Meet the Winners

Last update: May 31, 2017

Up Close and Personal with 2010 Award Winners

Shelley Day Ghafoori, MD

I am currently a partner with the terrific group at Austin Retina Associates, continuing to treat a wide variety of retina pathology as well as ocular oncology. I continue to take part in a variety of clinical trials, and I have become a clinical assistant professor with the new UT Austin Dell Medical School and am enjoying teaching and working with medical students. My spare time is mostly spent running around after my two little boys.

Lisa Faia, MD

I am currently an Associate Professor at the William Beaumont – Oakland University School of Medicine and a partner at the Associated Retinal Consultants, P.C. I am also the Director of the Retina Rotation for the William Beaumont residency. I am the director of the uveitis service and continue to work with an extensive number of rheumatologists, neurologists, and oncologist, and infectious disease specialists. On the research front, I continue exploring both my research interests in vitreo-retinal and ocular inflammation.

On a personal note, we are expecting our second child. We still enjoy the great outdoors and our current son is a ball of energy. He keeps us young.

Charlie Wykoff, MD, PhD

I am Co-Director of the Greater Houston Retina Research Foundation at Retina Consultants of Houston and Deputy Chair of Ophthalmology for the Blanton Eye Institute at Houston Methodist Hospital. My research interests pertain to age-related macular degeneration, retinal vascular diseases, angiogenesis and vitreoretinal surgical topics. I enjoy designing and coordinating clinical trials, especially those focused on translational research in early-phase clinical development. In my free time, I enjoy hiking and biking with my wife and 3 kids.

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