Faculty

Our Team

Our faculty, trainees, and staff are committed to accelerating the rate of change in eye care to bring sight to life in ways never before imagined. We are a dynamic, focused and dedicated team that offers every sub-specialty under one roof. As the only teaching facility in the area, we are passing along a strong tradition of patient care while generating some of the ​most exciting discoveries in advanced treatment approaches for every kind of eye condition.

Faculty A-Z


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Abbott, Kaleb

Kaleb Abbott, OD, MS, FAAO
Comprehensive Eye Care
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology 

Mariam Ahmad

Mariam Ahmad, MD
Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology 

Akau, Melanie

Melanie Akau, OD, FAAO
Comprehensive Eye Care
Medical Director of Staff Education
Instructor, Ophthalmology 

Missing Photo for Website - 3-1-23

Christopher Allen, MD
Comprehensive Eye Care
Instructor, Ophthalmology 

 

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Brzezinski Joseph

Joseph Brzezinski, PhD
CellSight
Director, Laboratory of Developmental Genetics, CellSight
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology

 

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Canto-Soler, Valeria

M. Valeria Canto-Soler, PhD
CellSight
Doni Solich Family Chair in Ocular Stem Cell Research
Director, CellSight
Director, 3DRet Lab,  CellSight
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology 

Cara Capitena Young

Cara Capitena Young, MD
Glaucoma
Medical Director, Sue Anschutz-Rodgers Eye Center Operating Room
Clinical Director, Lone Tree Satellite
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology 

Chen, Michael

Michael Chen, MD
Cornea, External Diseases, and Refractive Surgery
Ophthalmology Division Chief, Denver Health Medical Center
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology 

Karen Christopher

Karen L. Christopher, MD
Cornea, External Diseases, and Refractive Surgery
Section Chief of Ophthalmology, Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology 

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Karen Cusato, PhD, PA-C
Basic Science Research
Research Associate, Ophthalmology

 

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Davidson Richard

Richard Davidson, MD
Cornea, External Diseases, and Refractive Surgery, Ophthalmic Oncology
Endowed Chair in Eye Care Innovation
Co-Medical Director, Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Bank

Co-Director, Cornea, External Disease, and Refractive Surgery Fellowship
Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs and Quality, UCHealth Eye Centers
Professor, Ophthalmology 

Dietz Galia

Galia Deitz, MD, MPH
Glaucoma
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology

Demetrulias, Angela

Angela Demetrulias, OD
Comprehensive Eye Care
Instructor, Ophthalmology

Marilyn Dougherty

Marilyn Dougherty, MD
Comprehensive Eye Care
Senior Instructor, Ophthalmology

Missing Photo for Website - 3-1-23Steven Droho, PhD
CellSight
Research Associate, Ophthalmology

 

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Edwards Mayhew, BeccaRebecca Edwards Mayhew, MD, PhD
Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology
Engle, Melissa

Melissa Engle, OD, FAAO
Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus
Director of Pediatric Optometry  Specialty Care Residency Program
Director of Clinical Informatics, Department of Pediatric Ophthalmology
Instructor, Ophthalmology 

Robert Enzenauer

Robert Enzenauer, MD, MPH/MSPH 
Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus
Brigadier General, Assistant Adjunct General for Space and Missile Defense, Colorado Army National Guard (retired)
Professor, Ophthalmology 

Michael Erlanger

Michael Erlanger, MD
Cornea, External Diseases, and Refractive Surgery
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology

Monica Ertel

Monica Ertel, MD, PhD
Glaucoma
Residency Program Director
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology


 

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Stuart FineStuart Fine, MD
Clinical Professor, Ophthalmology 
Miguel Flores-Bellver

Miguel Flores-Bellver, PhD
CellSight
Director, ExoSight Lab, CellSight
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology

Forest, TalisaTalisa Forest (de Carlo), MD 
Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery
Medical Director of Imaging
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology 


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Christopher GelstonChristopher Gelston, MD
Cornea, External Diseases, and Refractive Surgery
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology
Joel Goldstein

Joel Goldstein, MD
Comprehensive Eye Care
Associate Professor of Clinical Practice, Ophthalmology

Celeste Gomez

Celeste Gomez, OD
Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus
Instructor, Ophthalmology 

JP Gorham HeadshotJP Gorham, MD
Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology
C. Rob Graef

C. Rob Graef, OD
Comprehensive Eye Care
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology 

Gregory, Darren

Darren Gregory, MD
Cornea, External Diseases, and Refractive Surgery
Professor, Ophthalmology 

 

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Kara Hanson

Kara Hanson, OD, FAAO
Vision Rehabilitation Service
Director, Low Vision Rehabilitation Service
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology 

