As Chief Resident and Director of the Eye Trauma Service for the 2020-2021 academic year, Dr. Marisa Gobuty Tieger oversees and coordinates trauma coverage at Mass. Eye and Ear and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. In addition, she serves as a mentor, teacher, and peer resource to Harvard Ophthalmology’s 24 residents.
Yanna Bian, MD - Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Isaac Bleicher, MD - Duke University School of Medicine
Alexandra Castillejos, MD - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Daniel Liebman, MD, MBA - Harvard Medical School
Lisa Y. Lin, MD - Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Makayla McCoskey, MD - Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Luis Martinez-Velasquez, MD - NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Jared Sokol, MD - Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago
Sila Bal, MD, MPH - Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Carolina Chiou, MD - Harvard Medical School
Jacob Cox, MD - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Inês Laíns, MD, MSc, PhD - Faculty of Medicine of the University of Coimbra
Neal Patel, MD - Jefferson Medical College
Nakul Singh, MD, MSc - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Karen Wai, MD - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Sarah Wang, MD - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Tedi Begaj, MD - University of Massachusetts Medical School
Marguerite Weinert, MD - Duke University School of Medicine
Jenny Dohlman, MD - Yale School of Medicine
Clifford Kim, MD - Harvard Medical School
Kevin Ma, MD - Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Catherine Marando, MD - Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Noam Rudnick, MD, PhD - Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Laurel Tainsh, MD, MHS - Yale University
Congrats to our 2020 Graduates
This year’s ceremony—designed for safe social distancing—featured residents in-person with a live broadcast via Zoom, followed by a virtual-only graduation for clinical fellows on June 18. The ceremony celebrated eight Harvard Ophthalmology residents, the AY 2019–2020 Chief Resident and one optometry resident, as well as 24 clinical fellows from Mass. Eye and Ear, Joslin Diabetes Center, and Boston Children’s Hospital.
“Based on the resiliency, compassion, and creativity that each and every one of our residents and fellows has shown—throughout their training and especially during COVID-19—I know that they will be thoughtful change agents who will help lead us into a brighter future," said Chair of Harvard Ophthalmology Joan W. Miller, MD. Read our event recap
What’s Next for Our Graduates?
After residency, one graduate serves as Chief Resident and Director of the Eye Trauma Service at Mass. Eye and Ear for the following academic year. This junior faculty position provides a strong foundation in academic ophthalmology and extensive surgical experience.
About 85% of graduates go on to pursue subspecialty training in areas such as as vitreoretinal surgery, medical retina, pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus, cornea and external diseases, inherited retinal disorders, ocular immunology and uveitis, ophthalmic pathology, neuro-ophthalmology, and glaucoma. Others join private practices or accept junior faculty positions at academic medicine institutions.
See below for a list of alumni and their post-graduation plans.