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Ophthalmologists

David Barrett, MD

Dr. Barrett specializes in laser vision correction and small-incision cataract surgery. He has performed thousands of Custom and BLADE-FREE LASIK procedures. Dr. Barrett also performs the most advanced techniques in small-incision cataract surgery including LifeStyle Lenses. He received his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University, graduated from Wayne State Medical School and completed his Ophthalmology residency at the prestigious Jules Stein Institute at UCLA in Southern California. Dr. Barrett has been in private practice in West Michigan since 1990.

Michael Boyle, MD

Dr. Boyle specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids, face, orbit, area around the eye, and lacrimal (tearing) system. He also performs BOTOX® Cosmetic procedures and works closely with Skin Solutions, our aesthetic skin care department, to provide patients with the best possible result following their eyelid procedures. Dr. Boyle completed a two-year Fellowship at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, and is a Fellow of The American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS). He is also board certified by The American Board of Ophthalmology. His residency and internship were completed at Indiana University, and he received his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine.

Thomas Cowden, MD

Dr. Cowden is fellowship-trained in cornea/external diseases/anterior segment and refractive surgery. He was involved in the initial FDA clinical trials for LASIK in 1996 and since has performed thousands of refractive procedures including Custom and BLADE-FREE LASIK. He also specializes in all forms of corneal transplant surgeries (including PKP, DSEK, DMEK, DALK, and Limbal Stem Cells) tailored to the patient’s unique needs. In addition, Dr. Cowden specializes in cataract surgery, utilizing the latest Intraocular Lens technology, Lasers and peri-operative testing in order to customize his patient’s choice for optimal vision correction. Specialties also include advanced anterior segment reconstruction as a result of trauma, or congenital defects. He earned degrees from the University of Michigan, from Wayne State University School of Medicine, completed his Ophthalmology Residency at the University of Wisconsin, and his subspecialty Fellowship in Corneal and Refractive Surgery at the University of Minnesota. He has been in private practice since 1997.

Yosef Gindzin, MD

Dr. Gindzin is a retinal specialist, treating retinal problems such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetes, retinal detachment, and macular pathologies – often using advanced laser techniques and drug therapy. He completed his retina and vitreous surgery fellowship at The Cleveland Clinic, received his medical degree from the University of Michigan and undergraduate degree from the University of California at Irvine. Dr. Gindzin is conversant in Spanish and joined Grand Rapids Ophthalmology in 2002.

Parin Gohel, MD

Dr. Gohel is a fellowship trained retinal specialist treating retinal problems such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetes, retinal detachment and macular pathologies, using advanced laser techniques and drug therapies. Dr. Gohel received his bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine. He completed an Internal Medicine internship at The Lahey Clinic-Tufts University, his ophthalmology residency at The University of Colorado, Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute and completed fellowships in Vitreoretinal Surgery at Associated Retina Consultants in Phoenix, Arizona and Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI. Dr. Gohel was a vitreoretinal surgeon at Gunderson Lutheran medical Center from 2010 until 2014 when he joined Grand Rapids Ophthalmology.

Tara Golisch, MD

Dr. Golisch specializes in treating glaucoma patients in addition to performing the most modern no-stitch and small incision cataract surgery utilizing traditional intraocular lenses, toric implants for astigmatism and premium multi-focal lenses. She received her undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis and her medical degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Golisch completed her Ophthalmology residency at Wayne State University-Kresge Eye Institute, and her Glaucoma Fellowship was at Cincinnati Eye Institute. Dr. Golisch joined Grand Rapids Ophthalmology in 2014.

Kenyon Kendall, DO

Dr. Kendall is a glaucoma specialist and utilizes the most modern no-stitch and small incision cataract surgery with implants including LifeStyle Lenses. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, graduated from Michigan State Osteopathic School of Medicine, and completed a glaucoma fellowship at Kentucky Lions Eye Research Institute. He has been in private practice since 1987.

Marcus Muallem, MD

Dr. Muallem has a dual fellowship in cornea and refractive surgery, as well as glaucoma. Dr. Muallem’s sub specialty training in both fields were completed at the prestigious Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami. His residency was completed at the University of Illinois in Chicago. Dr. Muallem performs Custom BLADE-FREE LASIK , Traditional LASIK and PRK. He also performs the most modern no-stitch and small incision cataract surgery utilizing traditional intraocular lenses, toric implants for astigmatism, and premium multi-focal lenses including LifeStyle Lenses. He specializes in diagnosis, treatment and surgical management of glaucoma and corneal diseases, including MIGS (minimally invasive glaucoma surgery), full thickness (PKP) as well as partial thickness (DALK, DSEK, DMEK) corneal transplantation. Dr. Muallem is well published in peer reviewed literature and has presented his research at national and international meetings.

Laura Piippo, MD

Dr. Piippo specializes in pediatric ophthalmology, treating children with crossed and lazy eyes as well as providing comprehensive eye exams for children. Dr. Piippo received her undergraduate degree at Lake Superior State University and her medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine. She completed her ophthalmology residency at the University of Illinois, Chicago and her fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine. She joined Grand Rapids Ophthalmology in 2002.

Robert Roosenberg, MD

Dr. Roosenberg specializes in cataract surgery with implants, performing the most modern surgical techniques including no-stitch cataract surgery. In addition, Dr. Roosenberg was one of the first doctors in the United States to use LifeStyle Lenses. After graduating from Andrews University, he received his medical degree from Loma Linda and completed his residency at the University of Michigan. Dr. Roosenberg then performed three years of surgical residency at Butterworth Hospital and has been in private practice since 1979.

Scott Weber, MD

Dr. Weber’s expertise includes Custom and BLADE-FREE LASIK as well as cataract surgery with implants using the latest small-stitch incision and no-stitch techniques including LifeStyle Lenses. He also treats glaucoma and general eye care patients. Dr. Weber obtained his undergraduate degree from Notre Dame, graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine, and did his residency at Bethesda Naval Hospital in Maryland. He has been in private practice since 1987.

* Gilbert J. Vanderveen, MD – (Retired)
* Michael J. Crawford, MD – (Retired)
* Mark Sheldon, MD – (Retired)
* Larry Gerbens, MD – (Retired)
* Gerard vanWesep, MD – (Retired)

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