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Ophthalmology Alumni

Please help us to celebrate the accomplishments of our Ophthalmology Residency program alumni!

University of Kansas Eye Center: Educating tomorrow's generation ~ caring for today's

Since the Residency Program at the University of Kansas Department of Ophthalmology started in 1946, 177 Residents have graduated (including the Class of 2023). A top priority and goal is to increase the number of residents in our program, which, as the Department continues to grow, is more and more attainable.  Ophthalmologists are very much needed, especially in the Midwest, so it is imperative we train more ophthalmologists to fill this need, as well as to replace those physicians who retire or relocate.  Without doing so, the accessibility and availability of quality vision care is jeopardized.  Of the 200 ophthalmologists with active licenses in the State of Kansas, 47 received their MD from KU and 32 are alumni from the University of Kansas Eye Center Residency Program.  View a map of where graduates of our residency program are located.


University of Kansas Eye Center Residency Program Alumni

Here is what a few of our recent graduates are doing!

Class of 2023

Akhila Alapati, M.D.
Uveitis Fellowship, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Megan Haghnegahdar, M.D.
Cornea and External Disease Fellowship, Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Jordan Miller, M.D.
Comprehensive Ophthalmologist, Veteran's Administration Hospital, Oklahoma

Harrison Sciulli, MD
Retina Fellowship, Retina Associates, Cleveland, Ohio

Class of 2022

Stephen Ambrose, MD

Stephen Ambrose, M.D.
Glaucoma Fellowship, Emory University, Atlanta, GA - Glaucoma Specialist Faculty, KU Eye Center, July 2023

M. Patrick Grogan, M.D.
Medical Retina Fellowship, Bascom Palmer, Miami, FL

Samuel Long, M.D.
Comprehensive Ophthalmologist, Boulder CO

David Nasrazadani, MD
Comprehensive Ophthalmologist, Springfield, MO


Scott J. Fudemberg, MD

Scott J. Fudemberg, MD, FACS

Class of 2007
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Undergrad: University of Pennsylvania
Medical School: St. Louis University School of Medicine
Current Practice: Glaucoma--Wills Eye
Board of Managers, Vantage EyeCare, LLC and Assistant Professor, Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
My co-residents: Eric Fry and Brandon Davis
Great surgical experience and training


Jen Spiegel, MD and family

Jen Spiegel, MD

Class of 2013
Hometown: Overland Park, KS
Undergrad: University of Kansas
Medical School: University of Kansas
Fellowship: Vitreoretinal Surgery, Ochsner Medical Center, New Orleans LA
Current practice: Pacific Eye, San Luis Obispo CA
Best memory of KU residency: Carb loading/"studying" with fellow residents Dr. Linquist and Dr. Shaw 
I was familiar with everyone in the KU Ophthalmology department having done my med school training at Kansas. I chose KU because I knew I would be working with excellent doctors in a great hospital system. Truly solid training has given me foundation for my challenging career: the only vitreoretinal surgeon in a practice full of anterior segment guys!

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