Alumni Profiles

2017 Resident Alumni

Musa Abdelaziz, MD
Musa Abdelaziz, MD

Internship – Preliminary Year, Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, IL
MD – Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Christina Kytasty, MD
Christina Kytasty, MD

Internship – Drexel University College of Medicine/Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
MD – Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Majid Amir Moarefi, MD
Majid Amir Moarefi, MD

Internship – Preliminary Year in Internal Medicine, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA
MD – Chicago Medical School, North Chicago, IL

Achal Patel, MD
Achal Patel, MD

Internship – Transitional Year Residency Program, Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program, Inc., Tucson, AZ
MD – Boston University, Boston, MA

Mahdi Rostamizadeh, MD
Mahdi Rostamizadeh, MD

Internship – Transitional Year Program, Howard University Hospital, Washington, DC
MD – The Commonwealth Medical College, Scranton, PA

Michael Smit, DO
Michael Smit, DO

Internship – Transitional Year Residency Program, Summa Health System, Akron, OH
MD – Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences, Yakima, WA

2016 Resident Alumni

Mahmoud El-Yassir, MD
Mahmoud El-Yassir, MD

Internship – Wayne State University Transitional Year Residency Program, Rochester, MI
MD – Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), Rootstown, OH

Louis K. Hirsh, MD
Louis K. Hirsh, MD

Internship – Kaiser Oakland Internal Medicine Preliminary Program, Oakland, CA
MD – Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Daniel Y. Lee, MD
Daniel Y. Lee, MD

Internship – Lankenau Medical Center Internal Medicine Preliminary Program, Philadelphia, PA
MD – Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA

Irina Livshitz, MD
Irina Livshitz, MD

Internship – Internal Medicine Preliminary Program, Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, OH
MD – University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH

Amanda H. Tang, MD
Amanda H. Tang, MD

Internship – Preliminary Internal Medicine Program, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA
MD – Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

Rui Zhang, MD
Rui Zhang, MD

Internship – Internal Medicine Preliminary Program, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
MD – CWRU School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH

2015 Resident Alumni

Charline Boente, MD
Charline Boente, MD

Internship – Preliminary Internal Medicine at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
MD – University of Illinois COM, IL
BS – Tufts University, Medford, MA

Natalie C. Cheung, MD
Natalie C. Cheung, MD

Internship – Preliminary Surgery Program at Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
MD – Brown University, Alpert, MS
MS – Boston University, Boston, MA
BA – Tufts University, Medford, MA

Michael Greenwood, MD
Michael D. Greenwood, MD

Internship – University of North Dakota, Transitional Year Residency Program, Fargo, ND
MD – University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Grand Forks, ND
BS – University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND

Shipra Gupta, MD
Shipra Gupta, MD

Internship – UPMC Montefiore/Presbyterian, Transitional Year Program, Pittsburgh, PA
MD – Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH
BA – Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

William P. Potthoff, MD
William P. Potthoff, MD

Internship – Oakwood Hospital, Transitional Year Program, Dearborn, MI
MD – University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI
BS – University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN

Julieta Ryder, MD
Julieta Ryder, MD

Internship – MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, OH
MD – Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH
BS – University of Miami, Oxford, OH

2014 Resident Alumni

Marina Eisenberg, MD
Marina Eisenberg, MD

Internship – St. John’s Providence Hospital, Transitional Year Program, Southfield, MI
MD – Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
BS – Boston University, Boston, MA

Christine Funke, MD
Christine Funke, MD

Internship – Resurrection Medical Center, Transitional Year Program, Chicago, IL
MD – Rush Medical College of Rush University, Chicago, IL
BS – University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

Jessica Lee, MD
Jessica Lee, MD

Internship – Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, Internal Medicine Program, Bronx, NY
MD – New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY
BS – Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Tamar Shafran, MD
Tamar Shafran, MD

Internship – Beth Israel Medical Center, Internal Medicine Preliminary Program, New York, NY
MD – Tel Aviv University Sackler School of Medicine, NY Program
BS – New York University, New York, NY

