Resident Profiles

The Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center Ophthalmology Residency Program is designed to provide trainees with clinical and academic skills to prepare for future roles as ophthalmic leaders.

For a list of our residency graduates, please see our Alumni page.

Third Year Residents

Richard Helms, M.D., Ph.D

Richard Helms, MD, PhD

Medical School: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, OH
Internship: University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, OH
Hobbies: Stringed instruments, 3D printing, wood/metalwork

Benjamin Kambiz Ghiam, MD

Benjamin Kambiz Ghiam, MD

Medical School: Oakland University, William Beaumont School of Medicine, Rochester, MI
Internship: UCLA – Olive View Medical Center, CA
Hobbies: Jackie Chan adventure movies, spicy cuisine, medium to large sized dogs

Lily Kim

David Shieh, MD

Medical School: Albany Medical College, Albany, NY
Internship: Bassett Medical Center, Cooperstown, NY
Hobbies: Running, hiking, video games, photography, and cooking

Shelley Jelineo, MD

Shelley Jelineo, MD

Medical School: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, OH
Internship: University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, OH
Hobbies: Soccer, photography, hiking, travel

Andrew Pasquale, MD

Andrew Pasquale, MD

Medical School: Jacobs School of Medicine, State University of New York at Buffalo, NY
Internship: SUNY Buffalo, NY
Hobbies: Golf, videography, photography, biking, hiking

Tarek Tabbaa, MD

Tarek Tabbaa, MD

Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
Internship: Ascension Providence, MI
Hobbies: Basketball, traveling, history, and biking

Second Year Residents

Christian Kim, MD

Christian Kim, MD

Medical School: Augusta University, GA
Internship: University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, OH
Hobbies: Video games, cooking, sports, working out, movies, Trader Joe's

Samantha Paul, MD

Samantha Paul, MD

Medical School: Brown University, The Warren Alpert Medical School, RI
Internship: University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, OH
Hobbies: Cooking, baking, paper cutting

Natasha Kesav, MD

Natasha Kesav, MD

Medical School: Northeast Ohio Medical University, OH
Internship: University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, OH
Hobbies: Working out, music mixing, tennis, hiking outdoors

Tsunkang Chiang, MD

Tsunkang Chiang, MD

Medical School: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, OH
Internship: University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, OH
Hobbies: Learning new languages (currently Swedish and Korean), backpacking, making exotic recipes, and hiking

Amy Kloosterboer, MD

Amy Kloosterboer, MD

Medical School: University of Miami, FL
Internship: University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, OH
Hobbies: Arts and crafts, baking, video games, travel

Jaskirat Takhar, MD

Jaskirat Takhar, MD

Medical School: University of Hawaii, John A Burns School of Medicine, HI
Internship: University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, OH
Hobbies: Basketball/sports, reading, taking care of plants

First Year Residents

Chandruganesh Rasendran, MD

Chandruganesh Rasendran, MD

Medical School: Case Western Reserve University
Internship: University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Hobbies: Board games, working out, Costco

Kayla White, MD

Kayla White, MD

Medical School: UC Irvine
Internship: University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Hobbies: Running with my dog, skiing, playing guitar

Valencia Potter, MD

Valencia Potter, MD

Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine
Internship: University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Hobbies: Biking, aerial silks, cooking

Lars Andersen, MD

Lars Andersen, MD

Medical School: Jefferson Medical College
Internship: University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Hobbies: Running, reading, skiing, hiking

Renato Yupari Yui, MD

Renato Yupari Yui, MD

Medical School: Case Western Reserve University
Internship: University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Hobbies: Videogames, cooking Peruvian dishes, traveling to new places, going to the movies, watching futbol

LeAnne Young, MD

LeAnne Young, MD

Medical School: Case Western Reserve University
Internship: University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Hobbies: Ice cream making, running, baking

Interns

Jonathan Carcione, MD

Jonathan Carcione, MD

Medical School: Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Internship: University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Hobbies: Racquet sports, skiing, exploring cities, suspense/drama movies, playing the ukulele

Jordan Johnson, MD

Jordan Johnson, MD

Medical School: Northeast Ohio Medical University
Internship: University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Hobbies: Hiking, national parks, houseplants, volleyball, insect collecting, my dog, Zion

Hao-Tinh Le, MD

Hao-Tinh Le, MD

Medical School: Case Western Reserve University
Internship: University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Hobbies: Reading, writing, watching Cavs basketball, hiking, cooking

Sanjana Murali, MD

Sanjana Murali, MD

Medical School: Case Western Reserve University
Internship: University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Hobbies: Trying new restaurants, cooking, hiking, and making art

Robin Su, MD

Robin Su, MD

Medical School: The University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences
Internship: University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Hobbies: Violin, traveling, trying new restaurants

Michael Wolek, MD

Michael Wolek, MD

Medical School: Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University
Internship: University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Hobbies: Road cycling, triathlon, tennis, wine tasting, fishing, jazz & classical trumpet, eating