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Brian M. Marek, M.D.

Upload: March 24, 2017Brian M. Marek, M.D. grew up in Northwest Indiana.  He completed his undergraduate degree at Indiana University where he graduated with Highest Distinction and was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.  He then attained his medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.

After an internship at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Dr. Marek completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of Cincinnati, serving as Chief Resident in his final year.  He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Marek practices medical and surgical comprehensive ophthalmology.  He provides care to patients at the Anderson, Clermont and Red Bank offices.

Outside of ophthalmology, Dr. Marek enjoys golf, tennis, and traveling with his wife.

Gregory B. Mecoli, M.D.


Gregory B. Mecoli, M.D. grew up in Dayton, Ohio and attended The Miami Valley High School. He graduated magna cum laude from Denison University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry.  He then earned his medical degree from University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

After an internship year in internal medicine at The Christ Hospital, he returned to University of Cincinnati where he completed a Residency in Ophthalmology, serving as Chief Resident in his final year.

Dr. Mecoli is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Ohio State Medical Association, and the Cincinnati Society of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Mecoli is a medical and surgical ophthalmologist with a special interest in cataract surgery. He provides care primarily at the West Side, Lawrenceburg, and Maineville offices. He also serves on the medical staff of University Hospital, Bethesda North Hospital, and Mercy West Hospital.

Outside of medicine, Dr. Mecoli enjoys playing bluegrass music, golfing, and spending time outdoors with his family.

 

Stuart H. Anness, M.D.

Stuart H. Anness, M.D. was born and raised in Cincinnati. He attended Western Hills High School and then received his undergraduate degree at Kenyon College. He graduated Magna Cum Laude and was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. His medical training was completed at University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Anness spent a one-year Internship at the Kettering Medical Center and then completed his Ophthalmology training at Evanston Hospital, an affiliate of Northwestern University Medical Center.

Dr. Anness practices general Ophthalmology in the Western Hills area. He specializes in laser surgery and cataract and implant surgery. Dr. Anness currently has appointments to the Medical Staff of the Franciscan, Christ, University, Children's and Bethesda Hospitals. He is a member of the Cincinnati Medical Society, Ohio State Medical Society, American Medical Association, Ohio Ophthalmology Society and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Anness resides in Green Township with his wife and two sons. Dr. Anness is a member of the Twin Tower Board of Trustees. His interests include scuba diving, golf, travel, history and aviation.

Hisham H. Arar, M.D.

Hisham H. Arar, M.D. received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Xavier University and a Masters of Science Degree from the University of Dayton. While attending the University of Dayton, he presented and published many papers in the field of biomedical engineering. Dr. Arar then attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, followed by a post-doctoral fellowship in eye research involving corneal wound healing and macular degeneration. Dr. Arar presented the results of his work at the Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology and was the recipient of the Ohio Lion's Eye Research Foundation Fellowship for his research.

After a year of internship at Good Samaritan Hospital, he attended University of Cincinnati where he served as a Resident in Ophthalmology. After his residency, he completed a six-month rotation in cataract and implant surgery with Robert Osher, M.D. at Cincinnati Eye Institute (CEI).

Dr. Arar is Board Certified in Ophthalmology, a member of the American Medical Association, the Ohio State Medical Association, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Dr. Arar serves on multiple committees and was recently the president of the Cincinnati Society of Ophthalmology. He was selected numerous times to the "Best Doctors in America" and "Cincinnati Top Doctors".

Dr. Arar practices comprehensive medical and surgical Ophthalmology.

Jason H. Bell, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S.

Jason H. Bell, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S., was born and raised in Cincinnati, and attended Anderson High School. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry in 1996 from Denison University, graduating in three years time.  With a strong interest in research, he earned a Ph.D. in Biochemistry in 2001 from Wesleyan University in Connecticut while working to combat bacterial resistance to antibiotics. Following a short post-doctoral fellowship at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Harvard Medical School studying the molecular genetics of retinal degenerative disease, he returned to Cincinnati and earned his M.D. in 2005 from the University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine. He did an internship in Internal Medicine at the University Hospital, and completed his residency in 2009 in Ophthalmology at the University Hospital as well, serving as Chief Resident in his final year. He then spent 3 months doing a mini-fellowship in refractive surgery in New York with Drs. Eric Donnenfeld and Jack Dodick.

