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Jessica Chow, MD Promoted to Associate Professor

July 11, 2023

We are proud to announce that Dr. Jessica Chow has been promoted to Associate Professor in our department effective July 1, 2023.

Dr. Chow received her BS at Stanford University, and MD at Duke University Medical Center, where she earned an Anlyan Senior Scholarship, Howard Hughes Research Fellowship, and was elected to AOA. Following internship at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Dr. Chow completed her ophthalmology residency at Duke Eye Center, and was recognized with the Edward K. Isbey, Jr. Award for excellence in clinical care, ethics, and research. She then served a postgraduate year as Chief Resident. She completed her cornea fellowship at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami before joining the faculty at Yale. She is the Director of the Cornea and External Disease service at Yale. Dr. Chow’s clinical interests include corneal transplantation (full-thickness penetrating keratoplasty, deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK), and endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK and DMEK)). She treats a variety of corneal conditions including dry eye, ocular surface disease, graft vs. host disease, infectious keratitis, and keratoconus. She also performs cataract surgery with the latest technology including femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery and intraoperative aberrometry.

As you all know, Dr. Chow is an exemplary leader in our department where she serves as the Vice Chair for education. She has been our Residency Program Director since 2014 and has been the recipient of the M. Bruce Shields teaching award for full time faculty in 2014 and 2020. In addition, she received the prestigious Rosemary Fisher award in 2021 for her outstanding leadership as residency training director.

Please join in congratulating Dr. Chow on her promotion and thanking her for her strong leadership in our department!

Submitted by Paige Mickolyzck on July 12, 2023