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Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery

Robert E. Foster, M.D.

Robert E. Foster, M.D. is a member of the vitreoretinal service at Cincinnati Eye Institute (CEI). His undergraduate education was at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan where he received a degree in Biology, graduated from the Honors College, and was named among the Top 25 Graduating Seniors. He went to medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, graduating in 1988. His internship was at Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio, where he was selected as the Intern of the Year.  He completed an Ophthalmology Residency at Cleveland Clinic serving as Chief Resident in his final year. Additional subspecialty training in medical and surgical disease of the retina was undertaken at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute associated with University of Miami School of Medicine.

 Dr. Foster then joined the professional staff of Cleveland Clinic Foundation where he developed a busy referral practice between 1993-1997. While at the Cleveland Clinic, he was involved in the teaching and education of Ophthalmology Residents and Fellows. He co-authored more than 40 peer review publications and was involved in clinical and more basic research in diseases of the retina, macula, and vitreous.  Additionally, he has had the opportunity to lecture across the country and internationally.

Dr. Foster joined CEI in January of 1997 and sees patients at the main office in Blue Ash. He has a strong interest and expertise in all medical and surgical diseases that affect the retina, macula, and vitreous, particularly diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, retinal detachment and vascular diseases of the retina.

Dr. Foster is a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He also belongs to the Retinal Society, the American Society of Retina Specialists (formerly the Vitreous Society), the Society of Heed Fellows, the Cincinnati Society of Ophthalmology and the Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati.  He has been selected among The Best Doctors in America and recently received the American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award. Dr. Foster serves on the Board of Directors at CEI and is the Chairman of the Board.

Robert K. Hutchins, M.D.

Robert K. Hutchins, M.D. is a retina and vitreous surgeon who has been practicing in the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky region since 1987. Dr. Hutchins teaches retinal surgery to resident physicians and vitreo-retinal surgical fellows at University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, where he is a member of the full-time faculty as an Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology.

Dr. Hutchins' expertise covers the entire spectrum of vitreo-retinal conditions some of which include complicated retinal detachment, diabetic retinopathy, macular hole, macular pucker, macular degeneration, ocular histoplasmosis, retinal vascular disease, and posterior segment trauma.

Dr. Hutchins received his Medical Degree from University of Illinois where he was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary Society. He then completed a Medical Internship at Harvard Medical School, Mt. Auburn Hospital before starting an Ophthalmology Residency at Tufts, New England Medical Center Hospitals in Boston.

Following his general Ophthalmology training, Dr. Hutchins gained additional expertise in surgery of the retina and vitreous as a fellow at Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston.

Dr. Hutchins has organized and led numerous retinal courses developed to train Ophthalmologists. He has published a number of scientific papers, given scientific presentations at national ophthalmic meetings, and has been a co-investigator in national research projects, some of which have been sponsored by the National Institute of Health (NIH).

Dr. Hutchins is a Board Certified Diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is a three-time recipient of the Resident Training and Patient Care Award at University of Cincinnati, and is listed in The Best Doctors in America.

Dr. Hutchins is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Retina Specialists, Association for Research and Vision in Ophthalmology, Cincinnati Society of Ophthalmology, Cincinnati Academy of Medicine, and the Ohio State Medical Association.

Daniel M. Miller, M.D., Ph.D.

Born in Youngstown, Ohio, Daniel M. Miller, M.D., Ph.D. received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Michigan where he graduated with highest honors. He completed a combined M.D./Ph.D. curriculum at the Ohio State University College of Medicine where he combined doctoral research with his medical education. Dr. Miller graduated with recognition for academic excellence and national awards for his research contributions. He completed an Internship at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. This was followed by an Ophthalmology Residency and subspecialty training in vitreoretinal disease and surgery at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, which is associated with the University of Miami School of Medicine. Upon completion of his retina fellowship, he accepted a faculty position at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.

Dr. Miller has an extensive background in basic and clinical research. While at Ohio State, he received a fellowship from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. His research on blood vessels and the immune system led to numerous publications in international scientific journals and textbooks. Throughout the course of his Ophthalmology career, Dr. Miller has continued research in macular degeneration, diabetes, and vitreoretinal surgery and has presented this work in international clinical and scientific meetings.

Dr. Miller sees patients in Middletown and Blue Ash. He specializes in all medical and surgical retinal diseases including macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, vascular diseases of the retina, uveitis, histoplasmosis, vitreoretinal interface abnormalities such as epiretinal membrane and macular hole, retinal detachment, ocular trauma, and complications of anterior segment surgery.

Dr. Miller is a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Medical Association, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, and a member of The American Society of Retina Specialists.

James M. Osher, M.D.

Dr. James Osher grew up in Cincinnati and is a third generation Cincinnati ophthalmologist. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Tulane University and stayed there to earn a Master of Science degree in Cell and Molecular Biology. He returned home to complete medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.  After a year of Internal Medicine at The Christ Hospital, he completed his Residency in Ophthalmology at University of Cincinnati and served as Chief Resident in his final year. He received his retina sub-specialty training in Washington, D.C. with Retina Group of Washington/Georgetown University/Washington Hospital Center.

Dr. Osher is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Cincinnati, where he teaches residents and fellows in vitreoretinal surgery. He is actively involved in clinical and scientific research. He has received multiple research awards and presented at many national and international meetings. He has collaborated on surgical videos that have won honors at national and international film festivals. He has authored numerous articles in ophthalmic publications and has written chapters in 5 ophthalmic textbooks.

Dr. Osher specializes in medical and surgical diseases of the retina and vitreous including diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, complex retinal detachment, macular pucker, macular hole, retinal vascular diseases, uveitis, histoplasmosis, and complications of anterior segment surgery. He has special interests in endoscopic posterior segment surgery, ocular trauma, retinal imaging, and retinal electrophysiology.

