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, M.D.
Tear Film Osmolarity in Rosacea Patients
Mentor: Mark Mannis, M.D.

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

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

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

Eric Chin, M.D.
Choroidal Thickness in Healthy Pregnant Women Using Enhanced Depth Imaging Optical Coherence Tomography
Mentor:  Susanna Park, M.D., Ph.D.

Bobeck Modjtahedi, M.D.
Screening for Endogenous Fungal Endophthalmitis
Mentor: Lawrence Morse, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Jennifer Rizzo, M.D.
Pediatric Internuclear Ophthalmoplegia
Mentor: Mary O'Hara, M.D.

Michael Chen, M.D.
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, M.D. (primary) and Mark Mannis, M.D.

Allan Hunter, M.D.
DNA Methylation is Associated with Altered Gene Expression in AMD, Part II
Mentor:  Lawrence Morse, M.D., Ph.D.

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

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