Clinical and Research Fellowships

The Glaucoma Fellowship at Wills Eye has been training glaucoma specialists for more than 55 years. During this time, the fellowship program has graduated leaders in the field of ophthalmology throughout the United States and around the world. Members of the glaucoma service and past fellows include presidents of the American Glaucoma Society, senior members of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, as well as ophthalmology department chairs and division chiefs.

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  • Current Wills Eye Glaucoma Fellows
    Leangelo Hall, MD



    Leangelo was born and raised in Miami, Florida. He attended Princeton University where he majored in Biology. Then, Leangelo earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He went on to complete his medicine internship at Washington Hospital Center in Washington D.C. followed by ophthalmology residency at the Wilmer Eye Institute/Johns Hopkins Hospital. Leangelo's research interests include glaucoma surgical outcomes and disparities in glaucoma care. In his free time, he enjoys playing tennis and pickleball, as well as spending time with his family and fiancée.
    Teresa Horan, MD



    Teresa grew up in southeastern Connecticut and attended St. Mary’s College of Maryland where she graduated cum laude with a BA in Biology. She earned her medical degree from Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Jefferson and went on to complete a Preliminary Medicine year at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh where she was awarded Preliminary Resident of the Year. She completed ophthalmology residency at Tufts Medical Center/ New England Eye Center in Boston. Teresa chose glaucoma based on the longitudinal care and exciting advancements in treatment options. She is happy to return to Philadelphia to train with those at the forefront of glaucoma research and management. In her free time, she enjoys the great restaurants and parks of Philly with her husband and friends.


    Justin Shortell, MD



    Justin was born and raised on the island of Maui, Hawaii, and attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa where he graduated summa cum laude with a BA in Biology. He earned his medical degree at the John A Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii. He completed a Transitional year internship at the Intermountain Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. He then completed ophthalmology residency at the Medstar Georgetown University Hospital / Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. where he served as chief resident. During his residency, Justin developed a strong interest in the complexities of clinical and surgical glaucoma. He has a particular interest in new advances in minimally invasive glaucoma procedures and improving surgical outcomes. Justin is thrilled to be learning from some of the brightest leaders in the field of glaucoma during his fellowship training at Wills Eye. In his free time, he enjoys surfing, hiking, playing with his dog and enjoying the diverse food scene in Philadelphia.
  • Wills Eye Glaucoma Fellowship Program Graduates



    Dilru Amarasekera, MD;

    Michael Izzo, MD;

    Tina Xia, MD




    Lauren Hock, MD;

    Rebecca Neustein, MD;

    Connie Wu, MD





    Wendy Liu, MD;

    Daniel Petkovsek, MD;

    Rahul Raghu, MD




    Lindsay Machen, MD;

    Robert Purgert, MD;

    Jason Flamendorf, MD




    Cindy Zheng, MD;

    Michael Lin, MD;

    Stephen Moster, MD




    Natasha Nayak, MD;

    Qian Qian Wang, MD;

    Alicia Menzes, MD




    Benjamin Abramowitz, MD;

    Edward Yung, MD;

    Alice Williams, MD




    Shipra Gupta, MD;

    Daniel Lee, MD;

    Qi Cui, MD




    Ardalan Aminlari, MD;

    Noelle Layer, MD;

    Sara Kuchar, MD




    Sonya Shah, MD;

    Timothy Sullivan, MD;

    Wanda Hu, MD




    Swathi Reddy, MD;

    Michael Waisbourd, MD;

    Michael Koval, MD




    Valerie Trubnik, MD;

    Jesse Richman, MD;

    Thandeka Myeni, MD