RESIDENTS, FELLOWS, POSTDOCTORAL & GRADUATE STUDENTS

Class of 2020

Braden Burkhard, MD

Dr. Braden Burckhard earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology and Chemistry at Minot State University in Minot, ND. Dr. Burckhard received his medical degree from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND.

Meisha Raven, OD

Dr. Meisha Raven earned her Bachelor of Sciences in Biomedical Science from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI. Dr. Raven received her medical degree from A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ, and her Ocular Pathology Fellowship at UW–Madison.

Alana Trotter, MD

Dr. Alana Trotter earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Afro American Studies at UW–Madison. Dr. Trotter received her medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI.

Class of 2021

Elaine Downie, MD

Dr. Elaine Downie earned her Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry at Carleton College in Northfield, MN. Dr. Downie received her medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis, MN.

Jacob Evans, MD

Dr. Jacob Evans earned his Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience at Brigham Young University, Provo, UT. He received his medical degree from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine in Iowa City, IA.

Maxwell Wingelaar, MD

Dr. Maxwell Wingelaar earned his Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI. He received his medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in Grand Rapids, MI.

Class of 2022

Tyler Boulter, MD

Dr. Tyler Boulter earned his medical degree from Texas A&M College of Medicine in Bryan, TX. He completed an internship in internal medicine at Riverside Community Hospital in Riverside, CA.

Paige Richards, MD

Dr. Paige Richards earned her medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in Grand Rapids, MI. Dr. Richards completed her internal medicine internship at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI.

Kenneth Taylor, MD

Dr. Kenneth Taylor joins us from the United States Air Force (Columbus Air Force Base), where he served as a flight surgeon from 2015-2019. Prior to that, he earned his medical degree from Emory University in Atlanta, GA, and completed an internship in internal medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX.

Class of 2023

Katherine Dalzotto, MD

Dr. Katherine Dalzotto earned her medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, OH.

Chintan Pathak, MD

Dr. Chintan Pathak earned his medical degree from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, IL.

William Van De Car, MD

Dr. William Van De Car earned his medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in Grand Rapids, MI.

Clinical Fellows

Kyla Aschenbeck, MD

Dr. Kyla Aschenbeck, cornea, external disease and refractive surgery fellow, completed her ophthalmology residency at Louisiana State University Health-Shreveport in Shreveport, LA.

Study Area: Cornea

Jacklyn Gurwin, MD

Dr. Jaclyn Gurwin, oculofacial and reconstructive surgery fellow, will be with DOVS for a two-year program. She completed her ophthalmology residency at the Scheie Eye Institute Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA.

Study Area: Oculoplastics

Colin McInnis

Dr. Colin McInnis, glaucoma fellow, completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson, AZ.

Study Area: Glaucoma

Joseph “Jamie” Raevis, MD

Dr. Joseph “Jamie” Raevis, vitreoretinal surgery fellow, completed his ophthalmology residency at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. Study Area: Retina

Kathleen Regan, MD

Dr. Kathleen Regan, second-year retina fellow, completed her ophthalmology residency training at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL.

Study Area: Retina

pre-residency ocular imaging fellows

Spencer Cleland, MD

Dr. Spencer Cleland serves in the Fundus Photograph Reading Center as a pre-residency ocular imaging/ocular pathology fellow.

Tyler Etheridge, MD

Dr. Tyler Etheridge serves in the Fundus Photograph Reading Center team as a pre-residency ocular imaging fellow.

postdoctoral students

PANKAJ SINGH

Research Associate
Advisor: Donna Neumann, PhD

KARA VOGEL

T32 Vision Research Trainee, Post-Doctoral Researcher
Advisor: Gillian McLellan, BVMS, PhD

graduate students

RYAN DONAHUE

T32 Vision Research Trainee Program: Molecular and Cellular Pathology
Advisor: Robert Nickells, PhD

JULIANA FALERO PEREZ

Program: Environmental Toxicology
Advisor: Nader Shebani, PhD

THOMAS LAWLER, MS, RD

Program: Nutritional Sciences
Advisor: Julie Mares, PhD, MSPH

STEVEN MAYERL

Program: Pathology
Advisor: David Gamm, MD, PhD

KAZUYA OIKAWA, DVM

Program: Comparative Biomedical Sciences – Vet School
Advisor: Gillian McLellan, BVMS, PhD

SARAH REMPEL

Program: Neuroscience
Advisor: Timothy Gomez, PhD

ABHILASH SAWANT, MS

Program: Physiology
Advisor: Mrinalini Hoon, PhD

YONG-SEOK SONG

Program: Environmental Toxicology
Advisor: Nader Sheibani, PhD