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The Residents

 

PGY-4 

Mike Beyer, MD - Chief Resident

Undergraduate: University of Michigan 

Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine

Hometown: Beverly Hills, MI

Interests: Golfing, cooking, computer games

Jogin Jose, MD

Undergraduate: University Wisconsin-Madison

Medical School: University of Illinois College of Medicine - Rockford

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Interests: Chicago Bears, Chicago Bulls, stand-up comedy

Eric Kim, MD

Undergraduate: University of Pennsylvania

Medical School: Saint Louis University School of Medicine

Hometown: Naperville, IL

Interests: Hiking, traveling, rock climbing, cooking

Sinthu Ranjan, MD

Undergraduate: Cornell University

Medical School: Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Hometown: West Windsor, NJ

Interests: Baking, running, binge-worthy Netflix shows

PGY-3 

Natalie Chung, MD

Undergraduate: Pomona College

Medical School: University of California - San Diego

Hometown: Anaheim Hills, CA

Interests: Dance, art, travel

Sheena Khanna, MD

Undergraduate: University of Southern California

Medical School: Northwestern University

Hometown: Oak Brook, IL

Interests: Watching slapstick comedies, enjoying the sun, travel

Clayton Kirk, MD

Undergraduate - University of Illinois

Medical School - Loyola Stritch School of Medicine

Hometown - River Forest, IL

Interests - Triathlons, exploring nature with my wife, and dog

Erica Smith, MD

Undergraduate: University of Notre Dame

Medical School: University of Texas at Houston - McGovern Medical School

Hometown: Houston, TX

Interests: Hanging with friends, exploring Chicago, running

PGY-2 

Nolan Adams, MD

Undergraduate: Northwestern University

Medical School: Loyola Stritch School of Medicine

Hometown: Rockford, IL

Interests: Spending time with my wife, playing with my boy-girl twins, and marveling as they grow

Connor Baharozian, MD

Undergraduate: University of Michigan

Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine

Hometown: Westford, MA

Interests: Brewing beer, golfing with friends

Sarah Griffin, MD

Undergraduate: University of Alabama

Medical School: Loyola Stritch School of Medicine

Hometown: Pinehurst, NC

Interests: Impromptu dinners with friends, trying new restaurants,

being outside with my golden retrievers, and Alabama football games

Vish Reddy, MD

Undergraduate: Washington University in Saint Louis

Medical School: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Hometown: Plano, Texas

Interests: Spending time with my loved ones, exploring the city, staying in shape, trying new foods

Transitional Year, PGY-1 

Meredith Furst, MD

Undergraduate: University of Texas - Austin

Medical School: University of Texas Health Science Center - San Antonio

Hometown: Austin, TX

Interests: Self proclaimed foodie! - cooking, trying new restaurants, and reading about food science

Briggs Hoyt, MD

Undergraduate: University of Notre Dame

Medical School: Creighton University School of Medicine

Hometown: Phoenix, AZ

Interests: Camping, fly-fishing, hiking, biking, exploring the natural world with my fiance and our dog

Nileema Patel, MD

Undergraduate: Loyola University

Medical School: Saint Louis University School of Medicine

Hometown: Tinley Park, IL

Interests: Traveling, drawing, spending time with friends and family, exploring Chicago

Elisabeth Sledz, MD

Undergraduate: University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign

Medical School: University of New Mexico School of Medicine

Hometown: Naperville, IL

Interests: Practicing yoga, gardening, cooking

 

Joint Transitional Year

Our department partners with the MacNeal Hospital Transitional Year Residency training program for a joint intern year. The joint program allows PGY1 residents to acclimate early into their Ophthalmology Residency. Three months of the year are dedicated to Ophthalmology at Loyola and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospitals. The goals and objectives for these rotations follow the ACGME guidelines. During these months, the Transition Year Ophthalmology Residents will:

  • Rotate through the different subspecialty services
  • Care for ophthalmology patients
  • Join the ophthalmology operating teams
  • Experience inpatient consult serivces and interact with the consult/consulting team
  • Have dedicated time for research and simulation training

Where Do Residents Live?

Our residents live throughout the Chicago and Chicago suburb area. Most choose to live in the city with a 20 min (40 minute in heavy traffic) commute to the main Loyola Medical Center in Maywood, IL. (Credit to Neel Vaidya for the following diagram.)

Chicago is an culturally rich and historic city that offers every possible distraction during residency, including what some might consider to be the best dining. Some of our resident's favorite picks for food and fun are below!

 

 

 

After Residency

Class of 2020

Gregory Fu - Private Practice, Rockville, MD

Michael Henry - Glaucoma Fellowship, UIC, Chicago, IL

Jonathan Noguchi - Oculoplastics Fellowship, Calgary, Canada

Neel Vaidya - Cornea and Refractive Fellowhip, Chicago, IL

 

Class of 2019

Kimberly Estes - Private Practice, Chicagoland Area

Christopher Johnson - Private Practice, Sydney, OH

Neil Shah - Surgical Retina Fellowship, UMKC, Kansas City, MO

Madeline Ripa - Cornea Fellowship, Moran Eye Center, Salt Lake City, UT

 

Class of 2018

Shannon Hunt - Private Pracitice, Chicagoland Area

Paul Park - Private Practice, Chicagoland Area

Naryan Sabherwal - Surgical Retina Fellowship, Illinois Retina Associates, Chicago, IL

David Terrell - Inherited Retinal Degenerations Fellowship, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, MA

 

Class of 2017

Stephen Holland - Private Practice, Springfield, IL

Rima Patel - Medical Retina Fellowship, USC Roski Eye Institute, Los Angeles, CA

Mackenzie Sward - Private Practice, Milwaukee, WI

Jordan Thompson - Private Practice, La Crosse, WI

 

Class of 2016

Laura Burke - Private Practice, McMinnville, OR

Matthew Flood - Medical Retina Fellowship, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

Ruchi Shah - Glaucoma Fellowship, UIC, Chicago, IL

Marie Somogyi - Oculoplastics Fellowship, TOC Eye and Face, Austin, TX

 

Class of 2015

Lindsay Grotting - Uveitis Fellowship, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, MA

Srinivas Kondapalli - Medical Retina and Oncology Fellowship, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Michael Nolan - Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Fellowship, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Diana Tamboli - Oculoplastics Fellowship, UTSW, Dallas, TX