Our Recent Graduates

Approximately half of our graduates enter private practice immediately upon completion of the 3-year residency. Others pursue fellowship training before going into practice or entering an academic career. Regardless of a resident or fellow's choice of career path, he or she should feel fully confident of having received the best possible training in ophthalmology. As part of the Iowa Ophthalmology Family, they have worked with dedicated and experienced faculty in a contemporary and world-renowned program. We believe at the completion of training, graduates of the University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences are prepared for the challenges ahead and can look forward to the fulfillment that comes from pursuing a career that fosters life-long education.

The department has over 800 alumni across the country and around the world who have become leaders in academic medicine, vision research and private practice. We retain close relations with many of our alumni and offer a network of connections for residents and fellows in training.

Residents have opportunities to meet and network with Iowa alumni throughout the year. Our Clinical Conferences throughout the year and annual Iowa Eye Association meeting held each summer bring alumni back to Iowa City for continuing education and socializing with their mentors and colleagues. We also host informal sessions where alumni meet with trainees to discuss career planning and the business side of ophthalmology. These Alumni Roundtables provide valuable perspectives on a career in ophthalmology and life after training.

2018

Lindsay M. De Andrade, MD

Pediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship, University of California, Stein Eye Institute, Los Angeles

Thomas J. Clark, MD

Oculoplastics Fellowship, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Matthew A. Miller, MD

Glaucoma Fellowship, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa

Lorraine M. Provencher, MD

Glaucoma Fellowship, Kellogg Eye Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Tyler B.S. Risma, MD

Fuerste Eye Clinic, Dubuque, Iowa

2017

Steven M. Christiansen, MD

Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship, Cincinnati Eye Institute, Cincinnati

William E. Flanary, MD

Eye Health Northwest, Portland, Ore.

Jaclyn M. Haugsdal, MD

Iowa Eye Center, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Lucas T. Lenci, MD

Vision Surgery P.A., Wichita, Kan.

Prashant K. Parekh, MD, MBA

Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship, Cincinnati Eye Institute, Cincinnati

2016

Johanna Dijkstal Beebe, MD

Neuro-ophthalmology Fellowship, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa

P. Christi Carter, MD

Alamo City Eye Physicians, San Antonio

Christopher Kirkpatrick, MD

Davis Duehr Dean Ophthalmology, Madison, Wis.

Philip Niles, MD, MBA

Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

David Phillips, MD

Glaucoma Fellowship, University of Utah, Salt Lake City

2015

Jonathan Hager, MD

Private practice in Texas

C. Blake Perry, MD

Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgery Fellowship, Casey Eye Institute, Portland, Ore.

Bradley Sacher, MD

Private practice, Wheaton Eye Clinic, Wheaton, Ill.

Jesse Vislisel, MD

Cornea Fellowship, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa

Jeffrey Welder, MD

Private practice, Siskiyou Eye Center, Ashland, Ore.

2014

Elizabeth Gauger, MD

  • International Ophthalmology Fellowship, Dean McGee Eye Institute, Oklahoma City
  • Private Practice in Minnesota

Pavlina Kemp, MD

  • Pediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Hospital, Boston
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa

Angela McAllister

Private practice, Essentia Health, Duluth, Minn.

Justin Risma, MD

Private practive, Fuerste Eye Clinic, Dubuque, Iowa

Matthew Weed, MD

  • Ophthalmic Genetics Fellowship, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa

2013

Meredith Baker, MD

  • Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgery Fellowship, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Private practice, Minnesota Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery Specialists, Edina, Minn.

Joey Brinkley, MD

  • Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Private practice, Eye Associates of New Mexico, Albuquerque, N.M.

John J. Chen, MD, PhD

  • Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.

Amanda Maltry, MD

  • Ocular Pathology Fellowship, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Jordan Rixen, MD

  • Cornea and External Disease Fellowship, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Private practice, Eye Surgical Associates, Lincoln, Neb.

2012

Priya Gupta, MD

  • Glaucoma Fellowship, Wilmer Eye Institute, Baltimore
  • Private practice, West Coast Glaucoma Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Esther S. Hong, MD

Comprehensive ophthalmology, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, Calif.

Shaival S. Shah, MD

  • Pediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis.
  • Private practice, Southern California Permanente Group, Yorba Linda, Calif.

Matthew S. Ward, MD

  • Cornea and External Diseases Fellowship, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Private practice, Provo, Utah

Christopher E. Watts, MD

Private practice, Eye Physicians and Surgeons, Iowa City, Iowa

2011

Emily S. Birkholz, MD

Private practice, Ophthalmology Associates of Mankato, Mankato, Minn.

