On July 1, the Wilmer Eye Institute welcomed its newest group of residents, the class of 2024. This diverse group of young people will spend the next three years at Wilmer, learning and developing their skills and talents. We asked them about their interests and what are they most looking forward to at Wilmer.
Moon Jeong Lee, M.D.
Before Wilmer: I was born in Korea and raised in Ontario, Canada. I attended medical school at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and completed my internship at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore.
Biggest area of interest: My research thus far has focused on visual impairment, aging and cognitive function. My clinical and research interests are broad, and I look forward to exploring all ophthalmic subspecialties.
What I’m most excited about: I am eager to learn from wonderful mentors and excited to develop my clinical skills with my co-residents in order to provide the best care for our patients.
Mohima Sanyal, M.D.
Before Wilmer: Prior to medical school, I completed my M.Sc. in cognitive and evolutionary anthropology at the University of Oxford. I subsequently attended the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania for my M.D./M.P.H., and completed a transitional year internship at Riverside Community Hospital in Riverside, California.
Biggest area of interest: I am excited to learn about all ophthalmology subspecialties from the world-renowned pioneers at Wilmer who are constantly advancing the field. My research passions lie in the intersections between ophthalmology and public health, and I am looking forward to studying and contributing to more inclusive, equitable systems of vision care for diverse communities.
What I’m most excited about: I am thrilled to have this opportunity to learn from the inspirational innovators who make Wilmer such an exceptional and warm place to train. I look forward to growing as an ophthalmologist by learning from and with my phenomenal co-residents and working together to provide exceptional vision care for all of our patients.
Hannah Schultz, M.D.
Before Wilmer: I was born and raised in New York City. I attended medical school at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and completed my transitional year at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.
Biggest area of interest: I have very broad clinical and research interests that I look forward to further exploring throughout residency. Thus far, my research has largely focused on the blood-retinal barrier and on health care disparities.
What I’m most excited about: I am looking forward to mentorship from faculty who are leaders in their fields, learning from my brilliant co-residents, exploring the limitless research opportunities and serving the Baltimore community.
Anuoluwapo Sopeyin, M.D.
I was born and raised in Nigeria. I studied biochemistry at Vassar College and attended Yale School of Medicine. I completed my internship in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.
Biggest area of interest
I am interested in seeking ways to use basic science research to improve patient care, while also helping to improve health care access and utilization in underserved populations.
What I’m most excited about
I am honored to be amongst distinguished faculty and co-residents! I look forward to honing my clinical and research skills while also forming lasting relationships.
Sidra Zafar, M.D.
Before Wilmer: After graduating from medical school in Pakistan, I came to Johns Hopkins for a clinical research fellowship. I completed my internship at Ascension Saint Agnes Hospital in Baltimore.
Biggest area of interest: While slightly biased toward retina, I am interested in exploring all ophthalmic subspecialties. My research has focused on surgical education, lowering health care costs and using large database analyses to assess clinical outcomes.
What I’m most excited about: I look forward to learning from Wilmer faculty, who have helped shape the field of ophthalmology, and from my co-residents. I also look forward to providing the best possible patient care, and I am excited about the research opportunities and collaborations Wilmer has to offer.