The LSU Vitreoretinal Fellowship accepts 2 fellows on odd years and one fellow on even years.


Senior Fellows


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Mehreen Adhi, MD



University of Louisville

Research Fellowship:

New England Eye Center, Tufts Medical Center, Boston

Medical School:

Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan

My goal for the two years of vitreoretinal surgery fellowship training was to see diverse, complex and advanced retinal pathology and learn as many intricate and challenging surgical skills as possible from well trained, collegial and approachable faculty mentors. When I was interviewing for fellowship, I immediately got a sense that LSU was going to be right fit for me to achieve my goals. Hence, I am here, and I am happy with my decision. - Mehreen Adhi









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Akintomide "Tommy" Apara, MD, PhD



University of California, San Diego

Medical School/PhD Program:

University of Miami


Duke University, Durham


“I came to the LSU Surgical VR Fellowship to receive advanced clinical training on severe retinal disease. My goal was to become well trained on advanced surgical techniques by knowledgeable and experienced surgeons and faculty advisers. My surgical skills and experience has progressed immensely and i do believe that i made the right decision.” - Tommy Apara






Junior Fellow


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James David, MD



Louisiana State University HSC, New Orleans

Medical School:

Oakland University, William Beaumont School of Medicine, Rochester, Michigan


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor


The pathology in southeast Louisiana is diverse and often advanced, the patients are very grateful, and the multiple clinical and surgical learning opportunities make you well prepared upon graduation. The faculty are approachable, have different personalities and different opinions on the best way to treat multiple vitreoretinal conditions allowing for a surprisingly diverse training experience. The graded autonomy at LSU challenges you while allowing for optimal patient outcomes.  Finally, New Orleans is an amazing city - the rich culture, warm weather, live music, and amazing restaurants all provide unique opportunities for downtime activities. -James David