Dr. Bell has published many original scientific articles in several basic and clinical science journals regarding the biochemistry of topics ranging from the enzymology of bacterial resistance to antibiotics, cardiac pathophysiology during open heart surgery, and the ocular molecular genetics of retinal degenerative disease.  As a resident, he co-authored a book chapter on Iris Reconstruction Surgery for the leading textbook in corneal, refractive, and anterior segment surgery with Dr. Michael Snyder at CEI.

Dr. Bell is a comprehensive ophthalmologist handling all medical and surgical diseases of the eye.  He performs standard and custom cataract surgery, laser surgery, and anterior segment surgery. He performs refractive surgical procedures including LASIK and PRK. He handles the medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma, and the diagnosis and management of diabetic eye disease and age related macular degeneration. He also provides diagnosis and medical and surgical treatment of common eyelid disorders.

Dr. Bell is also a Volunteer Faculty of Ophthalmology with the University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine teaching ophthalmology residents how to perform cataract surgery at the VA Medical Center and University-Holmes Hospital. He also teaches residents how to perform ocular reconstruction after devastating ocular injuries as an ocular trauma surgeon for the University Hospital Level I Trauma Center.

Dr. Bell is a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.  He is a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, Cincinnati Academy of Medicine, Ohio Ophthalmological Society, Cincinnati Society of Ophthalmology, and the American Medical Association.  He is a member of American Society of Ocular Trauma, and was recently inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Bell has been honored as one of Cincinnati’s Top Doctors for 2010, 2012 and 2013.

Thomas G. Burch, M.D.

Thomas G. Burch, M.D. joined Cincinnati Eye Institute (CEI) in 1998 after 12 years of solo Ophthalmology practice in western Cincinnati. He received a Bachelor's Degree in Physics from Vanderbilt University in 1975 and obtained his Medical Degree from University of Tennessee in 1981. He was an Intern at Methodist Hospital in Memphis and then moved to University of South Carolina where he was a research Fellow working with intraocular lens implants. He completed an additional three years of Residency in Ophthalmology at University of South Carolina where he served as Chief Resident during his final year. Dr. Burch is the author of several research papers and has received various honors including membership in Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary Medical Society, the University of Tennessee Alumni Research Award, and the Muscular Dystrophy Association Research Award.

Dr. Burch has staff privileges at Mercy West Hospital, Bethesda, Christ, Good Samaritan, and University Hospitals. He is a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is a member of the Cincinnati Society of Ophthalmology, the Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati, the Ohio State Medical Association, the Ohio Ophthalmologic Society and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Burch provides comprehensive ophthalmology care, including cataract consultations and diabetic examinations, as well as, outpatient selective laser trabeculoplasty for glaucoma, and YAG laser surgery for secondary cataracts and angle closure glaucoma.

Fred B. Chu, M.D.

Upload: August 13, 2015Fred B. Chu, M.D. is a member of the Glaucoma Service at the Cincinnati Eye Institute.  He grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and was first introduced to medicine by his father, who is also an ophthalmologist.  He completed his undergraduate studies at Princeton University where he majored in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and received a Certificate in Finance.  He returned to St. Louis to earn his medical degree from Washington University.  He went on to complete an internship in General Surgery and residency in Ophthalmology at Rush University in Chicago, where he also served as Chief Resident.  He then completed his fellowship in glaucoma at the prestigious Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

Dr. Chu performs cataract surgery as well as a variety of surgical and laser procedures for the treatment of glaucoma. In addition to his clinical work, he has presented research at several national meetings including the American Glaucoma Society and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology for which he was awarded a National Eye Institute Travel Grant.

Dr. Chu sees patients at the Blue Ash office in Cincinnati and Edgewood office in Northern Kentucky. In addition to his private clinical duties, he devotes time to teaching Ophthalmology residents at the University of Cincinnati.

