Ophthalmology Interest Group


"If we could but paint with the hand what we see with the eye" - Honoré de Balzac 



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Welcome to the Ophthalmology Interest Group at HUCM! For information about meeting and event dates, times, and locations, please check out our Facebook Group here.


About us

The mission of the Howard Ophthalmology Interest Group/Student Sight Savers is to contribute to ongoing efforts to prevent blindness.

This is accomplished by:

Providing glaucoma and vision screenings to underserved DC residents. Helping students learn about Ophthalmology as a specialty, and giving medical students the chance to gain patient exposure in their preclinical years.


Executive Board 2018-2019

 President: Sachin Rajpal

President: Sachin Rajpal

 Ex-Officio: Heran Gebreyesus

Ex-Officio: Heran Gebreyesus

 Co-Vice President: Simran Soni

Co-Vice President: Simran Soni

 Co-Vice President: Nikhil Swarup

Co-Vice President: Nikhil Swarup

 Student Sight Savers M2 Coordinator: Ja'Qualane Scales

Student Sight Savers M2 Coordinator: Ja'Qualane Scales

 Student Sight Savers M2 Coordinator: Tishina Tittley

Student Sight Savers M2 Coordinator: Tishina Tittley

 Research Chair: Haroon Ismail

Research Chair: Haroon Ismail

 3rd Year Class Representative: Stephanie Davis

3rd Year Class Representative: Stephanie Davis

 2nd Year Class Representative: Kovid Bhayana

2nd Year Class Representative: Kovid Bhayana

 1st Year Class Representative: Zachary Eller

1st Year Class Representative: Zachary Eller

 Student Sight Savers M1 Coordinator: Brian Sajorda

Student Sight Savers M1 Coordinator: Brian Sajorda

 Student Sight Savers M1 Coordinator: Mira Jain

Student Sight Savers M1 Coordinator: Mira Jain


Executive Board 2017-2018

 President: Ali Allahdina

President: Ali Allahdina

 Co-Vice President: Oshman Lopez

Co-Vice President: Oshman Lopez

 Co-Vice President: Sachin Rajpal

Co-Vice President: Sachin Rajpal

 Ex-Officio: Heran Gebreyesus

Ex-Officio: Heran Gebreyesus

 First Year Class Representative

First Year Class Representative

 Student Sight Savers Coordinator: Simran Soni

Student Sight Savers Coordinator: Simran Soni