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UNC is proud to train excellent comprehensive ophthalmologists and subspecialists alike. In the past 5 years, 64% of UNC residents have pursued fellowship training:

Class of 2023

  • Hannah Miller, MD – Levenson Eye Associates (Private Practice)
  • Xavier Mortensen, MD – Cornea and Anterior Segment fellowship (Price Vision Group)
  • Jamie Prince, MD – Vitreoretinal Surgery fellowship (Emory University)

Class of 2022

  • Elliott Browning, MD – Glaucoma fellowship (Florida Eye Specialists)
  • Jessica Duddleston, MD – Comprehensive Ophthalmology (Private Practice)
  • Basil Mathews, MD – Glaucoma fellowship (Duke University Medical Center)
  • Roma Pegany, MD – Cornea & External Disease fellowship (Casey Eye Institute)

Class of 2021

  • Karishma Habbu, MD – Uveitis fellowship (Johns Hopkins University)
  • Brent Kramer, MD – Cornea & External Disease fellowship (Duke University Medical Center)
  • Daniel Olson, MD – Vitreoretinal Surgery fellowship (Baylor College of Medicine)
  • Bryan Strelow, MD – Vitreoretinal Surgery fellowship (Midwest Retina)

Class of 2020

  • Oleg Alekseev, MD – Medical Retina and Retinal Genetics fellowship (Duke University Medical Center)
  • Sailu Bondalapati, MD – Comprehensive Ophthalmology in NC (Private Practice)
  • John Deans, MD – Vitreoretinal Surgery fellowship (UNC-Chapel Hill)
  • Ryan O’Meilia, MD – Comprehensive Ophthalmology (Private Practice)

Class of 2019

  • Chris Hwang, MD – ASOPRS Oculoplastics fellowship (Mayo Clinic)
  • Lee Moore, MD – Cornea & External Disease fellowship (Dean McGee Eye Institute)
  • Lauren Rushing, MD – Medical Retina fellowship (University of Michigan)
  • Michael Taggart, MD – Comprehensive Ophthalmology (Private Practice)

Class of 2018

  • Michelle Go, MD – Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus fellowship (Duke University Medical Center)
  • Kyle Huynh, MD – Cornea & External Disease fellowship (University of California – Irvine)
  • Evan Levy, MD – Oculoplastics fellowship (University of TX – Southwestern)
  • Jessica Olayanju, MD – Comprehensive Ophthalmology (Private Practice)

Class of 2017

  • Sylvia Groth, MD – Glaucoma fellowship (Stanford University).
  • Kay Khine, MD – Glaucoma fellowship (Bascom Palmer Eye Institute)
  • Jennifer Jordan, MD – Comprehensive Ophthalmology (Private Practice)
  • Tara McGehee, MD – Cornea & External Disease fellowship (University of Iowa)

“I am grateful for the independent decision making UNC cultivated in me during training. I was confidently prepared to manage complex issues when I began practice. In addition, the early and intentional cataract training equipped me to handle any surgical situation I encountered. Part of that is thanks to the weekly hours we spent in the wet lab, practicing our suturing technique and capsulorhexis skills on pig eyes.”

Sylvia Groth, MD
Class of 2017
Glaucoma Specialist 

“I enjoyed many things about my residency at UNC and most especially appreciated the excellent balance of autonomy and supervision during resident clinic and the supportive learning environment from other residents, fellows and faculty members.”

Jessica Olayanju, MD
Class of 2018
Comprehensive Ophthalmologist

Brent Kramer, MD “UNC has trained me to be both a proficient clinician and surgeon. From a clinical standpoint, the resident subspecialty clinics in the afternoon struck a perfect balance between autonomy and oversight, and served both to grow my knowledge-base and confidence. From a surgical standpoint, it really all begins with our outstanding wet lab and from there is carried forward by our excellent hands-on learning in the OR. Being from the Midwest, I’ve also loved getting to know the Chapel Hill/Durham area.”

Brent Kramer, MD
Class of 2021
Cornea and External Disease Specialist