Meet the Residents – 2014-2015

The New England Eye Center, Tufts University School of Medicine Residency in Ophthalmology offers a three-year program that blends clinical training, academic activities, and research opportunities. There are four residents in each of the three years of the program.


First-Year Residents

Lewen, Michael

Michael Lewen, MD

College:  Williams College, Williamstown, MA
Med School:  Drexel University College of Medicine
Hobbies: Athletics, music, art, my Labrador retriever, Sally
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

Liu, Erica

Erica Liu, MD

College:  University of California
Med School: University of California, Irvine
Hobbies: Putting together furniture and ending up with extra pieces and most things that involve a ball, board, and/or swimsuit
Hometown: San Jose, California

Moon, Jessica

Jessica Moon, MD

College: Boston University
Med School:  Boston University School of Medicine
Hobbies: Cooking, gym classes, travel
Home town: Norwood, NJ

Wright, Emily

Emily Wright, MD

College: Muhlenberg College
Med School: Virginia Commonweath University
Hobbies: Traveling, basketball, my dog, running, eating good food
Home town: Moorestown, NJ


Second-Year Residents

Hansen, Bradley

Bradley Hansen, MD

College: Brigham Young University - Idaho
Medical School: University of Washington
Internship: Providence-Sacred Heart, WA
Hobbies: Violin, skiing/snowboarding, rock climbing, playing with my kids 
Hometown: Rexburg, Idaho

Dunbar, Kirsten

Kristen Dunbar, MD

College: University of Virginia
Medical School: Emory School of Medicine
Internship: Erlanger Hospital/UT Chattanooga
Hobbies: Tennis, hiking
Home town: Atlanta, GA

Branchini, Lauren

Lauren Branchini, MD

College: Boston University
Medical School: Boston University
Internship: Carney Hospital
Hobbies: hiking, gardening, crafting
Home town: Albany, NY

Klein, Kendra

Kendra Klein, MD

College: Hobart & William Smith
Medical School: University of Rochester
Internship: Memorial Sloan Kettering
Hobbies: traveling, cooking
Home town: Utica, NY


Third-Year Residents

Ho, Joseph

Joseph Ho, MD

College: University of California, Berkeley
Medical school: Boston University School of Medicine
Internship: Alameda County Medical Center--Highland Hospital
Hobbies: Running, traveling, watching movies
Hometown: Northridge, CA

Lee, Gregory

Gregory Lee, MD

College: Princeton 
Medical school: UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson
Internship: Carney Hospital, Dorchester, MA
Hobbies: tennis, cooking, basketball, foodie, skiing
Hometown: Egg Harbor Township, NJ

Muakkasa, Nora

Nora Muakkasa, MD

College: Cornell University
Medical school: New York University School of Medicine
Internship: Mount Auburn Hospital
Hobbies: cooking, running, traveling 
Hometown: Syracuse, NY

Jen Renz, MD

Jen Renz, MD

College: Dartmouth College
Medical School: Boston University
Internship: University of New Mexico
Hobbies: Horseback riding, surfing, snowboarding, running
Hometown: Saratoga Springs, NY

Tawse, Kirsten

Kirstin Tawse, MD

College: Penn State University
Medical school: University of Pennsylvania
School of Medicine
Internship: St. Vincents Hospital
Hobbies: running, skiing, tennis, hiking