Margaret Pollard, MD earned her undergraduate degree in Biology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. While at Rensselaer, she was a starting field hockey player at the Division III level all 4 years and also conducted research on glycoprotein purification and kinetics in the Department of Chemistry. She received her medical degree from Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. During medical school, she participated in many community service and health initiatives, including trips to Nicaragua, Poland, and Ojibwe reservations in Minnesota. Locally, she was part of the implementation of a vision-screening program for uninsured patients in the Upper Valley of New Hampshire and Vermont. She completed her internal medicine internship and ophthalmology residency at Albany Medical Center, where she also served as chief resident. She was awarded the Robert Reinecke award for resident research in 2017 and 2018 and was awarded the Dr. Cetner Award of Excellence in 2019 by her peers and faculty in the Department of Ophthalmology. Outside of work, Margaret enjoys yoga, gardening, cross-country skiing and crafting, including letterpress, woodworking and painting.