Dr. Yoon was born in Incheon, South Korea, and moved to the U.S. in 2005. He attended the University of Texas at Austin where he studied biomedical engineering and biochemistry and graduated with highest honors. He attended Texas A&M University Health Science Center College of Medicine. He has enjoyed medical mission trips to Nicaragua, Peru, Zambia, and Haiti, and grew his genuine interest in ophthalmology. He served on the leadership team of the ophthalmology interest group. Dr. Yoon is excited to serve the population of the Bronx.
Dr. Ding grew up in northern China and obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree from Shandong First Medical University. He then went on to participate in a postgraduate clinical training program at Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, followed by a Ph.D. in Ophthalmology from the Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou. During his Ph.D., he was awarded a two-year fellowship at the Wilmer Eye Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, under the mentorship of Dr. Peter Campochiaro. After completing his Ph.D., he returned to the U.S. and continued to work as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Wilmer Eye Institute. His research focused on ocular gene therapy and mechanisms involved in ocular neovascularization. He has published papers in several journals, including the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Science Advances, and Gene Therapy. In addition to Ophthalmology, Dr. Ding enjoys traveling, hiking, gardening, ping-pong, and spending time with family.
Dr. Guerrero-Criado was born in Caracas, Venezuela, and raised in Venezuela, Spain, Florida, and Texas. He graduated summa cum laude and with Honors in two Bachelor’s degree programs at Oklahoma State University, one B.S. in Microbiology, Cell, and Molecular Biology (with an emphasis in Molecular Genetics), and another in Biochemistry with a focus on Premedical Sciences, in addition to minoring in Spanish and Chemistry. At Oklahoma State, Dr. Guerrero-Criado was honored as a Top Ten Senior in both the College of Arts & Sciences and the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, while also being recognized as the Frank Rector Outstanding Premedical Student.
Dr. Hai was born and raised in Queens, New York. He graduated from Boston College with an undergraduate degree in Chemistry. He attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. He is an active member of the United States Othello Association and represented the United States at the World Othello Championship in 2016. He also enjoys running, playing basketball, and traveling during his free time. He enjoys teaching and mentoring and has served as an Anatomy teaching assistant for medical students, as well as a counselor for international high school students. His interest in Ophthalmology grew during his final two years of medical school, and he is excited to return to his hometown and serve his local community.
Dr. Yazji was born in Ohio and attended Northeast Ohio Medical University through an accelerated medical program. Pursuing ophthalmology early in his medical career and spurred on by amazing mentors, he loved ocular surgery and the clinic. He was thrilled to match to the BronxCare Ophthalmology program and move to New York City for his residency. The combination of being a small program with extremely diverse pathology and a plethora of research opportunities, all while being able to live in the City, has made for an excellent residency experience. His research interests include a variety of topics in cornea, cataract, and refractive surgery. He has had corneal research published on the American Academy of Ophthalmology's EyeWiki, refractive surgery research published in Acta Scientific Ophthalmology (ASOP), and retinal research published in the International Journal of Retina and Vitreous (IJRV) and Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science (IOVS). Dr. Yazji has also presented at national conference annual meetings, including at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) and American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS). In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family, traveling, soccer, tennis, and exploring the City’s different museums and social scene.