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Meet the residents

The VCU Department of Ophthalmology welcomes three residents each year for a total of nine in our 36-month program.  

Third-year residents (PGY-4)

 

Elaine R. McElhinny, M.D.
Undergraduate school: University of Pittsburgh (B.S., molecular biology)
Medical school: SUNY, Health Science Center at Brooklyn College of Medicine
Internship: Bassett Hospital, internal medicine

 

Daniel L. Schwartz, M.D.
Undergraduate school: Duke University (B.S., mathematics)
Medical school: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Internship: Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, internal medicine

 

Matthew T. Young, M.D.
Undergraduate school: University of Virginia (B.S., psychology)
Medical school: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Internship: Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, internal medicine

 
 

Second-year residents (PGY-3)

 

Joshua Busscher Joshua Busscher, M.D.
Undergraduate school: University of Virginia (B.S., Economics & Bioethics)
Medical school: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Internship: Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Internal Medicine

 

Faraaz Khan Faraaz Khan, M.D.
Undergraduate school: University of North Carolina (B.S., Psychology)
Medical school: Wake Forest School of Medicine
Internship: Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Internal Medicine

 

Kasey Pierson Kasey Pierson, M.D.
Undergraduate school: Arizona State University (B.S., Biology)
Medical school: The University of Arizona College of Medicine
Internship: Providence Sacred Heart, Transitional Year Residency

 

 

 

First-year residents (PGY-2)

 

Michael T. Wallace, M.D.

Undergraduate school: Freed-Hardeman University
Medical school: University of Alabama School of Medicine
Internship: University of Alabama Hospital

 

 

 

John Chuong Le, M.D.

Undergraduate school: Virginia Commonwealth University
Medical school: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Internship: Virginia Commonwealth University Health System

 

 

 

Adam E. Pflugrath, M.D.

Undergraduate school: William & Mary
Medical school: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Internship: Virginia Commonwealth University Health System

 

 

The size of the residency program fosters a cohesive unit of young doctors that are enjoyable to train with and allows each resident to reach surgical numbers that far exceed the national average. – Charlie Thompson, residency Class of 2012