Residency Leadership

Laura K. Green, M.D., Program Director

Laura K. Green, M.D.Dr. Green has been the residency Program Director at the KEI since 2010, and is especially proud of our resident clinic and the individual teaching and mentorship that our program provides. She likes to break down complicated surgical steps and to teach suturing and surgical steps using the Kitaro dry/wet lab as well as animal eyes.

Dr. Green graduated from the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, the College of William and Mary, and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She completed her residency at the Harvard/Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, and cornea fellowship at the Wilmer Eye Institute, where she also held a teaching appointment for several years.

She is a leader among program directors, serving on the Program Director's Council of the AUPO, the AAO Committee for Resident Education, and the board of the Maryland Society for Eye Physicians and Surgeons. Because she recognizes the importance of ophthalmic pathology for resident education, she is part of the development team for the Pathology Atlas site in the resident section of the AAO ONE network. She has completed the AAO Leadership Development Program, with a project focusing on resident engagement in advocacy by connecting residents with state societies when they graduate.

 

Anthony Castelbuono, M.D., Associate Program Director

Anthony Castelbuono, M.D.Dr. Castelbuono developed an interest in Ophthalmology while researching retinal cells as an undergraduate at Harvard College. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins where he stayed to complete residency program at the Wilmer Eye Institute. He also completed a fellowship program in Glaucoma at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami. He has held academic appointments at both Johns Hopkins and Dartmouth Medical Schools where he has taught numerous residents and medical students through the years.






Wendy Cohen, Residency/Fellowship Administrator

Wendy CohenWendy Cohen joined the Krieger Eye Institute in 1990 as the secretary and surgical scheduler for the program director. Through the years, she found that she truly enjoyed working with the residents and that she had a knack for the administrative work required to support a residency. In 2005, she was promoted to become the residency/fellowship coordinator. She loves working with the residents every day, helping them further their education, and supporting them throughout their training. Wendy is a leader among ophthalmology residency coordinators, and has mentored many new coordinators across the country. Realizing that there was no national organization for ophthalmology coordinators, she worked to help start the Association of Ophthalmology Program Managers in Coordinators (AOPMC) in 2012. Wendy has been active as an organizer and presenter at the AOPMC annual meetings.

 

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