People

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Residents
Fellows
Resident Alumni
Fellow Alumni

Fellow Alumni

2021-22

CONTACT LENS
Hannah Yoon, OD
Post-Fellowship—Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, Chicago, IL

CORNEA
Karen Hu, MD
Post-Fellowship—Saratoga Hospital, New York 

CORNEA
Sherief Raouf, MD
Post-Fellowship—Pisacano Eye, New York

GLAUCOMA
Brian Krawitz, MD
Post-Fellowship—Pisacano Eye Surgery and Laser Specialists, New York

GLOBAL OPHTHALMOLOGY
Emily Cole, MD, MPH
Post-Fellowship—Surgical Retina Fellowship, Kellogg Eye Center, University of Michigan

NEURO-OPHTHALMOLOGY
Kimberly Blankshain, MD
Post-Fellowship—Wheaton Eye Clinic, Wheaton, IL

OCULOPLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY
Sruti Akella, MD
Post-Fellowship—The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

RETINA
Monique Munro, MD
Post-Fellowship—Calgary, Alberta

UVEITIS
Maura Di Nicola, MD
Post-Fellowship—Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami

2020-21

CONTACT LENS
Abigail Strauss, OD

Post-Fellowship—Atrius Health; Medford, Massachusetts

CORNEA
Robert Bjerregaard, MD
Post-Fellowship—Eye Physician Associates; Milwaukee, Wisconsin

CORNEA
Ahmar Sajjad, MD
Post-Fellowship—Eye Surgeons of Indiana; Indianapolis, Indiana

GLAUCOMA
Javaneh Abbasian, MD

Pediatric Fellowship —Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Post-Fellowship—Continuing as Clinical Assistant Professor of
Ophthalmology at UIC and Chief of Ophthalmology at Jesse Brown VA

GLAUCOMA
Michael Henry, MD

Post-Fellowship—Fishkind, Bakewell, Maltzaman, Hunter and Associates Eye Care and Surgery Center; Tucson, Arizona

GLOBAL OPHTHALMOLOGY
Timothy Todd, MD

Post-Fellowship—Comprehensive Ophthalmology, University of Missouri

NEURO-OPHTHALMOLOGY
Can Kocasarac, MD
Post-Fellowship—Assistant Professor in Neuro-Ophthalmology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)

OCULOPLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY
Sruti Akella, MD

PEDIATRIC OPHTHALMOLOGY
Abdelrahman Elhusseiny, MD

Post-Fellowship—Ophthalmology Residency, Harvey and Bernice Jones Eye Institute, University of Arkansas

RETINA, 2ND YEAR
Mike Heiferman, MD

Post-Fellowship—Ocular Oncology Fellowship, Byers Eye Institute, Stanford University

UNIVERSITY RETINA, 1ST YEAR
Aliya Jiwani, MD

Post-Fellowship—Private practice in Boston, MA

RETINA, 1ST YEAR
Monique Munro, MD

Uveitis Fellowship—Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary at UIC

RETINA, 2ND YEAR
John Wilgucki, MD

Post-Fellowship—Assistant
Professor of Ophthalmology, Loyola University Medical Center

UVEITIS
Karl Becker, MD

Post-Fellowship—Eye Center of the Rockies; Eagle and Glenwood Springs, Colorado

2019-20

CONTACT LENS
Marc Deeley, OD
Post-Fellowship—Rochester Regional Health | Reed Eye Associates; Rochester, New York

CORNEA
Taylor Starnes, MD, PhD
Post-Fellowship—Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Loyola University Medical Center

CORNEA
Sarah Sunshine, MD
Post-Fellowship—Assistant Professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine

GLAUCOMA
Rebecca Sarran, MD
Post-Fellowship—University Ophthalmology Associates| Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Rush University Medical Center

NEURO-OPHTHALMOLOGY
Dmitry Balian, MD
Post-Fellowship—Neurology Residency, University of Nebraska Medical Center

OCULOPLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY
Chau Pham, MD
Post-Fellowship—Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics

PEDIATRIC OPHTHALMOLOGY
Daniel Maidana, MD
Post-Fellowship—Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary at UIC

RETINA, 2ND YEAR
Matthew Byun, MD
Post-Fellowship—The Retina Group; Columbus, OH

RETINA, 1ST YEAR
Mike Heiferman, MD

RETINA, 2ND YEAR
Nicole Scripsema, MD
Post-Fellowship—Wagner Macula & Retina Center; Norfolk, VA

RETINA, 1ST YEAR
John Wilgucki, MD

UVEITIS
Monique Munro, MD
Post-Fellowship—Retina Fellowship. Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary at UIC

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