Yachna Ahuja, M.D.

Yachna Ahuja, M.D.

What attracted you to ophthalmology?
I grew up in developing nations and began to view good healthcare as the best gift you could give to another person.

What attracted you to Mayo Clinic for residency training?
The quality and reputation of health care here.

What makes the Mayo Clinic Ophthalmology Residency unique?
Autonomy in patient care, the opportunity to see patients with rare diagnoses, and getting to optimize patient care with other specialists and multidisciplinary care teams.

Anything surprise you about Mayo's program?
I was surprised by the efficiency and the level of personalized attention patients receive from everyone involved in their care, from physicians to nurses, social workers, interpreters, etc.

What is living in Rochester like for you?
Rochester has a variety of things to do and a variety of seasons to enjoy them in.

What does your future look like right now?
I foresee a future as a subspecialist within ophthalmology working in an academic setting, balancing my time between clinical work, surgery, and research.

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