Young Eye Surgeons (YES) Program

August 11–13, 2017

JW Marriott Austin
110 E. 2nd Street
Austin, Texas 78701

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Designed with the early-career ophthalmologist in mind, the Young Eye Surgeons (YES) Program, features a full-day of skills transfer sessions, general sessions, and challenging cases breakout group. This combination of hands-on, interactive environment will facilitate the assimilation of key concepts from basic to complex anterior segment surgeries.

Program Chairs

Sumit “Sam” Garg, MD
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
University of California, Irvine
School of Medicine

Sumitra Khandelwal, MD
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Alkek Eye Center
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX



Invited Faculty

Zaina Al-Mohtaseb, MD
Houston, TX

Leela Raju, MD
New York, NY
Robert J. Cionni, MD
Salt Lake City, UT
Jonathan Solomon, MD
David Crandall, MD
Detroit, MI
Mitchell Weikert, MD
Houston, TX
Kendall E. Donaldson, MD
Miami, FL
Zachary Zavodni, MD
Salt Lake City, UT




Attendees will be divided into Group A and Group B based on year in residency and fellowship.

Group A
9 – 11 a.m. General Session
11:10 a.m. – Noon Challenging Cases
Noon – 1 p.m. Lunch
1 – 4 p.m. Wet Lab


Group B
9 – 11 a.m. Wet Lab
Noon. – 1 p.m. Lunch
1 – 3 p.m. General Session
3 – 4 p.m. Challenging Cases