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The most important indicator of the success of a training program is found in the outcomes of the graduates upon completion of their training.

Maria Garcia, M.D.

Maria Garcia, M.D.

What attracted you to Mayo Clinic?

The reason for Mayo Clinic’s reputation as a world-renowned institution was evident from the first time I visited Mayo Clinic. The emphasis on patient care and the hope provided to patients is unparalleled. Patients come from all over the world with complex pathology, which provides great learning opportunities. All the staff you encounter are devoted to prioritizing patient care and education. It was a great place to train as both a medical student and resident.

Mohamed Hassan, M.D.

Mohamed Hassan, M.D.

What attracted you to Mayo Clinic?

Our patients come from all over the world to place their trust in Mayo and its outstanding reputation, gifting us with the privilege of caring for a unique and diverse population. It’s a very special and comforting feeling knowing that, under one roof, Mayo has world renowned experts in every specialty to help in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. The collegial environment truly nurtures Mayo’s most coveted value: “the needs of the patient come first.” I am honored to be training at an institution that continually sets the gold standard in caring for patients. 

Alumni

Name Graduation Year Destination
Bryce Aul, M.D.

2022

Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Robert Funk, M.D.

2022

Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Gunderson Health System, La Crosse, WI

Emily Witsberger, M.D.

2022

Cornea Fellowship, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Kristi Wu, M.D.

2022

Glaucoma Fellowship, Duke University, Durham, NC

Aaron Fairbanks, M.D.

2021

Medical Retina Fellowship at Mass Eye and Ear, Boston, MA

Maria de Lourdes Garcia, M.D.

2021

New York Combined Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgery Fellowship, Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, New York, NY

Minjun Hur, M.D.

2021

Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Mayo Clinic Health System, La Crosse, WI

Trevor Kindle, M.D.

2021

Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Willcockson Eye Associates, Yankton, SD

Kevin Chodnicki, M.D.

2020

Neuro-ophthalmology Fellowship, Massachusetts Eye & Ear, Boston, MA

Mohamed Hassan, M.D.

2020

Physicians Eye Clinic, West Des Moines, IA

Khin Kilgore, M.D. 2020 Glaucoma Fellowship, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Sarah Chaoying Xu, M.D.  

2020

Glaucoma Fellowship, Duke Eye Center, Durham, NC
Bobby Foster, M.D.

2019

Comprehensive ophthalmology, Huntsville, AL

Matthew Starr, M.D.

2019

Surgical Retina Fellowship, Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Jenny Wang, M.D.

2019

Pediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Nelson Winkler, M.D.

2019

Comprehensive ophthalmology, MI

For additional details on alumni from the Ophthalmology Residency at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, please see the alumni profile overview.

Mayo Clinic Alumni Association

Mayo Clinic Alumni Association

The Mayo Clinic Alumni Association will help you stay in touch with your Mayo Clinic colleagues, maintain a valuable professional connection to Mayo Clinic throughout your medical and/or research career, participate in continuing medical education, and more.

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