Ophthalmology

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    Ophthalmologists

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    Zelia M. Correa, MD, PhD
    Attending Ophthalmologist, Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology

    513-475-7300

    correazm@uc.edu

    Zelia M. Correa, MD, PhD

    Attending Ophthalmologist, Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology

    Ocular Oncology

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Ophthalmology

    Phone: 513-475-7300

    Email: correazm@uc.edu

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    Specialties

    Clinical

    Ocular oncology; retinoblastoma and childhood ocular benign and malignant tumors

    Research

    Ocular oncology; ophthalmic pathology

    Biography

    Dr. Correa has been recognized by her academic achievements and her volunteer service/leadership in the profession of ophthalmology. She has received an achievement award (2010) and the international ophthalmologist education award (2009) from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Additionally, She has been recognized by two Secretariat Awards also from the American Academy of Ophthalmology and has been the youngest Guest of Honor at their National Meeting in 2009. Here in Cincinnati, she has received the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Education (University of Cincinnati College of Medicine) in 2011.

    Education and Training

    Undergraduate: Faculdade Riopretense de Filosofia Ciências e Letras, São José do Rio Preto, Brazil.

    MD: Faculdade Medicina de Rio Preto, São José do Rio Preto, Brazil, 1989.

    Residency: Ophthalmology, Faculdade de Medicina de Marília, Brazil, 1992.       

    Certification: Ophthalmology, 1992.

    Fellowship: Vitreoretinal surgery, Brazil, 1995.

    Fellowship: Ocular oncology, Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia,PA 1996.  

    PhD: UNIFESP (Federal university of São Paulo, SP, Brazil), 2003.

    Post-doctoral fellowships: Ophthalmic pathology, Wills Eye Institute, Philadelphia, PA, 2005.

    Ophthalmic pathology and translational research, McGill University-Montreal, QC, Canada, 2006.

    Publications

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    Grants

    Mary Asbury Chair of Ophthalmic Pathology. Sept 2006 – Current.

    Eniolami O. Dosunmu, MD

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Ophthalmology

    Phone: 513-636-4751

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    Specialties

    Anterior segment pathologies, pediatric glaucoma, amblyopia, and strabismus.

    Biography

    A summa cum laude graduate of Kentucky State University, Eniolami Dosunmu received her medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine (OSUCOM), where she graduated, cum laude, in 2008.  During her years at OSUCOM, she served on committees, and received many scholarships and awards including the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, and The Ohio State University College of Medicine Service Award in her graduating class. She completed her internship and residency training at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.  Her last year of residency, which was also a rotating chief year, allowed her to participate in medical student and resident education. She also received the Mayo International Health Program Scholarship which allowed her to pursue her goal of participating in International Medicine – she worked in Bomet, Kenya where she provided ophthalmic care and performed both adult and pediatric cataract surgeries.  Dr. Dosunmu completed her fellowship training in pediatric ophthalmology at Duke University, Durham, NC where she performed research on pediatric glaucoma that earned her the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Research Fellow Award and the Pediatric Glaucoma and Cataract Family Association Award.  

    Education and Training

    MD: The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH, 2008.

    Internship: Preliminary Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 2009.

    Residency: Ophthalmology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 2012.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Ophthalmology, Duke University, Durham, NC, 2013.

    Publications

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    Michael E. Gray, MD
    Pediatric Ophthalmologist, Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology

    513-636-4751

    Michael E. Gray, MD

    Pediatric Ophthalmologist, Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Ophthalmology

    Phone: 513-636-4751

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    Specialties

    Pediatric cataracts; strabismus; ROP

    Education and Training

    BA: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 2002.

    MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH, 2007.

    Internship: Internal Medicine (PGY1), The Jewish Hospital, Cincinnati OH, 2007-2008.

    Residency: Ophthalmology (PGY2-4), University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH, 2008-2011.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Ophthalmology (PGY5), Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH 2011-2012.

    Publications

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    Grants

    PEDIG (Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group). Principal Investigator. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. July 2012 - present.

    Virginia A. Miraldi Utz, MD

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Ophthalmology

    Phone: 513-636-4751

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    Specialties

    Pediatric eye diseases such as amblyopia, cataracts and strabismus; diagnosis and management of genetic eye disorders and syndromes (retinal dystrophies such as retinitis pigmentosa, Stargardt disease, ocular malformations and mitochondrial disorders); pediatric uveitis and ocular inflammation.

    Biography

    Dr. Virginia Miraldi Utz, MD, FAAP, is an assistant professor of pediatric ophthalmology at the Abrahamson Eye Institute of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She completed her undergraduate degree in biochemistry and religious studies at The College of Wooster (Wooster, Ohio) and Kanda University (Chiba, Japan). She received her Doctor of Medicine from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio, where she was served as co-president of the Alpha Omega Alpha Society chapter. During her residency at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, she was awarded the Ocular Immunology and Uveitis Foundation Travel Grant for her basic science research in ocular microbiology and immunology and the Humanism in Ophthalmology Award. She completed her fellowship training in pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus at the Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute. She recently completed additional clinical training in the field of ocular inflammation and uveitis preceptorship to serve patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis and related disorders.

