Meet The Doctors

Naveed Z Ansari, M.D.

Board Status: Certified 

Professional Education

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

    Degrees: B.S. Engineering, B.S. Biology

Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

    Degree: M.D.

Internship, Traditional Medicine

    Methodist Hospital of Indiana, Indianapolis, IN

Ophthalmology Residency

    Indiana University Dept. of Ophthalmology, Indiana University

    Hospitals, Indianapolis, IN

Fellowship, Cornea/Refractive Surgery

    Laser and Corneal Surgery Associates, P.C., The New York Eye and

    Ear Infirmary, New York, NY

Special Interests

  • Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery with Multifocal/Accommodating Implants and Astigmatism-Correcting Implants

  • Laser Vision Correction & Refractive Surgery

  • Corneal Transplant Surgery

  • Cornea & Anterior Segment Care


Memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (A.A.O)

  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (A.S.C.R.S)

  • American Medical Association (A.M.A)

  • International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS)

  • Chicago Medical Society (C.M.S)



Janet Z. Bresch, M.D

 Board Status: Certified 

Professional Education

Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

    Degree: B.S. Biology, honors

Loyola University of Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL

    Degree: M.D., Summa Cum Laude

Internship

    MacNeal Hospital, Berwyn, IL

Ophthalmology Residency 

    University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, Chicago, IL

Special Interests

  • General, Comprehensive Eye Care from Childhood through Maturity

  • Contact Lens Fitting & Glasses Prescriptions

  • Dry Eye Diagnosis & Treatment

Memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (A.A.O)

  • Illinois Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons (ISEPS)


Kimberlee M. Curnyn, M.D

  Board Status: Certified

Professional Education

University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

    Degrees: B.S. Biology, B.A. Theology

University of Illinois Medical Scholar Program, Chicago, IL

    Degree: M.D.

Internship, General Surgery

    Rush Presbyterian St. Luke Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Resident in Ophthalmology

    Rush Presbyterian St. Luke Medical Center

Fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology

    Dept. of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Illinois,

    Chicago, IL

Special Interests

  • Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery with Multifocal & Accomodating Implants and Astigmatism-Correcting Implants
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology
  • Diplopia (Double Vision)
  • Strabismus Surgery
  • The Nelson-Curnyn Free Eye Clinic, Janagaon, India; Providing charity eye care and surgery to the needy of India

Memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (A.A.O)
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (A.S.C.R.S)
  • American Medical Association (A.M.A)
  • Women in Ophthalmology (WIO)
  • American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS)

Present Positions

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at University of Illinois Chicago
  • Teaching Resident at Rosalind Franklin University
  • Professional Affiliate with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago


Cereesa E. Longest, M.D

Board Status: Certified 

Professional Education

Spelman College, Atlanta, GA

   Degree: B.S. Biochemistry, Cum Laude

University of Mississippi Medical School, Jackson, MS

   Degree: M.D.

General Ophthalmology Residency, Catholic Medical Center of Brooklyn and Queens Chief Resident

   Affiliate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY

Fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus

   University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, Chicago, IL

Special Interests

  • Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology
  • Double Vision
  • Tear Duct Problems
  • Crossed, Misaligned, Wandering Eyes
  • Premature and Newborn Eye Exams
  • Dry Eyes

Memberships

American Academy of Ophthalmology (A.A.O)


Gregory A. Nelson, M.D

Board Status: Certified 

Professional Education

North Park University, Chicago, IL

    Degree: B.S. Chemistry

University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO

    Degree: M.D.

Internship, Transitional Medicine

    Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center, Denver, CO

Ophthalmology Residency

    Dept. of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences,

    University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

Fellowship, Glaucoma

    Dept. of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences,

    University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

Special Interests

  • Cataract Surgery including the use of Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Surgery with Placement of Multifocal and Astigmatism Reducing Intraocular Lenses
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Glaucoma, Utilizing Multiple Modalities to Treat Disease including Pharmacologic Laser, Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgeries (MIGS), as well as Traditional Incisional Glaucoma Surgery
  • The Nelson/Curnyn Free Clinic, Janagaon, India; Providing charity eye care and surgery to the needy of India
  • Haiti Charity Eye Care (HUEH)

Memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (A.A.O.)
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (A.S.C.R.S)
  • American Glaucoma Society (AGS)
  • Chicago Glaucoma Society (CGS)
  • Chicago Medical Society (C.M.S)

  • Mark J. Piotrowski, M.D

     Board Status: Certified

    Professional Education

    Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

        B.S. Biology; Spanish minor

    Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL

        Degree: M.D.

    Transitional Internship

        William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI

    Ophthalmology Residency

        Beaumont Eye Institute, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI

    Language

    • Polish speaking
    • Spanish speaking

    Special Interests

    • LenSx Laser-Assisted Refractive Cataract Surgery with Astigmatism-Correcting TORIC Implants, Multifocal & Accommodating Implants (including RESTOR, SYMFONY, & TECNIS) and Monofocal Implants
    • Eyelid Surgery including Entropion, Ectropion, Functional Blepharoplasty, and Removal of Eyelid Lesions
    • Glaucoma Surgery with MIGS (Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery) with the use of ISTENT and Laser Peripheral Iridotomy (LPI)
    • Pterygium Surgery with Amniotic Membrane Transplant (AMT) Conjunctival Reconstruction
    • Diabetic Retinopathy
    • Macular Degeneration

    Memberships

    • American Academy of Ophthalmology (A.A.O.)
    • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (A.S.C.R.S)
    • American Medical Association (A.M.A.)
    • Chicago Medical Society (C.M.S.)
    • Illinois State Medical Society (I.S.M.S.)


    Lena C. Shah, M.D

    Board Status: Certified 

    Professional Education

    Villanova University, Villanova, PA

        Degree: B.S. Biology, Magna Cum Laude  

    Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

        Degree: M.D.

    Internal Medicine Internship

        Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

    Ophthalmology Residency

        Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH

    External Disease and Cornea Fellowship

        Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH

    Special Interests

    • Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery with Multifocal/Accommodating Implants and Astigmatism-Correcting Implants
    • Dry Eye Syndrome

    Memberships

    American Academy of Ophthalmology (A.A.O.)


    Sweatha Jeevan, O.D.

    Optometrist

    Professional Education

    Benedictine University, Lisle, IL

         Degree: B.S. Biology

    University of Houston, Houston, TX

         Degree: O.D.

    Externship, Ocular Pathology

         South Texas Veterans Health Care System, San Antonio, TX

         Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, OK

    Special Interests

    • Diabetic and comprehensive eye examinations
    •  Contact lens fitting and evaluation (includes specialty lenses)
    • Dry Eye treatments

    Memberships

    • American Optometric Associatio
    • Illinois Optometric Association


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