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No. 1 Ranking for Moran Eye Center Residency Program

Residents 2023-24
Vice Chair of Education Rachel G. Simpson, MD, center, is pictured with Moran’s 2023-2024 residency class, from left: Amen Nigussie, MD; Erica Woertz, MD, PhD; Ayesha Patil, MPH, MD; Mubarik Mohamed, MD; Anthony Mai, MD; Sam Wilkinson, MD; Jordan Desautels, MD; Tyler Etheridge, MD; Nnana Amakiri, MD; Brandon Kennedy, MD; George Sanchez, MD; Ashley Polski, MD; and Lydia Sauer, MD. Not pictured: Nadim Azar, MD; Madison Perchik, MD; and Chase Paulson, MD.

Doximity’s 2023-2024 Residency Navigator has ranked the John A. Moran Eye Center's residency program No. 1 in the West and No. 6 nationwide.

A social networking website for physicians, Doximity conducts an annual survey to determine its rankings, used by medical school graduates evaluating high-quality training programs.

Moran Vice Chair of Education Rachel G. Simpson, MD, said the rankings reflect the program’s rigorous training and extensive surgical experience.

“I am so happy to see our program receive this level of national recognition because it is a testament to our amazing residents, our dedicated faculty, and our leadership, all of whom come to work each day with the goal of making Moran the best residency training program in the country," said Simpson, who took over leadership of the program July 1. "We have big plans for continued improvements over the next few years and are excited to continue to be a national leader in residency education."

Moran currently selects just four residency applicants from a pool of about 700 annually. Learn more about the program curriculum here and in the 2023 edition of Education Focus.