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Current Residents


2019-2020 Residents

School of Medicine

Last Year’s Senior Residents


Patrick Burke

Tufts University School of Medicine

Jacquelyn Daubert

University of Miami School of Medicine

Samantha Feldman

University of Maryland School of Medicine

Jocelyn Kim

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Kirsten Midgley

Georgetown University School of Medicine

Michael Ullman

University of Florida Gainesville School of Medicine

Third-Year Residents


Jason Goldberg

George Washington Univ. School of Medicine

Mariam Mathai

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Meghan Moroux

University of Mississippi School of Medicine

Adam Pearlman

Medical University of South Carolina

Noreen Shaikh

Weill Cornell Medical College

Dian Yu

SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine

Second-Year Residents


Kelsey Durbin

University of Kentucky College of Medicine

Brice Hwang

Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University

Joseph Mekhail

Georgetown University School of Medicine

Hector Rojas

University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine

George Skopis

Florida International University

Leah Umfrey

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

First-Year Residents


Frank Abella Ayala

University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine

Julio Albarracin

University of Texas Houston School of Medicine

Michael Izzo

Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

Davina Kirschenbaum

New York Medical College

Georgina Medina

University Centrale del Caribe School of Medicine

Karine Shebaclo

Georgetown University School of Medicine


We are so proud of our residents!

By the time our residents interview for fellowships or private practice positions, they are prepared to impress future instructors, mentors and colleagues with an excellent fund of knowledge, excellent comprehensive and subspecialty clinical and surgical experience, and an excellent portfolio of accomplishments in research, customer satisfaction, process improvement, humanitarianism, and program and national examinations. Our residents’ Written and Oral Board Exam pass rate is well above the national average, and they have succeeded in matching into top fellowships or joining their preferred practices all over the country.

Where did they go?









Patrick Burke

Pediatric Ophthalmology – Children’s National Med. Ctr.



Jacquelyn Daubert


Miami, Florida


Samantha Feldman

Pediatric Ophthalmology – Vanderbilt University



Jocelyn Kim


Sacramento, California


Kirsten Midgley

Cornea – Wake Forest University



Michael Ullman

Cornea – Washington University, Missouri



Kelly Krespan

Cornea - Ohio State U./Havener Eye Institute


Laura Kueny

Pediatric Ophthalmology - Childrens Natl Med Center DC


Hari Mylvaganam

Retina - Stroger Hosp. of Cook County/Retina Cnsltnts Ltd


Ferdinand Rodriguez

Retina - Cincinnati Eye Institute/Univ. of Cincinnati


Zoey Stoumbos

Glaucoma - New England Eye Center/Tufts U. SOM



Jacquelyn Weber

Cornea - University of Minnesota



Frank "Stro" Ashburn

Glaucoma - UVA


Olivia Dryjski

Cornea - Wilmer Eye Institute


Fiona Seager

Pediatric Ophthalmology - Childrens Natl Med Center DC


Kevin Wells

Retina - U Alabama-Birmingham


Matthew West

Uveitis - Bascom Palmer



Bilal Yousufzai

Retina - Associates in Ophthalmology - Pittsburgh



Amelia Fong

Oculoplastics - Univ. of Texas Southwestern


William Grover

Cornea - Wilmer Eye Institute



Michael Korchak

Cornea - Cornell-Weill Medical Center


Chad Marcantonio

Retina - Retina Center of Ohio (Cleveland)


Peter Murr


Perth Amboy, NJ


Auvni Patel


Tom's River, NJ


Tanuj Banker

Retina - Bascom Palmer Eye Institute


Paul Goodman


Riverdale, MD

Lorena LoVerde

Cornea - Univ. of Cincinnati



Rana Mady

Cornea - Albany Medical College


Jessica Mather


Nashville, TN


Siri Shetty

Cornea - Cornell-Weill Medical Center


For more information, contact:

Penelope Helfgott
Executive Director
Washington National Eye Center, Inc.
Administrative Program Director
MGUH/MWHC Ophthalmology Residency Program
110 Irving Street, NW, Suite 1A-19
Washington, DC 20010
Phone: 202-877-6159
Email: [email protected]

Salary & Benefits