Current Residents

Our current residents report that our rotations and electives, stimulating research opportunities and supportive faculty constitute a rewarding training environment.

  • PGY-1 Joint Program with UB Internal Medicine Residency Program

    • Dmitriy Belous, MD.

      Dmitriy Belous, MD

      Medical School: Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo

      Dr. Belous is a proud native of Buffalo, New York. His family made the decision to immigrate from Belarus to the United States when he was a young child. He studied exercise science as an undergraduate at the University at Buffalo before starting medical school. While playing beer league hockey in his undergraduate years, an ophthalmology resident joined his team, igniting his interest in ophthalmology, setting him on a path towards a career that combines his passion for science and patient care. During his time as a medical student, he was honored with the Thomas J. Guttuso Award, recognizing his performance and dedication to research and patient care in ophthalmology. Dr. Belous is also passionate about mentorship. Outside of medicine, he loves golfing and going to the beach in the summertime, watching the Buffalo Bills and Sabres in the fall and wintertime, as well as playing hockey year-round.

    • Arielle Grapstein, MD.

      Arielle Grapstein, MD

      Medical School: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

      Dr. Grapstein grew up in Warren, New Jersey, and she received her undergraduate degree in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. After starting her career as an investment banker in New York City and then taking subsequent corporate roles in finance and operations, Dr. Grapstein decided to transition to a career in medicine in order for her to contribute to society in a more tangible way. She went on to complete her pre-medical studies at Columbia University and medical school training at Sidney Kimmel Medical College in Philadelphia. In medical school, Dr. Grapstein expanded on her early interest in ophthalmology by completing several rotations at Wills Eye Hospital and doing research on racial and ethnic disparities in health care. As a lifelong New York Yankees fan, Dr. Grapstein is excited to return to New York State and complete her ophthalmology training in Buffalo. Outside of medicine, she enjoys gardening, resin art, cats (she has two!), and traveling with her husband.

    • Sylvia Marshall, DO.

      Sylvia Marshall, DO

      New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine

      Dr. Marshall is a Colorado native, but has spent most of her adult life in New York. After graduating with honors in biochemistry from Stony Brook University, she remained on Long Island to complete her medical school training at the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM). In addition to the four years spent in medical school, she was selected to partake in NYITCOM’s Academic Medicine Scholars Program, a competitive one-year scholarship program where she played an integral role in teaching first- and second-year medical students in a variety of preclinical courses. This was an experience that helped hone her teaching skills and has influenced her decision to pursue academic medicine as a future career. As a result of this program, she now holds a degree in Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O) and a Master of Science (M.S.) in Academic Medicine. Sylvia’s interest in ophthalmology sparked after working as an ophthalmic technician prior to initiating medical school where she had the pleasure of learning about a wide array of ophthalmic conditions and observing various surgical procedures. She is now thrilled to be completing her residency training at UB. Outside of medicine, Sylvia enjoys strength training, hiking, and cooking, and will take any opportunity she can to be outdoors. 

  • PGY-2

    • Jordan Bell, MD.

      Jordan Bell, MD

      Medical School: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine 

      Dr. Bell grew up in Rochester, New York, and received his undergraduate degree in Neuroscience & Behavior with high honors from Wesleyan University. He went on to pursue his medical degree at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. During medical school, Dr. Bell completed a year-long research thesis in machine learning and image segmentation at the Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute. Dr. Bell is excited to return to western New York to continue his ophthalmology training in Buffalo. Outside of medicine, Dr. Bell enjoys playing soccer, cooking and jamming on bass guitar. 

    • Thomas Kellner, MD.

      Thomas Kellner, MD

      Medical School: Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine

      Dr. Kellner was born and raised in the Buffalo area. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the U.S Army as a combat medic. His initial exposure and interest in ophthalmology began while treating eye injuries during his deployment to Afghanistan. After completing his enlistment, he was determined to pursue a career in medicine. He returned to Buffalo and received a bachelor’s degree from Canisius College. He went on to earn his medical degree at The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine (PSCOM) in Hershey PA. During his time in medical school, he explored his interests in ophthalmology by conducting research in strabismus and created the first inherited retinal disease registry at PSCOM. When he is not in clinic or studying, he enjoys hiking, biking and skiing. He feels very fortunate to live in Buffalo again and to have the opportunity to train in the UB ophthalmology residency program. 

    • Catherine Seeger, MD.

