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NYEE, Nation's Oldest Specialty Hospital, Congratulates Residency and Fellowship Graduates

2009 Resident and Fellow Graduation Ceremony at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary

New York, NY (June 2009) -- The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary continues a great educational tradition with a Commencement Ceremony for residents and fellows on Thursday, June 18. In saying goodbye to the residents who have been with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary over the past three or four years, we want to celebrate their accomplishments by highlighting their future plans.

DEPARTMENT OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY/HEAD & NECK SURGERY

David Phillip Culang, MD
Medical School: New York Medical College
Future Plans: Private Practice at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York City

Anand D. Patel, MD
Medical School: USC Keck School of Medicine
Future Plans: Fellowship in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Houston

Nilesh Niranjan Shah, MD
Medical School: Ohio State University College of Medicine
Future Plans: Private practice in Seattle

Melin Tan, MD
Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine
Future Plans: Fellowship in Laryngology at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City

DEPARTMENT OF OPHTHALMOLOGY

Anne Elizabeth Berenbom, MD
Medical School: Washington University School of Medicine
Future Plans: Private practice in New York City

Lior Haim, MD
Medical School: Thomas Jefferson University School of Medicine
Future Plans: Fellowship in Cornea & External Disease, Weill Cornell-New York Presbyterian Hospital

Paul B. Johnson, MD
Medical School:  Thomas Jefferson University School of Medicine
Future Plans: Fellowship in Oculoplastic Surgery, Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia

Madhavi Kurli, MD
Medical School: Madras Medical College
Future Plans: Fellowship in Retina at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, New York City

Olivia L. Lee, MD
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine
Future Plans: Fellowship in Cornea at University of California Los Angeles Medical Center

Neil Suresh Patel, MD
Medical School: State University of New York Health Sciences Center
Future Plans: Fellowship in Retina at University of California Irvine

Arlene Hong Li The, MD
Medical School: Brown Medical School
Future Plans: Private practice in the New York area

In addition, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary has enjoyed a growth in its fellowship programs, with an ever increasing number of post-graduates pursuing sub-specialty training here.  Also best wishes to:

FELLOWS

Ophthalmic Plastic, Reconstructive & Orbital Surgery
Jonathan Leon-Rosen, MD

Glaucoma Clinical
Aashish Anand, MD
Allison Angelilli, MD
Christopher C. W. Teng, MD
Julia Whiteside-de Vos, MD, MPH

Glaucoma Research
Carlos Gustavo V De Moraes, MD
Pat-Michael Palmiero, MD
Tiago S. Prata, MD

Cornea, External Disease & Refractive Surgery
Nickolas P. Katsoulakis, MD
Gustavo Adolfo Corrales Regalado, MD
Neeti Bharat Parikh, MD

Vitreo-Retinal
Vatsal S. Doshi, MD
Michael Engelbert, MD, PhD
Haiyan Wang,, MD (international fellow)

Retinal Imaging
Veronica Franco de Castro Lima, MD
Teerapat Jittpoonkuson, MD
Gennady Landa, MD

Ophthalmic Pathology
Buki Adebayo, MD

Uveitis and Ocular Immunology
Amro Ali, MD

Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Dino Elyassnia, MD
John Ching-Yi Lee, MD

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Graduation Photos

ENT Residents and Otolaryngology faculty members
ENT Residents and Otolaryngology faculty members.

EYE Residents and Otolaryngology faculty members
EYE Residents and Ophthalmology faculty members.

George Alexiades, MD and Steven Schaefer, MD Donald Wood-Smith, MD

Jonathan Leon-Rosen, MD, David Della Rocca, MD and Robert Della Rocca, MD Jeffrey Liebmann, MD

Richrd Rosen, MD and Thomas Muldoon, MD John Seedor, MD

Robert Ritch, MD

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Media Information

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