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Ophthalmology Residents

In the Department of Ophthalmology at NYU Langone, we are dedicated to training our residents in all aspects of surgical and medical eye care. We prepare our residents to pursue notable careers in clinical care and research.

Current Residents

Our residents have a wide range of impressive educational backgrounds.

Postgraduate Year Four Residents

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Lauren DeMaria, MD

Undergraduate school: Columbia University
Medical school: SUNY Downstate College of Medicine

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Alcina Lidder, MD

Undergraduate school: Northwestern University
Medical school: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

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Saagar Pandit, MD

Undergraduate school: University of Connecticut
Medical school: University of Connecticut School of Medicine

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Rithambara Ramachandran, MD

Undergraduate school: Columbia University
Medical school: NYU School of Medicine

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Carl Rebhun, MD

Undergraduate school: Vanderbilt University
Medical school: Tufts University School of Medicine

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Dylan Stevens, MD

Undergraduate school: Boston University
Medical school: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Postgraduate Year Three Residents

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Stephanie Choi, MD

Undergraduate school: Harvard University
Medical school: Harvard Medical School

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Lindsay Foley, MD

Undergraduate school: Dartmouth College
Medical school: Weill Cornell Medical College

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Anna Kozlova, MD

Undergraduate school: Brooklyn College
Medical school: SUNY Downstate College of Medicine

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Vikram Paranjpe, MD

Undergraduate school: University of Southern California
Medical school: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

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Adanna Udeh, MD

College: University of Connecticut
Medical School: University of Connecticut School of Medicine

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Fahd Yazdanie, MD

College: NYU
Medical School: SUNY Downstate College of Medicine

Postgraduate Year Two Residents

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Steven Carrubba, MD

Undergraduate school: Georgetown University
Medical school: Georgetown University School of Medicine

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Andrew Huang, MD

Undergraduate school: University of Pennsylvania
Medical school: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

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Rebecca McGee, MD

Undergraduate school: Cornell University
Medical school: NYU School of Medicine

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Sheel Patel, MD

Undergraduate school: Duke University
Medical school: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

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Nathaniel Tracer, MD

Undergraduate school: Yeshiva University
Medical school: NYU School of Medicine

Postgraduate Year One Residents

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Margot Gardin, MD

Undergraduate school: Barnard College of Columbia University
Medical school: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

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Alexi Geevarghese, MD

Undergraduate school: Barnard College of Columbia University
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine

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Samyuktha Guttha, MD

Undergraduate school: Drexel University
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine

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Erin Jennings, MD

Undergraduate school: Princeton University
Medical school: Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

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Jeffrey Sims, MD

Undergraduate school: Duke University
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine

Recent Graduates

Class of 2021

Jennifer Barger, MD
Fellowship in cornea, Wake Forest School of Medicine

Sara Coulon, MD
Fellowship in glaucoma, University of Miami and Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

Johnny Li, MD
Fellowship in glaucoma, Columbia University

Archana Nair, MD
Fellowship in vitreoretina, Vanderbilt Eye Institute

Hardik Parikh, MD
Fellowship in glaucoma, Tufts New England Eye Center

Pamela Sherwood, MD
Fellowship in cornea, Weill Cornell Medicine

Class of 2020

Jillian Chong, MD
Fellowship in cornea, Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute

Katharine Dempsey, MD
Fellowship in oculoplastics, Vanderbilt Eye Institute

Lediana Goduni, MD
Fellowship in surgical retina, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

Peter Kally, MD
Fellowship in oculoplastics, Consultants in Ophthalmic and Facial Plastic Surgery in Detroit

Danielle Lo, MD
Fellowship in comprehensive ophthalmology

Megan Rowlands, MD
Fellowship in glaucoma, University of Miami and Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at Palm Beach Gardens

Class of 2019

Alexander Bottini, MD
Fellowship in surgical retina, The Retina Institute of St Louis

Ijeoma Chinwuba, MD
Fellowship in pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine

Bing Chiu, MD
Comprehensive ophthalmology private practice, New York City

Priya Patel, MD
Fellowship in cornea, Emory University Eye Center

Michael Rothschild, MD
Fellowship in oculoplastics, Lions Eye Institute, Albany Medical College

Soshian Sarrafpour, MD
Fellowship in glaucoma, Yale School of Medicine

Resident Accomplishments

We encourage our residents to contribute to the field through scholarly work, advocacy, and involvement in national societies. See below for some recent accomplishments.

Archana Nair, MD, Heed Foundation Residents Retreat participant, 2020; and AAO Advocacy Ambassador Program, 2020

Dinah Chen, MD, BRAVO! Award for patient care at NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue, 2019

Peter Kally, MD, Heed Foundation Resident Retreat participant, 2019

Jillian Chong, MD, Resident Representative, ACGME Ophthalmology Work Group, Milestones 2.0, 2017–19

Soshian Sarrafpour, MD, ASCRS Foundation Grant Award, 2018