Following the Fellows with Dr. Avni Finn at Duke Eye Center

RetinaLink’s Following the Fellows is pleased to highlight Avni Finn, MD, who is a second year vitreoretinal surgical fellow, at Duke Eye Center in Durham, North Carolina. Dr. Finn will be receiving the Ronald G. Michels Fellowship Foundation award at the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting in New Orleans – Where All of Ophthalmology Meets…

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Following the Fellows with Camila Ventura, MD

Camila Ventura, MD will continue her family’s legacy now that she has completed her Pediatric Retina Research Fellowship with Dr. Audina Berrocal at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, FL. This past year, Dr. Berrocal and Camila worked together on Zika virus (ZIKV) research. RetinaLink asked Dr. Berrocal about Camila and she said, “Camila is…

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Following the Fellows highlights Dr. Linda Cernichiaro Espinosa

RetinaLink’s Following the Fellows is pleased to feature Dr. Linda Alejandra Cernichiaro Espinosa, who is a Pediatric Retina Research Scholar, at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida. Dr. Cernichiaro Espinosa is one of Dr. Audina Berrocal’s fellows and plans to return to Mexico after she completes her fellowship in June. RetinaLink contacted Dr. Berrocal about…

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Announcing the 2016 Ronald G. Michels Fellowship Foundation Winners

Dr. Alexander “Sandy” Brucker welcomed everyone to the 26th annual Ronald G. Michels Fellowship Foundation event at this year’s AAO meeting in Chicago, IL. The Ronald G. Michels Fellowship Foundation was established in 1991 as a non-profit organization whose mission is to support second-year fellows in training in vitreoretinal surgery in the United States. There…

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VIT Buckle Society’s Executive Committee Discuss their VBS Meeting Success & Upcoming Plans for VBS004

Featured photo (L to R): Audina M. Berrocal, MD, John W. Kitchens, MD, R.V. Paul Chan, MD, Charles C. Wykoff, MD, William S. Tasman, MD, Mrs. Alice Lee Tasman, Harry W. Flynn, Jr., MD, Geeta A. Lalwani, MD, Thomas A. Albini, MD, R. Ross Lakhanpal, MD, Derek Kunimoto, MD and Charles W. Mango, MD Ten…

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Following the Fellows at Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute: Dr. Paula Pecen

Paula E. Pecen, MD, is a second year Vitreoretinal Fellow at Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH. Dr. Pecen shares her thoughts with RetinaLink as she completes her Fellowship. She plans to join the University of Colorado in Aurora, CO, in July. Dr. Aleksandra Rachitskaya, who is one of Dr. Pecen’s Attendings’ said, “Dr. Paula…

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Following the Fellows: Dr. Yasha Modi at Cleveland Clinic ~ Cole Eye Institute

RetinaLink’s Following the Fellows highlights Yasha Modi, MD, who is a second year Vitreoretinal Fellow at Cleveland Clinic, Cole Eye Institute, in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Modi’s Attending, Dr. Aleksandra Rachitskaya, said “Dr. Yasha Modi is an outstanding vitreoretinal fellow. His knowledge of all things retina is impressive and he always stays abreast new developments. His enthusiasm…

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And the Winners are… Announcing the 2015 Ronald G. Michels Fellowship Foundation Award Recipients

Each year on Friday evening at the annual AAO meeting, the Retina world pauses to remember the late Ronald G. Michels. Dr. Michels was a not only a pioneer in vitreoretinal surgery but also impacted the lives of residents and fellows during their fellowship training at the Wilmer Eye Institute in Baltimore. The Ronald G….

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Following the Fellows with Dr. Victor Villegas

Dr. Victor M. Villegas just completed his Fellowship at the end of June. He trained with  Timothy G. Murray, MD at Murray Ocular Oncology, Miami, FL, and operated at Baptist Hospital and Miami Children’s Hospital. His Fellowship provided training in all areas of Retina, as well as Retinablastoma, since there is a focus on Ocular…

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Following the Fellows features Dr. Jesse J. Jung

Catching up with Dr. Jesse J. Jung is not an easy thing to do. Dr. Jung is completing his fellowship at Edward S. Harkness Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, Vitreous Retinal Macular Consultants of New York, and Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital/Northshore LIJ within the next month and planning to start practicing retina…

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