Robert Fintelmann, MD grew up in Southern Germany hiking with his family of six. After completing his medical training at the University of Ulm in Germany, he traveled to the United States for his Ophthalmology residency, which he accomplished at the prestigious Wills Eye Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He then pursued a Corneal and Refractive Surgery Fellowship at the Francis I. Proctor Foundation at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) before moving to Phoenix. Dr. Fintelmann is a board certified Ophthalmologist by the American Board of Ophthalmology and a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, as well as the American College of Surgeons. He provides excellence in ophthalmic patient care as he has had extensive clinical and surgical experience with corneal disease, cataracts, and vision correction. He has performed thousands of cataract surgeries, over two thousand vision correction procedures (including LASIK, PRK, and ICL), and hundreds of corneal transplants. Dr. Fintelmann's experience includes a range of procedures: laser assisted cataract surgery, full corneal transplants, partial thickness corneal transplants (DSAEK, DMEK, DALK). He is particularly interested in minimally invasive transplants of either the anterior or posterior portions of the cornea and has taught Descemet Membrane transplants to other ophthalmologists. Dr. Fintelmann is committed to innovation and advancing the field of Ophthalmology. His research has been published in peer-review medical journals and he has presented at national and international meetings. Dr. Fintelmann is an appointed Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona. He speaks fluent German, English, Spanish, and French. In addition, Dr. Fintelmann has enjoyed using his language and ophthalmological talents in other countries to where he has traveled with Orbis, an organization which aims to provide accessible and sustainable eyecare internationally.
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