Hassman, LynnLynn Hassman, MD, PhD
Uveitis and Ocular Immunology
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology 
Eric Hink

Eric Michael Hink, MD
Oculofacial Plastic and Orbital Surgery, Ophthalmic Oncology
Director, ASOPRS Fellowship in Oculofacial Plastic and Orbital Surgery
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology 

 

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Jung, Jen

Jennifer Jung, MD
Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus, Uveitis and Ocular Immunology
Director, Retinopathy of Prematurity Service
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology 


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Kahook, Malik

Malik Kahook, MD
Glaucoma 
Slater Family Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology 
Vice Chair, Translational Research
Chief, Glaucoma Service
Co-Director, Glaucoma Fellowship 
Professor, Ophthalmology

Kalpathy-Cramer, Jayashree

Jayashree Kalpathy-Cramer, PhD
Artificial Medical Intelligence in Ophthalmology
Endowed Chair in Ophthalmic Data Sciences
Chief, Division of Artificial Medical Intelligence in Ophthalmology
Professor, Ophthalmology

Robert Keyser

Robert Keyser, MD
Clinical Professor, Ophthalmology

Koetting, Cecelia

Cecelia Koetting, OD, FAAO, DipABO
Comprehensive Eye Care
Instructor, Ophthalmology

 

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Labowsky, Mary

Mary Labowsky, MD
Neuro-Ophthalmology
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology 

Li, Tianjing

Tianjing Li, MD, MHS, PhD
Ophthalmic Epidemiology
Director, Cochrane Eyes and Vision US Project
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology 

Liao, Sophie

Sophie Liao, MD
Oculofacial Plastic and Orbital Surgery, Ophthalmic Oncology
Robert H. Bell Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology
Associate Chief Medical Officer, CHD - Ambulatory
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology

Liu, Alison

Alison Suhsun Liu, MD, PhD
Ophthalmic Epidemiology
Assistant Research Professor, Ophthalmology 

Lisker, AndresAndres Lisker, MD
CellSight
Adjoint Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology
Lynch, Anne

Anne M. Lynch, MD, MSPH
Ophthalmic Epidemiology
Director, Division of Ophthalmic Epidemiology
Professor, Ophthalmology

 

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Erin Major

Erin Major, OD, FAAO
Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus
Instructor, Ophthalmology

Mandava, Naresh

Naresh Mandava, MD
Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery
Chair, Department of Ophthalmology 
Sue Anschutz-Rodgers Endowed Chair in Retinal Diseases
Co-Director, Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery Fellowship
Professor, Ophthalmology 

Niranjan Manoharan

Niranjan Manoharan, MD
Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology 

Martich, Stephanie

Stephanie Martich, OD
Comprehensive Eye Care
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology 

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Andrew Martin, MD
Comprehensive Eye Care
Instructor, Ophthalmology 

Mathias, Marc

Marc Mathias, MD
Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery
Director, Laboratory of Advanced Ophthalmic Surgery, CellSight
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology

Emily McCourt

Emily McCourt, MD
Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus 
Ponzio Family Chair for Pediatric Ophthalmology 
Chief of Pediatric Ophthalmology 
Director, Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus Fellowship
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology 

McNamara, SteveSteve McNamara, OD
Artificial Medical Intelligence in Ophthalmology  
Research Instructor, Ophthalmology 
Mahner Lauren

Lauren Mehner, MD, MPH, BA 
Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology 

 

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Nagaraj, Ram

Ram Nagaraj, PhD
Basic Science Research
Professor, Ophthalmology 

Nam, Mihyun

Mi-Hyun Nam, PhD
Basic Science Research
Instructor, Ophthalmology

 

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Oliver Scott

Scott Oliver, MD
Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery, Ophthalmic Oncology
Director, Eye Cancer Program
Vitale-Schlessman Endowed Chair in Retinal Diseases

Chief, Retina Service 
Associate Director, Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery Fellowship
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology 

Jeffrey Olson

Jeffrey Olson, MD
Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology

DjDaniel J. Ozzello, MD
Oculofacial Plastic and Orbital Surgery
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology

 

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Alan Palestine

Alan G. Palestine, MD
Uveitis and Ocular Immunology
Chief, Uveitis and Ocular Immunology Section

Professor, Ophthalmology 

Pantcheva, Mina

Mina Pantcheva, MD
Glaucoma, Uveitis and Ocular Immunology
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology

Patnaik, Jennifer

Jennifer L. Patnaik, PhD
Ophthalmic Epidemiology
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology 
Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology 

