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

Omar AbuQamar, MD, MMSc

Medical School: University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine
Hometown: 
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
Hometown: 
Manchester, CT
Hobbies: Traveling with my family, woodworking, fish aquariums and cooking

Allison Resnik, MD

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

Angell Shi, MD

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

Second-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.

Third-Year Residents

Christine Shen, MD

Allison V. Coombs, DO, MS

Medical School: New York Institute of Technology of Osteopathic Medicine
Hometown: Danvers, MA
Hobbies: Traveling with my family, cooking, boating.

Jarod Santoro, MD

Nisha Dhawlikar, MD, MPH

Medical School: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Hometown: Holmdel, New Jersey
Hobbies: Traveling, running, being on or by the water, wine tasting, and catching up with friends.

Eleni Konstantinou, MD

Gavin A. Gorrell, MD

Medical School: University of New Mexico
Hometown: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Hobbies: Mountain biking, ski touring, climbing, half-hearted trail “running”, dinner parties, and keeping houseplants alive (mostly).

Gosia Dymerska, MD

Chelsea L. Gottschalk, MD

Medical School: Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Hometown: Phoenix, MD
Hobbies: Baking, cello, cookbooks, indoor plants

Fellows

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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