Ophthalmology Doctors and Staff

Ken Nischal, MD, FRCOphth

Chief, Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology, Strabismus, and Adult Motility
Director, Pediatric Program Development, UPMC Eye Center
Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Craig Luchansky, OD

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Ellen Brown Mitchell, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Sara Otaibi, DO

Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Matthew Pihlblad, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Jacqueline Pokusa, OD

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Christin Sylvester, DO

Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Director of Operations

Tess Newton, BS, MPM

Genetic and Low Vision Counselors

Jennifer Huey, MS, CGC
Hannah Scanga, MS, CGC

Orthoptists

Eve Lacey, BMedSci
Kaajal Nanda, BMedSci

Research Coordinator

Lauren Bolling, MS

Medical Photographer

Vesna Jurisic Friberg

Clinical Coordinators

Bianca Blaha
Roxanne Caterino

Support Staff

Lauren Bolling
Melissa Brinza 
Heather Chirdon
Whitney Churchfield
Christina Fulwylie
Jamie Gibson
Renee Laughlin
Melanie Lipner
Amanda Johnson
Jacqueline Kendeall-Myers
Latoya Maiden
Beckie Pomycala
Sarah Shaw
Amy Zygello

UPMC Eye Center

Jose Alain Sahel, MD
Professor and Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology
Eye and Ear Foundation Endowed Chair
Director, UPMC Eye Center