Petrash, Mark

J. Mark Petrash, PhD
Basic Science Research
Associate Director of Gates Center
Professor, Ophthalmology 
 

Puente, Michael

Michael Puente Jr., MD
Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus
Director, Medical Student Education, Department of Ophthalmology
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology


 

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Qureshi Riaz

Riaz Qureshi, MD
Ophthalmic Epidemiology
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology

 

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Amit Reddy

Amit Reddy, MD
Uveitis and Ocular Immunology
Director, Resident Research
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology 

William Roberts

William Roberts, MD
Comprehensive Eye Care
Senior Instructor, Ophthalmology 

 

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Rebecca Braverman

Rebecca Sands Braverman, MD
Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology 

Leo Seibold

Leo Seibold, MD
Glaucoma
Director, Glaucoma Fellowship
Professor, Ophthalmology

Singh, Praveer

Praveer Singh, PhD
Artificial Medical Intelligence in Ophthalmology
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology

David Simpson

David Simpson, OD, FAAO
Vision Rehabilitation Service
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology 

Smith Casey

Casey Smith, MD
Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology 

Jesse Smith

Jesse Smith, MD
Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology 

SooHoo, Jeffrey

Jeffrey SooHoo, MD, MBA 
Glaucoma
Assistant Dean of Admissions, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology 

St. Peter

Deidre St. Peter, MD
Glaucoma
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology 

Stahr EmmaEmma Stahr, OD
Pediatric Ophthalmology 
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology 
Prem Subramanian

Prem Subramanian, MD, PhD
Neuro-Ophthalmology, Ophthalmic Oncology
Clifford R. and Janice N. Merrill Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology
Chief, Neuro-Ophthalmology
Vice Chair for Academic Affairs, Ophthalmology
Chair, Faculty Promotions Committee
Professor, Ophthalmology

 

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Taravella, Michael

Michael Taravella, MD
Cornea, External Diseases, and Refractive Surgery, Ophthalmic Oncology
Director, Cornea and Refractive Surgery Fellowship
Professor, Ophthalmology 

 

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Shawna Vanderhoof

Shawna Vanderhoof, OD, FAAO
Comprehensive Eye Care
Instructor, Ophthalmology 

Erin Van Dok

Erin Van Dok, OD
Comprehensive Eye Care
Clinical Instructor, Ophthalmology 

Vergara, Natalia

Natalia Vergara, PhD
CellSight
Director, Ocular Development and Translational Technologies Laboratory, CellSight
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology 

 

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Wildes, Michael

Michael Wildes, MD
Cornea, External Diseases, and Refractive Surgery
Clinical Director, Sue Anschutz-Rodgers Eye Center
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology

Wise, Ronald

Ronald Wise, MD
Cornea, External Diseases, and Refractive Surgery
Medical Director, UCHealth Eye Center - LoDo
Associate Professor of Clinical Practice, Ophthalmology 

Brittany Wright, ODBrittany Wright, OD, MS
Comprehensive Eye Care
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology

 

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Wenbo Zhou, PhD
CellSight
Research Associate - Pediatrics, Department of Ophthalmology

 


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Abraham, Ali

Alison Abraham, PhD, MS, MHS
Ophthalmic Epidemiology
Associate Professor, Epidemiology
Vice Chair for Education

 

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Bennett, JefferyJeffrey Bennett, MD, PhD
Neuro-Ophthalmology
Professor, Neurology
Professor, Ophthalmology
Brian Bucca

Brian Bucca, OD
Comprehensive Eye Care
Associate Professor of Clinical Practice, Pediatrics - Barbara Davis Center
Chief of Eye Care at Barbara Davis Center


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Daniel Denman, PhD
Assistant Professor, Physiology & Biophysics

 

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Carl Frick, PhD
Assistant Adjoint Professor, Other 

 

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Todd Kingdom

Todd Kingdom, MD
Professor, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Director, University of Colorado Sinus Center
Director, Rhinology and Sinus Surgery
Vice Chair, Clinical Affairs and Quality

Kolfenbach Jason

Jason Kolfenbach, MD
Uveitis and Ocular Immunology
Associate Professor, Medicine - Rheumatology

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Uday Kompella, PhD, FARVO, FAAPS
Co-Director and Co-Founder, Colorado Center for Nanomedicine and Nanosafety
Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Ophthalmology and Bioengineering

 

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Daniel LaBarbera, PhD
Professor, School of Pharmacy
Director, CU AMC Center for Drug Discovery
Co-Director, Drug Discovery and Development Shared Resource (D3SR)

