July 2021 – July 2022
Glaucoma and Complex Anterior Segment Surgery Fellow
Moran Eye Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
July 2018 – June 2021
Ophthalmology Residency Program
Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon
June 2017 – June 2018
Transitional Year Intern
Crozer-Keystone Health System, Chester, Pennsylvania
August 2012 – May 2017
Doctor of Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania,
Masters of Translational Research (MTR)
June 2015 – May 2017
Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics at the University of Pennsylvania
September 2007 – June 2011
Neurobiology, Physiology & Behavior, B.S. – summa cum laude
Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
University of California, Davis – College of Biological Sciences
Licensure and Certification:
American Board of Ophthalmology
“Molecular genetics and functional analysis indicate CDKN2BAS1-CDKN2B involvement in POAG pathogenesis.”Cells. Accepted August 2020.
Sonika Rathi, Ian D. Danford, Harini V. Gudiseva, Lana Verkuil, Max Pistilli, Sushma Vishwakarma, Inderjeet Kaur, Tarjani Dave, Sirisha Senthil, Joan O’Brien, Venkata R. M. Chavali
“Evaluation of artificial intelligence-based telemedicine screening for retinopathy of prematurity.” Evaluation of artificial intelligence-based telemedicine screening for retinopathy of prematurity. Journal of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, April 2020. In press.
Miles F. Greenwald, Ian D. Danford, Malika Shahrawat, Susan Ostmo, James Brown, Jayashree Kalpathy-Cramer,
Kacy Bradshaw, Robert Schelonka, Howard S. Cohen, R. V. Paul Chan, Michael F. Chiang, J. Peter Campbell
“SNP Located in an AluJb Repeat Downstream of TMCO1, rs4657473, is Protective for POAG in African Americans.” British Journal of Ophthalmology, October 2019. In press.
Lana Verkuil, Ian D. Danford, Maxwell Pistilli, David W. Collins, Harini V. Gudiseva, Ben T. Trachtman, Jie He, Sonika Rathi, Naqi Haider, Gui-Shuang Ying, Venkata R.M. Chavali, Joan M. O’Brien
“Characterizing the ‘POAGome’: a bioinformatics-driven approach to primary open-angle glaucoma.” Progress in Retinal and Eye Research, May 2017. In press.
Ian D. Danford, Lana D. Verkuil, Daniel J. Choi, David W. Collins, Harini V. Gudiseva, Katherine E. Uyhazi, Marisa K. Lau, Levi N. Kanu, Gregory R. Grant, Venkata R.M. Chavali, Joan M. O’Brien.
“Saliva DNA quality and genotyping efficiency in a predominantly elderly population.” BMC Medical Genomics In press.
Harini V Gudiseva, Mark Hansen, Linda Gutierrez, David W Collins, Jie He, Lana D. Verkuil, Ian D. Danford, Anna Sagaser, Anita Bowman, Rebecca Salowe, Prithvi S Sankar, Eydie Miller-Ellis, Amanda Lehman, Joan M. O’Brien.
Honors and Awards:
Residency – Casey Eye Institute
McLean Service Award
This award is given to the resident who distinguished themselves in community service.
Medical School – University of Pennsylvania
Byron S. Hurwitz, M.D., M’66 Memorial Prize
This prize is awarded to the most outstanding graduating medical student entering a residency in Ophthalmology who has demonstrated outstanding student achievement and relevant scholarly pursuits or research, dedication to the field of Ophthalmology, compassionate care, and service or initiative during his or her academic career.
Stuart L. Fine Ophthalmology Medical Student Research Prize
This prize is awarded for meritorious Ophthalmology research while in medical school.
John Morgan Scholarship Recipient
Master of Translational Research (MTR) Scholarship Recipient
Undergraduate – University of California, Davis
summa cum laude
Departmental Citation for Academic Excellence in Research & Scholastics