The medical education you receive as an ophthalmology resident at the Illinois Eye & Ear Infirmary will assist you throughout your career. We make sure our residents are among the best-prepared candidates for fellowship or job interviews.

Below, you will find the fellowship placement or first practice of our recent graduates.

Class of 2021

Sam Burke, MD
Shiley Eye Institute, UCSD, Cornea Fellowship

Lawrence Geyman, MD
Wilmer Eye Institute, Glaucoma Fellowship

Rajvi Mehta, MD
Duke Eye Center, Glaucoma Fellowship

Nita Valikodath, MD
Duke Eye Center, Retina Fellowship

Ivy Zhu, MD
Northwestern University, Retina Fellowship

Emily Cole, MD, MPH
UIC, Assistant Chief of Service (General Eye Clinic) and Global Ophthalmology Fellowship

Class of 2020

Levi Kanu, MD
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Cornea Fellowship

Priyanka Chhadva, MD
University of California Irvine, Cornea Fellowship

Talisa de Carlo, MD
University of Colorado, Retina Fellowship

Judy Chen, MD
UCLA Medical Center, Uveitis Fellowship

Daniel Oh, MD
Columbia University, Retina Fellowship

Kelley Bohm, MD
Wilmer Eye Institute, Cornea Fellowship


Class of 2019

Grace Dunbar, MD
University of Michigan, Cornea Fellowship

Omar Hassan, MD
Northwestern University, Retina Fellowship

Lindsay Machen, MD
Wills Eye Institute, Glaucoma Fellowship

Wyatt Messenger, MD
University of Washington, Cornea Fellowship

Taylor Starnes, MD, PhD
Illinois Eye & Ear Infirmary, Cornea Fellowship

Alisa Thavikulwat, MD
National Eye Institute, Retina Fellowship


Class of 2018

Julie Goldman, MD
Illinois Eye & Ear Infirmary, Cornea Fellowship

Shilpa Gulati, MD
Tufts New England Eye Center, Retina Fellowship

Alexander Pleet, MD
Northwestern University, Glaucoma Fellowship 

Robert Hyde, MD, PhD
Kellogg Eye Center, Retina Fellowship 

Bailey Shen, MD
Mayo Clinic, Retina Fellowship

Dan Yoon, MD
University of Massachusetts Worcester