Upcoming Events

Date
Title
Conference Series
Faculty
Location
07/25/2021 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Wellness Concert: Ms. Lisa Fischer with Salsamba
Dr. Gushchin
Hartwood Acres

The Wellness Committee will be hosting some informal events around different parts of Pittsburgh throughout the year. Look out for our group with a UPMC umbrella. Grab your blanket or lawn chair and come join us for a concert in the park! The concert is free to the public and you can bring your picnic gear to sit on a wide rolling hill and listen to music while meeting new friends. More information about the event: https://www.alleghenycounty.us/special-events/summer-concert-series.aspx For more information about the artist: https://lisafischermusic.com/


08/10/2021 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Retina Journal Club
Journal Club
Dr. Eller
Virtual

Mandatory for residents on the Retina service rotation. 

Check back for reading materials.


08/13/2021 - 7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds - Caroline Vloka, MD - Comprehensive Ophthalmology Service
Grand Rounds
Evan Waxman, MD, PhD
To Be Determined

Dr. Caroline Vloka will present a case from the Comprehensive Ophthalmology Service at UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds on August 13, 2021 at 7am. Drs. Vloka and Waxman will lead a discussion after the case presentation. 

Please check back here for suggested reading materials.


08/18/2021 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Chief Rounds
Caroline Vloka, MD
To Be Determined

08/20/2021 - 7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds -Zachary Nadler, MD - Neuro-Ophthalmology Service
Grand Rounds
To Be Determined
To Be Determined

Dr. Zachary Nadler will present a case from the Neuro-Ophthalmology Service at UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds on August 20, 2021 at 7am. Dr.. Nadler and A Neurology Faculty member  will lead a discussion after the case presentation.

Please check back here for suggested reading materials.


08/27/2021 - 7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds - Tadhg Schempf, MD - Glaucoma Service
Grand Rounds
Ian Conner, MD, PhD
To Be Determined

Dr. Tadhg Schempf will present a case from the Glaucoma Service at UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds on August 27, 2021 at 7am. Drs. Schempf and Conner will lead a discussion after the case presentation.

Please check back here for suggested reading materials.


09/01/2021 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Chief Rounds
Caroline Vloka, MD
To Be Determined

09/03/2021 - 7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds -Peter Jones, MD - Retina Service
Grand Rounds
To Be Determined
To Be Determined

Dr. Peter Jones will present a case from the Retina Service at UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds on September 3, 2021 at 7am. Dr.. Jones and a Retina Faculty member  will lead a discussion after the case presentation.

Please check back here for suggested reading materials.


09/08/2021 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Retina Imaging Conference-Please Note Time Change for this Retina Conference Only
Retina Imaging
Jay Chhablani, MD
Virtual

09/10/2021 - 7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds-POS Guest Speaker - Norah S. Lincoff, MD - Neuro Ophthalmology
Grand Rounds
POS Guest Speaker
To Be Determined

Dr. Lincoff is a Professor, in the Department of Neurology, Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY.  She is a neuro-ophthalmologist with a primary clinical interest in optic neuropathy and vasculitis. She sees a full range of neuroophthalmologic conditions, but specializes in adult autoimmune optic neuropathy syndromes, diplopia, headache, and multiple sclerosis (MS). Her main research interests include preventative treatment trials for autoimmune optic neuropathies and neuroprotection. Dr. Lincoff presents annually at national and international conferences regarding MS and the use of ocular coherence tomography and imaging specific to her field. She is also involved in the “Hopeful Ways Nicaragua Eye Care Mission Project,” an annual medical mission to Nicaragua to prevent blindness. Working together with a group of medical professionals, local interpreters and Peace Corps volunteers, the project provides free vision care to over 2,600 patients a year


09/14/2021 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Retina Journal Club
Journal Club
Dr. Eller
Virtual

Mandatory for residents on the Retina service rotation. 

Check back for reading materials.


09/15/2021 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Ophthalmology Residents Breakfast with Dr. Sahel
José-Alain Sahel, MD
To Be Determined

09/17/2021 - 7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Eye Center Root Cause Analysis Conference-Closed Session
Grand Rounds
To Be Determined
To Be Determined

On Friday, September 17, 2021 at 7am the UPMC Eye Center will hold it's quarterly Root Cause Analysis Conference.  Drs. Jennifer Adeghate and Julia Shatten will participate in the presentation.  The conference is open to UPMC Eye Center Clinical Faculty, Fellows and Residents only.

Please check back. More details will be posted as they become avaialble.

