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Expert in Ophthalmology, Surgery

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Georgia (GA)
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Summary of Expertise:

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Within the specialty of ophthalmology, Expert subspecializes in oculoplastic and orbital surgery to which his practice is restricted. This consists of disease and surgery of the eyelids, boney eye socket, and tear ducts. He commonly does cosmetic surgery, reconstructive lid surgery after tumor removal, removal of tumors behind the eye (within the orbit), removal of the eye, and all varieties of tear duct surgery on both adults and children. Expert has co-authored a textbook on surgery of the orbit and edited the cosmetic surgery section in a major textbook on oculoplastic surgery. He was one of the original investigators for the use of botulinum toxin for treatment of blepharospasm beginning in 1983. He has a very active practice of treament of blepharospasm and cosmetic use of botulinum toxins.

oculoplastic surgery




orbital surgery






eye care




eyelid laceration



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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Atlanta, Georgia;  Columbus, Georgia;  Athens, Georgia;  Macon, Georgia;  Roswell, Georgia;  Marietta, Georgia;  and Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1983   Fellowship   Ocuoplastic and Orbital Surgery   University of Miami Medical School  
1982   Residency   Ophthalmology   Medical College of Wisconsin  
1979   Internship   Flexible   William Beaumont Hospital  
1978   MD   Medicine   Wayne State University Med School  
1974   BS   Zoology & Psychology   University of Michigan  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1985 to






Director of Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgery; Professor of Ophthalmology


He sees patients and performs surgery on disorders of the eyelids,orbit, and tear ducts.

1983 to 1984


Assistant Professor, University of Michigan




Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of the: American Medical Association, American College of Surgeons, Medical Association of Georgia, Dekalb Medical Society, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Georgia Society of Ophthalmology, Atlanta Ophthalmological Society, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, and the Association of Veterans Affairs Ophthalmologists.


Expert is Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is licensed to practice medicine in Georgia and Michigan.

Professional Appointments

He is the Kuse Professor of Ophthalmology at the Emory University School of Medicine. He is Director of Ophthalmic Plastic and Orbital Surgery at the Emory Clinic. He is Reviewer for "Ophthalmology", the official journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He was Chief of Ophthalmology at the Veteran's Administration Medical Center, Decatur, Georgia from 1986-1994.


He was chosen as Faculty of the Year, Emory residency program. He received the Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Medical/Professional Internships

Please see Expert's Education section.

Publications and Patents Summary

He has published over 100 peer-reviewd articles and book chapters and two instructive surgical videos in the area of oculoplastic surgery. He has co-edited two major textbooks.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg  
 - W.B. Saunders Company  
 - American Journal of Ophthalmology  
 - Archives of Ophthalmology  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1986 to 1994   Veterans Administration   Chief of Ophthalmology, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Decatur, GA   He was responsible for the running of the ophthalmology service at the VAMC affiliated with the Emory University School of Medicine.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He was consultant to Porex Medical, Inc. (now owned by Stryker Corporation) and has performed laboratory research for the development of new instrumentation used in the reconstruction of the anophthalmic socket.
  • He is a consultant to Ethicon Corporation and has evaluated suture products for the company.
  • He is a consultant to Matrix Surgical Corporation and has evaluated new products for them.
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
He has given expert witness depositions in a variety of personal injury, malpractice,and workman's compensation claims.
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Market Research:
He has acted as a consultant to numerous medical equipment companies and developed products with these companies.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

He was the Director of the Emory University Department of Ophthalmology Post-Graduate Course from 1990-2000. He was the Program Chairman of the Oculoplastic Section at the American Academy of Ophthalmolgy annual meeting in 1994. He has given over 130 talks at local, national and international meetings.

Other Skills and Services

He has authored or co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters.


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