I was born and raised in South Africa. I became a board certified ophthalmologist after graduating from the University of Witwatersrand Medical School in Johannesburg and completing my residency in ophthalmology at the University of Cape Town.
In 1989, I immigrated to the United States, completed a second residency and fellowship in neuro-ophthalmology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, New York, and became an American certified ophthalmologist.
I’ve been fortunate to treat many notable figures over the years, including President Jimmy Carter’s children (Chip and Amy), Jesse Moorehead (the world archery champion), Herb Emory (the WSB Traffic reporter), and many other eye doctors and their families.
In 1995, I became the Medical Director of Eyesight LASIK Center and Eye1st Vision Centers in Atlanta, Georgia. I spent more than a decade there before moving slightly north to Chattanooga, Tennessee. Along the way, I’ve lectured and published on various topics in the field of ophthalmology.
After moving to Chattanooga, I purchased Allied Eye. I took over the practice in 2014, and have been running it since. We’re proud to take a comprehensive approach to eye care for your whole family. We provide LASIK, premium cataract surgery, comprehensive ophthalmology, and a full-service optical shop offering contact lenses and quality frames.
We aim to address the root of the issues that patients experience, rather than simply place a broad solution on top of an issue. Text Request helps us and our patients through all of this. We use it mostly for scheduling appointments and sending reminders.
It’s not good for us or the patient if they miss their appointment. The sooner a patient can understand what's going on, and get a solution, the better. That's why we also use Text Request to notify some patients of last minute openings - so we can serve them as soon as possible.