 


09/20/2021 - 5:30pm to 9:30pm
GES Birmingham (Roesch-Taylor Bldg)
Dr. Waxman
Roesch-Taylor Bldg, 2100 Jane St., 15203
This mission will take place at the South Tower of the Roesch-Taylor Bldg (Birmingham Clinic's temporary location). Medical students should arrive by 5:30 at the latest to help set up, and we will start seeing patients at 6:00.

The building's address is:

2100 Jane St

Pittsburgh, PA 15203

 


09/22/2021 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Retina Imaging Conference
Retina Imaging
Marie Hélène Errera, MD
Virtual

09/29/2021 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Chief Rounds
Caroline Vloka, MD
To Be Determined

10/01/2021 - 7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds -Ralitsa Loewen, MD - Cornea Service
Grand Rounds
Vishal Jhanji, MD
To Be Determined

Dr. Ralitsa Loewen will present a case from the Cornea Service at UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds on October 1, 2021 at 7am. Drs. Loewen and Jhanji will lead a discussion after the case presentation.


10/06/2021 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Retina Imaging Conference
Retina Imaging
Joseph Martel, MD
Virtual

10/08/2021 - 7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds-POS Guest Speaker - Anup K. Khatana, MD - Cataract & Glaucoma Specialist-(Event is Tentative)
Grand Rounds
POS Guest Speaker
To Be Determined

Dr. Khatana is the Medical Director, Cincinnati Eye Institute, Cincinnati, OH. He joined Cincinnati Eye Institute (CEI) as a cataract and glaucoma specialist in 2000 and was Director of the Glaucoma Service and fellowship from 2012 – 2020. He became Medical Director of the Cincinnati Eye Institute in 2019. He is a volunteer Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology, and was voted teacher of the year by his residents here in 2011. He has been selected by his peers to Best Doctors in America since 2001. Dr. Khatana uses the latest cataract surgical technology, including the use of toric and multifocal intraocular lenses and specializes in the management of various complicated and advanced forms of glaucoma, as well as all of the newer minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries. As an investigator in various clinical trials, Dr. Khatana is able to provide his patients access to new drugs and technologies at an earlier stage.


10/12/2021 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Retina Journal Club
Journal Club
Dr. Eller
Virtual

Mandatory for residents on the Retina service rotation. 

Check back for reading materials.


10/13/2021 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Chief Rounds
Caroline Vloka, MD
To Be Determined

10/15/2021 - 7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds -Manuel Paez-Escamilla, MD - Pediatric Ophthalmology
Grand Rounds
Preeti Patil, MD
To Be Determined

Dr. Manuel Paez-Escamilla will present a case from the Pediatric Ophthalmology Service at UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds on October 15, 2021 at 7am.  . Drs.  Paez and Patil will lead a discussion after the case presentation.

Please check back here for suggested reading materials.


10/20/2021 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Retina Imaging Conference
Retina Imaging
Joseph Martel, MD
Virtual

10/22/2021 - 7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds - Sonny Caplash, MD - Retina Service
Grand Rounds
Marie Hélène Errera, MD, PhD
To Be Determined

Dr. Sonny Caplash will present a case from the Retina Service at UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds on October 22, 2021 at 7 am. Drs. Caplash and Errera will lead a discussion after the case presentation.


10/27/2021 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Chief Rounds
Caroline Vloka, MD
To Be Determined

10/29/2021 - 7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds - Jacob Winters, MD - Comprehensive Ophthalmology Service
Grand Rounds
Evan Waxman, MD, PhD
To Be Determined

Dr. Jacob Winters will present a case from the Comprehensive Ophthalmology Service at UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds on October 29, 2021 at 7am. Drs. Winters and Waxman will lead a discussion after the case presentation. 

Please check back here for suggested reading materials.


11/03/2021 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Retina Imaging Conference
Retina Imaging
Ethan Rossi, PhD
Virtual

11/05/2021 - 7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds -Bushra Usmani, MD - Glaucoma Service
Grand Rounds
John Swogger, DO
To Be Determined

Dr.Bushra Usmani will present a case from the Glaucoma Service at UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds on November 5, 2021 at 7am. Drs. Usmani  and Swogger will lead a discussion after the case presentation.

Please check back here for suggested reading materials.


11/09/2021 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Retina Journal Club
Journal Club
Dr. Eller
Virtual

Mandatory for residents on the Retina service rotation. 

Check back for reading materials.


11/10/2021 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Chief Rounds
Caroline Vloka, MD
To Be Determined

11/12/2021 - 7:00am to 8:00am
No Grand Rounds - AAO

11/17/2021 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Retina Imaging Conference
Retina Imaging
Joseph Martel, MD
Virtual

11/19/2021 - 7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds - Jonathan Peterson, MD - Cornea Service
Grand Rounds
Gaurav Prakash, MD
To Be Determined

Dr. Jonathan Peterson will present a case from the Cornea Service at UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds on Novermber 19, 2021 at 7am. Drs. Peterson and Prakash will lead a discussion after the case presentation.

