Ethan P. Adre, MD
Dr. Adre was born and raised in Pembroke Pines, Florida. He attended the University of Miami for undergraduate studies in Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Medical Humanities and was inducted into Alpha Eta Mu Beta and Tao Beta Pi (Biomedical and Engineering Honor Societies) before graduating Magna Cum Laude. He attended the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine during which he was awarded best paper at the 2020 Ocular Microbiology and Immunology Annual Meeting for his research project on photodynamic antimicrobial therapy for Nocardia keratitis isolates, was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, and graduated with Research Distinction. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, baking, playing tennis, pickleball, and table tennis in addition to spending time with his family, friends, and significant other, Devangi.
Annah P. Baykal, MD
Dr. Baykal grew up in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She attended the University of Kentucky where she swam breaststroke and I.M. for the University’s Women’s Swimming and Diving team and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. She then attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine during which she took a research year to participate in the Medical Research Scholars Program at the National Institutes of Health. She graduated with special distinction and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha and Gold Humanism Honor Societies. In her free time, she enjoys baking cookies, swimming, taking walks, yoga, playing pickleball, traveling, and spending quality time with her family and friends.
Deanna H. Dang, MD
Dr. Dang was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. She attended the University of Florida where she graduated magna cum laude with Bachelor of Music degrees in both Piano Performance and Music Theory. Afterward, she obtained her Master of Music degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy at the University of Oklahoma. She served as a piano preparatory instructor at Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee before attending the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha and Gold Humanism Honor Societies. In medical school, she fell in love with ophthalmology’s drama and elegance. She enjoys playing the piano, competing in trading card games, and spending time with her fiancé, William, and their thirteen-pound rabbit, Winston.
Manish F. “Max” Harrigill, MD
Dr. Harrigill was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Millsaps College, where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and graduated Summa Cum Laude. He then attended the University of Mississippi School of Medicine, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha and Gold Humanism Honor Societies. During medical school, he was very involved in providing care to the uninsured through volunteer work at the Jackson Free Clinic. He enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants, watching sports, playing video games, playing tennis, and spending time with his family and fiancé, Helena, who is an internal medicine resident at OU.
Brandon S. Kingrey, MD
Dr. Kingrey grew up in Wichita, Kansas. He attended Brown University where he rowed for the Brown Crew team for four years while completing a Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics. After undergrad, he continued his education at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University where he was awarded the John Evrard prize for excellent academic achievement. Prior to starting residency at DMEI, he completed his internship year at the University of Oklahoma. He enjoys running, biking, skiing, and spending time with his loving wife, Tess, and dog, Soonie.
Ahmad Abdel-Aty, MD
Dr. Abdel-Aty grew up in Orlando, Florida. He attended the University of Central Florida, where he graduated summa cum laude and Top Honor Graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences and a minor in Anthropology. He then attended Yale University, where he obtained his Medical Degree and Master of Health Sciences and completed his thesis on inflammatory eye disease. Returning home to Florida, Dr. Abdel-Aty completed his intern year at the University of Central Florida before starting ophthalmology residency. He enjoys writing, hiking, playing the violin, and spending time with family and friends.
Adam R. Bleeker, MD
Dr. Bleeker was born and raised in Mitchell, South Dakota. He completed his Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry and Mathematics at Northwestern College graduating summa cum laude. After college he attended the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine for his medical degree and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Dr. Bleeker then completed his Transitional Year at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine prior to starting ophthalmology residency. He enjoys playing golf and spending time with his wife, Brooke, and mini goldendoodle, Charlee.
Juliana C. Bryant, MD
Dr. Bryant grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She attended the University of Kansas where she completed a BA in Chemistry with a minor in Business, graduating with Highest Distinction. After undergrad, she went to the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha and Gold Humanism Honor Societies. In medical school, she developed a love and fascination for the field of ophthalmology. Prior to starting ophthalmology residency at DMEI, she completed her intern year in internal medicine at the University of Oklahoma. She enjoys cooking and baking, exercising, doing puzzles, playing tennis and spending time with her family, friends and husband, Saxon.
Mostafa “Moses” Khattab, DO
Dr. Khattab was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He attended Northeastern State University where he graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology. He then attended medical school at Oklahoma State University, where he was inducted into the Sigma Sigma Phi Honor Society. Following medical school, he continued his medical training at Oklahoma State University, where he completed an internal medicine internship. He enjoys traveling, eating good food, spending time with family and friends, and watching and playing sports including Thunder basketball.
Ashley A. Ooms, MD
Dr. Ooms grew up in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey. She attended college at W&L University in Virginia, where she rode for the University’s IHSA equestrian team, earned Phi Beta Kappa honors, and graduated summa cum laude with a BSin biochemistry. She then attended Rutgers New Jersey Medical School as a humanism fellow, and was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society and the Gold Humanism Honor Society. At Rutgers, she quickly fell in love with ophthalmology and spent much of her time participating in community vision screenings and conducting research in telemedicine and the use of artificial intelligence in identifying vision threatening pathologies. She completed her internship year in internal medicine at the University of Oklahoma.
Elizabeth A. Fairless, MD
Dr. Fairless was born and raised near Tulsa, Oklahoma. She attended Dartmouth College where she graduated cum laude with a BA in Neuroscience with a minor in Native American Studies. She then spent a year studying retinal degenerative diseases in a laboratory at the National Eye Institute in Bethesda, Maryland before attending medical school at Yale School of Medicine. At Yale, Dr. Fairless conducted research about disparities in diabetic retinopathy screening and she is passionate about addressing unequal access to eye care. She completed her internship at the Spokane Teaching Health Clinic transitional program in Washington state. She is a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and enjoys attending tribal events and learning the Chahta language.
Jessica Hsueh, MD
Dr. Hsueh was raised in San Gabriel, California. She attended UCLA and majored in Physiological Science and minored in Biomedical Research and Global Health, graduating with magna cum laude honors. She then attended the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. There, she found her passion in ophthalmology through research in retinal and glaucomatous diseases. She completed a year of internal medicine internship near home at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena, California prior to joining the Dean McGee Eye Institute.
Austin L. LaGrow, MD
Dr. LaGrow was born and raised in Edmond, Oklahoma. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Biology at Oklahoma Christian University graduating summa cum laude. After college he attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for his medical degree and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha and Gold Humanism Honor Societies. He then completed his internship in Internal Medicine at the University of Oklahoma prior to starting his residency in Ophthalmology. His research interest is investigating the pathophysiology as well as novel therapeutics for bacterial endophthalmitis.
Kyle J. Royalty, MD
Dr. Royalty was born and raised in Atlanta, GA. After high school he went to Birmingham-Southern College in Birmingham, AL where he pitched for the baseball team for four years while studying chemistry and Spanish, earning Phi Beta Kappa honors. There he met his lovely wife, Hannah, a native of Birmingham who now is a new graduate from PA school. After college, Kyle completed medical school at the Medical College of Georgia (MCG), receiving Alpha Omega Alpha and Gold Humanism Honor Society recognition. He also completed his preliminary year of internal medicine at MCG.
Elise E. Steinberger, MD
Dr. Steinberger grew up in Wichita, Kansas. She graduated magna cum laude in Biology at Northwestern University before remaining to pursue an MS in Science Journalism. She has always enjoyed teaching and, during her studies, enjoyed working as a physics, biology, and Italian tutor. After graduation, she worked as a Science Journalist in Washington, D.C. She then attended medical school at Tufts University in Boston. Following medical school, she completed her internship at Grand Strand Medical Center in South Carolina.