Gabriel Lazcano-Gomez, MD, ODGabriel Lazcano-Gomez, MD, OD
Assistant Professor Adjoint, Ophthalmology
Missing Photo for Website - 3-1-23Tim Lei, PhD
Assistant Professor, University of Colorado - Denver 

 

 

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Kaweh Mansouri, MD
Professor Adjoint, Ophthalmology

 

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Maria Nagel

Maria Nagel, MD
Research Professor, Neurology
Professor, Department of Neurology
Professor, Department of Ophthalmology

 

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Daewon Park

Daewon Park, PhD
Associate Professor, University of Colorado - Denver

Pelak VictoriaVictoria Pelak, MD
Neuro-Ophthalmology
Professor, Neurology
Professor, Ophthalmology
Director, Neuro-Ophthlamology Fellowship
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Alon Poleg-Polsky, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Physiology and Biophysics

 

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Brandie Wagner, PhD
Associate Research Professor, Colorado School of Public Health - Department of Biostatistics and Informatics

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Professor, School of Dental Medicine
Timpte/Brownlie Chair, School of Dental Medicine
Washington, Kia

Kia Washington, MD
Oculofacial Plastic and Orbital Surgery
Professor, Surgery - Plastic/Reconstructive
Director of Research
Vice Chair of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

 

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Chris Yakecki

Chris Yakacki, PhD
Assistant Professor, University of Colorado - Denver

 

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Joel Zylberberg, PhD
Assistant Adjoint Professor, Physiology & Biophysics

 


Faculty By Specialty


 

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Artificial Medical Intelligence in Ophthalmology

Members

 

Kalpathy-Cramer, Jayashree

Chief, Artificial Medical Intelligence in Ophthalmology
Jayashree Kalpathy-Cramer, PhD
Endowed Chair in Ophthalmic Data Sciences
Professor, Ophthalmology

McNamara, SteveSteve McNamara, OD
Research Instructor, Ophthalmology
Singh, PraveerPraveer Singh, PhD
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology

 

Basic Science Research

Members

 

Brzezinski Joseph

Joseph Brzezinski, PhD
Director, Laboratory of Developmental Genetics, CellSight
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology

Canto-Soler, Valeria

M. Valeria Canto-Soler, PhD
Doni Solich Family Chair in Ocular Stem Cell Research
Director, CellSight
Director, 3DRet Lab, CellSight

Associate Professor, Ophthalmology 

Missing Photo for Website - 3-1-23Karen Cusato, PhD, PA-C
Research Associate, Ophthalmology
Miguel Flores-Bellver

Miguel Flores-Bellver, PhD
Director, ExoSight Lab, CellSight
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology

Lisker, AndresAndres Lisker, MD
Adjoint Assistant Professor, CellSight
Mathias, MarcMarc Mathias, MD
Director, Laboratory of Advanced Ophthalmic Surgery, CellSight
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology 
Nagaraj, Ram

Ram Nagaraj, PhD
Professor, Ophthalmology

Nam, MihyunMi-Hyun Nam, PhD
Instructor, Ophthalmology
Petrash, MarkJ. Mark Petrash, PhD
Associate Director of the Gates Center
Professor, Ophthalmology
Vergara, Natalia

Natalia Vergara, PhD
Director, Ocular Development and Translational Technologies Laboratory, CellSight
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology 

Missing Photo for Website - 3-1-23Wenbo Zhou, PhD
Research Associate, Ophthalmology

 

Comprehensive Eye Care

Members

 

Abbott, Kaleb

Kaleb Abbott, OD, MS, FAAO
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology 

Akau, Melanie

Melanie Akau, OD, FAAO
Medical Director of Staff Education
Instructor, Ophthalmology

Missing Photo for Website - 3-1-23Christopher Allen, MD
Instructor, Ophthalmology
Brian Bucca

Brian Bucca, OD, FAAO
Chief of Eye Care at Barbara Davis Center
Associate Professor of Clinical Practice, Pediatrics - Barbara Davis Center

Demetrulias, Angela

Angela Demetrulias, OD
Instructor, Ophthalmology

Dougherty MarilynMarilyn Dougherty, MD
Senior Instructor, Ophthalmology
Goldstein Joel

Joel Goldstein, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Practice, Ophthalmology

Graef C. Rob

C. Rob Graef, OD
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology 

Koetting, CeceliaCecelia Koetting, OD, FAAO
Instructor, Ophthalmology 
Martich, StephanieStephanie Martich, OD
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology
Missing Photo for Website - 3-1-23Andrew Martin, MD
Instructor, Ophthalmology
Roberts William

