Dr. Tadhg Schempf grew up in Pittsburgh and graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Pittsburgh with a BS in Neuroscience, where he performed research investigating neuronal changes in Alzheimer’s disease. He began medical school in 2015 at New York University School of Medicine. While in New York, he pursued research in several medical fields including orthopaedics and internal medicine, before discovering his fascination with the field of ophthalmology. His research pursuits in medical school have included projects investigating retinal imaging modalities, oculoplastic surgical approaches, and IOL techniques, resulting in several peer-reviewed articles.
He graduated from NYU in 2019, receiving Alpha Omega Alpha and Valedictorian honors. He spent his intern year at UPMC in the transitional year program, which was a wonderfully comprehensive experience in many fields of medicine. He is excited to experience the fascinating ocular pathologies that UPMC offers, as well as all the teaching that the genuinely dedicated faculty have to offer.
He and his fiancé, Molly, were eager to move back to Pittsburgh for residency, living near their families in a place that has always been home. In their free time, they love spending time with their puppy, hiking, biking, and trying out new food around the city.