Outside of medicine, Dr. Chu enjoys many outdoor sports and rooting for his hometown St. Louis Cardinals. He and his wife also enjoy cooking, travel and spending time with their Corgi-mix, Bella.

 

Robert Goulet III, M.D.

Dr. Robert J. Goulet III grew up in Carmel, Indiana, a suburb north of Indianapolis. He graduated cum laude from Boston College in 2001. For the year after college graduation, Dr. Goulet committed to working as a classroom assistant in the Head Start Program for underprivileged preschool aged children. He continued his educational pursuits, after that year, at Indiana University School of Medicine and received his medical degree in 2006. He remained in Indianapolis to complete his intern/transitional year at Methodist Hospital and his ophthalmology residency with the IU department of ophthalmology. During residency, Dr. Goulet served as chief resident for the transitional year program and academic chief resident for the ophthalmology program. In 2009, he was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society which recognizes those who have “demonstrated excellence in clinical care, leadership, compassion and dedication to service.” Dr. Goulet furthered his education in the medical and surgical management of glaucoma with the Wills Eye Institute Glaucoma Service fellowship in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Goulet is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and has professional affiliations with the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Glaucoma Society. Before joining Cincinnati Eye Institute, he served as the glaucoma specialist in a small private practice in northern Indiana. His primary interests are in the management of glaucoma with medicines, lasers, and surgery (tube shunts, filtering procedures, and combined glaucoma/cataract surgeries). Dr. Goulet also performs cataract surgery with intraocular lens implantation in patients with and without glaucoma.

Dr. Goulet enjoys any outdoor activity and traveling with his wife, Andrea. They also spend plenty of time with their dog Yoda. He is a recreational road cyclist and can cook well enough to put an edible meal on the table.

Linda J. Greff, M.D.

Linda J. Greff, M.D. specializes in adult and pediatric glaucoma. She is a graduate of the Honors College of University of Michigan and received her Medical Degree from Ohio State University. After completing an Internship at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan, she returned to Ohio State University for her Residency in Ophthalmology. Dr. Greff joined Cincinnati Eye Institute (CEI) in 1991 after completing two Fellowships in glaucoma at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School and at New England Glaucoma Research Foundation.

Dr. Greff has written a variety of peer reviewed articles and has co-authored Ophthalmic textbook chapters. She has organized educational symposia and has regularly lectured at national scientific meetings. As a volunteer Associate Professor at University of Cincinnati, Dr. Greff is involved in the education of Ophthalmology Residents. She has been an investigator in a number of national clinical trials evaluating new modalities in glaucoma therapy, including the use of antimetabolites during surgery. In addition to her work in glaucoma, Dr. Greff also performs cataract and implant surgery.

Dr. Greff is a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology. Her professional memberships include the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Medical Association, Women in Ophthalmology, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, and the Chandler-Grant Society. She has also served as President of the Cincinnati Society of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Greff has been actively involved in community issues. She was invited to the White House as part of a program to discuss ways of improving the lives of women in America. Subsequently, Dr. Greff organized and co-chaired a local conference at University of Cincinnati College of Law under the auspices of President Clinton's Interagency Council on Women addressing legal, education, health and economic issues involving women.

Michael A. Hater, M.D.

Michael A. Hater, M.D. practices general ophthalmology with special interests in cataract and implant surgery, corneal disorders, external eye diseases, and emergency eye care.

Dr. Hater, a native Cincinnatian, attended University of Cincinnati, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Honors Program with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He then entered University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree then completed a year of Internship. Dr. Hater entered his Residency at Indiana University Department of Ophthalmology and subsequently went on to a year of Fellowship training in Louisville, Kentucky specializing in cornea, external eye disease, and refractive surgery. He joined Cincinnati Eye Institute (CEI) in 1998.

Dr. Hater is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the Ohio State Ophthalmological Association, and the Cincinnati Academy of Medicine. He is on the medical staff of Bethesda, Good Samaritan, St. Francis-St. George, and St. Elizabeth Hospitals.

Outside of Ophthalmology, Dr. Hater is an avid pilot, holding commercial and flight instructor certificates with multi-engine and instrument ratings. He flies his single-engine Cessna out of Lunken Airport.

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