Fellows 2022-2023
(Left to right)
Dr. Punyanuch Pisitpayat, Dr. Minh Nguyen, Dr. Akshay Mentreddy, Dr. Katherine Niemeyer.
2021 and 2020 Proctor graduates
(Left to right)
Dr. Travis Redd, Dr. Amol Sura, Dr. Miel Sundararajan and, Dr. Amit Reddy, Dr. Kareem Moussa
Proctor Fellow at Santa Cruz, CA.


Our one-year uveitis fellowship, which provides clinical training in all aspects of uveitis, including uveitic cataract surgery and medical management with immunosuppression.  Fellows will learn how to diagnose and manage diverse uveitic conditions, with an approximately even split between conditions primarily affecting the anterior and posterior segment.  There is also time set aside for either clinical or laboratory research. A second year, focusing more on research, may be available when appropriate. Ongoing research programs include clinical trials, epidemiologic projects, and laboratory-based studies in infectious and inflammatory ocular disease. Fellows have clinical rotations with Dr. Acharya, Dr. Gonzales, Dr. Keenan, and Dr. Doan.  To apply, please view our profile on the SFMatch website at www.SFMatch.org.

Seminars and educational activities associated with both clinical fellowship training programs include:

  • One or more research projects, to be carried out with Proctor Foundation faculty members.
  • Presentation of research at national meetings, including AAO, ARVO and subspecialty meetings.
  • Participation in Proctor Clinic, Uveitis Clinic and weekly Proctor Service Rounds, which includes both cornea and uveitis cases, and provides clinical training in a setting that stimulates discussion of pathophysiologic and microbiologic aspects of specific disease entities. 
  • Fellows prepare and present a one-hour seminar on a specific topic in cornea and external diseases or uveitis during the year. Fellows also present individual cases discussions at the Department of Ophthalmology Grand Rounds several times a year.
  • Fellows participate in weekly one-hour seminars on corneal disease and uveitis which include detailed discussion of degenerations, dystrophies, infectious and inflammatory diseases, cancers and corneal surgical procedures. Journal clubs are also conducted during the year. 

Our Past Fellows: 

(* Cecilia Vanghan Memorial International Fellow)


Fellows 2012  -  2013   

Waroonchat Issariyapat, MD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow*  -  Laser Vision,  International Lasik Center, Bangkok, Thailand

Vincent Lam, MD, Uveitis Fellow  -  Uptown Eye Specialist, Vaughan, Ontario





Fellows 2013  -  2014  

Julie Schallhorn, MD, MS, Uveitis Fellow  -  UCSF's Francis I. Proctor Foundation for Research in Ophthalmology

Thanapong Somkijrungroj, MD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow*  -  Bumrungrad International Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand





Fellows 2014  -  2015  


Priya Janardhana, MD, Uveitis Fellow  -  UMASS Memorial Health, Worcester, Massachusetts


Weeraya Pimolrat, MD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow*  -  Bangkok Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand




Fellows 2015  -  2016 

Wipada Laovirojjanakul, MD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow  -  Ratchaphruek hospital, Kaen Khon, Thailand





Fellows 2016  -  2017 

Jessica Shantha, MD.MS  -  UCSF's Francis I. Proctor Foundation for Research in Ophthalmology





Fellows 2017  -  2018 

Varun Pawar, MD  -  Varun Pawar,  Ophthalmology (Eye) | Mount Sinai,  New York

Kaidi Wang, MD  -  VMFH, Seattle, Washington

Taniya Bhoopat, MD*  -  Vajira hospital, Bangkok, Thailand.




Fellows 2018  -  2019  

Athanasios Marneris, DO  -  Multack Eye Care, Illinois

Edmund Tsui, MD  -  Stein Eye Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles

Plern Sutra, MD*  -  Samitivej Chinatown Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand




Fellows 2019  -  2020  

Miel Sundararajan, MD  -  UW Medicine, Seattle, Washington

Kareem Moussa, MD  -  UC DAVIS




Fellows 2020  -  2021 

Amol Sura, MD  -  Duke University

Amit Reddy, MD  -  University of Colorado




Fellows 2021  -  2022  

Christine Benador Shen, MD  -  Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara 

Adrian Tsang, MD*  -  University of Ottawa




Fellows 2022  -  2023 

Punyanuch Pisitpayat, MD *  -  Vajira hospital, Bangkok, Thailand.

Akshay Mentreddy, MD  -  Wake Forest School of Medicine (Retina fellow), Winston  -  Salem, North Carolina.

Katherine Niemeyer, MD  -  Kaiser Permanente 
San Francisco.




Current fellows 2023  -  2024  

Myra Safo, MD, MPH -

Home Institution: California Pacific Medical Center 

Itamar Livnat, MD, PhD  -  

Home Institution: UC Irvine 

Martin Dionsin, MD * -

Home Institution: Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center,Cebu, Philippines




In coming fellows 2024  -  2025  

Blake Snyder, MD  -  

Home Institution: UC Davis



I’ve had a great experience this year, this is a wonderful fellowship with excellent clinical training opportunities, research opportunities, mentorship. It’s been a really fantastic year and I think this is one of the best fellowships in the country.

Kareem Moussa, MD

Uveitis Fellow, 2019-2020


How do residents afford to live in San Francisco?


San Francisco is one of the most amazing cities in the world, and as such rent here can be expensive. Luckily, the University of California provides a housing stipend to all residents. In 2022, each resident receives over $12,000 in addition to their salary as a supplement to offset housing costs. Residents have not had a problem finding great housing in our beautiful city! In addition, each resident receives a generous meal card allowance to cover the cost of most meals while at each campus.

Housing for Staff

It's true! UCSF Housing now welcomes UCSF staff to live with us. Let us help you find your next home on or next to campus. 


Mission Bay Housing

On the Mission Bay campus, near shuttle stops, the gym, and more, these four buildings create our largest Housing complex


The Tidelands

The Tidelands, located in the Dogpatch neighborhood and next to Mission Bay, is modern and has great amenities

Mount Zion Housing

A smaller complex next to the Mount Zion campus, in the middle of the city, and close distance to restaurants, shops, and more



Aldea San Miguel

A family-friendly community surrounded by a forest on Mount Sutro, one mile from the Parnassus Heights campus


Academe at 198

Academe at 198 is a brand new housing option for UCSF, opening late summer 2023



Residents, Fellows, & Postdoctoral Scholars Benefits

Learn about benefits packages designed specifically for residents, fellows and postdoctoral scholars.



Fellowship Director: John Gonzales, MD



Fellowship Coordinator: Sarah Lopez, OD, FAAO
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 415-476-1422
F.I. Proctor Foundation UCSF
Application: www.sfmatch.org
Description: http://proctor.ucsf.edu/