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

Tavish Nanda, MD


Tavish Nanda, MD


William Carerra, MD, MS


Nisarg Chhaya, MD


Brendan M. Lawson, DO


Aseef Ahmed, DO


Jonathan Chao, MD


Prashanth Iyer


Jason Szelog

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