Residents

Intern Year Residents (Class of 2025)

Dara Baker

Dara Baker, MD

Undergraduate—George Washington University
MD—George Washington University
Michael Chen

Michael Chen, MD

Undergraduate—Northwestern University
MD—University of Illinois College of Medicine
Nikhila Khandwala

Nikhila Khandwala, MD

Undergraduate—University of Michigan
MD—University of Michigan Medical School
Tochukwu Ndukw

Tochukwu Ndukwe, MD

Undergraduate—University of Michigan
MD—University of Michigan Medical School
Royce Park

Royce Park, MD

Undergraduate—Dartmouth College
MD—SUNY Downstate – Brooklyn
Neil Sheth

Neil Sheth, MD, MBA

Undergraduate—Northwestern University
MD/MBA—Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

First Year Residents (Class of 2024)

Luis Acaba-Berrocal

Luis Acaba-Berrocal, MD

Undergraduate— Haverford College
MD—Jefferson College
PGY1—University of Illinois at Chicago
Tala Al Khaled

Tala Al-Khaled, MD

Undergraduate—University of Illinois at Chicago
MD—University of Illinois at Chicago
PGY1—University of Illinois at Chicago
Jonathan Jeffers

Johnathan Jeffers, MD

Undergraduate—Harvard College
MD—University of Chicago
PGY1—University of Illinois at Chicago
Michael Massengill

Michael Massengill, MD, PhD

Undergraduate—University of South Florida
MD—University of South Florida
PGY1—University of Illinois at Chicago
Paul Parker

Paul Parker, MD, MS

UndergraduateUniversity of Michigan
MD
—Rush University Medical Center
PGY1—University of Illinois at Chicago
Stephanie Thermozier

Stephanie Thermozier, MD

Undergraduate—St. Joseph’s College
MD— University of Pittsburgh
PGY1—University of Illinois at Chicago

Second Year Residents (Class of 2023)

Katherine Chen, MD, MS

Undergraduate— University of California-Berkeley
MD—University of California-Irvine College of Medicine
PGY1—Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Charles Frank, MD

Undergraduate—University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
MD—University of Michigan Medical School
PGY1—St. Mary Mercy Hospital, Livonia, Michigan

Katherine Lucarelli, MD

Undergraduate—University of Wisconsin-Madison
MD—University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine
PGY1—Resurrection Medical Center

Mathew Margolis, MD

Undergraduate—University of California-Los Angeles
MD— Washington University- St. Louis
PGY1—West Suburban Hospital

Mohammad Sabbagh, MD

UndergraduateUniversity of Michigan- Flint
MD
—University of Michigan Medical School
PGY1—University of Michigan

Sudarshan Srivatsan, MD

Undergraduate—Northwestern University
MD— University of Michigan Medical School
PGY1—Resurrection Medical Center

Third Year Residents (Class of 2022)

Andrea Arteaga Useche, MD

MD—Universidad Central de Venezuele – Escuela “Luis Razetti”
Research & Clinical Fellowship in Cornea and Ocular Surface: Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary
PGY1—Illinois Masonic Medical Center

Ricky Cui, MD

BA—Bowdoin College
MD—Mayo Medical School
PGY1—West Suburban Medical Center

Shawn Gulati, MD, MPH

BS—University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
MD/MPH—Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
PGY1—Weiss Memorial Hospital

Kevin Heinze, MD

MD—University of Michigan Medical School
PGY1—St Mary Mercy Livonia Hospital

Yekaterina Joltikov, MD

MD—Sackler School of Medicine – New York
PGY1—Maimonides Medical Center

Aaron Kaufman, MD

BA—Boston University
MD—Boston University School of Medicine
PGY1—Boston University Medical Center

Fellows

2020-2021

Abigail Strauss

CONTACT LENS
Abigail Strauss, OD

Undergraduate—Winona State University
OD—Illinois College of Optometry
Residency—Jesse Brown VA

CORNEA
Robert Bjerregaard, MD

Undergraduate—University of Wisconsin-Madison
MD—University of Wisconsin School of Medicine
PGY1—University of Hawaii
Ophthalmology Residency: Emory Eye Center
Ahmar Sajjad

CORNEA
Ahmar Sajjad, MD

Undergraduate—University of Texas at Austin
MD—Baylor College of Medicine
PGY1—John Peter Smith Hospital
Ophthalmology Residency—John Peter Smith Hospital
Abbasian Javaneh

GLAUCOMA
Javaneh Abbasian, MD

Undergraduate—Northwestern University
MD—University of Illinois College of Medicine
PGY1—Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston
Ophthalmology Residency—University of Illinois at Chicago
Fellowship (Peds)—Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Michael Henry

GLAUCOMA
Michael Henry, MD

Undergraduate—Illinois Wesleyan University
MD—Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University of Chicago
PGY1—West Suburban Medical Center
Ophthalmology Residency—Loyola University
Emily Cole

GLOBAL OPHTHALMOLOGY
Emily Cole, MD, MPH

BS—Brown University
MD/MPH—Tufts University School of Medicine
PGY1—Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center
Ophthalmology Residency—University of Illinois at Chicago
Can Kocasarac

NEURO-OPHTHALMOLOGY
Can Kocasarac, MD

MD—Istanbul University Faculty of Medicine
Internship, Ophthalmology—Istanbul University Faculty of Medicine
Ophthalmology Residency—Beyoglu Eye Training and Research Hospital (Istanbul, Turkey)
Sruti Akella

OCULOPLASTIC and
RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY

Sruti Akella, MD

Undergraduate—SUNY Stony Brook University
MD—Stony Brook University School of Medicine
PGY1—Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC)
Ophthalmology Residency—Montefiore Medical Center
Abdelrahman Elhusseiny

PEDIATRIC OPHTHALMOLOGY & ADULT STRABISMUS
Abdelrahman Elhusseiny, MD

MD—Cairo University School of Medicine
Internship, Ophthalmology—Kasr Al-Ainy Hospitals, Cairo University
Ophthalmology Residency—Kasr Al-Ainy Hospitals, Cairo University
Mike Heiferma

RETINA, 2nd Year
Mike Heiferman, MD

BA—Northwestern University
MD—Northwestern University
PGY1—University of Chicago-NorthShore
Ophthalmology Residency—Northwestern University
Aliya Jiwani

RETINAUNIVERSITY RETINA, 1st Year
Aliya Jiwani, MD

Undergraduate—Harvard University
MD—Yale Medical School
PGY1—Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Ophthalmology Residency—Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Monique Munro, MD

RETINA, 1st Year
Monique Munro, MD

BS—University of Alberta
MD—University of Calgary
Ophthalmology Research Fellowship—University of Calgary
Ophthalmology Residency—University of Calgary
Medical Fellowship,Uveitis—University of Illinois at Chicago
JD Wilgucki, MD

RETINA, 2nd Year
John Wilgucki, MD

BS—Lehigh University
MD—Rutgers University Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
PGY1—Crozer-Chester Medical Center
Ophthalmology Residency—Emory University School of Medicine
Karl Becker

UVEITIS
Karl Becker, MD

BS—University of Colorado at Boulder
MD—University of Illinois College of Medicine
PGY1—Intermountain Medical Center
Ophthalmology Residency—John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County