Doctors and Staff

Kanwal 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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Lea Ann Lope, DO

Clinical Assistant Professor, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, UPMC Eye Center
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Craig A Luchansky, OD

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Ellen Brown Mitchell, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
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Sara E Otaibi, DO

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Christin L Sylvester, DO

Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, UPMC Eye Center
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Bharesh Chauhan, PhD

Research Assistant Professor, Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Valeria L. N. Fu, PhD

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Director of Electrophysiological Testing, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
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Director of Operations

Tess Newton, BS, MPM

Genetic and Low Vision Counselors

Rachael Monaghan, 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
Melanie Lipner
Amanda Johnson
Lora Kalwarski
Patti Larison
Latoya Maiden
Beckie Pomycala
Sarah Shaw
Amy Zygello

UPMC Eye Center

Joel Schuman, MD, Chairman of Ophthalmology