Moda round up

I can't believe that it has already been almost a year of Moda! The first post was May 30, 2016 so we are in Moda's birthday month! It has been an exciting (and sometimes nerve wracking) journey being so, well, public but that's what a blog is! I have learned a lot and my style (of blogging, not clothing) has changed a little with my comfort level and with some requests from you all. Lately I have been asked (often by residents and med students) to be a little more open about the life of an academic surgeon. So, while the focus of Moda will still be on what to wear while doing all those things you love doing (and featuring LA-based, female designers), as Moda moves into its second year I will try to be more open about the life of a busy faculty member/ophthalmic surgeon/associate program director with a full life in and out of work. You will still see 1-2 posts a week on ModaMD.com, but with some more context about what I was doing and not just wearing. A lot of my engagement is on instagram so much of this will be there (@_moda_md)

In that vein I thought I'd share a few photos of my choices for a big opportunity I just had in the Ophthalmology Department (these were all posted on instagram). I literally "sat at the table" with so many leaders in our eye center/medical center/university to lend voice to a very important decision which will impact not only my career but the career of others throughout the University. I learned a lot, spoke up, and felt that I had a voice. All important things and they all reinforced to me how very important it is to do what you love. More about that here. Oh -- and 'birthday' party details coming soon! stay tuned.

 Back at it this Monday. Spending the day at the pretty Langham in Pasadena helping to make an important decision for the Department of Ophthalmology. Far too often young faculty feel their voice isn't important -- but to be heard you need to speak up! For days like this my go-to is a conservative black sheath like this well structured Trina Turk number. Go get 'em today!

Back at it this Monday. Spending the day at the pretty Langham in Pasadena helping to make an important decision for the Department of Ophthalmology. Far too often young faculty feel their voice isn't important -- but to be heard you need to speak up! For days like this my go-to is a conservative black sheath like this well structured Trina Turk number. Go get 'em today!

 Day two sitting at the table (as we say) for the USC Department of Ophthalmology. In my favorite work-wear pants - the Sloan from  @bananarepublic  which are professional and cute right off the rack. I hope you showed up in some way today to  #lovewhatyoudo  and  #lovewhatyouwear   (butterfly shoes are Ted Baker and jacket is Vince -- love their jackets!)

Day two sitting at the table (as we say) for the USC Department of Ophthalmology. In my favorite work-wear pants - the Sloan from @bananarepublic which are professional and cute right off the rack. I hope you showed up in some way today to #lovewhatyoudo and #lovewhatyouwear

(butterfly shoes are Ted Baker and jacket is Vince -- love their jackets!)

 After a busy day with our campus leadership and an evening of pre-ARVO posters and presentations, I am looking forward to a lot of bright days for our department! Proud Trojan.  #usceye

After a busy day with our campus leadership and an evening of pre-ARVO posters and presentations, I am looking forward to a lot of bright days for our department! Proud Trojan. #usceye

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