William Roberts, MD
Senior Instructor, Ophthalmology

Vanderhoof Shawna

Shawna Vanderhoof, OD
Instructor, Ophthalmology

Erin Van Dok

Erin Van Dok, OD
Clinical Instructor, Ophthalmology

Brittany Wright, ODBrittany Wright, OD, MS
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology

 

Cornea, External Diseases, and Refractive Surgery

Members

 

Taravella, Michael

Chief, Cornea and External Diseases
Michael Taravella, MD
Director, Cornea and Refractive Surgery Fellowship
Professor, Ophthalmology 

Chen, Michael

Michael Chen, MD
Ophthalmology Division Chief, Denver Health Medical Center
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology 

Christopher Karen

Karen Christopher, MD
Section Chief of Ophthalmology, Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center (VAMC)
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology 

Davidson Richard

Richard Davidson, MD
Endowed Chair in Eye Care Innovation
Co-Medical Director, Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Bank
Co-Director, Cornea, External Disease, and Refractive Surgery Fellowship
Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs and Quality, UCHealth Eye Centers
Professor, Ophthalmology 

Erlanger Michael

Michael Erlanger, MD
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology 

Gelston Christopher

Christopher Gelston, MD
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology

Gregory, Darren

Darren Gregory, MD
Professor, Ophthalmology

Wildes, MichaelMichael Wildes, MD
Clinical Director, Sue Anschutz-Rodgers Eye Center
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology
Wise, Ronald

Ronald Wise, MD
Medical Director, UCHealth Eye Center - LoDo
Associate Professor of Clinical Practice, Ophthalmology 

McCoy, Colton

Fellow, Cornea and External Diseases
Colton McCoy, MD
Instructor/Fellow, Ophthalmology

 

Division of Ophthalmic Epidemiology

Members

 

Lynch, Anne

Director, Division of Ophthalmic Epidemiology
Anne Lynch, MD, MSPH
Director, Division of Ophthalmic Epidemiology
Professor, Ophthalmology 

Abraham, Ali

Ali Abraham, PhD
Colorado School of Public Health - Vice Chair for Education
Associate Professor, Epidemiology

Li, Tianjing Tianjing Li, MD, MHS, PhD
Director, Cochrane Eyes and Vision US Project
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology 
Liu, AlisonAlison Suhsun Liu, MD, MPH, PhD
Assistant Research Professor, Ophthalmology 
Patnaik, JenniferJennifer Patnaik, MHS, PhD
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology
Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology

Qureshi RiazRiaz Qureshi, MD
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology

 

Glaucoma

Members

 

Kahook, Malik

Chief, Glaucoma Service
Malik Kahook, MD
Slater Family Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology 
Vice Chair, Translational Research
Chief, Glaucoma Service
Co-Director, Glaucoma Fellowship
Professor, Ophthalmology

Capitena Young Cara

Cara Capitena Young, MD
Clinical Director, Lone Tree Satellite
Medical Director, Sue Anschutz-Rodgers Eye Center Operating Room
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology 

 

Dietz GaliaGalia Deitz, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology
Monica Ertel

Monica Ertel, MD, PhD
Residency Program Director  
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology

Gabriel Lazcano-Gomez, MD, ODGabriel Lazcano-Gomez, MD, OD
Assistant Adjoint Professor, Ophthalmology
portrait_KmKaweh Mansouri, MD
Professor Adjoint, Ophthalmology
Pantcheva, Mina

Mina Pantcheva, MD
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology

Seibold LeoLeo Seibold, MD
Director, Glaucoma Fellowship
Professor, Ophthalmology
SooHoo, Jeffrey

Jeffrey SooHoo, MD, MBA 
Assistant Dean of Admissions, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology 

St. PeterDeidre St. Peter, MD
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology
Gebreysus, Heran

Fellow, Glaucoma Service
Heran Gebreysus, MD
Instructor/Fellow, Ophthalmology

 

Neuro-Ophthalmology

Members

 

Subramanian Prem

Chief, Neuro-Ophthalmology
Prem Subramanian, MD
Clifford R. and Janice N. Merrill Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology

Chief, Neuro-Ophthalmology
Vice Chair for Academic Affairs, Ophthalmology 
Chair, Faculty Promotions Committee
Professor, Ophthalmology

Bennett, Jeffery

Jeffrey Bennett, MD, PhD
Professor, Neurology
Professor, Ophthalmology

 

Labowsky, Mary

Mary Labowsky, MD
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology

Pelak Victoria

Victoria Pelak, MD
Director, Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship
Professor, Neurology

Professor, Ophthalmology

Sheik, Zahir

Fellow, Neuro-Ophthalmology Service
Zahir Sheik, MD
Neuro-Ophthlamology
Instructor/Fellow, Ophthalmology

