media05032013143949FEDERAL 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.

“I couldn’t be happier for my daughter, “ said Dr. John Jarstad recently.  Ophthalmology is one of the most difficult specialties in medicine to match for advanced training in all of medicine.  The fact that Allison’s grandfather (and my father) is a Syracuse alum, is an added connection.”
Dr. Allison Jarstad is a graduate of Federal Way High School, where she was a school record holder in the pole vault.  She is a graduate of the University of Utah where she was an All Mountain West Conference Academic Honoree and member of the Utah Women’s Track and Field Team.  She will begin her post-doctoral training July 1.