Combined Ophthalmology Internship

We are very excited to announce our new Combined Ophthalmology Internship (COI).  Our curriculum, developed in collaboration with the Department of General Surgery, combines a comprehensive patient care experience with 5 elective blocks, 4 in Ophthalmology and 1 in the Emergency Room.

Individuals that match to our program will be required to complete their internship at Vanderbilt in our COI.  Please contact our residency coordinator, Silvia Clavijo, at silvia.m.clavijo@vumc.org for more information.

 

 

Match Results

Class of 2019

Hans Andrews
Penn State College of Medicine

 

Carisa Bohnak
Northeast Ohio Medical University

 

Jordan Comstock
University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio

 

Nicolaas DeRuyter
University of Washington School of Medicine

 

Daniel Valenzuela
Vanderbilt University Medical School

 

Class of 2018

Patrick Differding
University of Chicago-Pritzker School of Medicine

Tyler Knight
Indiana University School of Medicine

Edward Linton
University of Pennsylvania-Perelman School of Medicine

Rachel Mogil
Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

Cindy Ocran
SUNY Stonybrook

 

Resident Awards and Recognition 

Here are just a few examples of our residents' regional and national awards

Alex De Castro-Abeger , M.D.
Vanderbilt Eye Institute Resident Leadership Award, 2018-19

Tyler Knight, M.D.
Vanderbilt Eye Institute Benchmark Award for Residence Excellence, 2018-19

Allison Umfress, M.D.
Vanderbilt Eye Institute Resident Research Award. 2018-19

Viraj Mehta, M.D.
Vanderbilt Eye Institute Leadership Award, 2016-17

Ronald Milam, Jr., M.D.
Vanderbilt Eye Institute Bridge Award, 2016-17

Ian Thompson, M.D., M.P.H.
Vanderbilt Eye Institute Resident Research Day Award. 2016-17

Caroline Vargason, M.D.
Vanderbilt Eye Institute Resident Research Day Award 2014- 15

Christopher Estopinal, M.D.
Vanderbilt Eye Institute Resident Research Day Award 2013-14
Vanderbilt Eye Institute Leadership Award 2013-14
AAO Mid-Year Forum Representative - 2014
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology - National Eye Institute Travel Grant 2012

Samantha Williamson, M.D.
Vanderbilt Eye Institute Benchmark Award 2013-14
ASCRS Resident Excellence Award 2014
Vanderbilt Eye Institute Resident Research Day Award 2012-13

Kevin Mundy, M.D.
Heed Foundation Residents Retreat - 2014
AAO Mid-Year Forum Representative - 2014

William Watkins Jr., M.D.
Vanderbilt Eye Institute Benchmark Award 2012-13

Ryan Whitted, M.D.
Vanderbilt Eye Institute Leadership Award 2012-13
Tennessee Academy of Ophthalmology Resident of the Year 2013
American Academy of Ophthalmology 2013 State Affairs Secretariat Ophthalmology
Award for Outstanding Resident Support

Richard Hwang, M.D.
Heed Foundation Residents Retreat - 2012

Sumeer Thinda, M.D.
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology- National Eye Institute Travel Grant 2013