FEDERAL WAY, WA, February 28, 2013- Allison Jarstad, daughter of Dr. John and Patricia Jarstad, was recently selected to begin an internship and residency in ophthalmology at State University of New York – Syracuse. Allison will graduate from Pacific Northwest University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Yakima in May and begin her post-doctoral training July 1. The newest Dr. Jarstad recently returned from South Sudan and a medical mission trip where she was instrumental in treating many villagers in the remote regions of the South Sudan.
State University of New York Upstate in Syracuse NY has one of the leading research institutions in the area of retina research, particularly in the field of inherited retinal disorders like Retinitis Pigmentosa and in the field of Macular Degeneration. With the recent developments in stem cell research and artificial vision and the recent FDA approval of the first prosthetic retina, Dr. Allison Jarstad will be learning at one of the foremost research and training eye institutions in the nation.