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Upcoming Grand Rounds


Title and Presenter 

March 29, 2023

“Update on Retina: SYFOVRE (pegcetacoplan): FDA-Approved Treatment for Geographic Atrophy Secondary to AMD” 

Spencer Fuller, MD, MPH, Retina Fellow

“Uveal Melanoma Prognostication”

James Kohler, MD, Retina Fellow

“More Than Just Floaters”

Christopher Bair, MD, Retina Fellow

March 22, 2023

Moran Sub-Specialty Rounds: Glaucoma
Moderated by/Service Update: Norm Zabriskie, MD

“Technology Update”

Craig Chaya, MD

“Home IOP Monitoring - Value and Learnings”

Barbara Wirostko, MD
Adjunct Professor of Ophthalmology & Biomedical Engineering UofU
Co-founder and Medical Advisor of MyEyes 
Consultant/Advisor to iCare

“Glaucoma Case Presentation” 

Shawn Gulati, MD, Moran Glaucoma Fellow

“Between a Soft and a Hard Place”

Paul Chamberlain, MD, MPH Moran Glaucoma Fellow

March 15, 2023

“Ethics Grand Rounds”

Eric Hansen, MD
Ocular Oncology and Retina Specialist
Moran Eye Center

March 8, 2023

"Vision Impairment and Older Drivers"

Cynthia Owsley PhD, MSPH
Nathan E. Miles Endowed Chair of Ophthalmology
Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Heersink School of Medicine
University of Alabama at Birmingham

February 22, 2023

"Endothelial Keratoplasty: Sunrise, Midday, or Sunset"

Winston D. Chamberlain, MD, PhD
Petti Professor of Ophthalmology
Division of Cornea and Refractive Surgery
Casey Eye Institute
Oregon Health & Science University

February 15, 2023

"The Best Clinical Result at the Lowest Necessary Cost:  Addressing Unwarranted Clinical Variation"

Brent C. James, M.D., M. Stat., FACPE
Clinical Excellence Research Center, Dept. of Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine

February 8, 2023

Mortality conference
Moderated by: Brian Zaugg, MD

"Collaboration for Safe and High-Quality Ophthalmic Surgery"

Patrick Bakke, MD
University of Utah Associate Professor
Director of Anesthesia Moran Eye Center

February 1, 2023

"Providing Eye Care for Utah's Underinsured and Uninsured"

Sean Collon, MD, PGY4
University of Utah 
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences 

"A Team Effort: Management of Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis"

Abigail Jebaraj, MD, PGY4
University of Utah
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences 

"Neuro-Ophthalmologic Manifestations of Acute Hydrocephalus"

David Botros, MD, NeruoSX PGY1
University of Utah
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences 

January 25, 2023

"Challenges in Post-Refractive Cataract Surgery: A Day in the Life of Dr. Mifflin's OR"

Katherine Hu, MD
Cornea Fellow
University of Utah 
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences 

"Update on the Implantable Collamer Lens: A Unique Case and Overview"

M. Davina Kirschenbaum, MD
Cornea Fellow
University of Utah
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences 

January 18, 2023

"Mind Over (and) Matter: The Intersection Between Glaucoma and Meditation"

Anthony Mai, MD, PGY3
University of Utah
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences 

"The Role of Gender in Ophthalmic Surgery Training"

Lydia Sauer, MD, PGY3
University of Utah
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences 

January 11, 2023

"The Future of Big Data in Ophthalmology"

Joshua D. Stein, MD, MS
University of Michigan 
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences 

December 14, 2022

"Cones and Cone Pathways Remain Functional in Advanced Retinal Degeneration"

A.P. Sampath, PhD
Grace and Walter Lantz Professor & Associate Director
Department of Ophthalmology
Jules Stein Eye Institute
UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine

December 7, 2022

"Cognitive Enhancing Supplements and Medications in United States Resident Physicians"

Tyler Etheridge, MD, PGY3

"Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention for Ophthalmologists"

Jordan Desautels, MD, PGY2

"Case Presentation: Review of Optic Nerve Meningiomas"

