Faculty

Leadership

Douglas Rhee, MD

Douglas J. Rhee, MD

Director, UH Eye Institute, University Hospitals
Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Division Chief, Ophthalmology, University Hospitals
Director, Optometric Services, University Hospitals

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Dr. Rhee's Bio

Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Julie Belkin, MD

Julie Belkin, MD

Ophthalmologist, UH Eye Institute, University Hospitals
Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Dr. Belkin's Bio

Manasvee Kapadia, MD

Manasvee Kapadia, MD

Vice Chair of Ophthalmic Education
Residency Program Director, Case Western Reserve School of Medicine / UH Cleveland Medical Center
Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Dr. Kapadia's Bio

Ildiko Kondray, MD

Ildiko Kondray, MD

Ophthalmologist, UH Eye Institute, University Hospitals

Dr. Kondray's Bio

Linda H. Ohsie-Bajor, MD

Linda H. Ohsie-Bajor, MD

Ophthalmologist, UH Eye Institute, University Hospitals
Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Dr. Ohsie-Bajor's Bio

Roy Thomas, MD

Roy Thomas, MD

Ophthalmologist, UH Eye Institute, University Hospitals

Dr. Thomas's Bio

Cornea / External Disease

Jonathan H. Lass, MD

Jonathan H. Lass, MD

Vice Chair of Academic Affairs
Chair emeritus (1993 – 2013)
Charles I. Thomas Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Center for Anterior Segment Diseases and Surgery, UH Eye Institute, University Hospitals
Director, Eye Image Analysis Reading Centers, UH Eye Institute, University Hospitals

Dr. Lass's Bio

Ahmed Omar, MD

Ahmed Omar, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Dr. Omar's Bio

Electrophysiology

Minzhong Yu, PhD

Minzhong Yu, PhD, MMed

Director of Ophthalmic Electrophysiology, UH Eye Institute, University Hospitals
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Dr. Yu's Bio

Glaucoma

Edward Burney, MD

Edward Burney, MD

Director, Anterior Segment Diseases and Surgery Center, UH Eye Institute, University Hospitals
Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Dr. Burney's Bio

Douglas Rhee, MD

Douglas J. Rhee, MD

Director, UH Eye Institute, University Hospitals
Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Division Chief, Ophthalmology, University Hospitals
Director, Optometric Services, University Hospitals

Dr. Rhee's Bio

Shakeel Shareef, MD

Shakeel Shareef, MD

Director, Glaucoma Service, UH Eye Institute, University Hospitals
Program Director, Glaucoma Fellowship Program, Case Western Reserve School of Medicine / UH Cleveland Medical Center
Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve School of Medicine

Dr. Shareef's Bio

Yasmin Sozeri, MD

Yasmin Sozeri, MD

Ophthalmologist, UH Eye Institute, University Hospitals
Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Dr. Sozeri's Bio

Neuro-Ophthalmology

Michael Morgan, MD, PhD

Michael Morgan, MD, PhD

Director of Clinical Neuro-ophthalmology, UH Eye Institute and Department of Neurology, University Hospitals
Clinical Instructor, Case Western Reserve School of Medicine

Dr. Morgan's Bio

Oculoplastics

Mark Prendes, MD

Mark Prendes, MD

Director, Oculoplastic Surgery, UH Eye Institute, University Hospitals
Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, UH Eye Institute, University Hospitals
Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve School of Medicine

Dr. Prendes's Bio

Ophthalmic Pathology

Marta Couce, MD, PhD

Marta Couce, MD, PhD

Diagnostic Neuropathology, Ophthalmic and ENT Pathology, University Hospitals
Professor, Pathology and Ophthalmology, Case Western Reserve School of Medicine

Dr. Couce's Bio

Adult Optometry / Contact Lens

Robert Cherne, OD

Robert Cherne, OD

Optometrist, UH Eye Institute, University Hospitals

Dr. Cherne's Bio

Sara Hitchman, OD

Sara Hitchman, OD

Optometrist, UH Eye Institute, University Hospitals
Instructor, Case Western Reserve School of Medicine

Dr. Hitchman's Bio

 Stacy Schonberg, OD

Stacy Schonberg, OD

Optometrist, UH Eye Institute, University Hospitals
Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve School of Medicine

Dr. Schonberg's Bio

Thomas Stokkermans, OD, PhD

Thomas Stokkermans, OD, PhD

Medical Co-Director, Clinical Operations
Director, Optometric Services, UH Eye Institute, University Hospitals
Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve School of Medicine

Dr. Stokkermans's Bio

Loretta Szczotka-Flynn, OD, PhD

Loretta Szczotka-Flynn, OD, PhD

Director, Contact Lens Service, UH Eye Institute, University Hospitals
Advisor, UH Clinical Research Center, University Hospitals
Professor, Case Western Reserve School of Medicine

Dr. Szczotka-Flynn's Bio

Pediatric Ophthalmology & Adult Strabismus

Michael Abrams, MD

Michael Abrams, MD

Pediatric Ophthalmologist, UH Eye Institute, University Hospitals

Dr. Abrams's Bio

Hayley Klein, MD

Hayley Klein, MD

Pediatric Ophthalmologist, UH Eye Institute, University Hospitals
Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve School of Medicine

Dr. Klein's Bio

Faruk H Orge, MD

Faruk Orge, MD

Director of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
William R. and Margaret E. Althans Chair, Case Western Reserve School of Medicine
Professor, Pediatric Ophthalmology, Case Western Reserve School of Medicine
Professor, Ophthalmology and Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve School of Medicine

Dr. Orge's Bio

Adam Peiffer, OD, MS

Adam Peiffer, OD, MS

Associate Pediatric Optometrist, UH Eye Institute, University Hospitals and UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s
Instructor, Case Western Reserve School of Medicine

Dr. Peiffer's Bio

Irene Zeller, OD

Irene Zeller, OD

Pediatric Optometrist, UH Eye Institute, University Hospitals and UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s
Instructor, Case Western Reserve School of Medicine

Dr. Zeller's Bio

Retina

 Shree Kurup, MD

Shree Kurup, MD

Director, Division of Vitreoretinal Diseases, Surgery and Ocular Immunology and Uveitis, UH Eye Institute, University Hospitals

Dr. Kurup's Bio

Warren Sobol, MD

Warren Sobol, MD

Chief, Surgical Retinal Service, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center

Dr. Sobol's Bio

Uveitis and Ocular Inflammation

 Shree Kurup, MD

Shree Kurup, MD

Director, Division of Vitreoretinal Diseases, Surgery and Ocular Immunology and Uveitis, UH Eye Institute, University Hospitals

Dr. Kurup's Bio

Basic Science Faculty

 Irina Pikuleva, PhD

Irina Pikuleva, PhD

Vice Chair of Research
Carl F. Asseff, M.D. Professor of Ophthalmology
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center / Case Western Reserve University

Dr. Pikuleva's Bio

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Beth Ann Benetz, MA, CRA

 Paul Park, PhD

Paul Park, PhD

Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University

Dr. Park's Bio

Patricia R. Taylor, PhD

Patricia R. Taylor, PhD

Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University

Dr. Taylor's Bio

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