Education Focus

2nd Year Ophthalmology Resident Phillip Storey, MD, MPH, Featured in MEDSCAPE

USC second-year resident, Philip Storey, MD, MPH, was recently featured in an article in Medscape, for his study evaluating the impact of physician communication on diabetic examination adherence. Published in Retina in January 2016, Storey and his colleagues found that written communications between ophthalmologists and primary care physicians resulted in significant improvement in adherence to recommendations for follow-up diabetic eye exams.

 The USC Roski Eye Institute welcomed Drs. Joan O'Brien & Arun Singh for inaugural USC Ocular Oncology conference. Many thanks to the speakers and moderators who made the conference a great success this past January!
The USC Roski Eye Institute welcomed Drs. Joan O’Brien & Arun Singh for inaugural USC Ocular Oncology conference. Many thanks to the speakers and moderators who made the conference a great success this past January!

1st Year Resident Ananth Sastry Awarded Fellowship

USC Roski Eye Institute first-year resident Ananth Sastry, MD, was awarded the 2016 Starr E. Shulman MPA Fellowship by the California Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons (CAEPS). The fellowship comes with $1000 so Sastry can participate and represent USC this spring in the Advocacy Ambassador Program (AAP). AAP gives residents and fellows exposure to vital issues in ophthalmology and participation in meetings that CAEPS advocates hold with national legislators during Congressional Advocacy Day and the Mid-Year Forum in Washington, D.C.

On the Book Shelf

Academic physicians are called on to write chapters for medical textbooks, or to be part of an editorial team or perhaps write their own book. Textbooks provide insight into various areas of study and represent the crucial work being done by clinicians and researchers in their specialties. As part of the advancement of the field of ophthalmology, new publications edited by USC Roski Eye Institute faculty members are Advanced Glaucoma Surgery, Rohit Varma, MD, MPH, Clinical Neuro-Ophthalmology, Vivek R. Patel, MD, and Intraocular Inflammation, Narsing Rao, MD.

Advanced Glaucoma Surgery Textbook  Clinical Neuro-Ophthalmology  Intraocular inflammation

USC Roski Eye Institute senior residents are highly sought after upon graduation. USC Eye faculty members, students, staff and supporters congratulate the class of 2016 on this year’s fellowship match.

Mica Bergman, MD, PHD

Orbit/Oculoplastics Fellowship (aSOPRS), USC Roski Eye Institute

Lilangi Ediriwickrema, MD, MS

Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship, Wilmer Eye Institute

Esther Lee Kim, MD

Vitreoretinal Fellowship, MEEI/Harvard Medical School

Sun Young Lee, MD, PHD

Vitreoretinal Fellowship, University of Iowa

Benjamin XU, MD, PHD

Glaucoma Fellowship, UC San Diego

Dagny Zhu, MD

Cornea Fellowship, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

USC Roski Eye Institute attracts the best applicants from across the country for its ophthalmology residency. we welcome six new outstanding physicians who matched in 2017 to our residency program.

Jennifer Danesh, MD: UCLA School of Medicine


Yong (Andy) Han, MD: Yale School of Medicine
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Tiffany Ho, MD: Keck School of Medicine of USC


Hadi kakkour, MD, MS: Miller School of Medicine of U of Miami

Ravi Shah, MD: Baylor College of Medicine

Jing (Meghan) Shan, MD, PhD: Harvard Medical School

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