Allison Liang, MD, PGY1 Neurosurgery

November 16, 2022

Moran Subspecialty Rounds: Uveitis
Moderated by: Albert Vitale, MD

"Overview and New Development in the Treatment of Uveitic Macular Edema"

Albert Vitale, MD
Chief Uveitis Division, Member of Vitreoretinal Divisions 

"Surgical Management of Intractable Macular Edema"

Akbar Shakoor, MD

"Local and Systemic Treatment Options for Uveitic Macular Edema"

Marissa Larochelle, MD

"Additional Local Treatment Options for Uveitic Macular Edema"

Marcus Altman, MD

November 9, 2022

"KCNV2 Retinopathy: A Story of Mice and Men"

Sheila Baker, PhD
Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Iowa

November 2, 2022

"Ethics in Global Ophthalmology"

Jay Jacobson
Emeritus Professor
Divisions of Infectious Disease and Medical Ethics
University of Utah School of Medicine

Nathaniel Gebhard, MD
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health & Science University
Visiting Professor & Global Ophthalmology Fellow

Eric Hansen, MD
Ocular Oncology and Retina Specialist 
University of Utah Moran Eye Center

October 26, 2022

Moran subspecialty rounds: Neuro-OPH
Moderated by: Bradley Katz, MD, PhD

"Progressive bilateral vision loss in a 70 year old female"

Bradley Katz, MD, PhD

"What happened to that nerve?! Glaucoma vs. other optic neuropathies"

Sravanthi Vegunta, MD

"Upcoming INVEX IIH Clinical Trial" 

Meagan Seay, DO

"Resident Research Day Success: A Case of Pyramidal RPE Deposits"

Carolyne Riehle, DO, Neuro-OPH Fellow

October 19, 2022

“Representation in Ophthalmology”

Nnana Amakiri, MD, PGY2

“Don't Go Chasing Waterfalls: Minimally Invasive Management of Bleeding Iris Vascular Tuft”

Ashley Polski, MD, PGY2

October 12, 2022

Morbidity and Mortality Series
Moderated by: Brian Zaugg, MD

“Aborted Catalys Treatment Left Eye”

Bradley Katz, MD, PhD

“Interprofessional Teamwork Skills”

Jeff Pettey, MD

October 5, 2022

“Trends in Temporal Artery Ultrasound and Biopsy at a Tertiary Care Center”

Brian Simon, MD
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine (M.D. 2022)
Research Fellow, Ning Tian Lab, Moran Eye Center

“Should I Be Worried? Postoperative Discoloration of a Multifocal Hydrophobic Acrylic Lens”

Nour Bundogji, MD
University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix (M.D. 2022)
Ophthalmic Pathology/Research Fellow, Moran Eye Center

“Adjustment Pains: Explantation of a Light-Adjustable Lens”

Vivian Hawn, BS
Albert Einstein College of Medicine (M.D, 2023)
Ophthalmic Pathology/Research Fellow, Moran Eye Center

September 28, 2022

7600 Medical Student

“A Curious Case Chemosis”

Janine Yang, MSIV, Drexel University College of Medicine

“Art Through the Lens of Ophthalmology”

Courtney Goodman, MSIV, University of Miami  Miller School of Medicine

“Quantity and Duration of Exposure of General Anesthesia for Pediatric Patients with Retinoblastoma”

Kerri McInnis-Smith, MSIV, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine

“Retina Case Presentation”

Marshall Henrie, MSIV

September 21, 2022

Moran Subspecialty Rounds: Ocuplastics
Moderated by: Doug Marx, MD

“New Horizons in Oculoplastic Surgery: Corneal Neurotization and Beyond”

Ilya Leyngold, MD, and Medical Director
Leyngold Institute For Plastic Surgery

September 14, 2022

“Communication Through Coherence”

Prof. Dr. Pascal Fries
Ernst Strungmann Institute (ESI) gGmbH for Neuroscience in Cooperation with Max Plank Society
Frankfurt, Germany

Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition, and Behavior
Radboud University, The Netherlands

August 24, 2022

"A Literature Review of Effective Ophthalmic Betadine Concentrations"

