Ophthalmology Class of 2019

The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences is proud to announce the 2019 graduating class of our senior residents and fellows. 


Stephanie Lynch

Stephanie K. Lynch, MD

  • Ophthalmology Residency, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  • MD, University of California, San Francisco, CA
  • BS, Biology, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Dr. Lynch will be continuing her training with a Medical Retina Fellowship at Emory University in Atlanta, GA.

Spenser Morton

Spenser J. Morton, MD

  • Ophthalmology Residency, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  • MD, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
  • BS, Kinesiology, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA

Dr. Morton is joining the Chippewa Valley Eye Clinic in Eau Claire, WI.

Aaron Ricca

Aaron M. Ricca, MD

  • Ophthalmology Residency, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  • MD, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR
  • BSME, Mechanical Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

Dr. Ricca is continuing his training with a Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship here at the University of Iowa.

Brittni Scruggs

Brittni A. Scruggs, MD, PhD

  • Ophthalmology Residency, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  • PhD, Regenerative Medicine, Tulane University Graduate Program in Biomedical Science, New Orleans, LA
  • MD, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
  • BS, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Trinity University, San Antonio, TX

Dr. Scruggs is continuing her training with a Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship at Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, OR.

Daniel Terveen

Daniel C. Terveen, MD

  • Ophthalmology Residency, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  • BS, Biology and Chemistry, University of Sioux Falls, SD
  • MD, University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, Sioux Falls, SD

Dr. Terveen is continuing his training with a Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery Fellowship at Vance Thompson Vision in Sioux Falls, SD.


Vitreoretinal Surgery

Sam Abbassi

Sam Abbassi, MD, MS,

Dr. Abbassi is joining the Southern California Desert Retina Consultants in Palm Desert, CA.


Nitsan Duvdevan-Strier

Nitsan Duvdevan-Strier, MD

Dr. Duvdevan-Strier is continuing with a Neuro-Ophthalmology Research Fellowship here at the University of Iowa.

Vitreoretinal Surgery

Daniel Feiler

Daniel L. Feiler, MD

Dr. Feiler is joining the Retina Associates, PA in Kansas City, KS.

Cornea and External Disease

James Huffman

James M. Huffman, MD

Dr. Huffman is joining Huffman and Huffman in Lexington, KY.

Medical Retina

Laith Kadasi

Laith M. Kadasi, MD

Dr. Kadasi is joining the Orion Eye Center in Bend, OR.

Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

Anne Langguth

Anne M. Langguth, MD

Dr. Langguth is joining the Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus team at the Wolfe Eye Clinic in Cedar Rapids, IA.


Matthew Miller

Matthew A. Miller, MD

Dr. Miller is joining the Eye Associates of Colorado Springs in Colorado Springs, CO.

Ophthalmic Plastic, Orbital, and Reconstructive Surgery

Bryce Radmall

Bryce R. Radmall, MD

Dr. Radmall is joining the Oculoplastics and Orbital Surgery team at EyeHealth Northwest in Oregon City, OR.

Ophthalmic Pathology

Aron Sampson

Aron D. Sampson, MD

Dr. Sampson is continuing on to a Medicine Internship at Advocate Lutheran Hospital in Park Ridge, IL.


Melanie Truong-LE

Melanie Truong-LE, DO

Dr. Truong-LE is joining Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston, MA.

Monday, July 29, 2019