Amazing Alumni

Distinguished Alumni Award, 2017

Devin Harrison, MD, Columbia River Eye Center, Richland, WA

Dr. Devin Harrison (Residency 1993) took his first job as an ophthalmologist with the King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital (KKESH) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. At KKESH, he gained experience with challenging eye diseases and was a member of the teaching faculty. After three years, the growing Harrison family moved back to Seattle, Washington where Dr. Harrison became an assistant professor at the University of Washington Department of Ophthalmology. He served as the residency program director for two years.

In 2003, Dr. Harrison and his family moved to Nigeria to fulfill a goal of serving, working, and teaching in a developing country. He taught surgery to resident trainees from West Africa and helped establish a clinic in Jos, Nigeria. Dr. Harrison continues to be involved with international ophthalmology, and most recently traveled to Ethiopia to work with the Himalayan Cataract Project. He currently practices at Columbia River Eye Center in Richland, Washington, and enjoys living in the Tri-Cities, close to other family members.

Distinguished Educator Award, 2017

Daniel Fary, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Daniel Fary, MD, has assisted medical and veterinary ophthalmology residents learn cataract surgery in the wet lab since July 1994. He has been a clinical assistant professor since 1985. He continued as a lecturer and instructor for the UW Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences annual phacoemulsification course for many years, prepping countless learners for their senior-year cataract surgery rotation.

Dr. Fary earned his medical degree from Indiana University and completed his ophthalmology residency at Indiana University Medical Center. He practiced general ophthalmology with an emphasis in cataract surgery, first in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, and later in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin until his retirement in 2009.

Alumnus Mentor for India Rotation

Jeremy Van Buren, MD, PhD, Phoenix Ophthalmologists, Phoenix, AZ

Jeremy Van Buren, MD, PhD (Residency 2009) joined PGY-4 residents on the international rotation to Dr. Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital in New Dehli, India, where he mentored residents as they learned extracapsular cataract extraction surgery. One of the highlights for the residents was learning of Dr. Van Buren’s insights on career and practice development.

Dr. Van Buren has performed eye surgery in the Philippines, and has presented pharmacology and medical education lectures for the World Health Organization in India.

Read more about our work at Dr. Schroff’s Charity Eye Hospital