Up Close and Personal with 2015 Award Winners
It is a true privilege to be a part of the Michels Fellowship family. I have been at the Duke Eye Center since 2016 as an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology with a clinical practice spanning vitreoretinal disease and uveitis.
I continue to work on developing imaging biomarkers in retinal and ocular inflammatory diseases as well as neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer's Disease. I also work at the Duke Reading Center with particular focus on incorporating quantitative OCTA analysis in clinical trials and application of deep learning algorithms.
After three great years with the Doheny Eye Institute and Department of Ophthalmology at UCLA, my alma mater, I have rejoined the faculty at Wills Eye Hospital in the fall of 2019 where I completed my residency and fellowship training. I am enjoying practice as part of Mid-Atlantic Retina, with my former mentors, and have transferred my clinical research grants in proliferative vitreoretinopathy to Wills. Contributing to resident and fellow education at Wills has been a joy and it is good to be back at my ophthalmology "home".
My wife, son, newborn daughter, and I are settling back into life on the east coast.
I feel very honored to be a part of the Michels Fellowship family. We're now in Philadelphia, where I work as an adult and pediatric vitreoretinal surgeon with the amazing team at Wills Eye Hospital / Mid Atlantic Retina.
Our team's focus is on pediatric vitreoretinopathies such as ROP, FEVR, Norrie disease, dyskeratosis congenita, Coats' disease, PFV, CXLRS, optic disc anomalies, and pediatric retinal detachment. I've been fortunate to serve in editorial roles with RETINA, JVRD, OSLI Retina, AJOCT, JAAPOS, Review of Ophthalmology, www.retinaroundup.com, and www.vitbucklesociety.org/vit-buckle-academy, and working closely with VBS and ASRS.
Outside of the clinic and operating room, I enjoy spending time with my wonderful wife, three awesome boys, and now a cute baby daughter also.
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