Best Wishes to Our 2023 Graduates!

2023 DOVS Graduation

Congratulations to the 2023 DOVS residency and fellowship graduates! With a dedication to excellence and a commitment to patient care, we are confident they will go on to make significant contributions to the field of ophthalmology. We wish our graduates every success in their future careers.


Katy CogginsKaty Coggins, MD, Glaucoma Fellow
Future Plans: Surgical Glaucoma Attending, Mercy Health, Janesville, WI.

“It’s been a great year – I’ve learned glaucoma surgical techniques and how to be more efficient in the OR and in clinic. Dr. (Yao) Liu was a tremendous help during my job interview process, giving me helpful advice along the way about potential job opportunities and helping to write letters and recommendations.”


Elaine Downie, MDElaine Downie, MD, Oculofacial Plastic Surgery Fellow
Future Plans: academic position at the University of Michigan




Benjamin Fowler, MD, PhDBenjamin Fowler, MD, PhD, Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellow
Future Plans: Main Eye Center in Portland, ME




Julia Shatten, MDJulia Shatten, MD, Cornea, External Disease, Refractive Surgery Fellow
Future Plans: Ophthalmic Associates, Anchorage, AK



Katherine DalzottoKatherine Dalzotto, MD, Ophthalmology Resident
Future Plans: Medical Eye Associates in Waukesha, WI

“One of the things I learned from my mentor (Dr. Dan Knoch) was how to build strong trusting relationships with patients; how to advocate and go above and beyond for patients.”


Chintan Pathak, MDChintan, Pathak, MD, Chief Ophthalmology Resident
Future Plans: Vision Point Eye Center in Bloomington, IL

“Residency is about learning, seeing, and doing as much as you can. You will never again be in a position to learn in such a high-paced environment, so take advantage of it.”


William Van De Car, MDWilliam van De Car, MD, Ophthalmology Resident
Future Plans: Vancouver Eye Care Physicians & Surgeons in Vancouver, WA

“One of the most memorable experiences I’ve had is learning surgical techniques in India.”


We also congratulate our pathology/imaging fellows:

Nikki Duncan, MD, Ocular Pathology/Imaging Fellow
Christian Kim, MD, Ocular Pathology/Imaging Fellow
Gelique Ayala, Ocular Imaging Fellow


Highlights from Graduation Day


Red and white corsage with a tiny gold glasses pendant.

Terri Young at the podium.(Photography © Andy Manis)