Program Co-Directors

Aleksandra Rachitskaya, MD

Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic Cleveland, OH

Aleksandra V. Rachitskaya is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at Case Western Reserve University’s Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and a member of the vitreoretinal faculty at Cleveland Clinic’s Cole Eye Institute. She specializes in the diagnosis and management of medical and surgical retinal diseases. Prior to her appointment at the Cleveland Clinic in 2014, Dr. Rachitskaya served on faculty of the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida, as the Chief Resident and Director of Ocular Trauma. An active researcher, Dr. Rachitskaya is involved in numerous clinical trials, including studies on diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration. In June of 2015, Dr. Rachitskaya and her colleagues at the Cole Eye Institute completed the first successful Argus II implant in the state of Ohio. Dr. Rachitskaya regularly publishes on her research and she has given numerous national and international presentations on her work. She is an active member of American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, the American Society of Retina Specialists, the Retina Society, and the VBS Society. She is a recipient of the American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award and the American Society of Retina Specialists Senior Honor Award. Dr. Rachitskaya completed an internship in internal medicine at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and earned her medical degree at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. During medical school, she spent a year at the National Eye Institute as a National Institutes of Health-Howard Hughes Institute Research Fellow and earned an induction into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. In 2016 Dr. Rachitskaya was the recipient of the prestigious Case Western Reserve University Young Alumni Award.

Sunil K. Srivastava, MD

Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic Cleveland, OH

Dr. Sunil Srivastava is a uveitis and vireo-retinal specialist at the Cole Eye Institute at the Cleveland Clinic.  He is the current fellowship director of the vitreo-retinal fellowships.  He graduated summa cum laude both from Cornell University undergraduate and from SUNY at Buffalo Medical School.  He completed his ophthalmology residency at Emory University where he served as chief resident. He pursued and completed two fellowships, one a uveitis/medical retina fellowship at the NEI/NIH and a vitreo-retinal surgical fellowship at Duke University.  He previously was on faculty at Emory University prior to joining the Cole Eye Institute in 2010.  He has been awarded multiple teaching awards both at Emory and at Cole Eye.  He is both a Senior Achievement Award recipient from the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a Senior Honor Award from American Society of Retinal Specialists.  He has received multiple Cleveland Clinic Innovations Awards for his work in novel imaging analysis.  He has co-authored over 140 publications in peer-reviewed journals and has delivered over 200 lectures at national and international conferences.  His current interest include the use of novel imaging in uveitis and retinal diseases,  the development imaging outcome measures in uveitis and intraoperative imaging in vireo-retinal surgery.

Katherine Talcott, MD

Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic Cleveland, OH


Robert L. Avery, MD

California Retinal Consultants Oxnard, CA

Dilsher Dhoot, MD

California Retina Consultants Santa Barbara, CA

Justis P. Ehlers, MD

Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic Cleveland, OH

Arshad M. Khanani, MD, MA, FASRS

Sierra Eye Associates Reno, NV

Jennifer Lim, MD

Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, University of Illinois Chicago, IL

Phoebe Lin, MD, PhD

Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic Cleveland, OH

Daniel F. Martin, MD

Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic Cleveland, OH

Carl D. Regillo, MD, FASRS

Wills Eye Hospital Philadelphia, PA

Rishi P. Singh, MD, FASRS

Cleveland Clinic Martin North and South Hospitals Stuart, FL

Sumit Sharma, MD

Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic Cleveland, OH