January 26, 2018

Highlights from Kellogg Eye Center at AUPO Annual Meeting

Residency program director recognized by Association of University Professors of Opthalmology

At the 52nd meeting of the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology, Kellogg Eye Center will join vision specialists as they advance the three missions of academic departments: research, education and patient care.

Nakul Shekhawat, M.D., Thomas Wubben, M.D., Ph.D., and Shahzad Mian, M.D.
Nakul Shekhawat, MD, Thomas Wubben, MD, PhD, and Shahzad Mian, MD

For decades, the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center has trained clinicians and researchers to provide compassionate care and advance ophthalmology.

Its faculty members, residents and fellows will participate in AUPO symposia, workshops and sessions for chairs, residency program directors, research directors and directors of medical student education, administrators, residency program coordinators, as well as other faculty members.

The president of AUPO is Keith Carter, M.D., a Kellogg alumni and chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Iowa. 

He will lead the annual meeting as AUPO members gather for the four-day event in Austin, Texas.


Shahzad Mian, M.D., earned the AUPO and American Academy of Ophthalmology Straatsma Award for Excellence in Resident Education. The award recognizes and celebrates an outstanding program director in ophthalmology. Mian is a professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences at the University of Michigan and has been director of the residency training program at Kellogg Eye Center since 2004. During the award ceremony, he delivered the address  "Defining surgical competency in residency and beyond." He was honored at the AAO annual meeting in November.

Lectures and Forums

  • Nakul Shekhawat, M.D., earned a 2018 AUPO/Research to Prevent Blindness Resident & Fellow award. His talk, “Topiramate-induced angle closure glaucoma: Far more common than previously reported,” was one of four presentations given during the research forum Friday.
  • Thomas Wubben, M.D., Ph.D., a fellow in vitreoretinal diseases, presented a talk on photoreceptor metabolic reprogramming, during the AUPO/RPB Resident & Fellow Research Forum. He has a Ph.D. in drug discovery and design and is a fellow in the prestigious Society of Heed Fellows.
  • Daniel Kasprick, M.D., graduate chief resident, presented research at the Educating the Educators session on the continued improvement in surgical efficiency as resident surgeons build up phacoemulsification cases. The one-day educational session is developed for program directors, and is one of the meeting’s most highly anticipated events.