Meet the Residents

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

Simon D. Archambault, MD

Medical School: University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Cromwell, CT
Hobbies: I love watching and playing sports (basketball, golf, tennis), cooking, traveling, and having fun with friends and family.

James Kwan, MD

Medical School: Tufts University
Weston, CT
Hobbies: Guitar, weightlifting, and Korean cooking (especially making kimchi)

Heba Mahjoub, MD

Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Warren, OH
Hobbies: Cooking, traveling, walking all over Boston!

Varsha Pramil, MD

Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine
Hershey, PA
Hobbies: Tennis, hiking, intramural beach volleyball, trying new recipes and restaurants!

Second-Year Residents

Daniel Azzam, MD

Medical School: University of California, Irvine
Hometown: Originally born in Cleveland, grew up in Los Angeles, California
Hobbies: Freestyle soccer, trail running especially with my puppy golden doodle, tasting new foods while traveling and recreating them with my wife in our kitchen.

Will Binotti, MD

Medical School: Universidade de Taubate
Hometown: Limeira (Sao Paulo), Brazil
Hobbies: Barbecue with friends, playing guitar, listening to audiobooks/podcasts

Julia Ernst, MD, PhD

Medical School: Medical University of Warsaw
Hometown: Rzeszow, Poland
Hobbies: Skiing, sailing, oil painting

Julia A. Watson, MD

Medical School: University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Hometown: Rocky Mount, NC
Hobbies: Spending time outside, jogging, playing racquet sports (squash, tennis), exploring restaurants and bakeries, spending time with my family, including husband, son, and hound mix

Third-Year Residents

Omar AbuQamar, MD, MMSc

Medical School: University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine
Boston transplant originally from Amman, Jordan.
Hobbies: Crossfit, Endurance cycling and bikepacking. Also, reading, traveling, soccer and cooking (with a specialty in Jordanian and Middle Eastern cuisine).

Jonathan Caranfa, MD, PharmD

Medical School: University of Connecticut
Manchester, CT
Hobbies: Traveling with my family, woodworking, fish aquariums and cooking

Allison Resnik, MD

Medical School: Georgetown University
Pittsburgh, PA
Hobbies: Baking, running, and exploring NE for hiking spots!

Angell Shi, MD

Medical School: Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Littleton, MA
Hobbies: Tennis, running along the Charles, baking, and learning how to play guitar!

Forth-Year Residents

Yi Ling Dai, MD

Medical School: Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
Hometown: Suzhou, China
Hobbies: Hiking, Traveling, Thrifting, and Food

Kate V. Dennett, MD

Medical School: Albany Medical College
Hometown: Highlands Ranch, CO
Hobbies: Watching and playing sports (Ice Hockey, Soccer), Travel, Reading and eating Chipotle.

Erin M. Lanzo, MD

Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine
Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Hobbies: hiking, visiting National Parks, reading, coffee drinking, city walks

Teresa P. Horan, MD

Medical School: Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Hometown: Salem, CT
Hobbies: Kayaking, swimming, and traveling.


Yingna Liu, MD

Hometown: Shanghai, China
1st Year Retina Fellow
Residency: UC San Francisco

Reza Moradi, MD

Hometown: Tehran, Iran
Cornea Fellow
Residency: California Pacific Medical Center

Tavish Nanda, MD

Hometown: New York City, NY
1st Year Retina Fellow
Residency: Columbia University

Hardik Parikh, MD

Hometown: Jersey City, NJ
Glaucoma Fellow
Residency: NYU Grossman SOM

Jarod M. Santoro, MD

Hometown: Providence, RI
Medical Retina Fellow
Residency: New England Eye Center

Dana Schneider, MD

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Cornea Fellow
Residency: University of South Florida

Maggie Wei, MD

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Glaucoma Fellow
Residency: Krieger Eye Institute

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