Dr. Traish’s research interests reflect her two passions: resident education and pediatric cornea. She has been committed to resident cataract surgery education since 2010. At the University of Illinois, she was instrumental in starting a surgical video lecture series for residents. She was appointed to a small group within the residency education committee charged with organizing a new surgical curriculum and designing a state-of-the-art ophthalmic surgery wet lab, which was unveiled in the summer of 2015. At Mass. Eye and Ear, she plans to collaborate with the residency education leadership on projects relating to surgical education.
Her interest in pediatric cornea comes from the need to improve clinical outcomes and provide more effective treatments, especially for the population of infants born with congenital corneal disease. These diseases are often visually debilitating and lifelong. The ability to intervene with effective therapies, or sometimes simply appropriate diagnosis and referrals for supportive services, can have a significant impact on their quality of life and future opportunities. At Mass. Eye and Ear and Boston Children’s Hospital, Dr. Traish will collaborate with colleagues to evaluate this population via clinical research projects.
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2002: B.A., summa cum laude, Accelerated B.A./M.D. Program, Boston University
2005: M.D., magna cum laude, Boston University School of Medicine
2006: Residency, Internal Medicine, Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women’s Hospital Internal Medicine Department
2009: Residency, Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
2010: Clinical Fellowship (Chief Cornea Fellow), Cornea, External Disease, Refractive Surgery Service, Massachusetts Eye and Ear
2015-2018: Best Doctors in America Award
2011 and 2012: Golden Apple Teaching Award Department of Ophthalmology, University of Illinois
2005: Dean Eleanor Tyler Memorial Award, Boston University School of Medicine
2005: Glasgow-Rubin Achievement Citation, American Medical Women’s Association
2004: Junior Alpha Omega Alpha, National Medical Honor Society