Martha Ryan, MDc

Medical Student, Emory School of Medicine

Fellowship Site: PHFI/ Madras Diabetes Foundation

Research Interests: Diabetic retinopathy in Chennai, India

Ms. Ryan will spend her fellowship year at Madras Diabetes Research Foundation in Chennai, under the mentorship of Andrew Hendrick, MD. Her research will focus on a comparison of non-mydriatic and mydriatic screening methods for diabetic eye disease in the Indian population, as well as an examination of the prevalence of macular edema and retinopathy in prediabetic patients.

After growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, Ms. Ryan attended Carnegie Mellon University in Pennsylvania, where she earned a degree in chemical engineering with a minor in biomedical engineering. After graduation, she applied to medical school while working at a community health center in Oakland, CA through the AmeriCorps program. The following year, she began her studies at Emory University School of Medicine, and after graduation, she plans to pursue a residency in ophthalmology.

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