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Resident and Fellow Research

As part of their training program, residents and fellows are required to work on a research project, mentored by a faculty member, and give a presentation at the annual Resident & Fellow Symposium.  The following is a list of research projects for this year.


Judith Sabah, MD
Tear Film Osmolarity in Rosacea Patients
Mentor: Mark Mannis, MD

Harry Chahal, MD
Evaluation and Applications of Volumetric Analysis of the Orbit using
Computerized Tomography.
Mentor: Lily Koo Lin, MD and E. Bradley Strong, MD (ENT)

Roma Patel, MD
The Impact of the Electronic Health Record on an Academic Glaucoma Practice.
Mentor:  Michele Lim, MD

Vivian Lien, MD
Examining Corneal Graft Survival in Patients Undergoing Combined ECP and DSAEK
Mentor: Jennifer Li, MD

Eric Chin, MD
Choroidal Thickness in Healthy Pregnant Women Using Enhanced Depth Imaging Optical Coherence Tomography
Mentor:  Susanna Park, MD, PhD

Bobeck Modjtahedi, MD
Screening for Endogenous Fungal Endophthalmitis
Mentor: Lawrence Morse, MD, PhD

Alena Reznik, MD
Emergency Department Direct Ophthalmoscopy and Non-Mydriatic Funduscopic Camera as a Training Tool
Mentor: John  Keltner, MD

Jennifer Rizzo, MD
Pediatric Internuclear Ophthalmoplegia
Mentor: Mary O'Hara, MD


Michael Chen, MD
Trends in the Characteristics of Corneal Donor Tissue for Corneal Transplantation Over the Last Decade:  Analysis of the Distribution Patterns of Sierra Donor Services
Mentors: Jennifer Li, MD (primary) and Mark Mannis, MD

Allan Hunter, MD
DNA Methylation is Associated with Altered Gene Expression in AMD, Part II
Mentor:  Lawrence Morse, MD, PhD

Yao Liu, MD
Assessment of Systemic Disease Associations in Glaucoma using EPIC Data Mining
Mentor: James Brandt, MD

Amar Patel, MD
Choroidal Thickness After Anti-Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Therapy for Macular Edema due to Retinal Vein Occlusions
Mentor: Susanna Park, MD, PhD