Jan. 16, 2020

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Peds ophthalmology fellow, speech-language pathologist, pre-doctoral intern join UMMC faculty

Medical Center leadership is proud to announce the following additions to its faculty and leadership staff.

HongVan Thi Le, M.D.

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Dr. HongVan Thi Le, recently a pediatric ophthalmology fellow at the Duke Eye Center, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of ophthalmology.

After receiving her B.S. in biochemistry summa cum laude from the Tulane University School of Science and Engineering, New Orleans, Louisiana, in 2010, Le earned her M.D. in 2014 at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine, New Orleans. She then completed an internal medicine internship at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in 2014; an ophthalmology residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Ophthalmology in 2018; and a pediatric ophthalmology fellowship at the Duke Eye Center, Durham, North Carolina, in 2019.

The author or coauthor of four articles published in peer-reviewed professional journals, Le has given seven presentations at scientific meetings nationally. An Alpha Omega Alpha inductee, she is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, the American College of Physicians, and the American Medical Association.


Devin Marsh, M.A.

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Devin Marsh, a speech-language pathologist with interest in bilingualism, deafness and aural rehabilitation, and culturally diverse populations, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an instructor in otolaryngology and communicative sciences.

After receiving her B.A. in business administration from the University of Miami in 2013, Marsh served as a junior account executive for ProTranslating in Miami and as an accounts manager for Park Street Imports in Miami before earning her M.A. in speech/language pathology at the University of Memphis in 2019. While in Memphis, Tennessee, she gained experience as a graduate clinician at Methodist North Hospital, White Station Elementary School, Downtown Elementary School and the Memphis Speech and Hearing Clinic.


Tanja Seifen, Ph.D.

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Dr. Tanja Seifen, recently a pre-doctoral intern at the UAB-BVAMC Clinical Psychology Internship Consortium, Birmingham, Alabama, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an instructor in psychiatry.

After receiving her B.S. in psychology in 2010 and her M.S. in psychology in 2012 from the University of Bonn, Germany, Seifen served as a psychometrist at the University of Cologne Children’s Research Hospital, Germany, from 2013-14 before coming to UMMC as a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology in 2014. She began her pre-doctoral internship at UAB-BVAMC in 2018 and had a Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities predoctoral fellowship from 2018-19 at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

The author or coauthor of three articles and one book review published in peer-reviewed journals and three posters presented at scientific meetings internationally, Seifen has given six invited presentations. Her research interests include positive youth development, sexual competence among youth, brief parenting interventions and adjustment and psychological wellbeing of international students.