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RetinaLink Profile: Mrinali Gupta, MD ~ Surgical Impressions with 10k Vitrectomy Cutter & Why Retina ~ #ilooklikearetinasurgeon

RetinaLink is pleased to feature Mrinali Gupta, MD, Weill Cornell, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of Vitreoretinal Medical Fellowship, in New York, New York. Dr. Gupta was on the faculty at ALCON ‘s Retina Exchange Broadcast Series on Tuesday, July 10, and she highlighted ALCON’s 10,000 cut per minute, cpm, vitrectomy probe in her…

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…

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…

RetinaLink Profile ~ VBS 2018: Introducing #ilooklikearetinasurgeon

What does a retina surgeon look like? Do you look like what you do for a living? You just paused… and, are thinking about these questions because they are certainly thought provoking. #ilooklikeasurgeon was covered by the BBC in 2015. A surgeon named Stephanie posted why are my male colleagues called “doctor” and I’m called by…

RetinaLink Profile: Miguel Busquets, MD, FACS ~ Making a Difference… Humanitarian Relief in Puerto Rico

Dr. Miguel Busquets makes a difference each day as he treats his retina patients at AIO, Associates in Ophthalmology, in Pittsburgh, PA. AIO is a very busy practice with nine locations and 17 eye doctors. Dr. Busquets is a Puerto Rico native, who is the Director of the Division of Clinical Trials and Research, and…

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…

Scott E. LaBorwit, MD ~ An Early Adopter of Femtosecond Laser Technology & How to Discuss FLACS with Patients

Scott E. La Borwit, MD, has been in practice for 17 years. His practice, Select Eye Care, has two offices, Towson and Elkridge, MD. Dr. LaBorwit serves as Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Part-Time Faculty, at the Wilmer Eye Institute of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He trained in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. LaBorwit was an…

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…

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…

RetinaLink Profile: Meet Dr. Maria H. Berrocal ~ Reflecting on Her Retina Training, Family & Future of Retina

There’s one word to describe Dr. Maria H. Berrocal, MD… Delightful. I had the pleasure to meet Dr. Berrocal many years ago and we’ve had numerous conversations at various meetings around the globe. She even helped me purchase a lovely rug in a Marrakesh souk during a break from the EVRS Congress. However, in our…

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