79 Physicians Earn ABO Board Certification


Congratulations to the 79 newest board-certified diplomates of the American Board of Ophthalmology, who completed the organization’s first-ever online oral examination in July. Candidates for board certification must complete an accredited training program in ophthalmology and achieve a passing score on a rigorous written assessment known as the Written Qualifying Examination. The final step in the certification process, the oral examination, challenges candidates to demonstrate their ability to appropriately care for eye and vision patients by analyzing a series of cases and discussing their approach to data acquisition, diagnosis, and management of each patient. The American Board of Ophthalmology issued its first certificates in 1916, and since that time, has certified more than 32,000 ophthalmologists in the United States.

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Akshar Abbott, M.D., Minneapolis, MN

Brent Aebi, M.D., Bristol, TN

Brock Alonzo, M.D., Missoula, MT

Annahita Amireskandari, M.D., Morgantown, WV

Alec Amram, M.D., Iowa City, IA

Parnian Arjmand, M.D., Toronto, ON

Joshua Atkinson, M.D., Houston, TX

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Mathieu Bakhoum, M.D., La Jolla, CA

Sally Baxter, M.D., San Diego, CA

Samuel Beckstead, D.O., Hershey, PA

Christine Bokman, M.D., Los Angeles, CA

Matthew Bolton, M.D., New Orleans, LA

Eileen Bowden, M.D., Miami, FL

Carl Bruce, M.D., Cincinnati, OH

John Burks, M.D., Little Rock, AR

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Donald Cameron, M.D., Solon, OH

Rebecca Chait, M.D., West Chester, OH

Natalia Cintron Rodriguez, M.D., Toa Alta, PR

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Meja Day, M.D., McDonough, GA

Vlad Diaconita, M.D., Toronto, ON

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Elizabeth Echalier, M.D., Denver, CO

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Rachel Fuerst, M.D., Baton Rouge, LA

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Jennifer Gallagher, M.D., San Antonio, TX

Briana Gapsis, M.D., Kula, HI

Iga Gray, M.D., Philadelphia, PA

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Caroline Halbach, M.D., Minneapolis, MN

Natalie Homer, M.D., Austin, TX

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Seema Kansara, M.D., Beaumont, TX

Sara Khandan, M.D., Murrieta, CA

Jocelyn Kim, M.D., Sacramento, CA

Tyson Kim, M.D., San Francisco, CA

Darren Knight, M.D., San Diego, CA

Eubee Koo, M.D., San Francisco, CA

Ilyse Kornblau, M.D., Germantown, TN

Laura Kueny, M.D., Phoenix, AZ

Anna Kupcha, M.D., Nashville, TN

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Zachary Landis, M.D., Philadelphia, PA

Brian Lee, M.D., Wenatchee, WA

Jacqueline Lenoci, M.D., New York, NY

Henry Lin, M.D., Bethesda, MD

Shawn Lin, M.D., Los Angeles, CA

Victor Liou, M.D., Boston, MA

James Lockwood, M.D., Augusta, GA

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Jeffrey Ma, M.D., Sacramento, CA

Laura Magnuson, M.D., Charleston, SC

MHD Abdallah Mahrous, M.D., New York, NY

Jonathan Manhard, M.D., South Burlington, VT

Whitney Marlow, M.D., Mascoutah, IL

Colleen Maturana, M.D., New York, NY

Andrew Melson, M.D., Edmond, OK

Matthew Miller, M.D., Monument, CO

Irma Muminovic, M.D., Roseville, CA

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Carl Noble, D.O., Cincinnati, OH

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Samuel Passi, M.D., St. Louis Park, MN

Krupa Patel, M.D., Birmingham, AL

Payal Patel, M.D., Salisbury, NC

Niloofar Piri, M.D., Louisville, KY

Robert Purgert, M.D., Mayfield Heights, OH

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Mary Qiu, M.D., Chicago, IL

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Kelsey Roelofs, M.D., Edmonton, AB

Kyle Rogers, M.D., Enid, OK

Bethany Rommel, M.D., Shepherdstown, WV

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George Salloum, M.D., Nashville, TN

Brian Schallenberg, M.D., Harlingen, TX

Matthew Schear, D.O., Hopewell Junction, NY

Max Schlesinger, M.D., Lawrence, NY

Brittni Scruggs, M.D., Portland, OR

Neil Shah, M.D., Kansas City, MO

Rachel Shah, M.D., Atlanta, GA

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Samuel Thomsen, M.D., Oklahoma City, OK

Steven Tucker, M.D., Henrico, VA

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Michael Ullman, M.D., St Louis, MO

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Saujanya Vadoothker, M.D., San Diego, CA

Maria Valenzuela-Arellano, M.D., Winston-Salem, NC

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Kirsten Wagner, M.D., Winston-Salem, NC

Jillian Wang, M.D., Tucson, AZ

Keirnan Willett, M.D., Rochester, MN

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Jonathan Young, M.D., Portland, OR

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Alice Zhang, M.D., Charlottesville, VA

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