    Dr. Miraldi Utz specializes in the management of pediatric eye disorders such as amblyopia, strabismus, and pediatric cataracts. She has special clinical and research interests in ocular inflammatory disease and ophthalmic genetic disorders, including ocular malformations and retinal dystrophies. Dr. Miraldi Utz has published multiple research articles in peer-reviewed journals, as well as having contributed abstracts and presentations at a number of professional association meetings. She is a peer reviewer for several journals, including Ophthalmic Genetics, Molecular Vision, and British Journal of Ophthalmology. She is a member of American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Uveitis Society, Ophthalmic Genetic Study Club, International Society for Genetic Eye Diseases and Retinoblastoma, and Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

    Education and Training

    Medical School: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH.

    Residency: Ophthalmology, University Hospitals Eye Institute Case Medical Center, Case Affiliated Hospitals Residency Program, Cleveland, Ohio.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus, Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic; Cleveland, Ohio.

    Preceptorship: Pediatric Uveitis, The Retina Group, Columbus, OH; Cincinnati Eye Institute, Cincinnati, OH.

    Board Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology, 2013.

    Publications

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    W. Walker Motley, MS, MD
    Pediatric Ophthalmologist, Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology

    513-636-4751

    W. Walker Motley, MS, MD

    Pediatric Ophthalmologist, Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    UC Department of Ophthalmology

    Phone: 513-636-4751

    Fax: 513-636-7911

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    Specialties

    Strabismus; amblyopia; cataract; intraocular lens implantation; retinopathy of prematurity

    Education and Training

    BE: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 1992.

    MS: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 1993.

    MD: University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, 1997.

    Internship: Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, 1997-1998.

    Residency: Ophthalmology, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1998-2001.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Ophthalmology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2001-2002.

    Board Certification: Ophthalmology, 2003.

    Publications

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    Andrea H. Prosser, MD

    513-636-4751

    Andrea H. Prosser, MD

    Instructor, UC Department of Ophthalmology

    Phone: 513-636-4751

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    Education and Training

    MD: Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA, 2008.

    Internship: Internal Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA.

    Residency: Ophthalmology, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA.


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    Terry L. Schwartz, MD
    Pediatric Ophthalmologist

    513-636-4751

    Terry L. Schwartz, MD

    Pediatric Ophthalmologist

    Professor, UC Department of Ophthalmology

    Phone: 513-636-4751

    Fax: 513-636-7911

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    Education and Training

    BS: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 1976.

    MD: West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV, 1982.

    Internship: Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 1982-1983.

    Residency: Ophthalmology, Department of Ophthalmology, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, 1985-1988.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA, 1988-1989

    Publications

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    Constance E. West, MD
    Pediatric Ophthalmologist

    513-636-4751

    Constance E. West, MD

    Pediatric Ophthalmologist

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Ophthalmology

    Phone: 513-636-4751

    Fax: 513-636-7911

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    Specialties

    Strabismus; optic pathway glioma in children; retinal hemorrhages in shaken baby syndrome; construction of a portable optics bench for use in teaching ophthalmic optics and refraction to ophthalmology residents

    Education and Training

    BS: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 1980.

    MD: University of Massachusetts Medical School, North Worcester, MA, 1986.

    Internship: St. John's Mercy Medical Center, St. Louis, MO, 1986-1987.

    Residency: Ophthalmology,Barnes Hospital, Washington University Medical Center, St. Louis, MO, 1987-1990.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus,Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 1990-1991.

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    A photo of Michael Yang.

    Michael B. Yang, MD
    Director, Pediatric Ophthalmology

    513-636-4751

    Michael B. Yang, MD

    Director, Pediatric Ophthalmology

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Ophthalmology

    Phone: 513-636-4751

    Fax: 513-636-7911

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    Specialties

    Cataract, glaucoma, pediatric and adult strabismus, surgery for nystagmus with abnormal head posture, and retinopathy of prematurity.

    Education and Training

    BS: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 1988.

    MD: Harvard Medical School-Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Joint Program in Health Sciences and Technology, Boston, MA, 1993.

    Internship: Internal Medicine, St. Elizabeth Hospital, Boston, MA, 1993-1994.

    Residency: Ophthalmology, Estelle Doheny Eye Institute, University of Southern California/LosAngeles County Hospital, Los Angeles, CA, 1994-1997.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Ophthalmology, W.K. Kellogg Eye Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1998-1999.

    Board Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology, 2000. Recertified 2010.

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    Pediatric Retina Specialist

    Robert Sisk, MD.

