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Meet Our Residents

Medical residents are an important component of Upstate Medical University Department of Ophthalmology. Doctors in their own right, these residents work with our eye care professionals to learn more about the specialty through clinical, surgical and laboratory work.

The small class of residents are closely supervised throughout their three-year residency to help them develop into the next generation of leading ophthalmologists.

PGY-2

Jared Fredrickson, MD
Jared Fredrickson, MD
Medical School: University of Colorado School of Medicine
College: University of Utah
Nicholas Hadjokas, MD
Nicholas Hadjokas, MD
Medical School: Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
College: Loyola University Chicago
Natalie Huang, MD
Natalie Huang, MD
Medical School: Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
College: University of Washington

PGY-3

Philip Kurochkin, MD
Philip Kurochkin, MD
Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
College: Brooklyn College
Andrew  Orenberg, MD
Andrew Orenberg, MD
Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
College: Emory University
Trisha Wladecki, MD
Trisha Wladecki, MD
Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
College: Valparaiso University

PGY-4

Swetha Dhanireddy, MD
Swetha Dhanireddy, MD
Medical School: American University of Antigua
College: Perdue University
Vamsee Neerukonda, MD
Vamsee Neerukonda, MD
Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University
College: Boston College
Han Yin, MD
Han Yin, MD
Medical School: Florida International University (College of Medicine)
College: University of Central Florida

Recent Graduates

2019

George Salloum, MD
Oculoplastics
Pvt practice, Nashville, Tenn.

Lianna Valdes, MD
Uvea
Mass General Medical Cntr

2018

Alexander Harris, MD
Comprehensive
Utica, NY

Siri Hiremath, MD
Comprehensive
Youngstown, OH

Lauren Sielert, MD
Glaucoma
Univ of South Calif

2017

Allison Jarstad, MD
Cornea
Univ of Calif. Irvine

Mehdi Najafi, MD
Retina
Univ of Minn

Austin Henkel, MD
Comprehensive
Georgia pvt practice

2016

Greg Zablocki, MD
Comprehensive
Ithaca, NY

Tahsin Choudhry, MD
Retina
National Retina Institute

2015

Jacqueline Mandell, MD
Medical retina
USC Los Angeles

Sean Platt
Ret/Ocular oncology
Rochester Minn

Kelly Unkrich, MD
Pediatrics
Florida Program

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