Sarah Smith, MD
Sarah Smith, MD

Internship – MetroHealth Medical Center, Internal Medicine Preliminary Program, Cleveland, OH
MD – Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH
MS – Biological Sciences, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
BS – Mount Union College, Alliance, OH

Xiaolin (Lynn) Zhang, MD
Xiaolin (Lynn) Zhang, MD

Internship – Lehigh Valley Hospital, Transitional Year Program, Allentown, PA
MD – Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH
BS – Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

2013 Resident Alumni

Homaira Ayesha Hossain, MD
Homaira Ayesha Hossain, MD

Internship – University of Tennessee Medical Center, Transitional Year Program, Knoxville, TN
MD – Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH
BS – Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

O’Rese J. Knight, MD

Internship – University of Miami/Jackson Medical Center, Surgery Preliminary Program, Miami, FL
Glaucoma Research Fellowship – Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, FL
MD – University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL
BS – University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

Joseph T. Nezgoda, MD

Internship – Albert Einstein Medical Center, Transitional Year Program, Philadelphia, PA
MD – UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ
MBA – Rutgers University, Newark/New Brunswick, NJ
BS – Georgetown University, Washington, DC

Camille V. Palma, MD

Internship – Baylor College of Medicine, Internal Medicine Preliminary Program, Houston, TX
MD – Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
BS – Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

Karen M. Rudo, MD

Internship – St. Elizabeth Health Center, Transitional Year Program, Youngstown, OH
MD – Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
BS – University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Reena S. Vaswani, MD

Internship – University of Maryland-Baltimore, Internal Medicine Preliminary Program, Baltimore, MD
MD – Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
BS – Drexel University College of Arts and Sciences, Philadelphia, PA

2012 Resident Alumni

Elisa Bala, MD

Fellowship – Glaucoma, CCF Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland, OH
Internship – University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Internal Medicine Preliminary Program, Cleveland, OH
MD – Tirana University School of Medicine, Tirana, Albania
MS – Clinical Epidemiology, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Donghai V. Ho, MD

Practice – Dayton Eye Associates, Dayton, OH
Internship – MetroHealth Medical Center, Internal Medicine Preliminary Program, Cleveland, OH
MD – University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY
BS – University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

Mehul H. Nagarsheth, MD

Fellowship - Glaucoma, New England Eye Center, Tufts University, Boston, MA
Internship – Drexel University/Hahnemann Hospital, Internal Medicine Preliminary Program, Philadelphia, PA
MD – Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
MD – Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Holly C. Simpson, MD

Practice – University Ophthalmology Associates, Inc., South Euclid, OH
Internship – Albert Einstein Medical Center, Transitional Year Program, Philadelphia, PA
MD – Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
BA – Connecticut College, New London, CT

Minh N. Vo, MD

Fellowship – Cornea, Shiley Eye Center, UCSD, San Diego, CA
Internship – University of California-Irvine, Internal Medicine Preliminary Program, Orange, CA
MD – Penn State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA
BA – Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Scott W. Yeates, MD

Fellowship – Pediatric Ophthalmology, Storm Eye Institute, MUSC, Charleston, SC
Internship – Riverside Methodist Hospital, Transitional Year Program, Columbus, OH
MD – Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH
BS – Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

2009 Resident Alumni

Matt Albright
MD – University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL
Internship – Summa Health System at Akron City Hospital, Akron, OH
BS – Biomedical Science, Auburn University

Allan Bogdan
MD – American University of the Caribbean, Cupecoy, St. Maarten, N.A.
Fellowship – FC Blodi Eye Pathology Laboratory, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Internship
– AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Atlantic City, NJ
BS – Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, NJ

Beth Hengst Gillespie
MD–Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
Internship – MetroHealth Hospital, Cleveland, OH
BS – Biochemistry/Biology, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA

Gene (Aidan) Johnson
MD – Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Internship – Akron General Hospital, Akron, OH
BS – Biology/Russian Translation, Kent State University, Kent, OH

Jana Kuo
MD – George Washington University, Washington D.C.
Internship – University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH
BA – Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Rahul Reddy
MD – Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, OH
Fellowship – Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, FL
Internship – Akron General Hospital, Akron, OH
MHS – Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD
BS – Biology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH


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