Young Ophthalmologists' Section

YOS is a WAEPS special interest group that meets several times a year for networking and learning in a fun, informal atmosphere. The Young Ophthalmologists Section (YOS) welcomes young ophthalmologists in their first 10 years of practice as well as those new to Washington State.  

If you would like to get involved with the Young Ophthalmologists' Section or to learn more about it, please contact YOS Co-Chairs, Peter Kally, MD at [email protected] or Himanshu Banda, MD at [email protected]

Recent YOS events:

This year's Young Ophthalmology events began in April with a hike in Tiger Mountain (photo below) and will continue throughout the year, offering an opportunity to connect with other early-career Ophthalmologists in Washington. Upcoming dates and events for 2024 are as follows:

May: Kayaking Event at South Lake Union

June: Berry Picking in Carnation (Family Friendly)

July: Financial Planning Dinner Event

August: Park Picnic in West Seattle (Family Friendly)

October: Bowling Event

December: Donut Making Class

To get on the email list for YOS, be sure that the YOS option is checked in your WAEPS profile, or you may also contact our Executive Director in the WAEPS office at [email protected] or 206.956.3652 and ask to be added to the YOS email list.

YO Hike in Tiger Mountain - April 2024:


YOS enjoys time together on June 8, 2019:

We met at the Flatstick Pub on South Lake Union for a "whale of a time"!


The rooftop deck at Mezcaleria Oaxaca 2018:
Come join your colleagues for delicious appetizers and refreshing beverages on the lively rooftop deck. No charge for WAEPS members, their significant others and prospective members. 


The WAEPS YOS 2018:

The YO group had a joint social event with the young members of the Optometric Physicians of Washington on Saturday, June 9th at Lunchbox Laboratories in Bellevue:

 Dr Janet Chieh & friends at joint event of WAEPS & OPW young members June 2018

Ophthalmologists, optometrists and their significant others enjoyed socializing at the first
joint gathering of the young professionals groups from 
WAEPS and OPW in Bellevue on June 9th. 

YOS WAEPS Lecture 2017:

YOS gathered to learn about investment strategies at the October 24, 2017, program at
Wild Ginger featuring certified financial planner Brian Torgerson.

Annual YOS Summer Social Event 2017:

The rooftop deck at Mezcaleria Oaxaca
422 East Pine (Capitol Hill neighborhood)


YOS afternoon of food, fun and games 2017:

Saturday, June 17, 2017, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Flatstick Pub in Pioneer Square
Come socialize and network with other young ophthalmologists and enjoy delicious tacos and tasty beverages.  No charge for WAEPS members and their guests.  We have a tee-time of 4 p.m. for a round of mini-golf!

YOS Reception Following the 2017 WAEPS Annual Meeting:  

March 31, 2017, 5:45 to 7 p.m.

Location: Blueacre Seafood (right around the corner from the conference venue)
1700 7th Avenue, (7th Avenue and Olive Way), Seattle
This will be a great opportunity to socialize and network with other young ophthalmologists and enjoy delicious appetizers and beverages.  No charge for WAEPS members. 
Thank you to the University of Washington Department of Ophthalmology for support for this event!