Lorraine M. Provencher, M.D.

  • Posted on: Apr 22 2019
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Lorraine (Lori) M. Provencher, M.D. is a member of the glaucoma service at the Cincinnati Eye Institute. She grew up in rural southern Indiana and is the daughter of two adventurous archeologists. Her humble yet unique upbringing instilled in her an appreciation for hard work and an intense curiosity for science and people so the medical field was a perfect fit. She graduated with honors from Indiana University, with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She then received a Medical Doctorate from Indiana University School of Medicine where she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. She went on to complete an ophthalmology residency at the top-ranked University of Iowa, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, followed by a fellowship in glaucoma at the prestigious University of Michigan, Kellogg Eye Center.

Dr. Provencher performs cataract surgery on patients with and without glaucoma and specializes in a variety of laser and surgical procedures for the treatment of glaucoma, including minimally-invasive glaucoma surgeries (MIGS).

In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Provencher has interests in teaching, mentorship, and online education. While at the University of Iowa, she was appointed Chief Medical Editor for EyeRounds.org, an online compendium of free ophthalmic teaching cases, tutorials, and videos. She serves on the American Academy of Ophthalmology Resident Self-Assessment Committee and is a Social Media Editor for Ophthalmology. She is actively involved with Women in Ophthalmology and the nonprofits Orbis International and cybersight.org. She is a member of the American Glaucoma Society and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Provencher has presented research on the regional and national level and authored many peer-reviewed journal articles.

Outside of ophthalmology, Dr. Provencher enjoys spending time with her husband, doing pilates, trying new restaurants, and traveling.

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