Hamilton Eye Institute Celebrates 39th Annual Alumni/Residents' Day (Photos)


HEI resident Dr. Brian Fowler reviews a case presentation   The 20th Kambara Distinguished Visiting Professor, Dr. Michael A. Kass, watches a resident case   Dr. Sarwat Salim moderates discussion following a resident case presentation   HEI Orthoptist Luke Skilbeck and Dr. Melvin Litch discuss a poster during the morning poster viewing session   HEI research assistant Pratheebha Krishnamurthy stands ready to discuss age-related macular degeneration research   HEI alumna Dr. Kristen T. Duncan and Residency Program Director Dr. Natalie C. Kerr discuss a pediatric ophthalmology poster on neuroblastoma   Dr. Giovannella Carboni awaits questions about her macular function poster   Drs. Ralph S. Hamilton and Sarwat Salim look over her glaucoma program poster   Resident Thomas Nix, MD, gives his research presentation   Resident Emily Taylor, MD, gives her research presentation   Dr. Michael A. Kass, the 20th Kambara Distiguished Visiting Professor, begins his lecture, "Managing Patients with Ocular Hypertension"   Dr. Michael A. Kass delivers the Kambara Lecture   Dr. Natalie C. Kerr thanks Dr. Kass for his participation in the Hamilton Eye Institute?s 39th Annual Alumni/Residents? Day   Dr. Kerr presents Dr. Kass with an award commemorating his service as the 20th George K. Kambara, MD, Distinguished Visiting Professor   Drs. James C. Fleming and Roger L. Hiatt   Drs. Kerr, Fleming, and Hiatt gather around Dr. Kass after his award is presented   Faculty, residents and alumni of the Hamilton Eye Institute gather for a reception in honor of the graduating residents and fellows   Dr. William Morris starts off the reception with a few words   Dr. Fleming welcomes everyone to the reception   Dr. Fleming presents a certificate to Dr. Alan "Chip" Oester for completing his first year of oculoplastics fellowship in Memphis.  Dr. Oester's second year will be completed in Nashville with Dr. Ralph Wesley.   Dr. Jorge Calzada presents a certificate to Dr. Heather Hancock for completing her vitreoretinal fellowship.  Dr. Hancock will be joining the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Mississippi in Jackson.   Dr. Kerr presents a symbolic diploma to graduating resident Dr. Steven R. Ballard, a captain in the U.S. Army, who will practice ophthalmology for one year at Fort Riley in Kansas City, Kansas, before moving on to a pediatric ophthalmology fellowship.   Dr. Kerr presents a symbolic diploma to graduating resident Dr. John D. Hyatt, who will continue his medical education at HEI in a retinal fellowship under the mentorship of Dr. Steven Charles   Dr. Kerr presents a symbolic diploma to graduating resident Dr. David F. Jones, who will remain at HEI to begin an oculoplastics fellowship with Dr. James C. Fleming   Dr. Kerr presents a symbolic diploma to graduating resident Dr. Aaron N. Waite, who begins a fellowship at the Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute in Denver, Colorado, specializing in cornea and external disease   The graduating residents: Drs. Waite, Jones, Hyatt, and Ballard   The graduating residents present a bouquet of flowers to HEI Residency Program Director Dr. Natalie C. Kerr   The graduating residents present Dr. Kathryn L. Reed with the Phillip M. Lewis Award for outstanding contributions to resident instruction in clinical service   The graduating residents present Dr. R. Christopher Walton with the Roger Hiatt Award for outstanding contributions to resident instruction in academic development   The graduating residents present Dr. Ivan Marais with a special recognition award for his unflagging dedication to outstanding teaching service   Dr. Ralph S. Hamilton speaks to the graduating residents   Dr. Kerr with the graduating residents   Lewis Award recipient Dr. Kathryn L. Reed with the graduating residents   Hiatt Award recipient Dr. R. Christopher Walton with the graduating residents   Special Recognition Award recipient Dr. Ivan Marais with the graduating residents   Drs. Fleming, Ballard, Waite, Hamilton, Kerr, Jones, and Hyatt   Drs. Ballard, Waite, Fleming, Kass, Hamilton, Jones, and Hyatt