Associated Retinal Consultants

2014

Class of 2014

  • Alison Callahan, M.D.
    • New York Combined ASOPRS Oculoplastics Fellowship
  • Alice C. Lorch, M.D.
    • 2014-2015 Chief Resident
    • Instructor in Ophthalmology, Mass. Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School
  • Sotiria Palioura, M.D., Ph.D.
    • Cornea and External Disease Fellowship, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
    • Instructor, Cornea Service, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
  • Athanasios D. Papakostas, M.D.
    • Medical Retina Clinical/Research Fellowship, Mass. Eye and Ear
    • Vitreoretinal Fellowship, Mass. Eye and Ear
  • Harpal Sandhu, M.D.
    • Vitreoretinal Fellowship, Scheie Eye Institute of Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
  • Danielle Trief, M.D., M.Sc.
    • Cornea Fellowship, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
    • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Columbia University Medical Center
  • Yoshiro Yonekawa, M.D.
    • Vitreoretinal Fellow, William Beaumont, Associated Retinal Consultants
    • Instructor in Ophthalmology, Mass. Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School

2013

Class of 2013

  • Savannah Baril, M.D.
    • Private Practice, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Yewlin Chee, M.D.
    • 2013-2014 Chief Resident
    • Vitreoretinal Fellowship, Mass. Eye and Ear
  • Ramez Haddadin, M.D.
    • Cornea Fellowship, Mass. Eye and Ear
    • Private Practice, Cook County Health and Hospitals System, Chicago, IL
  • Rachel Huckfeldt, M.D., Ph.D.
    • Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Therapeutics for inherited retinal disease), University of Pennsylvania
    • Medical Retina Fellow, University of Iowa
    • Inherited Retinal Disease Fellowship, and Attending Physician Electoretinography Service, Mass. Eye and Ear
  • John B. Miller, M.D.
    • Vitreoretinal Fellowship, Mass. Eye and Ear
    • Instructor in Ophthalmology, Mass. Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School
  • Mrinali Patel Gupta, M.D.
    • Vitreoretinal Fellowship, Weill Cornell Medical College
    • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Jessica Rankin, M.D.
    • Private Practice, Boston, MA
  • Gargi Khare Vora, M.D.
    • Cornea, External Disease, and Refractive Surgery Fellowship at Duke University Eye Center
    • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Duke University Eye Center

2012

Class of 2012

  • Han-Ying Peggy Chang, M.D.
    • Cornea Fellowship, Mass. Eye and Ear
    • Instructor in Ophthalmology, Mass. Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School
  • Miriam Englander, M.D.
    • Vitreoretinal Fellowship, Cole Eye Institute/Cleveland Clinic
    • Private Practice, Boston, MA
  • Meenakashi Gupta, M.D.
    • Vitreoretinal Fellowship, New York Eye and Ear
    • Assistant Professor, New York Eye and Ear, Icahn School of Medicine
  • Nancy Huynh, M.D.
    • Ophthalmic Genetics and Clinical Epidemiology Fellowship, National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health
    • Private Practice, Atlanta, GA
  • Yao Liu, M.D.
    • Glaucoma Fellowship, University of California, Davis Eye Center
    • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Andrew Schneier, M.D.
    • Pediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
    • Private Practice, Orlando, FL
  • Peter Veldman, M.D.
    • 2012-2013 Chief Resident
    • Cornea and External Diseases Fellowship, Devers Eye Institute
    • Instructor in Ophthalmology, Mass. Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School
    • Associate Program Director, Harvard Ophthalmology Residency
  • Glenn Yiu, M.D., Ph.D.
    • Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship, Duke University
    • Assistant Professor, University of California, Davis Eye Center

2011

Class of 2011

  • Anthony Daniels, M.D.
    • Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship, Mass. Eye and Ear
    • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Vanderbilt Medical Center
  • Kimberly Golde, M.D.
    • Private Practice, Round Rock, TX
  • Rebecca Hunter, M.D.
    • Ocular Immunology and Uveitis Fellowship, Mass. Eye and Ear
    • Private Practice, Boston, MA
  • Justin Kanoff, M.D.
    • 2011-2012 Chief Resident
    • Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship, Mass. Eye and Ear
  • Sahar Kohanim, M.D.
    • Cornea and External Disease Fellowship, Mass. Eye and Ear
    • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Vanderbilt Medical Center
  • Zhonghui Katie Luo, M.D., Ph.D.
    • Cornea and External Disease Fellowship, Mass. Eye and Ear
    • Instructor in Ophthalmology, Mass. Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School
  • Rajesh Rao, M.D.
    • Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship, Barnes Retina Institute, Washington University, St. Louis
    • Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, and Assistant Professor, Pathology, Kellogg Eye Center, University of Michigan
  • Hana Takusagawa, M.D.
    • Glaucoma Fellowship, Devers Eye Institute
    • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health and Science University

2010

Class of 2010

  • Nicole Benitah, M.D.
    • Ocular Immunology and Uveitis Fellowship, Mass. Eye and Ear
    • Private Practice, Los Angeles, CA
  • Grace Chang, M.D., Ph.D.
    • Vitreoretinal Fellowship, Mass. Eye and Ear
    • Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Southern California
  • Jason Comander, M.D., Ph.D.
    • Vitreoretinal Fellowship, Mass. Eye and Ear
    • Instructor in Ophthalmology, Mass. Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School
  • Kristina Kurbanyan, M.D.
    • Cornea and Refractive Surgery Fellowship, UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute
    • Private Practice, Lancaster, CA
  • Lynn Poole Perry, M.D., Ph.D.
    • 2010-2011 Chief Resident
    • Clinical Fellowship in Ophthalmic Pathology, Mass. Eye and Ear
    • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Medical University of South Carolina
  • Saadia Rashid, M.D.
    • Retina Fellowship, University of California, Davis
    • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Albert Einstein School of Medicine
  • Jullia Rosdahl, M.D., Ph.D.
    • Glaucoma Fellowship, Duke University Eye Center
    • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Duke University Eye Center

2009

Class of 2009

  • Audrey Ahuero, M.D.
    • Oculoplastics Fellowship, Aesthetic Eye Associates, University of Washington, Seattle
    • Private Practice, Houston, TX
  • Ann-Marie Lobo, M.D.
    • Ocular Immunology and Uveitis Fellowship, Mass. Eye and Ear
  • Erin Salcone, M.D.
    • Pediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
  • Hani Salehi-Had, M.D.
    • Vitreoretinal Fellowship, USC Doheny Retina Institute
  • Ankoor Shah, M.D., Ph.D.
    • 2009-2010 Chief Resident
    • Pediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
    • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
    • Director of Medical Student Education in Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
  • Rebecca Stacy, M.D., Ph.D.
    • Neuro-ophthalmology/Pathology Fellowship, Mass. Eye and Ear
    • Biomedical Research
  • Tasha Tanhehco, M.D.
    • Cornea and External Disease Fellowship, Mass. Eye and Ear
    • Private Practice, Falls Church, VA
  • Aisha Traish, M.D.
    • Cornea and External Disease Fellowship, Mass. Eye and Ear
    • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago