Duke VR Fellows Receive Prestigious Award

Friday, August 11, 2017

Avni Finn, MD, MBA

Congratulations to two Duke Vitreoretinal Surgery senior fellows Avni Finn, MD, MBA and Akshay Thomas, MD who have been selected for the competitive and prestigious 2017 Ronald G. Michels Fellowship Foundation Award! They were chosen among their peers nationally and are two of four recipients for the 2017 award.  



Finn and Thomas join the ranks of many Duke VR fellows and faculty who have been recognized by the Michels Foundation. Duke VR Surgery Fellowship Director Sharon Fekrat MD along with all of the Duke Ophthalmology Faculty are proud of their accomplishments! 

Akshay Thomas, MD

The Ronald G. Michels Fellowship Foundation Awards are granted annually to outstanding second-year vitreoretinal fellows in training. To become eligible, candidates submit a formal application that includes thorough generic information and letters of reference. A panel of noted physicians, educators and scientists reviews and ranks the applications. These rankings are submitted to the foundation’s board of directors to determine the award recipients.