The Devgan Surgery Award

Devgan surgery award

I have been fortunate to work with so many amazing ophthalmologists who have completed their ophthalmology residency at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at the UCLA School of Medicine in Los Angeles. Each year the best resident surgeon earns the Devgan Surgery Award.

Each of the ophthalmologists listed below spent time operating with me at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center during the three years of residency training at UCLA. These surgeons are now successful in their own right and many continue the tradition in their roles as professors at universities across the country.

The following list is by year of graduation from the program. In addition, the winner of the Devgan Surgery Award is noted.

  • 2001
  • 2002
  • 2003
  • 2004
  • 2005
  • 2006
  • 2007
  • 2008
  • 2009
    • Allen Chiang MD – Retina, Faculty Member, Wills Eye
      • Winner of the Devgan Surgery Award
    • Allen Hu MD – Retina, private practice, Hagerstown, Maryland
    • Ahmad Mansury MD – General, private practice, Los Angeles, CA
    • Pradeep Prasad MD – Retina, faculty member at UCLA / Jules Stein
    • Sumit Shah MD – Retina, private practice, Newark, NJ
    • Tanvi Shah MD – General, private practice, Towson, Maryland
    • Tania Tai MD – glaucoma, Faculty, New York Eye & Ear,  Mount Sinai, NY
    • Barbara Yates MD – General, private practice, North Hollywood (originally a resident at Martin Luther King Hospital)
  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
    • Joseph Christenbury MD – Cornea, private practice, Atlanta
    • Melinda Fry Binkley MD – general, Kaiser, Portland, Oregon
    • Janet Lee MD – glaucoma, private practice, Las Vegas
    • Tripper Sauer MD – glaucoma, private practice, Boston
    • Daniel Su MD – retina fellowship, Wills Eye, Philadelphia
      • Winner of the Devgan Surgery Award
    • Andrew Tye MD  retina fellowship, Tufts, Boston
    • Rany Woo MD – general, private practice, Southern California
    • Chengjie Zheng MD – glaucoma fellowship, Wilmer, Baltimore
  • 2018
    • Todd Driver MD – cornea fellowship, UCSF
    • Juliet Essilfie MD – to start retina fellowship, NYU July 2019
    • Sean Garrity MD – retina fellowship, Tufts, Boston
    • Wayne Gui MD – retina fellowship, JSEI / UCLA
    • Shawn Lin MD – cornea fellowship, Mass Eye & Ear, Boston
    • Erika Tanaka MD – general, Kaiser, Denver, Colorado
    • Elaine Wang MD – glaucoma fellowship, Bascom Palmer, Miami
    • David Xu MD – retina fellowship, Wills Eye, Philadelphia
      • Winner of the Devgan Surgery Award
  • 2019
    • Christine Bokman MD – oculoplastics fellowship, USC
    • Benjamin Campbell MD – oculoplastics fellowship, Indiana University
      • Winner of the Devgan Surgery Award
    • Elisha Garg MD – general, Kaiser, Santa Clara, California
    • Kirk Hou MD, PhD – retina fellowship, JSEI / UCLA
    • Patrick Lee MD – general, Kaiser, Fontana, California
    • Xiongfei Liu MD – glaucoma fellowship, UC San Diego
    • Eric Shieh MD – general, private practice, San Jose
    • Victoria Tseng MD, PhD – glaucoma fellowship, JSEI / UCLA
  • 2020 – in progress
    • Judd Cahoon MD, PhD –
    • Tamara Lenis, MD, PhD –
    • Cameron Pole MD –
    • David Stark MD, PhD –
    • Wade Stoddard MD –
    • Sandip Suresh MD –
    • Qing Wang MD, PhD –
    • Madeline Yung MD –
  • 2021 – in progress
    • Mike DaSilva MD –
    • Eliot Dow MD –
    • Nick Iafe MD –
    • Jaffar Kattan MD –
    • Anh Pham MD –
    • Ernest Puckett MD –
    • Austin Woolley MD –
    • Andrea Yonge MD –
  • 2022 – in progress
    • Abhinav Golla MD –
    • Terry Hsieh MD, PhD –
    • Yoon Lee MD –
    • Justin Park MD –
    • Andres Parra MD –
    • Ravin Sajnani MD –
    • Lynn Shi MD –
    • Claire Smith MD –