Instructor/Fellow, Neurology

 

Oculofacial Plastic and Orbital Surgery

Members

 

Hink Eric

Chief, Oculofacial Plastic and Orbital Surgery
Eric Hink, MD
Director, ASOPRS Fellowship in Oculofacial Plastic and Orbital Surgery
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology

Liao, Sophie

Sophie Liao, MD
Robert H. Bell Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology
Associate Chief Medical Officer, CHD - Ambulatory
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology

DjDaniel J. Ozzello, MD
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology
Washington, Kia

Kia Washington, MD
Director of Research
Vice Chair of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Professor, Surgery - Plastic/Reconstructive

Vloka Caroline

Fellow, Oculofacial Plastic and Orbital Surgery
Caroline Vloka, MD
Instructor/Fellow, Ophthalmology

 

Ophthalmic Oncology

Members

 

Oliver Scott

Director, Eye Cancer Program
Scott Oliver, MD
Vitale-Schlessman Endowed Chair in Retinal Diseases
Chief, Retina Service
Associate Director, Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery Fellowship
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology 

Davidson Richard

Richard Davidson, MD
Co-Medical Director, Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Bank
Co-Director, Cornea, External Disease, and Refractive Surgery Fellowship
Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs and Quality, UCHealth Eye Centers
Professor, Ophthalmology 

Hink Eric

Eric Hink, MD
Director, ASOPRS Fellowship in Oculofacial Plastic and Orbital Surgery
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology 

Liao, Sophie

Sophie Liao, MD
Robert H. Bell Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology
Associate Chief Medical Officer, CHD - Ambulatory
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology 

Subramanian Prem

Prem Subramanian, MD
Clifford R. and Janice N. Merrill Endowed Chair in Ophthlamology
Chief, Neuro-Ophthalmology
Vice Chair for Academic Affairs, Ophthalmology 
Chair, Faculty Promotions Committee
Professor, Ophthalmology

Taravella, Michael

Michael Taravella, MD
Director, Cornea and Refractive Surgery Fellowship
Professor, Ophthalmology 

 

Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus

Members

 

McCourt Emily

Chief, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus
Emily McCourt, MD
Ponzio Family Chair for Pediatric Ophthalmology
Chief, Pediatric Ophthalmology 
Director, Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus Fellowship  
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology 

Ahmad Mariam

Mariam Ahmad, MD
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology 
 

Edwards Mayhew, BeccaRebecca Edwards Mayhew, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology
Engle, Melissa

Melissa Engle, OD, FAAO
Director of Pediatric Optometry Specialty Care Residency Program
Director of Clinical Informatics, Department of Pediatric Ophthalmology
Instructor, Ophthalmology 

Robert Enzenauer

Robert Enzenauer, MD, MPH/MSPH 

Brigadier General, Assistant Adjunct General for Space and Missile Defense, Colorado Army National Guard (retired)
Professor, Ophthalmology 

Gomez Celeste

Celeste Gomez, OD
Instructor, Ophthalmology
 

Jung, Jen

Jennifer Jung, MD
Director, Retinopathy of Prematurity Service
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology

Erin Major

Erin Major, OD
Instructor, Ophthalmology

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Lauren Mehner, MD, MPH, BA
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology 

Puente, MichaelMichael Puente, Jr., MD
Director, Medical Student Education, Department of Ophthalmology 
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology
Braverman Rebecca

Rebecca Sands Braverman, MD
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology 

Smith Casey

Casey Smith, MD
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology 

Stahr EmmaEmma Stahr, OD
Pediatric Ophthalmology 
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology 
Frisbie, RyanFellow, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus
Ryan Frisbie, MD
Instructor/Fellow, Ophthalmology

 

Uveitis and Ocular Immunology

Members

 

Palestine Alan

Chief, Uvetis and Ocular Immunology
Alan Palestine, MD
Chief, Uveitis and Ocular Immunology Section
Director, Resident Research
Professor, Ophthalmology

Hassman, LynnLynn Hassman, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology 
Jung, JenJennifer Jung, MD
Director, Retinopathy of Prematurity Service
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology 
Kolfenbach Jason

Jason Kolfenbach, MD
Associate Professor, Medicine - Rheumatology

Pantcheva, Mina

Mina Pantcheva, MD
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology

Reddy Amit

Amit Reddy, MD
Director, Resident Research
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology

 

Vision Rehabilitation Service

Members

 

Hanson Kara

Director, Vision Rehabilitation Service
Kara Hanson, OD, FAAO
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology

Simpson David

David Simpson, OD, FAAO
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology 