Maxwell Mayeda, MSIV
University of Colorado School of Medicine 

“Out of Sequence: Detecting the Unexpected”

Beau Sylvester, MSIV

 “Lower Lid Reconstruction and Repair”

Erin NaPier, MSIV, University of Hawaii

“Corneal Decompensation Secondary to Verisyse Lens Implantation”

Caroline Brereton, MSIV, University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

“Identifying Risk Patterns of Self-reported Retinopathy in People with Diabetes in Aceh, Indonesia”

Sabrina Rhode, Medical Student, Hannover Medical School, Germany
Heidelberg Institute of Global Health, University of Heidelberg

August 3, 2022

"How the Mature Retina Can Be Resilient To Partial Photoreceptor Loss"

Felice A. Dunn, PhD
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
University of California, San Francisco 

July 27, 2022

2700 Medical Students

"UGH! A Complex Patient Presentation"

Madison Perchik, MSIV, U of U School of Medicine

"Corneal Hydrops: A Case Review"

Parker Cox, MSIV, U of U School of Medicine

"Acute Retinal Necrosis"

Matthew Conley, MSIV, U of U School of Medicine

July 13, 2022

Moderated by: Kathleen Digre, MD
Distinguished Professor Neurology, Professor of Ophthalmology
Bloomberg Library Committee Chair

"Bloomberg Library & Moran CORE 2022 Update" 

Presented by the Bloomberg Library committee and Moran CORE editor in chief, Griffin Jardine, MD

June 29, 2022

7600 Medical Students

“COVID associated Vasculpathy”

Ruby Garcia, MSII
University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine 

“The Onset and Progression of Persistent Hypertransmission Defects in Intermediate AMD”

Jeremy Lin, MSIV
University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine

"Visual Outcomes of Macula-Involving Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment in Patients with and Without Age-Related Macular Degeneration"

Mark Johnson, MSIV
UAB, School of Medicine 

"The Post-Operative Cataract Evaluation Masking Corneal Intraepithalial Neoplasm" 

Nathan Jensen, MSIV
University of Utah, School of Medicine 

"Pseudoexfoliation Syndrome" 

Chase Paulson, MSIV
University of Utah, School of Medicine 

June 8, 2022

Moderated Subspecialty Rounds: Global Outreach
Moderated by: Craig Chaya, MD

“Simplified Solutions to Adult Strabismus Challenges”

Nathaniel Gebhard, MD
Global Outreach Fellow

“Prevalence of Retinopathy of Prematurity in Colombia”

Maria Parra, MD
Retina & Vitreous Specialist
International Observership in Pediatric Retina

June 1, 2022

"Reviving Sight in Reginal Degeneration by Blocking Functional Remodeling" 

Richard H Kramer, PhD, Professor
Department of Molecular and Cell Biology
University of California, Berkley

May 25, 2022

Moran Subspecialty Rounds: Neuro-Ophthalmology 
Moderated by: Kathleen Digre, MD

"Artificial Intelligence Can Detect Optic Disc Abnormalities"

Professor Dan Milea, MD, PhD
Head, Visual Neuroscience Group
Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI)
Senior Consultant, Neuro-Ophthalmology 
Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC)
Affiliate Professor, Copenhagen University, Denmark
Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore

"Photophobia Curriculum"

Eric Caskey, MD, Neuro-OPH Fellow

May 11, 2022

Morbidity & Mortality Conference 
Moderated by: Brian Zaugg, MD

“Capacity for Procedural Consent in Dementia”

Eileen Hwang, MD, PhD

"Breakdown in Communication"

Alison Crum, MD

“Giant Cell Arteritis: A True Ophthalmologic Emergency and the Need for Diagnostic Biopsy”

Eric Caskey, MD, Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellow

April 27, 2022

“Simplified Solutions to Adult Strabismus Challenges”

David Dries, MD

“I Thought the World was Flat”

Griffin Jardine, MD

“Moran-Bugando Partnership March 2023 Update”

Theresa Long, MD &
Ariana Levin, MD, PGY4

“Navajo Nation Pediatric Update”

