Sonny Caplash, MD

  • Second Year Resident in Ophthalmology

Sonny grew up in Monroe, Connecticut. His medical training began with his matriculation into the University of Connecticut's Combined Program in Medicine. After completion of his undergraduate studies and prior to matriculation to the University of Connecticut's School of Medicine, Sonny spent 8 weeks in Ludhiana, India as a volunteer to facilitate free cataract surgeries among the underserved. The experience imbued Sonny with a passion for ophthalmology that he pursued as a medical student. He worked with Dr. Royce Mohan studying the protective effect of Withaferin A in corneal fibrosis. After his second year, Sonny was accepted into the Medical Research Scholarship Program at the National Institutes of Health; where he spent a year working with Dr. Hatice Nida Sen in the National Eye Institute. Sonny's research focused on the efficacy of optical coherence tomography angiography as a new imaging modality in patients with uveitis. Sonny graduated as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society and is thrilled to be pursuing a career in Ophthalmology at UPMC.

Outside of the clinic, Sonny enjoys playing tennis, reliving the glory days of when he was a competitive Bhangra dancer and trying new restaurants.