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 Expert  726695

Expert in Laser Vision Correction Early Pioneer and General Ophthalmologist.

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Illinois (IL)
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Summary of Expertise:

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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's Firm. He is also a surgeon at the 20/20 Institute in Indianapolis.


laser in-situ keratomileusis


laser ophthalmology




refractive eye surgery








excimer laser




eye injury


eye physiology


flying-spot scanning


intraocular lens






laser corneal surgery


laser focusing


light coagulation




ocular disease


radial keratotomy

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Chicago, Illinois;  Rockford, Illinois;  Aurora, Illinois;  Naperville, Illinois;  Joliet, Illinois;  Elgin, Illinois;  South Bend, Indiana;  Gary, Indiana;  Milwaukee, Wisconsin;  and Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1988   Residency   Ophthalmology   Saint Louis University Department of Ophthalmology  
1985   Flexible Internship   Flexible   St. John's Mercy Medical Center  
1984   MD   Medicine   Saint Louis University  
1978   MS   Ophthalmology   University of Chicago   First pre-doctoral of Ohthalmology ever given
1977   BA   Biology   University of Chicago  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2001 to


(Undisclosed Consulting Company)



Owner/Medical Director


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.

2009 to


(Undisclosed Consulting Company)



Owner/Medical Director


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.

2007 to








Expert was brought in to open the Indianapolis center of the Expert's Firm which is dedicated to providing laser vision correction with a five star experience.

2001 to 2001




Oak Brook and Naperville




Expert was a surgeon for LasikPlus for approximately 8 months before leaving to open his own office

2000 to 2001


Icon Laser Center


Chicago, St. Louis, Minneapolis


Surgeon and Medical Director


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

1984 to 2000


Eye Surgeons and Consultants


Chicago and Southern Wisconsin Offices


Ophthalmologist to start and then practice president


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:

* 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


Illinois Missouri Florida Tennessee Indiana Oregon

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, Ophthalworld.com 2003 – Present Board of Directors, EyeDirecti 2006 – Present Section Head of Ophthalmology and Vice President, International College of Surgeons

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • 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.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
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.

Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • "Lathe machine" "expert witness" for consulting on Medical Malpractice Case Review.
  • Opthalmologist expert witness for consulting on corneal laser surgery.
  • Expert for consulting on hysterectomy gone wrong.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Market Research:
Expert closely watches trends in Vision Correction procedures including phakic intraocular lenses

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:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Participated in purchases of numerous laser systems and equipment and associated supplies associated in Laser Vision Correction.

Other Skills and Services


* 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


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