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2019 Ophthalmology Time Research Scholar Honoree Program


2019October 10th
San Francisco, CA

This program is dedicated to the education of fellows and residents and offers a unique opportunity to share notable retina research with peers and mentors. This program is supported by unrestricted grants from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.


2019 Top 5 Honorees

Shravani Mikkilineni, MD, MBA
Henry Ford Hospital
Detroit, MI

Joseph Simonett, MD
Casey Eye Institute
Oregon Health & Science University Portland, OR

Diana M. Laura, MD
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Miami, FL

Brad Jacobsen, MD
Moran Eye Center
University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT

Michael P. Ellis, MD
UC Davis Medical Center
Sacramento, CA

2019 Honorees

Ana Bastos de Carvalho, MD
Medical Retina Fellow
Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
University of Kentucky Lexington, KY

Gena Damento, MD
California Pacific Medical Center
San Francisco, CA

Rohan Jalalizadeh, MD
Kellogg Eye Center
University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI

Jae Kim, MD, MS
Kresge Eye Institute
Wayne State University Detroit, MI

Anna G. Mackin, MD
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Fukutaro Mano, MD
Research Fellow
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Neesurg Mehta, MD
New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai
New York, NY

Chirag M. Shah, MD, MPH
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA

Guneet Singh Sodhi, MD
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Norfolk, VA

Matthew Starr, MD
Residency Graduate
Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN
First Year Vitreoretinal Fellow
Mid Atlantic Retina
Wills Eye Hospital Philadelphia, PA

Faculty Judges

2019 Faculty Judges

Rishi P. Singh, MD
Program Chair
Staff Surgeon Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic and Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the Lerner College of Medicine in Cleveland Ohio

Thomas A. Albini, MD
Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Miami, FL

Andrew A. Moshfeghi, MD, MBA
Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology Director: Clinical Trials Unit & Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship
USC Roski Eye Institute Keck School of Medicine

Sophie J. Bakri, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology
Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN

Philip J. Rosenfeld, MD, PhD
Professor of Ophthalmology
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

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What is the Ophthalmology Times Research Scholar Honoree Program?

The Ophthalmology Times Research Scholar Honoree Program is an exclusive recognition program available to residents and fellows involved with unique and notable research relative to the topic of retina. This educational activity consists of research, abstract submissions, live presentations and enduring article distribution. This is a non-accredited educational activity.

How will submissions be evaluated?

All submissions are reviewed by a panel of expert judges who will consider how the research contributes to the retinal community. The panel of judges will select the top 15 submissions and request that they present live. After the live presentation, the judges will select the top five finalists and announce the winner of the Ophthalmology Times Research Scholar Honoree Program.

What must be submitted to be considered?

Residents and fellows are asked to submit a summary, abstract and signed disclaimer for review and voting.
     • 100 Word Summary – A high-level view of the study and the overall contribution to Ophthalmology in layman’s terms.
     • 800 Word Abstract – Detailed description of the study.
     • Signed Disclaimer – A qualifying document must be signed by all candidates.

Will the entries be published?

To make this valuable education experience available to a broader audience, Ophthalmology Times will publish top presentations on ophthalmologytimes.com, and include summaries in an edition of Ophthalmology Times. The top 5 finalists will have their entries featured in a supplement to a peer-reviewed publication. Therefore, to be considered as a finalist in this program, we request first right of refusal for publication for inclusion in the peer-reviewed journal.

How is this award program funded?

This educational activity is supported through an unrestricted educational grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.


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