Ophthalmology Residents 2013-2014

  PGY-IV (Third-Year) Residents

Richard Moore comes from his hometown of Allen, Texas. After completing his Undergraduate degree at University of Oklahoma, he returned to Texas for Medical School at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He completed his intern year in Internal Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School prior to beginning Ophthalmology Residency.

He enjoys spending time with his wife and their daughter Afton, probably the cutest Norfolk Tides fan around, and he also enjoys hitting the links, camping, and snow skiing.


Niraj Shah was born in Toledo, Ohio, and completed his Undergraduate studies at University of Michigan. He stayed in the Midwest for Medical School, obtaining his MD from University of Toledo College of Medicine.

Like anyone who was born in Ohio and went to college at U of Michigan, he is a big-time football fan. He also enjoys cooking, golf, finance, and tennis. Niraj is currently interested in pursuing a Retina Fellowship.


  PGY-III (Second-Year) Residents

Courtney Bovee was born in Spencer, Iowa, but will swear to you she is a Coastal Girl. She attended University of South Florida and completed her transitional year at University of California Los Angeles before coming to Eastern Virginia Medical School for her residency in Ophthalmology.

When it comes to free time, Courtney might as well be wearing a Captain's hat as she would prefer to either be sailing or kayaking. She also enjoys exploring any of the almost weekly festivals in downtown Norfolk and running.

David Nash was born in Rochester, Minnesota, and attended undergrad at Augsburg College of Minneapolis, Minnesota. He then moved to Omaha, Nebraska, to attend Creighton University Medical School before heading out east for his intern year and Ophthalmology Residency at Eastern Virginia Medical School.

David enjoys spending time fly fishing in the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Chesapeake Bay, kayaking, playing guitar, making his surfboard, and exploring local restaurants with his wife. He hopes to pursue a fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology.

  PGY-II (First-Year) Residents

Deborah Garcia-Zalisnak was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and attended undergrad at University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Debora's outside interests include traveling, playing volleyball and outdoor activities such as going to the beach and walking.

Heather Leisy attended medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina. Heather's interests include traveling, tennis, scrapbooking, gardening and spending time with her dog.