USC Roski Eye Institute Receives Top Accolades

Super Doctors

We are proud to announce that 10 of our USC Roski Eye Institute physicians have been selected for inclusion in the prestigious Super Doctors list of Los Angeles. Super Doctors recognizes outstanding physicians in their subspecialties based on peer recognition and professional achievement.

Stallard Award

Linn Murphree, MD, clinical professor of ophthalmology, was the recipient of the prestigious Stallard Award at the International Society of Ocular Oncology in Paris. The award recognizes his research achievements in identifying the genetic mutation causing retinoblastoma.

USC Ophthalmology Residency Program Ranked in Top 10 by Doximity

The USC Roski Eye Institute is proud to announce that the USC Ophthalmology Residency Program was ranked ninth nationwide by Doximity.

USC Ophthalmology Residents
Left to Right: Residency Program Director Vivek R. Patel, MD, and some of the recipients of
the LAC 2015 Consultant Service of the Year Award, residents Tova Mannis, MD; Billy Pan, MD; Stavros Moysidis, MD; Kelly Rue, MD; Grace Shih, MD; Jiun Do, MD, PhD; Philip Storey, MD, MPH; Lloyd Cuzzo, MD, and Associate Program Director Jesse Berry, MD

“We are committed to providing a learning environment that transforms our residents into well-informed, confident and highly-skilled physicians and surgeons,” says Vivek Patel, MD, associate professor of clinical ophthalmology and residency program director.

“It is a privilege to be a part of a residency program that is dedicated to creating future leaders in ophthalmology. This program offers access to world-renowned faculty, cutting-edge research and an unparalleled clinical and surgical experience. Our residents are all exceptional individuals and we are incredibly grateful for the opportunity to train them,” says Jesse Berry, MD, assistant professor of clinical ophthalmology and associate residency program director.

Ophthalmology Residents Receive 
Los Angeles County 2015 Consultant Service of the Year Award

In a Keck School of Medicine of USC residency-wide vote, USC Roski Eye Institute ophthalmology residents were voted Consultant Service of the Year by the Department of Emergency Medicine, Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center, for their consistent responsiveness and dedication. Their positive attitude earned the ophthalmology service an outstanding reputation among residents and faculty in the Department of Emergency Medicine.

USC Roski Eye Institute Resident Receives Nesburn Award for Best Research

USC Resident Philip Storey, MD, MPH
Philip Storey, MD, MPH, (second-year resident) with the presenter of the Nesburn Award, Kristin E. Nesburn, MD, an ophthalmologist in Los Angeles and granddaughter of Henry and Lilian Nesburn

Second-year resident Philip Storey, MD, MPH, received the 2015 Dr. Henry and Lilian Nesburn Award for the best eye research paper by a resident. Storey’s research project, “The Role of Topical Antibiotic Prophylaxis to Prevent Endophthalmitis After Intravitreal Injection,” won the $1,000 prize for its far reaching health and medical cost saving implications.

In addition, current third-year resident Dagny Zhu, MD, received an honorable mention for her research.

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