Amy Mehta, M.D.
Dr. Mehta is from Boston, Massachusetts. She attended Northeastern University where she studied Biology and studied abroad in Spain. She then worked for a year at a clinical research organization managing pharmaceutical ophthalmology clinical trials. Amy then went to medical school at New York Medical College and spent time doing glaucoma research at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. She did her internship year of residency at Norwalk Hospital in CT. Outside of her interest in ophthalmology, she loves running and is a die-hard Boston sports fan.
Senem Salar, M.D.
Dr. Salar graduated from the prestigious Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine in Ankara, Turkey. She then completed her ophthalmology residency training at Goztepe Education and Research Hospital in Istanbul. Upon completion of her mandatory work as a comprehensive ophthalmologist at a rural hospital, she completed a clinical fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus at the University of Illinois at Chicago. There she had the opportunity to work with a mentor in global ophthalmology, which motivated her to volunteer abroad at Children’s Surgical Center in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. She would like to deepen her training and knowledge in pediatric anterior segment diseases which she believes have a huge impact in global blindness. She enjoys any kind of outdoor sports, and is a certified scuba diver with more than 200 dives in many beautiful places throughout the world.
Class of 2019
Nour Maya Haddad-Tchekmedyian, M.D., M.S.
Dr. Haddad-Tchekmedyian graduated from medical school at St. Joseph University in Beirut, Lebanon. She completed her residency training in ophthalmology at the Rothschild Foundation in Paris, France. She completed three years of retina fellowship at the Beetham Eye Institute affiliated with Harvard Medical School, followed by her internship at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. She has published research on cataract surgery, novel mutations in Von Hippel Lindau and Waardenburg syndromes and diabetic retinopathy. Her clinical interest is in refractive outcomes after cataract surgery, telemedicine, retinal imaging and targeted therapies in retinal diseases. On her free time, Nour likes spending time with her family, yoga, cooking, coupons and dreaming about having a dog.
Jose Quintero, M.D.
Dr. Quintero was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He completed his undergraduate studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he was awarded a Bachelor of Science in Management Science from the Sloan School of Business. As an undergrad, he worked as a research assistant at the MIT Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research where he studied the role of the Rb1 gene on osteoid differentiation and cell cycle exit. Dr. Quintero graduated from medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine in San Juan, Puerto Rico. While in medical school, he led an island-wide epidemiology study on Retinoblastoma in Puerto Rico. During residency, he hopes to expand his knowledge and research interest in statistical methods in medicine, trauma and diabetic retinopathy. In his free time, Jose enjoys traveling, basketball, golf and kite surfing.
Class of 20/20
Aisha Hasan, M.D.
Dr. Hasan is a born and bred New Jerseyian who graduated with high honors from New York University where she earned her BA in middle eastern studies. During that time she did research on the dietary habits of the underserved before taking her desires for community health development to Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. During her time in medical school she joined the Wills Eye volunteer group to perform local eye exams and screenings. At that time she also began working very closely with some of the retina doctors at NJ Retina where she also had the opportunity to develop a research project that in collaboration was accepted for publication by the journal, Retina. From there she went to Allentown, PA to complete her transitional intern year at Lehigh Valley Hospital before returning back to New York City. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, staying fit, exploring different parts of the city, and spending time with friends and family.
Oliver Fischer, M.D.
Dr. Oliver Fischer is a native of New York, and graduated magna cum laude with a BS in Chemistry from the State University of New York at Binghamton University, where he was inducted into the Phi Eta Sigma and Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Societies. He then attended Georgetown University and received an MS in physiology and biophysics. Dr. Fischer went on to receive his MD from Rush Medical College in Chicago, Illinois. In medical school, he traveled to southeast India on a mission trip where he assisted ophthalmologists in both rural and urban eye hospitals, and was awarded a Dean’s fellowship to investigate novel diagnostic approaches to diabetic retinopathy. Prior to completing his intern year at Bassett Hospital, an affiliate of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, he completed a clinical fellowship in ophthalmic pathology at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida. In his free time, Dr. Fischer enjoys reading, playing the piano, and is an avid runner, competing in the Chicago and Boston marathons.
Dr. Khan was raised in Los Angeles, CA. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Science in Psychobiology. She continued her education at the State University of New York College of Optometry, where she earned her Doctorate of Optometry. She has been involved in providing vision screenings in schools via the University Eye Center. Dr. Khan had her clinical training for Ocular Disease at Woodhull Medical Center, and Pediatric and Vision Therapy/Rehabilitation at the University Eye Center. She also had training for Primary Care//Ocular Disease at Downtown Eyecare, located in New York City. In her spare time, she enjoys drawing, reading, and traveling.
Hunter Morgan, O.D.
Dr. Morgan was born and raised in Fairmont, West Virginia. He attended the University of Kentucky where he majored in Biology. Dr. Morgan then graduated magna cum laude from Southern College of Optometry where he obtained his Doctorate of Optometry. He has been involved in multiple international humanitarian vision trips to Honduras, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic through Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity. His clinical training was completed at The Eye Center at Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans, and Eyesight Ophthalmic in New Hampshire. Outside of saving vision, he enjoys running and watching sports.
Ivan Prpic, O.D.
Dr. Prpic was raised in Vancouver, B.C., where he completed his undergraduate studies and received his Bachelor of Science from The University of British Columbia. Dr. Prpic then moved to Boston and received his Doctorate of Optometry degree from The New England College of Optometry. During his clinical training, he completed externships at Boston Medical Center, Perkins School for the Blind, The Providence Veterans Affairs Hospital, and Eye Consultants of Colorado. When Dr. Prpic is not providing eye care, he enjoys spending time outdoors skiing and hiking, and playing sports such as soccer and tennis.