      Catherine Seeger, MD

      Medical School: Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine

      Dr. Seeger grew up in Rochester, NY. Her interest in ophthalmology began early as her father is an ophthalmologist. She graduated summa cum laude from Loyola University Maryland with a major in biochemistry. She received her medical degree from the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine where she was inducted to the Gold Humanism Honor Society. She has a longstanding interest in teaching which she fostered through both her undergraduate and medical school education by serving as a tutor and small group instructor. Dr. Seeger enjoys playing classical piano, traveling and making homemade pizza with her friends and family in her free time.

  • PGY-3

    • Mohit Jethi, MD.

      Mohit Jethi, MD

      Medical School: Drexel College of Medicine

      Dr. Jethi grew up in sunny California where he received his undergraduate degree in bioengineering at UC Berkeley. After working in the biotech industry for two years, Dr. Jethi decided to pursue a career in medicine to have a greater impact on patient lives and went on to study at Drexel College of Medicine in Philadelphia. In medical school he led a student-led health clinic at a supportive housing program for homeless men and women and created an initiative to teach young patients at a children’s hospital about space-science through virtual reality. He is excited for his training at Buffalo and in making this gorgeous town his new home where he hopes to explore more winter activities and join the Bills Mafia!

    • Cameron McGlone, MD.

      Cameron McGlone, MD

      Medical School:  Wright State University

      Dr. McGlone grew up in Marysville Ohio and received his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from Miami University. Following graduation, he spent two years at the National Cancer Institute in Frederick Maryland, where he investigated using cellular membrane mimetics to study protein structures. He returned home to Ohio to complete his medical degree at Wright State University. During medical school, Dr. McGlone completed a master’s degree in Pharmacology/Toxicology and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor society. His interest in ophthalmology stems from his previous experience as an optician at multiple eyecare offices. Dr. McGlone is excited to continue his education at Buffalo and enjoys golfing, skiing, and cooking in his free time

    • Adam Siedlecki, MD.

      Adam Siedlecki, MD

      Medical School:  Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo

      Dr. Siedlecki is a native of Western New York. His interest to pursue ophthalmology began in youth while working at his father’s ophthalmology practice. Adam graduated with honors from Dartmouth College, where he studied Italian literature, and completed postbaccalaureate training in biological and chemical sciences at Niagara University. Adam received his medical degree from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, where he received dean’s commendations for his academic performance and the Thomas J. Guttuso award in ophthalmology. Adam is passionate about teaching and has maintained an active role in mentorship and tutor roles throughout his undergraduate, postbaccalaureate, and medical school education. Outside of medicine, he enjoys spending time computer gaming, on nature trails, and trying international cuisines.

  • PGY-4

    • Abhiniti Mittal, MD.

      Abhiniti Mittal, MD

      Medical School: New York Medical College

      Dr. Mittal received her undergraduate degree from the University of Rochester in Microbiology and Immunology. She went on to work at Weill Cornell/New York-Presbyterian Department of Ophthalmology in New York City before starting medical school at New York Medical College. During this time, she pursued her interest in ophthalmology through clinical research. She was an active leader in her class and served as a student senator for four years. She’s excited to return to her hometown of Buffalo to complete her intern year and ophthalmology residency. During her free time, she enjoys exploring the city through food, traveling, and hiking/running!

    • Quoc Tuan Ngo, MD.

      Quoc Tuan Ngo, MD

      Medical School: Oakland University William Beaumont

      Dr. Ngo grew up in Vietnam and immigrated to the U.S. when he was 16 years old. He completed his undergraduate degree in biology at the University of California, Irvine. He received his medical degree from Oakland University William Beaumont. When he started medical school, he was not planning on pursuing ophthalmology, but he was quickly and heavily fascinated with the field once he got the exposure. With the help and guidance of many teachers and mentors, he is extremely excited and grateful to be able to continue his ophthalmology training in Buffalo. Outside of medicine, Dr. Ngo enjoys playing several musical instruments, including the violin and the guitar, jamming with his friends, and working on computers.

    • Charles Zhang, MD.

      Charles Zhang, MD

      Medical School: Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo

      Dr. Zhang grew up in Vancouver where he completed his undergraduate degree at the University of British Columbia in physiology. He went on to pursue his medical degree at the Jacobs School of Medicine, University at Buffalo where he received the Donald W. Rennie award in physiology, the Douglas S. Riggs award in pharmacology, the Kornel Terplan award in pathology, the Earnest Witebsky award in microbiology, the Thomas J. Guttuso award in ophthalmology, was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor society, and was later inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. He is passionate about medical education and has tutored many medical students on evidence-based studying methods. He is also collaborating with EyeGuru to develop new initiatives to improve Ophthalmology education. Dr. Zhang is excited to train in Buffalo alongside those who initially ignited his interest in ophthalmology. In his free time, he enjoys running, cooking and finding new avenues of self-improvement.