 

Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery

Members

 

Oliver Scott

Chief, Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery
Scott Oliver, MD
Vitale-Schlessman Endowed Chair in Retinal Diseases
Chief, Retina Service
Associate Director, Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery Fellowship
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology 

Forest, TalisaTalisa Forest (de Carlo), MD
Medical Director of Imaging
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology
Mandava, Naresh

Naresh Mandava, MD
Chair, Department of Ophthalmology 
Sue Anschutz-Rodgers Endowed Chair in Retinal Diseases 
Co-Director, Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery Fellowship
Professor, Ophthalmology 

Niranjan Manoharan

Niranjan Manoharan, MD
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology 

Mathias, Marc

Marc Mathias, MD
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology 

Olson Jeffrey

Jeffrey Olson, MD
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology

Smith Jesse

Jesse Smith, MD
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology 

Gill Zafar

Fellow, Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery
Zafar Gill, MD
Instructor/Fellow, Ophthalmology

Lopez, Jennifer

Fellow, Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery

Jennifer Lopez, MD

Instructor/Fellow, Ophthalmology

Patel Saagar

Fellow, Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery

Saagar Patel, MD

Instructor/Fellow, Ophthalmology

 

Professor Emeritus

 

 

Phillip Ellis

Philip Ellis, MD
Professor Emeritus

 

Basic Science Researchers


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Aparicio Domingo, Silvia

Silvia Aparicio Domingo
CellSight
Research Services Manager, Department of Ophthalmology

Auer, Andrea

Emily Auer
Ophthalmic Epidemiology
Research Services Professional, Department of Ophthalmology

 

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Benjamin Bearce
Artificial Medical Intelligence in Ophthalmology
IT Senior Professional, Department of Ophthalmology

 

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Steve Cho
Clinical Trials
Research Services Senior Professional, Department of Ophthalmology

Clark, Chris

Christopher Clark
Artificial Medical Intelligence in Ophthalmology
IT Senior Professional, Department of Ophthalmology

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Uveitis and Ocular Immunology
Research Services Professional, Department of Ophthalmology

 

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Timothy Domashevich
CellSight

Research Services Entry Professional, Department of Ophthalmology

 

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Gnanaraj, Ramya

Ramya Gnanaraj, MD
Ophthalmic Epidemiology
Research Services Senior Professional,  Department of Ophthalmology

Grove, Nathan

Nathan Grove
Ophthalmic Epidemiology
Research Services Senior Professional, Department of Ophthalmology

 

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CellSight
Research Services Professional, Department of Ophthalmology
Missing Photo for Website - 3-1-23

Caitlin Hays
CellSight
Research Services Professional, Department of Ophthalmology

Howell, Anna

Anna Howell
CellSight
Research Services Senior Professional, Department of Ophthalmology

 

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CellSight

Research Services Entry Professional, Department of Ophthalmology

 

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Scott Kinder
Artificial Medical Intelligence in Ophthalmology
IT Principal Professional,  Department of Ophthalmology


Koley, Riya

Riya Koley
CellSight
Research Services Professional,  Department of Ophthalmology


 

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Basic Science Research
Research Services Senior Professional, Department of Ophthalmology

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Clinical Trials
Research Services Professional, Department of Ophthalmology

 

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Arden McReynolds
Ophthalmic Epidemiology
Research Services Principal Professional, Department of Ophthalmology

McWilliams, Sara

Sara McWilliams
Clinical Trials
Research Services Professional, Department of Ophthalmology

 

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Artificial Medical Intelligence in Ophthalmology
IT Principal Professional, Department of Ophthalmology
Ng, Sueko

Sueko Ng
Basic Science Research
Research Services Senior Professional, Department of Ophthalmology

Missing Photo for Website - 3-1-23

Hoang Nguyen
CellSight
Research Services Senior Professional, Department of Ophthalmology


 

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Oberste, Jean-Pierre

Jean-Pierre Oberste
Basic Science Research
Research Services Professional, Department of Ophthalmology

Missing Photo for Website - 3-1-23

Omar Ochoa Olmos
CellSight
Research Assistant, Department of Ophthalmology 

 

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Panja, Sudipta

Sudipta Panja, PhD
Basic Science Research
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Ophthalmology

Missing Photo for Website - 3-1-23

Ko Park
CellSight
Research Services Principal Professional, Department of Ophthalmology


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Shama Parween, PhD
Basic Science Research
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Ophthalmology

Missing Photo for Website - 3-1-23Shiv Patel
Clinical Trials
Research Services Senior Professional, Department of Ophthalmology
Pedler, Michelle

