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Ophthalmology Interest Group (OIG)

Mission Statement:

The Ophthalmology Interest Group (OIG) is a student-run organization at the Yale School of Medicine. The mission of OIG is to expose Yale Medical Students to the field of Ophthalmology and foster excitement for the field. This is accomplished through peer-to-peer mentorship as well as faculty shadowing, mentorship, and research.

What We Do:

OIG schedules a variety of events throughout the year, including but not limited to a residency match panel, a clinical skills workshop, and a clinic introduction.


  • I grew up in Tyre, Lebanon and attended Harvard university for my undergraduate degree where I majored in Chemical and Physical Biology. Currently, I am a first-year medical student conducting research in the Ophthalmology and Visual Science department. My research interests include orbital pathologies such as orbital cellulitis.
  • Sofia Miguez grew up in Miami, FL and attended the University of Pennsylvania for her undergraduate education where she received a B.A. in Psychology.¬†Currently, she is a 1st year medical student conducting research in the Ophthalmology and Visual science department. Her research interests include ocular imaging, drivers of uveal melanoma metastases, patient anxiety during cataract surgery, and the social determinants of vision health.
  • After growing up in Anaheim, California, Leena Surapaneni completed her undergraduate education at Brown University where she dual-majored in Biology and Contemplative Studies.Currently, she is a first-year medical student doing research with the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science. Her research interests include immunobiology and inflammatory disease, such as uveitis.