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

Marwan Abdulaal, MD

Marwan Abdulaal, MD

Medical School: Damascus University, Damascus, Syria
Internship: Internal Medicine, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Hobbies: Tennis, Racing, Soccer and exploring new types of food

Monica Ray, MD

Monica Ray, MD

Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
Internship: Transitional Year, Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn
Hobbies: Baking, Golfing, Painting, Sewing, Puzzles, Hanging out with my dog Archie

Ashraf Ahmad, MD

Ashraf Ahmad, MD

Medical School: Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, OH
Internship: Internal Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Hobbies: Weightlifting, Basketball, Hiking

Daniel Daroszweski, MD

Daniel Daroszewski, MD

Medical School: Florida Atlantic University College of Medicine, Boca Raton, FL
Internship: Internal Medicine, Florida Atlantic University
Hobbies: Soccer, exercise, guitar, fishing, college football

Etienne Schonbach

Etienne Schonbach, MD

Medical School: Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany
Retina Research Fellowship: Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University
Internship: Transitional Year, University of Maryland
Hobbies: Swimming, biking, motorsport, running, hiking, trying new food

Samuel Dresner, MD

Shmuel Dresner, MD

Medical School: New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY
Internship: Internal Medicine, Tufts Medical Center
Hobbies: Sports

Second Year Residents

Xiao Yi Zhou

Xiao Yi Zhou, MD

Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
Internship: Transitional Year, University of Chicago (North Shore)
Hobbies: Photography, golf, traveling, road trips

John Wang

John Wang, MD

Medical School: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH
Internship: Internal Medicine, University Hospitals of Cleveland
Hobbies: Tennis, Guitar, Board games, Trekking around Cleveland parks

Kunal Suri

Kunal Suri, MD

Medical School: Indira Gandhi Medical College, India
Internship: Internal Medicine, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Hobbies: cooking, reading, watching movies, spending time with family

Lalita Gupta

Lalita Gupta, MD

Medical School: George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC
Internship: Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital
Hobbies: traveling, visiting museums, watching old movies, running, golf, spending time with family and friends

Lily Kim

Lily Kim Hipp, MD

Medical School: Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA
Internship: Presbyterian St. Luke's in Denver, Colorado
Hobbies: video games, cooking, baking, photography, travel, crane games

Roy Swanson

Roy Swanson, MD

Medical School: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH
Internship: Internal Medicine, University Hospitals of Cleveland
Hobbies: Guitar, flying, languages

First 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

Interns

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

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