Michelle Pedler
CellSight
Research Services Principal Professional, Department of Ophthalmology

Missing Photo for Website - 3-1-23

Marina Pozzoli
CellSight
Research Services Senior Professional, Department of Ophthalmology

Missing Photo for Website - 3-1-23Diksha Pradhan
Clinical Trials
Research Services Professional, Department of Ophthalmology
Missing Photo for Website - 3-1-23

Lauren Prendergast
CellSight
Research Services Professional, Department of Ophthalmology

Missing Photo for Website - 3-1-23

Mary Preston
Clinical Trials
Research Services Manager, Department of Ophthalmology

Purvis, Ian

Ian Purvis
CellSight
Research Assistant, Department of Ophthalmology

 

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Johanna Rankenberg
Basic Science Research
Research Services Principal Professional, Department of Ophthalmology

Missing Photo for Website - 3-1-23Thanitsara Rittiphairoj

 

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Missing Photo for Website - 3-1-23Dominic Shayler
CellSight
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Ophthalmology
Skinner, Grace

Grace Skinner
Ophthalmic Epidemiology
Health Care Technician, Department of Ophthalmology

Missing Photo for Website - 3-1-23Jiwoo Suk
Basic Science Research
Research Services Entry Professional, Department of Ophthalmology

 

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Upasana Thakuria
Artificial Medical Intelligence in Ophthalmology
IT Senior Professional, Department of Ophthalmology


 

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Advaith Veturi, Yoga

Yoga Advaith Veturi
Artificial Medical Intelligence in Ophthalmology
IT Senior Professional, Department of Ophthalmology

 

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Yim, Valerie

Tsz Wing (Valerie) Yim
Basic Science Research
Research Services Professional, Department of Ophthalmology


 

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Instructor/Fellow, Ophthalmology
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Instructor/Fellow, Department of Ophthalmology

 

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Instructor/Fellow, Ophthalmology

 

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Jennifer Lopez, MD
Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery
Instructor/Fellow, Ophthalmology

 

 

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Instructor/Fellow, Ophthalmology

 

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Instructor/Fellow, Ophthalmology

 


 

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Soufiane Azargui, MD
PGY-2 Resident


Arguinchona, LaurenLauren Arguinchona, MD
Resident Intern
De Arrigunaga, SofiaSofia de Arrigunaga, MD
Resident Intern

 

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Anne Strong Caldwell, MD
PGY-4 Resident

Cote, OliviaOlivia Cote, MD
Resident Intern

 

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Hosannah Evie, MD
PGY-3 Resident

 

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Cheryl Fonteh, MD
PGY-3 Resident

 

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PGY-4 Resident
Kim, EmmelineEmmeline Kim, MD
PGY-2 Resident
Kingsbury, KentenKenten Kingsbury, MD
PGY-2 Resident

 

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Resident Intern
Yang, (Randy) LuRandy Lu, MD
PGY-2 Resident

 

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Resident Intern
Mayeda, MaxwellMaxwell Mayeda, MD
PGY-2 Resident
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PGY-3 Resident

Milner, Dallin

Dallin Milner, MD
PGY-4 Resident

 

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Conner Nix, MD
PGY-4 Resident

 

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Ellie Rhodes, MD
Resident Intern

 

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Ari Stoner, MD
PGY-3 Resident

 

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PGY-2 Resident
Matthew Turkel

Matthew Tukel, MD
PGY-4 Resident

 

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Jon Volkin, MD
PGY-4 Resident

 

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Stephanie Wangyu, MD
PGY-4 Resident

Wu, Tiffany

Tiffany Wu, MD
PGY-4 Resident

 

 

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Business Services Professional


 

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Business Service Professional, Department of Ophthalmology

 

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Fiscal Administrator, Department of Ophthalmology
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Gaylian Howard
Executive Assistant, Department of Ophthalmology

 

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Bethany Joswick
Events Coordinator, Department of Ophthalmology

 

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Lauren McCloskey
Fellowship Program Coordinator, Department of Ophthalmology

 

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Business Services Professional
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Jason Owens
Director of Finance and Administration, Department of Ophthalmology

 

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Administrative Assistant
 

Lauren Story
Social Media & Web Specialist, Department of Ophthalmology

 

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Michael Tortoro
Philanthropic Advisor, Department of Ophthalmology, CU Office of Advancement

 

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Wittel, Rachel

Rachel Wittel
Communications Manager, Department of Ophthalmology

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Human Resources & Faculty Affairs Program Lead

 

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Young, Renee

Renee Young
Residency Program Coordinator, Department of Ophthalmology

YoungYuki-001Yuki Young
Education Coordinator, Department of Ophthalmology

 


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