I am an ophthalmologist sub- specializing in corneal diseases. I perform corneal transplantation, cataract and refractive surgery, and my research involves clinical trials in corneal transplantation. I teach residents and fellows, and serve as co-chair of IRBMED and vice-chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences.
I like to help patients to see better, particularly after surgery.
I spend time with my wife, Gail, and read novels. I like to spend several weeks each winter in Florida. I also enjoy fly-fishing, particularly in Idaho.
Each time a patient regains vision is memorable.
Raising two daughters, having a successful marriage for nearly 50 years, helping my patients and being a leader in my clinical field.
My father, who was an ophthalmologist, and my residency and fellowship mentors, Steven Podos, Ronald Burde and Herbert Kaufman.
American Pastoral by Philip Roth.
I am an identical twin. My twin brother, Joel, is on the faculty of the University of Illinois at Chicago with a role identical to mine.