10 Recent Moves, Appointments for Ophthalmologists

Here are 10 ophthalmologists who have recently joined a new practice or received an appointment at an academic or other institution. Physicians are listed in alphabetical order.

1. Donna Booth, MD — Katzen Eye Group. Donna Booth, MD, joined Katzen Eye Group's Bel Air (Md.) location earlier this month and will provide services including cataract surgery, anterior segment ophthalmology and dry eye services. Dr. Booth, a board-certified ophthalmologist, received her undergraduate degree in chemistry from Mary Baldwin College in Roanoke, Va., and her medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Va. She studied at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami in the ophthalmology selective program, completed her internship in internal medicine at the Memorial Medical Center in Savannah, Ga., and her performed her ophthalmology residency at Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine.

2. Judie F. Charlton, MD — WVU Healthcare. Judie F. Charlton, MD, an ophthalmologist specializing in glaucoma, was named chief medical officer of WVU Healthcare and vice dean for clinical affairs of the WVU School of Medicine in Morgantown, W.Va., in September 2011. Dr. Charlton has been serving as interim CMO since shortly after WVU Healthcare was formed in 2010. Since 2008, she has been chair of the WVU department of ophthalmology and leader of the WVU Eye Institute. Having graduated from the WVU School of Pharmacy, Dr. Charlton earned her MD from WVU School of Medicine and completed postgraduate training at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh and at WVU.

3. Nancy E. Cline, MD — Shelby Eye Centers.
Nancy E. Cline, MD, was named a partner at Shelby Eye Centers in Shelby, N.C. and Gaffney, S.C., in January. Dr. Cline has been at the practice since 1998. She is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. She received her medical degree from the University of South Florida, College of Medicine, in Tampa. She completed her internship at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Jacksonville, Fla., and performed her ophthalmology training at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.

4. Rodney P. Coe, MD — Retina Group of New York. Rodney P. Coe, MD, MS, a fellowship-trained vitreoretinal specialist, joined the Retina Group of New York in November 2011. He attended Boston College, completed a master's degree in computers in biological research at New York University, earned his medical degree from SUNY Downstate College of Medicine and performed his ophthalmic residency at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Coe completed his training in vitreoretinal disease and surgery at the UPMC Eye Center in Pittsburgh. He has presented research in retina, glaucoma and cornea on a national level.

5. Gregory B. Fitzgerald, MD — Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. Gregory B. Fitzgerald, MD, was appointed an assistant clinical professor at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine's department of ophthalmology at the Rochester, Mich., campus in January. Dr. Fitzgerald is a vision correction surgeon at Clavenna Vision Institute in Birmingham, Mich. He received his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and his master's degree in human anatomy and his medical degree from Wayne State University. Dr. Fitzgerald is the president-elect on the executive board for the Michigan Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a member of the Michigan State Medical Society and the Oakland County Medical Society.

6. John Kim, MD — Inland Eye Institute & LASIK. John Kim, MD, a cataract surgeon, joined Inland Eye Institute & LASIK in Colton, Calif., in October 2011. Inland Eye Institute is a multi-specialty ophthalmic medical practice that has served the community for more than 35 years. An acknowledged expert in minimally invasive glaucoma surgery, Dr. Kim brings with him several years of experience in performing cataract surgery with both traditional and special lens implantation options.

7. Jimmy K. Lee, MD — NVISION Laser Eye Centers. Jimmy K. Lee, MD, joined NVISION Laser Eye Centers in January and will provide LASIK and cataract surgery at NVISION centers throughout Southern California. Dr. Lee previously served as director, cornea and refractive surgery sections at Yale Eye Center in New Haven, Conn. He also served as assistant professor of ophthalmology and visual science, and was an attending surgeon at the Department of Ophthalmology Veteran Affairs, Connecticut Healthcare System. Dr. Lee's research interests focus on new technologies in refractive surgery and improving surgical techniques for descemet's stripping endothelial keratoplasty.

8. Paul P. Lee, MD — University of Michigan. Paul P. Lee, MD, JD, was appointed chair of the University of Michigan department of ophthalmology and visual sciences in January. Dr. Lee received his juris doctorate from Columbia University and his medical degree from the University of Michigan. Dr. Lee most recently served as vice chairman of the ophthalmology department at Duke University. He also held appointments as director of applied health systems research at Duke University Health System and as senior advisor to the chancellor.

9. David Schanzlin, MD — Gordon & Weiss Vision Institute. David Schanzlin, MD, joined Gordon & Weiss Vision Institute in early February to provide LASIK and cataract surgery in San Diego. He served as the lead investigator during development and clinical studies on Intacs, corneal implants that provide clear, maintenance-free vision for individuals who are mildly nearsighted without surgery. Dr. Schanzlin received his medical degree from the University of Chicago and completed two fellowships in cornea and external diseases at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of California at San Francisco. He most recently served as a professor of clinical ophthalmology at the University of California, San Diego, and director of keratorefractive surgery at Shiley Eye Center in San Diego.

10. Ruth D. Williams, MD — American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Ruth D. Williams, MD, president of the Wheaton (Ill.) Eye Clinic, began her term as the 115th president of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Williams, who specializes in glaucoma treatment, attended medical school at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago. She interned at West Suburban Hospital Medical Center in Oak Park, Ill., and completed an ophthalmology residency at California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco. She also completed glaucoma fellowships at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine and at Shaffer Associates in San Francisco. Dr. Williams also served on the academy's board of trustees for the past year as president-elect, secretary for member services from 2005-2010 and trustee-at-large from 2000-2004. She also led the academy's young ophthalmologist program.

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