ALUMNI NEWS: Class of 2006
Brent Hayek
Madagascar Trip - 11/20/2012
It was great! I trained a number of ophthalmologists there in plastics--particularly ptosis. Did a lot of surgeries with them. The local docs were great and overly accommodating. Hotel was nice, food good--a lot of French influence. Saw some lemurs as well.

I spoke at a national meeting. They need more training. They do a lot of cataract (small incision extra cap). They have 2 phacos machines in the country, but seldom used because they need someone to train them so they feel comfortable. They want a cornea, peds, and retina doc to come. They cannot repair a retinal detachment--you're out of luck unless you fly out of the country (if you have the money). They also want someone to teach them phaco. I plan to go back next year.

Brent Hayek, MD

Matthew Kim, MD
Holiday Card from 2010


Derrick Montgomery, MD
News from 2010
Congratulations to Dr. and Mrs. Derrick Montgomery on the birth of their daughter, Victoria, born in March 2010!
Brent Hayek, MD
Brent Hayek, MD
News from 2009
Emory Eye Center top ten ranking in 2008-2009


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Matthew Kim, MD
News from 2008
Congratulations to Jessie and Matthew Kim on the birth of their beautiful new daughter, Ellie Hanna Kim, born on April 17, 2008 at 4:44 pm. She weighed 6# 12 oz and measured 19 3/4 " long.

Matthew Kim, MD
News from 2007

Hello, fellow-Loyolans!

How is Loyola? I'm sure everyone is doing fantastic. Well I'm finally done with my fellowship at UC Irvine. I just want to inform you guys on what we (Jessie - my wife and I) are doing in Southern California.

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My wife is now the head designer at the Three Dots, Inc., in Garden Grove, CA. She is very busy and successful! I'm so happy for her. Check out her company site.

I have joined the Terry Eye Institute in Fullerton, CA, as the cornea and refractive surgery specialist. The address is 270 Laguna Road, Suite 100, Fullerton, CA 92835. I'm very excited about this opportunity. The plan is to become a partner next year. Also, I am an assistant clinical professor at the University of California, Irvine and a cornea consultant at Long Beach VA Medical Center. I love teaching, so I will be involved with the academics as a volunteer faculty at UC Irvine.

I hope to see you guys soon. ASCRS meeting will be in Chicago next year. I will try to stop by Loyola during that time. My wife and I miss you guys. Take care!


Matthew H. Kim, MD, MS

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John Galasso, MD, PhD
wrote: Hi, hope all is well. Jack is doing great. Please share the photos with people in the office. Happy Holidays! - John
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Brent Hayek, MD
News from 2006
Brent sent these photos and says "Happy Holidays" Publications:

  1. Steinert RF, Kim MH. "Penetrating and Posterior Lamellar Keratoplasty". In Roger F. Steinert and David Huang (eds), Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography, Slack Incorporated, 2008: Chapter 5, pp. 49-61.
  2. Farid M, Kim MH, Steinert RF. Results of penetrating keratoplasty performed with a femtosecond laser incision: Ophthalmology 2007; 114:2208-2212.

Published Abstracts:

  1. Hayek B1A, Barry M2, Lacy-Hulbert A2, Hynes RO2, Esmaeli B1A, McCarty J1B. A Novel Mouse Model to Study the Pathogenesis of Eyelid Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Head and Neck Surgery: Section of Ophthalmology, BCancer Biology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX; 2Center for Cancer Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA. ARVO Abstract # , 2007.
  2. Naimi E. Hatef, Hayek B, Nguyen M, Ho V, Hsu A, Esmaeli B. Upper Eye Lid Reconstruction with Acellular Dermal Graft (AlloDerm) in Cancer patients. The Section of Ophthalmology/Dept. of Head and necfk Surgery, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Hosuton, TX. ARVO Abstract # , 2007.
  3. Kim MH, Khanna A. Bilateral Exudative Retinal Detachments in the Tubulointerstitial Nephritis and Uveitis Syndrome Secondary to Posterior Scleritis. Retinal Cases and Brief Reports. 1(2): 98-100, Spring 2007.