Shantha completes residency program at Emory

Published 12:47 pm Saturday, September 26, 2015

ATLANTA — Dr. Jessica G. Shantha completed the Emory ophthalmology residency program at Emory University in May. She received the First Place Resident’s Research Award for her work on “Ophthalmic Disease in Ebola Survivors in Liberia.”
Shantha was 2015 Invited Speaker and Panelist, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Closing Keynote Session, Topic: “Ebola and the Eye: A Story of Discovery and Uncertainty.” She was chosen for the 2015 Global Health Residency Scholars Program, a lecture series with a one-month ophthalmology rotation in Ethiopia. In 2014, she was an Invited Resident, Ophthalmology Times Resident Writer’s Award Program, Emory University Department of Ophthalmology Disease in Ebola Survivors,” Monrovia, Liberia and Atlanta.
Shantha is continuing a fellowship specializing in retinas and retinal vascular disease in Hawaii. She will return to do a fellowship in uveitis. She maintains memberships in many national and regional ophthalmology societies.
Shantha is the daughter of Victoria K. McLeod of Americus  and Dr. T.R. Shantha of Stone Mountain. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McLeod of Americus, and the late Mr. Totada and Mrs. Ramaiah of India.