NYEE, Nation's First Specialty Hospital, Congratulates 28 Residency and Fellowship Graduates

Residency & Fellow Graduation 2010

New York, NY (June 2011) – Founded in 1820, The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary continues a great educational tradition with a Commencement Ceremony for residents and fellows on Thursday, June 23. In saying goodbye to the residents who have been with NYEE over the past three or four years, we want to celebrate their accomplishments by highlighting their future plans.

Department of Otolaryngology/ Head & Neck Surgery

Brian David Gibson, MD
Medical School: Florida State College of Medicine
Future Plans: Private practice in Panama City, FL

Paul S. Lee, MD
Medical School: St. George’s University
Future Plans: Fellowship in Rhinology at University of Texas, Houston

Uchechukwu Chukwudozie Megwalu, MD
Medical School: Washington University School of Medicine
Future Plans: faculty Mount Sinai Medical Center

Vikas Mehta, MD
Medical School: University of California at Irvine
Future Plans: Fellowship in Head & Neck Surgical Oncology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Department of Ophthalmology

Ian Hing-Yeung Chan, MD
Medical School: University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine
Future Plans:  Fellowship in Vitreo Retinal Disease, University of California, Irvine

Syril K. Dorairaj, MD
Medical School: Bangalore Medical College
Future Plans: Fellowship in Glaucoma, Shiley Eye Center, University of California, San Diego

Jasmine H. Francis, MD
Medical School: New York University School of Medicine
Future Plans:  Fellowship in Ocular Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York

Robert H. McGlynn, MD
Medical School: Yale School of Medicine
Future Plans: Fellowship in Glaucoma, University of Illinois - Chicago

Sri Krishna Mukkamala, MD
Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University
Future Plans:  Fellowship in Vitreo Retinal Disease, Harkness Eye Institute, Columbia University, New York

Joseph F. Panarelli, MD
Medical School: Georgetown University Medical School
Future Plans: Fellowship in Glaucoma, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Univ. of Miami, FL

Valerie Trubnik, MD
Medical School: SUNY Downstate School of Medicine
Future Plans: Fellowship in Glaucoma, Wills Eye Hospital/ Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia

In addition, NYEE 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 who have studied under the tutlege of Infirmary faculty and preceptors:

Fellows

Ophthalmic Plastic, Reconstructive and Orbital Surgery
Meredith B. Allen, MD

Glaucoma Clinical
Alfredo Rodriguez Castillejos, MD
Daniel Donald Hayes, MD
Nikola Ragusa, MD
Kenneth Simon Schor, MD

Glaucoma Research
Saman Kiumehr, MD
Sung Chul Park, MD
Ruojin Ren, MD

Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery
Anisha Advani Jangi, MD
Jocelyn T. Kuryan, MD
Theresa T. Nguyen, DO

Vitreo-Retinal
Madhavi Kurli, MD

Retinal Imaging
Chavakij Bhoomibunchoo, MD

Ophthalmic Pathology
Jaeyoung You, MD

Uveitis and Ocular Immunology
Olivia L. Lee, MD

Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Brian Douglas Cohen, MD
Wrood Kassira, MD

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Graduation Photos

EYE Residents and Otolaryngology faculty members

ENT Residents and Otolaryngology faculty members.

 

EYE Residents and Otolaryngology faculty members

EYE Residents and Ophthalmology faculty members.

 

 

Vikas Mehta, MD received the Austen Gray Memorial Scholarship

 

Brian Gibson, MD, received J. Swift Hanley Award for resident research in otolaryngology.

 

Jasmine Francis, MD, and Joseph Panarelli, MD received Turner Award plaques

(left to right) Chief of Glaucoma Service Robert Ritch, MD, fellowship graduate Alfredo Rodriguez Castillejos, MD, Jeffrey Liebmann, MD and Christopher Teng, MD.

 

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Media Information

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