Ophthalmology residents represent UTMB at state, national events

Posted: February 2013

Dr. Misha Syed, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences glaucoma doctor and residency program director, recently announced that four residents have been chosen to represent the department and institution at state and national events.

Drs. Diana Chao and James Kim have been chosen to attend the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Advocacy Mid-Year Forum on April 10 as advocacy ambassadors, sponsored by the Texas Ophthalmological Association (TOA). They will travel to Washington, D.C., to represent ophthalmology's interests at a congressional level and will learn how the political process affects the field.

Drs. James Kim and Brian Tieu have had their research abstracts accepted for presentation at the 2013 Resident Competition: The Barry Uhr Memorial Prize in Comprehensive Ophthalmology. The competition will be held during the TOA Annual Program, May 17-18 in conjunction with Texas Medical Association's TexMed meeting in San Antonio.

Syed said, "These residents have taken the initiative to participate in very important and valuable experiences, which will serve them well as they start their careers. We are proud to have them represent the department and UTMB."

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