Jason P. Brinton, MD

  • Cornea Fellowship, Durrie Vision, Overland Park, Kan.
  • Private practice, Durrie Vision, Overland Park, Kan.

Leslie T. L. Pham, MD

  • Cataract/Refractive Surgery Fellowship, Koch Eye Associates, Warwick, R.I.
  • Private practice, Koch Eye Associates, Warwick, R.I.

Brian K. Privett, MD

Private practice, Iowa Eye Center, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Gina M. Rogers, MD

  • Cornea Fellowship, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Private practice, Eye Physicians & Surgeons of Chicago, Chicago

Janet Y. M. Tsui, MD

Private practice, Kaiser Permanente, Santa Clara, Calif.

2010

Alex W. Cohen, MD

  • Cornea Fellowship, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Dean McGee Eye Institute, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City
  • Private practice, Eye Physicians & Surgeons, Iowa City, Iowa

Nandini G. Gandhi, MD

  • Pediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship, Duke Eye Center, Durham, N.C.
  • University of California-Davis, Sacramento, Calif.

A. Brock Roller, MD

  • Retina Fellowship, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Private practice, Texas Retina Institute, Round Rock, Texas

Lucas J. A. Wendel, MD

  • Medical Retina Fellowship, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Private practice, Fox Valley Ophthalmology, St. Charles, Ill.

2009

Arpitha Muthialu Charlu, MD

Private practice, Atlantis Eye Care, Newport Beach, Calif.

Parley D. Fillmore, MD

Private practice, Fillmore Eye Clinic, Alamogordo, N.M.

Matthew P. Rauen, MD

  • Cornea Fellowship, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Private practice, Wolfe Eye Clinic, West Des Moines, Iowa

Parisa Taravati, MD

University of Washington, Seattle

E. Bo Yang, MD

  • Glaucoma Fellowship, Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston
  • Private practice, Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston, Boston

2008

Jason C. Friedrichs, MD

Private practice, DeKalb Clinic, Sycamore, Ill.

Edward H. Hu, MD, PhD

Private practice, Eye Surgeons Associates, Bettendorf, Iowa

Yian Jin Jones, MD

Private practice, Jones Eye Clinic, Sioux City, Iowa

Andrew C. G. Steffensmeier, MD

Private practice, Des Moines Eye Surgeons, West Des Moines, Iowa

Paula Wynn, MD

  • Retina Fellowship, University of California, San Francisco
  • Private practice, Northwest Permanente Physicians & Surgeons, Portland, Ore.

2007

Robert B. Dinn, MD

Private practice, Eye Physicians, Kokomo, Ind.

Jordan M. Graff, MD

  • Retina Fellowship, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Private practice, Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center (BDPEC), Phoenix

Susannah Q. Longmuir, MD

  • Pediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa
  • University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Private practice, Nashville, Tenn.

Christopher C. Robinson, MD

  • Retina Fellowship, Tufts Medical Center, Boston
  • Private practice, New England Eye Center, Boston

Avanish P. Tantri, MD

Private practice, Lakeville Eye Associates, Lakeville, Conn.

2006

James M. Coombs, MD

Private practice, Fitzhugh Vision Clinic, Twin Falls, Idaho

Reid A. Longmuir, MD

  • Glaucoma Fellowship, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Neuro-ophthalmology Fellowship, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa
  • University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Private practice, Nashville, Tenn.

Jeffrey L. Maassen, MD

Private practice, Iowa Eye Center, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Erin O'Malley Schotthoefer, MD

  • Pediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship, Duke University Eye Center, Durham, N.C.
  • Private practice, Charlotte Eye Ear Nose & Throat, Charlotte, N.C.

Erin K. M. Shriver, MD

  • Oculoplastics Fellowship, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami
  • Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami
  • University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa

2005

Michael V. Boland, MD, PhD

  • Glaucoma Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
  • Wilmer Eye Institute, Baltimore

Andrew P. Doan, MD, PhD

  • Ophthalmic Pathology Fellowship, Jules Stein Eye Institute, Los Angeles
  • Private practice, Eye Associates of Southern California, San Diego

Lynn E. Fraterrigo, MD

State University of New York, Syracuse Medical Center, Schenectady, N.Y.

James G. Howard, MD

  • Retina Fellowship, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Private practice, Retina Associates of Utah, Murray, Utah

Sudeep Z. Pramanik, MD, MBA

  • Cornea Fellowship, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Private practice, Mid Atlantic Cornea Consultants, Baltimore