Nathan W. Blessing, M.D., recently joined the Dean McGee
Eye Institute and the University of Oklahoma Department of Ophthalmology asa clinical assistant professor and member of the faculty in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery. A native of Tulsa, an Eagle Scout, and a National Merit Scholar, Blessing earned his undergraduate degree (summa cum laude/Phi Beta Kappa) from Emory University and his medical degree (Alpha Omega
Alpha Honor Medical Society/Special Distinction) from the OU College of Medicine. He completed his internship at OU, followed by a residency in ophthalmology and a fellowship in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery at the esteemed Bascom
Palmer Eye Institute in Miami.
Ashvini K. Reddy, M.D., recently joined the Dean McGee Eye Institute and the University of Oklahoma as an associate professor of ophthalmology. Her clinical focus is on uveitis (inflammatory eye disease). She also provides services in medical retina. Reddy earned her undergraduate degree (cum laude) from the University of Texas at Austin and her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, where she also completed her internship and ophthalmology residency. Her fellowship training in uveitis and medical retina was completed at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami. She most recently served on the faculty at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins University and was previously on the faculty at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.
James C. O’Brien, M.D., recently joined the neuroophthalmology faculty as an assistant professor at the Dean McGee Eye Institute and the University of Oklahoma. O’Brien earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin and his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He completed his internship at Houston Methodist Hospital, followed by a residency in ophthalmology at DMEI/ OU, where he also completed a neuroophthalmology fellowship.
Sun Young “Sunny” Lee, M.D., Ph.D., recently joined the Dean McGee Eye Institute and the University of Oklahoma Department of Ophthalmology as a clinician scientist and assistant professor. Her clinical focus is on retina and vitreoretinal surgery, and her research interest is in Müller gliosis in the retina and its applications in proliferative vitreoretinopathy and degenerative retinal diseases. Lee completed an M.D., Ph.D. internship, ophthalmology residency, and vitreoretinal surgery fellowship at prestigious universities in South Korea before moving to the United States to pursue research at the
Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins University and the Doheny Eye Institute at the University of Southern California. She then completed a residency in ophthalmology at USC and finished a two-year fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery at the University of Iowa.
Cellular names Kara McGaha store manager for both the Midwest
City and South Pennsylvania Avenue locations. McGaha leads store associates to help customers and businesses select the best plan and devices to meet their data needs. McGaha has five years of wireless/sales experience. She previously served as the sales manager with U.S. Cellular in Norman.
Mary Abbott Children’s
House hires Tiffany Wells as executive director to take over operations of the central Oklahoma child advocacy nonprofit.
Abbott House, established in 1996, strives to assist children who have experienced sexual or severe physical trauma. Wells has worked 23 years in the social services field, and 15 years in community mental health organization operations. She was previously at Center for Children and Families Inc. for nearly 11 years and most recently she was Assistant Director of Program Operations.
Jennifer McGrail has been named director of Launch Pad FT, Francis Tuttle Technology Center’s business incubator. McGrail previously served as small business management coordinator at Great Plains Technology Center in Lawton. She has a Master of Business Administration from Cameron University and an undergraduate degree from the University of Tulsa. She earned certification as a business incubation manager from the International Business Innovation Association.
Nathan W. Blessing
Sun Young “Sunny” Lee
James C. O’Brien
Ashvini K. Reddy