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11/24/2021 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Chief Rounds
Caroline Vloka, MD
To Be Determined

11/26/2021 - 7:00am to 8:00am
No Grand Rounds - Thanksgiving Holiday

12/01/2021 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Retina Imaging Conference
Retina Imaging
Joseph Martel, MD
Virtual

12/03/2021 - 7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds-POS Guest Speaker - Edwin H. Ryan MD - Retina
Grand Rounds
POS Guest Speaker
To Be Determined

Dr. Ryan is an Associate Clinical Professor Ophthalmology, University of Minnesota Department of Ophthalmology. He was awarded his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota. He completed a residency in Ophthalmology at Northwestern University and a fellowship in Diseases and Surgery of the Retina and Vitreous at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Ryan directed the Retina Service at the University of Minnesota Department of Ophthalmology from 1989 to 1992. Dr. Ryan joined VitreoRetinal Surgery in 1996


12/08/2021 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Ophthalmology Residents Breakfast with Dr. Sahel
José-Alain Sahel, MD
To Be Determined

12/10/2021 - 7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Eye Center Root Cause Analysis Conference-Closed Session
Grand Rounds
To Be Determined
To Be Determined

On Friday, December 10, 2021 at 7am the UPMC Eye Center will hold it's quarterly Root Cause Analysis Conference.  Dr.s. Patrick Commiskey and Caroline Vloka will participate in the presentation.  The conference is open to UPMC Eye Center Clinical Faculty, Fellows and Residents only.

Please check back. More details will be posted as they become avaialble.

 


12/14/2021 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Retina Journal Club
Journal Club
Dr. Eller
Virtual

Mandatory for residents on the Retina service rotation. 

Check back for reading materials.


12/15/2021 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Retina Imaging Conference
Retina Imaging
Joseph Martel, MD
Virtual

12/17/2021 - 7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds -Matthew Sommers, MD - Pediatric Ophthalmology Service
Grand Rounds
Amgad Eldib, MD
To Be Determined

Dr. Matthew Sommers will present a case from the Pediatric Ophthalmology Service at UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds on October 2, 2015 at 7am in BST S 120. Drs. Sommers and Eldib will lead a discussion after the case presentation.

Please check back here for suggested reading materials.


12/24/2021 - 7:00am to 8:00am
No Grand Rounds - Winter Break

12/31/2021 - 7:00am to 8:00am
No Grand Rounds - Winter Break

01/05/2022 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Chief Rounds
Caroline Vloka, MD
To Be Determined

01/07/2022 - 7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds-POS Guest Speaker - Gregory S.H. Ogawa, MD - Corneal & External Disease
Grand Rounds
POS Guest Speaker
To Be Determined

Dr. Gregory Ogawa is an ophthalmologist at Eye Associates of New Mexico, specializing in problems involving intraocular lenses, irises, cataracts, and corneas. Dr. Ogawa manages complex patient cases, often for the underserved, routinely treating monocular patients and infants and children with cataracts as well as performing ocular reconstructive procedures for eyes that have experienced a range of injuries. At Eye Associates of New Mexico, he serves as the medical administrative officer in addition to his patient care activities. Dr. Ogawa has designed multiple surgical instruments with the goal of making eye surgery safer and more effective. He has also developed, presented, and published new surgical techniques in the area of iris reconstruction and suture fixation of intraocular lens implants. He helped advance and disseminate new surgeries such as endothelial keratoplasty— implantation of miniature telescopes for patients with macular degeneration—and soon, the implantation of custom artificial irises. A beloved educator, Dr. Ogawa travels nationally to major eye surgery meetings such as the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and The Cornea Society where he teaches eye surgery in labs and didactic sessions to residents, fellows, and experienced practitioners.


01/11/2022 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Retina Journal Club
Journal Club
Dr. Eller
Virtual

Mandatory for residents on the Retina service rotation. 

Check back for reading materials.


01/12/2022 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Retina Imaging Conference
Retina Imaging
Joseph Martel, MD
Virtual

01/14/2022 - 7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds - Timothy Chen, MD - Neuro-Ophthalmology Service
Grand Rounds
Islam Zaydan, MD
To Be Determined

Dr. Tiimothy Chen will present a case from the Neuro Ophthalmology Service at UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds on January 14, 2022 at 7am.  Drs.Chen and Zaydan will lead a discussion after the case presentation.  Please check back here for suggested reading materials.


01/19/2022 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Chief Rounds
Caroline Vloka, MD
To Be Determined

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