Dr. Osher is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Medical Association, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, and the American Society of Retina Specialists.

Dr. Osher sees patients at locations in Blue Ash, Anderson, Clifton-Good Samaritan, and Hamilton.

Michael R. Petersen, M.D., Ph.D.

Michael R. Petersen M.D., Ph.D. received his Medical Degree from University of Miami after completing his Ph.D. in Psychobiology at University of Michigan. He undertook an Internship at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he was named Intern-of-the-Year. This was followed by an Ophthalmology Residency at University of Michigan where he received awards for both teaching and research contributions. Dr. Petersen received subspecialty training in vitreoretinal disease and surgery at University of Washington and is a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Petersen has conducted extensive research in both basic and clinical sciences. He has co-authored three books and has published numerous articles in national and international scientific journals and textbooks. Federal research grants from the National Institute of Health, National Institute of Mental Health, and National Science Foundation have been awarded to support his work. In recognition of his research contributions, Dr. Petersen was named an Alfred P. Sloan Neuroscience Fellow.

Dr. Petersen served on the faculty at Indiana University and then University of Washington prior to joining Cincinnati Eye Institute (CEI) as the first vitreoretinal surgeon. He is one of a small group of retinal specialists performing sophisticated macular and subretinal surgery. He has strong clinical interest and expertise in the evaluation and management of the entire spectrum of retinal diseases including diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, complicated retinal detachment, retinopathy of prematurity vascular diseases of the retina, uveitis, inherited retinal dystrophies, intraocular tumors, histoplasmosis, and complications of anterior segment surgery.

Dr. Petersen is a member of the Retina Society, American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Retina Specialists, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, American Medical Association, Cincinnati Society of Ophthalmology, Cincinnati Academy of Medicine, and the Ohio State Medical Association. He is a staff member at Bethesda, Good Samaritan, Christ Children's, Middletown Regional, and St. Elizabeth Hospitals. He is the Immediate Past Chairman of the Board of Directors at CEI.  He serves on the Board of Trustees of the Cincinnati Association of the Blind and is Director of Vitreoretinal Services at CEI. Dr. Petersen is listed as one of the Best Doctors in America and Top Doctors.

Christopher D. Riemann, M.D.

Christopher D. Riemann, M.D. obtained his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering from John Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering in February 1989. After a six-month period as a Chesapeake Research Foundation Fellow at the National Institute on Aging, he attended University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. While in medical school, Dr. Riemann performed independent research as a National Institutes of Health Medical Student Research Fellow (1990) as well as an American Heart Association Research Fellow (1991-92). He received a Maryland Senatorial Scholarship in 1991 and served as the Vice President of the University of Maryland Chapter of the American Medical Student Association. Dr. Riemann obtained his medical doctoral degree in the Spring of 1994.

Subsequently he undertook a transitional internship at York Hospital in York, Pennsylvania, and completed Residency training in Ophthalmology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. He then continued his training at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation as a vitreoretinal surgery Fellow where he developed expertise in both the medical and surgical management of retinal disorders.

Dr. Riemann is a member of the Vitreous Society, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Ohio State Medical Association, Cincinnati Academy of Medicine, Cincinnati Ophthalmology Society, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, and the American Medical Association. His original research in the fields of Ophthalmology, Cardiology, and Endocrinology has been published in international peer reviewed scientific journals and has been presented at national scientific meetings.

In collaboration with the other Retinal Surgeons at Cincinnati Eye Institute, Dr. Riemann is a principal investigator or co-investigator for many phase two and phase three FDA trials.

Dr. Riemann specializes in medical and surgical vitreoretinal diseases including diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, retinal detachment, retinopathy of prematurity, vascular diseases of the retina, uveitis, histoplasmosis, complications of anterior segment surgery, endoscopic posterior segment surgery, and ocular trauma.

Robert A. Sisk, M.D.

Robert A. Sisk, M.D. was graduated from the University of Virginia as an Echols Scholar with a B.S. in Chemistry. He returned to his home town of Lexington, KY for medical school at the University of Kentucky, College of Medicine, where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and graduated with High Distinction. Dr. Sisk completed both an Internship in Internal Medicine and a Residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Cincinnati. He completed his training with a fellowship in adult and pediatric vitreoretinal surgery at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.

Dr. Sisk is actively engaged in clinical research and ophthalmic education. Dr. Sisk is a principal investigator or co-investigator for many FDA-regulated investigational drug trials and studies for identification of genetic eye diseases. He is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Cincinnati, where he educates residents and fellows in vitreoretinal surgery. He is the author of numerous publications in the peer-reviewed ophthalmic literature and presents regularly at international clinical and scientific meetings.

Dr. Sisk serves adults and older children at the CEI Centre View Boulevard office in Kentucky and the Clifton and Blue Ash offices in Ohio. He provides care for neonates, infants, and young children at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, a top 3 hospital nationally, where he is Director of Pediatric Vitreoretinal Surgery.

Dr. Sisk specializes in medical and surgical vitreoretinal diseases including diabetic retinopathy, macular pucker, macular hole, macular degeneration, complicated retinal detachment, retinopathy of prematurity, vascular diseases of the retina, uveitis, histoplasmosis, complications of anterior segment surgery, and ocular trauma. He has special interests in pediatric retinal and surgical diseases, hereditary diseases of the retina, and retinal electrophysiology.

Dr. Sisk is a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology. His peers selected him as one of The Best Doctors in America. He is a member of the Retina Society, the Association of Pediatric Retinal Surgeons, the American Society of Retinal Specialists, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, and a board member of the Cincinnati Society of Ophthalmology.

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