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Our Ophthalmology Experts

For additional information on UPMC Eye Center physicians, please click on the physician’s name below.

José-Alain Sahel, MD
Professor and Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology
Eye and Ear Foundation Endowed Chair
Director, UPMC Eye Center

Alexander J. Anetakis, MD
Retina and Vitreoretinal Surgery Service
Director, UPMC Eye Center Wexford
Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Gabrielle R. Bonhomme, MD
Director, Neuro-Ophthalmology Service
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Katarzyna Brodowska, MD
Clinical Fellow in Medical and Surgical Retinal Disease
Clinical Instructor in Ophthalmology​

Ian P. Conner, MD, PhD
Interim Director, Glaucoma and Cataract Service
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Kunal Dansingani, MD, FRCOphth
Retina and Vitreoretinal Surgery Service
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

Vice Chair, Operations and IT

Deepinder K. Dhaliwal, MD, LAc
Director, Cornea and Refractive Surgery Service
Director, Center for Integrative Eye Care
Professor of Ophthalmology

Scott P. Drexler, OD
Contact Lens and Low Vision Service
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Andrew W. Eller, MD
Retina and Vitreoretinal Surgery Service
Director, Ocular Trauma
Professor of Ophthalmology

Thomas R. Friberg, MD, FACS
Director, Medical and Surgical Retinal Diseases
Professor of Ophthalmology

Denise Gallagher, MD
Medical Retina Service
Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Jean C. Harwick, MD, FACS
Comprehensive Service
Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Vishal Jhanji, MD
Director, Quality
Cornea, Cataract & External Disease Service
Refractive Surgery Service
Professor of Ophthalmology

Roheena Kamyar, MD
Comprehensive Eye Service; Cornea and Refractive Surgery Service
Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Chelsea Lizik, OD
Contact Lens and Low Vision Service
Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Nils A. Loewen, MD, PhD
Director, EMR
Glaucoma and Cataract Service
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

Craig A. Luchansky, OD
Contact Lens and Low Vision Service; Pediatric Ophthalmology
Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Alex Mammen, MD
Cornea Service, External Disease and Refractive Surgery Center
Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Alexis Mancini, MD
Clinical Fellow in Orbital, Oculoplastic, and Aesthetic Surgery Service
Clinical Instructor of Ophthalmology

Joseph Martel, MD
Vice Chair, Patient Experience and Access
Retina and Vitreoretinal Surgery Service
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Ellen Mitchell, MD
Pediatric and Neuro-Ophthalmology Service
Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Anhtuan Nguyen, MD
Clinical Fellow in Glaucoma
Clinical Instructor of Ophthalmology

Vincent Nguyen, MD
Clinical Fellow in Medical and Surgical Retinal Disease
Clinical Instructor in Ophthalmology

Ken Nischal, MD, FRCOphth
Vice Chair, Quality
Director, Pediatric Ophthalmology, Strabismus & Adult Motility
Director, Pediatric Program Development
Professor of Ophthalmology

Sarah Otaibi, DO
Pediatric Ophthalmology Service
Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Joel Palko, MD
Clinical Fellow in Glaucoma
Clinical Instructor of Ophthalmology

Matthew Pihlblad, MD​
Pediatric Ophthalmology Service
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Jacqueline Pokusa, OD
Contact Lens and Low Vision Service - Pediatric Ophthalmology
Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology​

Julia Polat, MD
Glaucoma and Cataract Service
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Parth Shah, MD 
Pediatric Ophthalmology Service
Clinical Fellow in Pediatric Ophthalmology​
Clinical Instructor of Ophthalmology
Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Syed Mahmood Shah, MD​
Retina and Vitreoretinal Surgery Service
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

Deepak Soneji, MD
Clinical Fellow in Neuro-Ophthalmology 
Clinical Instructor of Ophthalmology

Marshall W. Stafford, MD
Director, UPMC Eye Center St. Margaret
Glaucoma and Comprehensive Eye Services
Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

S. Tonya Stefko, MD, FACS
Vice Chair, Continuity of Care and Consults
Director, Orbital, Oculoplastic, and Aesthetic Surgery Service
Director, Ophthalmology Consult Service
Director, Fellowship program
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

John Swogger, DO
Director, Information Systems 
Comprehensive Service
Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Tarika Thareja, MD
Clinical Fellow in Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery Service
Clinical Instructor of Ophthalmology

Devin Tran, MD
Clinical Fellow in Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery Service
Clinical Instructor of Ophthalmology​​

Evan L. Waxman, MD, PhD
Vice Chair, Medical and Resident Education
Director, Comprehensive Eye Service
Director, UPMC Eye Center Mercy
Director, Ophthalmology Residency Training Program
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

Jen (Yu) Will, MD
Vice Chair, Outreach and Business Development 
Associate Program Director, Ophthalmology Residency Training Program
Orbital, Oculoplastic, and Aesthetic Surgery Service
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
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Contact Us

For more information, or
to make an appointment
with an ophthalmologist,
please contact the UPMC
Eye Center at 412-647-2200
or 1-800-446-3797.

Request an appointment online.

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