Dr. Arvind Chandna Receives the PMC Department of Ophthalmology Residency Teaching Award for 2020
Arvind Chandna, M.D., Senior Clinician Scientist at Smith Kettlewell Eye Research Institute was selected as a recipient of a CPMC Department of Ophthalmology Residency Teaching Award for 2020. This award was presented to him at the Barkan Research Symposium on Saturday, June 13, 2020, via Zoom.
Dr. Arvind Chandna is part of the Voluntary Faculty Program for Teaching the Residents at the Department of Ophthalmology, California Pacific Medical Center. This entails teaching them core topics in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus on a regular basis over the year. This involves about 15 to 20 lectures in the year for about one to one-and-half hours duration in an interactive tutorial style. He also occasionally contributes to their Grand Rounds in Pediatric Ophthalmology.
Last year in July and August, 2019, he held 5 half days Intensive Course in Making Sense of Strabismus for all the residents with practical hands-on workshops with equipment and practical skills transfer.
He says he has had some excellent feedback and learnt a lot from the residents. He has a deep sense of appreciation of all the great minds in ophthalmology that taught him and he considers that he is just passing it on. A lot of the teaching he does has been inspired by Dr Arthur Jampolsky in his teaching during his fellowship with him in 1992 and since that time.