MillennialEYE has announced that Gary Wörtz, MD, and Zaina Al-Mohtaseb, MD, have been named Chief Medical Editors for 2018.
Both Dr. Wörtz and Dr. Al-Mohtaseb have been heavily involved in the publication and integral parts of the growth of MillennialEYE. Dr. Wörtz is currently the Section Editor of the Tech Culture column, and Dr. Al-Mohtaseb is Section Editor of the Peer-Review Roundup column.
“Both Gary and Zaina are passionate about educating the next generation of ophthalmologists, with Zaina as the curator of a new series coming to MillennialEYE called ‘Phaco Dynamics,’ and Gary as the host of BMC’s ‘Ophthalmology Off the Grid’ podcast,” said Callan Navitsky, Editor-in-Chief of MillennialEYE. “We are thrilled to have such accomplished and forward-thinking physicians as our incoming Chief Medical Editors.”
Drs. Wörtz and Al-Mohtaseb will be succeeding current Chief Medical Editors Elizabeth Yeu, MD, and Christopher E. Starr, MD.
Dr. Wörtz is an ophthalmologist specializing in cataract and refractive surgery. Dr. Wörtz received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Asbury University, followed by his medical degree from the University of Louisville, where he graduated with honors in 2004. He then completed his surgical internship and ophthalmology residency at the University of Kentucky, where he was selected to serve as Chief Resident in 2008. Dr. Wörtz currently practices at Commonwealth Eye Surgery and is the Cofounder and Chief Medical Officer of Omega Ophthalmics.
Dr. Al-Mohtaseb is an ophthalmologist specializing in cornea, external disease, cataract and refractive surgery. She earned her medical degree with honors from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and completed her ophthalmology residency at the Cullen Eye Institute at Baylor, where she was elected Chief Resident in her final year of training. Dr. Al-Mohtaseb completed a fellowship in cornea/external disease, cataract and refractive surgery at the University of Miami’s Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami. She is currently the Associate Residency Program Director and an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine.
MillennialEYE is an all-digital publication and online community for the future leaders in ophthalmology. Since launching in 2013, it is one of the fastest-growing digital programs at BMC, with more than 30,000 pageviews per issue.
The annual MillennialEYE Live meeting is taking place in Nashville, Tennessee, from September 8-10, 2017. The meeting is designed for millennial-minded clinicians and aims to provide a high level of digital interactivity, social media use, and audience participation for the future leaders in ophthalmology. To register, visit millennialeyelive.com.