Ryan Wallace, MD Research Fellow

April 20, 2022

“Mentoring and Sponsoring- Social Identity and Building an Inclusive Environment”

Terri L. Young, MD, MBA, FARVO, FAOS
Chair, University of Wisconsin Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Peter A. Duehr Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmology
Professor of Pediatrics,  Professor of Medical Genetics

“Voices of New Americans”

Abdulkhaliq Barbaar, MSW, MBA
Former Director of Global Outreach Division, Moran Eye Center

April 13, 2022

“Prevention and Treatment of Postoperative Inflammation and Fibrosis”

Iris Kassem MD, PhD
Associate Professor Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Medical College of Wisconsin Eye Institute
Milwaukee, WI


April 6, 2022

"Andragogy at the Patient Bedside: Adult Learning Theory & Improving the Resident Consult Experience"

Theresa Long, MD
Anterior Segment & Cataract/Academic Fellow

March 30, 2022

Moran Subspecialty Rounds: Uveitis moderated by: Albert Vitale, MD

“Overview of Current and New Treatments for Uveitis”

Albert T. Vitale, MD

“Still Active: What Now?”

Marissa Larochelle, MD &
Rachel Patel, MD, Uveitis Fellow

“Review of Biologic Therapies for Uveitis in Autoimmune Diseases”

Gopi Penmetsa, MD, Rheumatology

March 22, 2022

Moran Subspecialty Rounds: Patient Support Services
Moderated by: Lisa Ord, PhD

"Compensatory Retinal Adjustments for Visual Processing with Foveal Scotomas"

Donald C Fletcher, MD
Senior Scientist, Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute, San Francisco
Clinical Associate Professor, University of Kansas
Dept of Ophthalmology, Kansas City
Medical Director, Envision, Wichita

March 16, 2022

Moran Subspecialty Rounds: Ethics

“What Is a Picture Worth: Potential & Pitfalls in Tele-Ophthalmology”

Eric Hansen, MD
Ocular Oncology and Retina Specialist

March 30, 2022

Moran Subspecialty Rounds: Retina
Moderated by: Steffen Schmitz-Valckenberg, MD

“Introduction and Overview – Optimizing Outcomes for Patients”

Steffen Schmitz-Valckenberg, MD

“Continuous Delivery by Intraocular Anti-VEGF Reservoir"

Joe Simonett, MD

“Bispecific Antibody Therapy”

Hong-Gam Le, MD

"One-Time Treatment by Gene Therapy?"

Chris Bair, MD


February 16, 2022

“Overview of Steroid-induced Glaucoma”

Ariana Levin, MD, PGY4

“Outcomes of Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgeries”

Marshall Huang, MD, PGY4

February 9, 2022

Morbidity & Mortality Conference
Moderated By: Brian Zaugg, MD

“The Illusion of Communication”

Tyler Etheridge, MD, PGY3

"Disclosure: Do’s and Don’ts”

Emily Johnson, MSN, RN, Risk Management Coordinator


February 2, 2022

“Use of Intracameral Tissue Plasminogen Activator in Uveitic Cataract Surgery”

Tyler Etheridge, MD, PGY2

“The Benefit of Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging (FLIO) in Understanding Macular Telangiectasia Type 2 (Mactel)”

Lydia Sauer, MD, PGY2


February 2, 2022

Moran Subspecialty Rounds: Cornea
Moderated by: Mark Mifflin, MD

“Update on Corneal Limbal Stem Cell Transplantation”

Mark Mifflin, MD

“Cornea and Refractive Updates”

Brian Zaugg, MD

"DMEK Complications"

Coliln Ip, MD, Cornea Fellow

January 12, 2022

“The Molecular Basis of Bardet-Biedl Syndrome:
Bridging the Cell Biology of Cilia to Photoreceptor Degeneration”

Maxence Nachury, PhD
Professor, Department of Ophthalmology
University of California, San Francisco

January 5, 2022

"The Interactive Ophthalmology Curriculum: A New Resource"

Steven B. Flynn, MD, PhD
Service Chief, Ophthalmology
Ochsner-LSU Shreveport Monroe Medical Center

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Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

John A. Moran Eye Center
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