RetinaLink Feature: Setting a New Precedent ~ Alcon’s Inaugural Retina Fellows Institute

Developing any new program is an ambitious objective. The planning process takes months of meetings, conference calls and discussions to determine didactic and surgical rotations agendas. Then, invitations to faculty and fellows are extended, travel arrangements are finalized and finally, day of coordination is integral to create a seamless experience. The actions listed are just…

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Announcing the 2018 Ronald G. Michels Fellowship Foundation Award Winners at their 28th Annual Meeting

We gather each year on Friday evening at the annual American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting to welcome, honor and recognize the incoming Ronald G. Michels Fellowship Foundation Award recipients and perpetuate Dr. Ronald G. Michels’ legacy. Alexander J. Brucker, MD Dr. Alexander “Sandy” J. Brucker greeted this year’s guests and honorees and asked them to…

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Following the Fellows: Katherine Talcott, MD at Wills Eye Hospital

RetinaLink’s Following the Fellows is pleased to feature Katherine Talcott, MD, who is finishing her retina fellowship at MidAtlantic Retina/Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Talcott’s background includes studying history of science as an undergraduate at Harvard College, attending medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Then, she moved back to Boston…

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Dr. Miguel Busquets: Private Practice Retina Fellowship & FTF: Drs. Zhao & Yousufzai

When you think of retina fellowship programs, you think of academic programs throughout the United States. Private practice fellowships do exist and AIO, Associates in Ophthalmology, in West Mifflin, PA, suburban Pittsburgh, started their fellows program in 2007. On July 1st, they will embark on their 11th fellow during the last 11 years and had one…

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Announcing… The 2017 Ronald G. Michels Fellowship Foundation Award Winners

Dr. Ronald G. Michels’ legacy lives on each year when we join on Friday evening of the annual American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting to recognize the Ronald G. Michels Fellowship Foundation award recipients. It’s a truly remarkable evening since it’s like going home for past Foundation award winners, retina colleagues and former fellows. Dr. Michels’s…

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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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