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Education and Training Undergraduate: 1973-1977 Mercer University, B.S., Macon, Georgia Doctorates: 1977-1981 University of Houston College of Optometry, O.D., Houston, Texas1984-1988 Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, M.D., Bethesda, Maryland Internship: 1988-1989 Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C. Residency: 1990-1993 Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Department of Ophthalmology, Washington, D.C. Professional History 1981-1984: Chief, Optometry, USAMEDDAC, Bremerhaven, Germany 1989-1990: Director, Health Services, Ft. Dietrich, Maryland 1992-1993: Chief Resident, Ophthalmology, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C. 1993-1999: Clinical Instructor of Surgery, UNC School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 1993-present Clinical Instructor of Surgery, Uniformed Services University of Health Services, Bethesda, Maryland 1993-1997: Chief of Ophthalmology, Womack Army Medical Center, Ft. Bragg, North Carolina 1997-1999: Assistant Chief, Department of Surgery, Womack Army Medical Center, Ft.Bragg, NC 1999-Present: Cape Fear Eye Associates, Fayetteville, North Carolina Staff Privileges Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, Fayetteville Ambulatory Surgery Center Professional Awards and Honors1992, 1998 Outstanding Clinical Instructor, Womack Army Medical Center, Ft. Bragg, North Carolina2014-The Order of the Long Leaf Pine Professional Interests Cataract Surgery, Refractive Surgery, Strabismus/Muscle Surgery, Glaucoma Surgery, Neonatal Exams, Corneal Transplants, Oculoplastic Surgery Professional Memberships American Academy of Ophthalmology, Fellow North Carolina Medical Society American Society of Military Ophthalmologists Cumberland County Medical Society American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons Clinical Trial1996- Photorefractive Keratectomy for the treatment of refractive error in the United States Army Service Members, Principal Investigator.2014- Evaluating a non-contact fundus camera for retinopathy of prematurity screening, NIH/Duke University Military ServiceColonel Medical Corps U.S. Army Reserve (Retired).
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We strive to provide the highest quality eye care to our patients with compassion and integrity.Our office is dedicated to providing our patients with the highest quality ophthalmic care. Every decision and every action are aimed towards this goal. We believe that our patients are our most important assets. Without them, we would have no purpose. We place great importance on treating our patients with courtesy, fairness and respect.