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Expert in Laser Vision Correction Early Pioneer and General Ophthalmologist.

Expert ID: 726695 Illinois, USA

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Expert received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago in 1977 and went on to be the first-ever recipient of a pre-doctoral Master of Science degree in Ophthalmology in 1978. He graduated medical school from Saint Louis University in 1984 and subsequently completed a Flexible Internship at St. Johns Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis and then back to Saint Louis University for his residency in Ophthalmology.

He joined his father and sister in their cornea and external disease practice in 1988 and expanded the two offices practice in Chicago to a total of seven offices between Chicago and Southern Wisconsin. Expert’s specialty was in small incision cataract surgery, treatment of diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma and in the advances in refractive surgery. He trained in the technique of Radial Keratotomy (RK) and attended the first course in the United States on ALK followed by a fellowship in Houston. ALK was the precursor of modern-day Lasik. He has taught hundreds of doctors in the United States and Internationally the techniques of Lasik and the use of the laser. He lectured at dozens of Ophthalmology and Optometry meeting including the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS), American Academy of Optometry, American Optometric Association, State of Washington Optometric Association, and the State of Wisconsin Optometric Association. He helped trained hundreds of optometrists in Chicago and Wisconsin with his monthly continuing education lectures.

Expert has been honored with board certification in Ophthalmology and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the International College of Surgeons. Expert is a Vice President of the International College of Surgeons and is the chief their Division of Ophthalmology. He has opened a number of laser centers around the U.S., training their staff and doctors as well as holding the duties role of medical and surgical director.

Expert has an enormous experience in the field of refractive surgery including certification in the placement of Intracorneal rings, Radial Keratotomy (RK), Arcuate Keratotomy (AK), Lasik, PRK, Advanced Surface Ablation (ASA), Epi-Lasik, Lasek, and Conductive Keratoplasty (CK). He has performed more than twenty thousand laser refractive procedures. He is frequently asked by eye doctors to perform their eye laser procedures. He is presently the head of his own refractive practice, Doctors For Visual Freedom and general ophthalmology practice Expert Eye Surgeons and Consultants. He is also a surgeon at the 20/20 Institute in Indianapolis.

Expert's opinion has been sought for many years in the field of ophthalmology and Laser Vision Correction by those in the investment industry because of his extensive experience and long-term interest in the market and the ophthalmology industry.Expert is frequently asked by attorneys for his help in understanding the issues involved in malpractice and personal injury cases and has even been asked to build lectures to better educate the attorney to understand the complex medical issues involved in a case.Expert sits on the board of directors of several ophtalmology companies helping them to better understand the industry and the potential business.Expert was hired as a consultant by a telemarketing firm interested in performng such marketing for Lasik practices. He was brought in to train the sales team.Expert is working with a social media marketing firm as a consultant to grow Lasik practices.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1988 Degree: Residency Subject: Ophthalmology Institution: Saint Louis University Department of Ophthalmology
Year: 1985 Degree: Flexible Internship Subject: Flexible Institution: St. John's Mercy Medical Center
Year: 1984 Degree: MD Subject: Medicine Institution: Saint Louis University
Year: 1978 Degree: MS Subject: Ophthalmology Institution: University of Chicago
Year: 1977 Degree: BA Subject: Biology Institution: University of Chicago

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2001 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Owner/Medical Director Department:
Expert started Doctors For Visual Freedom to perform Laser Vision Correction. In addition to Laser treatments he performs CK. This practice restricts itself to Vision Correction treatments.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2009 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Owner/Medical Director Department:
Expert started this practice to provide high level consultations to the general ophthalmology patient using the latest diagnostic equipment. Although he does not perform any surgery other than Vision Correction Procedures, he closely follows trends to best advise his patients for appropriate surgical care.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2007 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Surgeon Department: Indianapolis
Expert was brought in to open the Indianapolis center of the 2020 Institute which is dedicated to providing laser vision correction with a five star experience.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2001 to 2001 Employer: LasikPlus Title: Surgeon Department: Oak Brook and Naperville
Expert was a surgeon for LasikPlus for approximately 8 months before leaving to open his own office
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2000 to 2001 Employer: Icon Laser Center Title: Surgeon and Medical Director Department: Chicago, St. Louis, Minneapolis
Expert was charged with opening the Chicago, Minneapolis and St. Louis laser centers and with training surgeons for these centers along with supervision of the centers which in combination performed well in excess of 1000 procedures per month. Expert did the vast majority of these procedures
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1984 to 2000 Employer: Eye Surgeons and Consultants Title: Ophthalmologist to start and then practice president Department: Chicago and Southern Wisconsin Offices
Expert was the general ophthalmologist for this cornea practice with extensive experience in small incision cataract surgery, glaucoma surgery and laser treatment of diabetic retinopathy.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
* American Medical Association
* American Academy of Ophthalmology
* Chicago Medical Society
* Illinois State Medical Society
* Florida Medical Association
* Indiana State Medical Association
* American College of Surgeons
* American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
* International Society of Refractive Surgery
* International College of Surgeons
Licenses / Certifications
Professional Appointments
1990 - 1999 Chief of Ophthalmology, Memorial Hospital Edgerton, Wisconsin
1992 - 1993 Physician Reviewer, Crescent County Foundation for Medical Care
1993 - 1995 CEO - Eye Surgeons & Consultants, Expert Eye Surgeons & Consultants
1994 - 1995 Appointed Ophthalmic Advisory Board of the Ophthalmic Education Institute
2000 - 2001 Medical Director Icon Laser Centers of Chicago, St. Louis and Minneapolis
2001 – Present Medical Director of Doctors For Visual Freedom
2002 – Present Advisory Board,
2003 – Present Board of Directors, EyeDirecti
2006 – Present Section Head of Ophthalmology and Vice President, International College of Surgeons

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert has significant experience in chart review and evaluation of issues related to malpractice. He has acted as expert witness and plaintiff witness in depositions and trials.

Expert is also known for his experience in workmen's compensation claims and the care of such patients.
Vendor Selection
Participated in purchases of numerous laser systems and equipment and associated supplies associated in Laser Vision Correction.
Marketing Experience
Expert closely watches trends in Vision Correction procedures including phakic intraocular lenses
Other Relevant Experience

* Excimer Laser PRK
* Lasik
* Conductive Keratoplasty
* Insertion of Intacs
* Astigmatic Keratotomy
* Radial Keratotomy
* Automated Lamellar Keratoplasty
* Use of Botox, Collagen, Restylane and Hylaform for facial enhancement
* Small incision cataract surgery
* Laser treatment of diabetic retinopathy
* Experienced in general ophthalmology

Fields of Expertise

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