Tufts University School of Medicine, New England Eye Center
Tufts University School of Medicine, New England Eye Center
“Every day I am honored to have the privilege and responsibility of caring for a patient’s vision. We are fortunate as retina specialists that we can make such a positive difference in our patient’s lives.”
Having already co-authored an important retinal disease handbook and contributed to numerous notable articles published in the field’s top journals, Dr. Fein has clearly made her mark in the early years of her professional medical career. It’s an appropriate outcome in view of her outstanding educational and training background. After graduating Summa Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania, she earned her medical degree from New York University before going on to complete her Residency and Fellowship at the Tufts University School of Medicine/New England Eye Center, where she was appointed an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology. She earned a myriad of honors during those formative years, including the Maurice Frieman Memorial Award for Exemplary Clinical Performance and the Charles Preefer Award for Outstanding Resident Research in Ophthalmology.
Dr. Fein has compiled an impressive resume writing and presenting on a variety of retinal-related topics. She was one of the authors of Handbook of Retinal Disease: A Case-Based Approach and has co-written many articles published in peer-reviewed publications such as the American Journal of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmic Surgery Lasers Imaging and Retinal Cases & Brief Reports. She has presented for several of the industry’s most prestigious groups, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), the American Society of Retinal Specialists (ASRS) and the Association for Research in Vision & Ophthalmology (ARVO).
An active member of many professional societies, Dr. Fein co-founded and currently serves as president of the International Society for the Advancement of Medical Retina. She belongs to the Virginia Society of Eye Physicians & Surgeons and the Northern Virginia Academy of Ophthalmology. She is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is licensed to practice in the states of Maryland and Virginia, and the District of Columbia.
July-August Issue of Viva Tysons Features an Article Detailing Dr. Jordana Fein’s participation in a Medical Mission to Honduras Where She Performed Life-Altering Surgery on Blind Patients
The July-August issue of Viva Tysons features an article detailing Dr. Jordana Fein’s participation in a medical mission to Honduras where she performed life-altering cataract surgery on blind patients. It was part of the Virginia Hospital Center’s Annual “Medical Brigade” trip to improve living and medical conditions in developing countries. Dr. Fein was the first-ever cataract surgeon to be part of the effort, and she has already made plans to return for next year’s mission.
Dr. Jordana Fein’s Mission to Honduras as Part of Virginia Hospital Center Medical Brigade Subject of Connection Cover Story
Dr. Jordana Fein’s recent trip to Honduras as part of the Virginia Hospital Center Medical Brigade (VHCMB) was the subject of a recent cover story in the Connection (Va.) Newspapers. The article chronicled her work in the town of Comayagua, screening dozens of patients and performing surgeries on villagers, all of whom had been blinded by cataracts. It was Dr. Fein’s first-ever participation with the VHCMB, a USAID PVO-registered organization that supports sustainable community development interventions designed to reduce the impact of preventable diseases on vulnerable populations. More details and information on volunteering for or donating to the organization can be found at www.vhcmedicalbrigade.org.
Dr. Jordana Fein Joins Local Hospital Medical Mission to Honduras, Performs Cataract Surgeries on Blind Patients of all Ages
To Dr. Jordana Fein, it was simply a matter of using her skills as an eye surgeon to help people in need. For the people in the town of Comayagua in Honduras, it was a miracle that allowed more than two dozen villagers—all of whom were blinded from cataracts/some at an early age—to finally see their family members and friends for the first time in their lives.
The week-long trip was in conjunction with the Virginia Hospital Center’s Medical Brigade’s annual effort to improve the health of communities in Honduras by providing services that are currently unavailable there and in many other third world countries. In participating in the VHCMB for the first time, Dr. Fein joined a pediatric ophthalmologist, an OBGYN and a urologist in using four operating rooms in a hospital that is only open when visiting medical personnel come to offer treatment to members of the community. She estimates screening more than 50 patients and performing close to 30 surgeries on men and women of all ages, including a six-year-old boy who at age two was discovered in a rural area and diagnosed with bilateral cataracts.
According to Dr. Fein, cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in the developing world. She described the medical mission as “one of the hardest, but clearly one of the best thing I’ve ever done in my life.” She takes great pride in having traveled so far to give the gift of sight back to these people who had lived all or most of their lives in darkness.
The Virginia Hospital Centre’s Medical Brigade is a 501(c)(3) and USAID PVO registered organization founded in 1999 after Hurricane Mitch destroyed much of Central America, especially Honduras. The group’s initial efforts were to provide disaster relief with subsequent endeavors focused on offering curative services. In more recent years, the Brigade has added programs that support sustainable community development interventions and reduce the impact of preventable diseases on vulnerable populations. More details and information on volunteering for or donating to the organization can be found at www.vhcmedicalbrigade.org.
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