2013-14 Fellows


The following physicians began their Fellowships on July 7, 2013:


Cornea, External Disease, Refractive Surgery

Sonia Belliappa, MD

Sonia Belliappa, MD

Undergraduate School: BS in Biology, The College of New Jersey
Medical School: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Ophthalmology Residency: New York University

Samir Vira, MD Samir Vira, MD

Undergraduate School: BS in Computer Science, Georgia Institute of Technology
Medical School: Medical College of Georgia
Ophthalmology Residency: Loyola University



Juan Almodovar, MDJuan Almodovar, MD

Undergraduate: BA Biology, University of Puerto Rico
Medical School: University of Puerto Rico
Ophthalmology Residency: University of Puerto Rico


Gagan Sawhney, MDGagan Sawhney, MD

Undergraduate School: BA at Northwestern
Medical School: University of Pennsylvania and Emory University
Ophthalmology Residency: Emory University School of Medicine



Devin Mackay, MDDevin Mackay, MD

Undergraduate School: BS, Neuroscience, UCLA
Medical School: University of Virginia
Residency: Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Laurel Vuong, MDLaurel Vuong, MD

Undergraduate School: BS, Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine
Residency: Tufts University School of Medicine

Ocular Oncology/Pathology

Pia Mendoza, MDPia Mendoza, MD

Undergraduate School: BS, Molecular Biology/Biotechnology, Univ of the Philippines
Medical School: Univ of East-Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center
Residency: International Eye Institute, St. Luke’s Medical Center at Quezon City, Philippines


Justin Saunders, MDJustin Saunders, MD

Undergraduate School:  BS, University of Davidson College
Medical School: University of Kentucky
Ophthalmology Residency: West Virginia University Eye Institute


Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus

Beatrice Brewington, MDBeatrice Brewington, MD

Undergraduate: BA, Biology and History, Duke University
Medical School: East Tennessee State
Ophthalmology Residency: University of Louisville



Matthew Debiec, MDMatthew Debiec, MD

Undergraduate School: BS, Environmental Science, U.S. Military Academy, West Point
Medical School: Univ. of Rochester School of Medicine
Ophtlalmology Residency: Madigan Army Medical Center


Cindy Hwang, MDCindy Hwang, MD

Undergraduate School: BA, University of California at Berkeley
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine
Ophthalmology Residency: Baylor College of Medicine


randon JohnsonBrandon Johnson, MD

Undergraduate School: BS, Haverford College
Medical School: University of Pennsylvania
Ophtlalmology Residency: Wills Eye Institute


Philip Laird, MDPhilip Laird, MD

Undergraduate School: BS, University of Florida
Medical School: Mayo Medical School
Ophthalmology Residency: Emory University School of Medicine


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