    Robert A. Sisk, MD
    Ophthalmologist

    513-636-4751

    Robert A. Sisk, MD

    Ophthalmologist

    Assistant Professor

    UC Department of Ophthalmology

    Phone: 513-636-4751

    Fax: 513-636-7911

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    Specialties

    Pediatric retinal surgery, hereditary retinal diseases

    Education and Training

    BS: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 1999.

    MD: University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, KY, 2003.

    Internship: Internal Medicine, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, 2003-2004.

    Residency: Ophthalmology, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH 2004-2007.

    Fellowship: Vitreoretinal Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, 2007-2009.

    Board Certification: Ophthalmology, 2008.

    Publications

    Cornea and Anterior Segment Diseases

    A photo of Adam Kaufman.

    Adam H. Kaufman, MD
    Ophthalmologist, Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology

    513-475-7295

    Adam H. Kaufman, MD

    Ophthalmologist, Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Ophthalmology

    Phone: 513-475-7295

    Fax: 513-475-7369

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    Specialties

    Corneal and external diseases, uveitis, ocular immunology and cataracts

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH 1987.

    Residency: Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, Columbia University, New York, NY.

    Fellowship: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

    Certification: Ophthalmology, 1994.

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    Ocular Oncologist

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    James J. Augsburger, MD
    Ocular Oncologist

    513-475-7300

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    James J. Augsburger, MD

    Ocular Oncologist

    Professor, UC Department of Ophthalmology

    Phone: 513-475-7300

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    Specialties

    Retinoblastoma; medulloepithelioma; retinal & choroidal hemangiomas; conjunctival tumors; iris tumors

    Biography

    James J. Augsburger, MD, is professor and chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and chief of the Ocular Oncology Service at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of eye tumors, including uveal and conjunctival melanomas, retinoblastomas, metastatic carcinomas to the eye, ocular lymphomas, hemangiomas of the retina and choroid, and other benign and malignant tumors in or on the eye.

    Dr. Augsburger completed his undergraduate studies at Heidelberg College, Tiffin, Ohio. After receiving his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, he completed his internship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Augsburger then completed his residency at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, followed by a fellowship in retina and ocular oncology at Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PA. He joined the attending staff of Wills Eye Hospital immediately following this fellowship and remained there in ocular oncology practice until his relocation to Cincinnati in 1999.

    Dr. Augsburger is a board certified diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology and a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He also belongs to the American Ophthalmological Society, ARVO (Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology), AUPO (Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology), Club Jules Gonin (European Retina Society), Macula Society and Retina Society.

    Education and Training

    BS: Heidelberg College, Tiffin, OH, 1970

    MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, 1974

    Internship: Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, 1974-1975

    Residency: Ophthalmology, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1975-1978

    Fellowship: Retina-Vitreous & Ocular Oncology, Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PN, 1978-1980

    Board Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology, 1979

    Optometrists

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    Sarah L. Lopper, OD, FAAO
    Pediatric Optometrist, Division of Ophthalmology

    513-636-4751

    Sarah L. Lopper, OD, FAAO

    Pediatric Optometrist, Division of Ophthalmology

    Instructor, UC Department of Ophthalmology

    Phone: 513-636-4751

    Fax: 513-636-7911

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    Specialties

    Amblyopia; low vision; children with special needs; JIA/iritis

    Education and Training

    BS: Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 1996.

    OD: The Ohio State University College of Optometry, Columbus, OH, 2000.

    Residency: Ocular Disease, Cincinnati Eye Institute, Cincinnati, OH, 2000-2001.

    Certification: National Board of Examiners in Optometry.

    Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO), 2007.

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    Melissa L. Rice, OD
    Pediatric Optometrist, Division of Ophthalmology

    513-636-4751

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    Melissa L. Rice, OD

    Pediatric Optometrist, Division of Ophthalmology

    Instructor, UC Department of Ophthalmology

    Phone: 513-636-4751

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    Specialties

    Clinical

    Amblyopia, strabismus, binocular vision.

    Research

    Amblyopia, strabismus, convergence insufficiency.

    Education and Training

    BS: Indiana University, 1997.

    OD: Indiana University School of Optometry, 1999.

    Residency: Pediatric Optometry and Binocular Vision, New England College of Optometry, 1999-2000.

    Certification: National Board of Examiners in Optometry; Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, 2002.

    Post-Graduate: Postdoctoral Certificate, Clinical Research Training Program, 2007.

    Publications

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    Daniele P. Saltarelli, OD, FAAO
    Pediatric Optometrist

    513-636-4751

    Daniele P. Saltarelli, OD

    Pediatric Optometrist

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Ophthalmology

    Phone: 513-636-4751

    Fax: 513-636-7911

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    Specialties

    Pediatric Contact Lens (see instructional DVD).

    Education and Training

    BS: McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario 1995.

    OD: New England College of Optometry, Boston, MA, 2000.

    Residency: Primary Care Optometry / Ocular Disease, Illinois Eye Institute, Chicago, IL, 2000-2001.

    Certification: National Board of Examiners in Optometry.

    Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, 2004.

    Publications