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Education and Expertise of our Retina Associates Doctors

Our team of Retina Associates physicians are among the best in national rankings of ophthalmologists. They have had extensive vitreo-retinal training from a variety of prestigious institutions, and work as a team to offer the highest quality of retinal care to each and every patient.

Lawrence J. Singerman MD, FACS 

Medical School:
Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Residency in Ophthalmology:
Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland, OH

Fellowship in Retina and Vitreous Diseases and Surgery:
The Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute, Baltimore, MD

Michael A. Novak MD

Medical School:
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH

Residency in Ophthalmology:
The Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute of the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Fellowship in Retina and Vitreous Diseases and Surgery:
The Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute, Baltimore, MD

Hernando Zegarra MD

Medical School:
Cayetano Heredia University, Lima, Peru

Internship:
Loayza Hospital (Peru) Lima, Peru

Residency in Ophthalmology (Peru):
Cayetano Heredia University, Lima, Peru

Residency in Ophthalmology (US):
Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Department of Ophthalmology, Cleveland, Ohio

Fellowship in Ophthalmic and Retinal Diseases and Surgery:
Devers Eye Clinic of Good Samaritan Hospital, Portland, OR

Scott D. Pendergast MD

Medical School:
Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA (magna cum laude)

Residency in Ophthalmology:
Duke University Eye Center, Durham, NC

Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery:
Associated Retinal Consultants, PC, Royal Oak, MI

David G. Miller MD

Medical School:
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

Residency in Ophthalmology:
Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN

Fellowship in Vitreo-Retinal Surgery and Disease:
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Joseph M. Coney MD

Medical School:
Loyola-Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL

Residency in Ophthalmology:
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Fellowship in Medical Retina:
 Joslin Diabetes Center—an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 

Fellowship in Surgical Retina (2 years):
Vitreoretinal Foundation, Memphis, TN 

Jerome P. Schartman MD

Medical School:
University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Residency in Ophthalmology: Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA;
Veterans Affairs Hospital, Lebanon, PA

Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Diseases, Surgery and Uveitis:
Retina Consultants, Albany Medical Center and College of Medicine, Albany, NY

Llewelyn J. Rao MD

Medical School:
Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Residency in Ophthalmology:
University Hospitals/Case Medical Center, Cleveland, OH

Fellowship in Surgical and Medical Vitreoretinal Disease:
The New York Eye & Ear Infirmary, New York, NY

Shawn A. Lewis MD

Medical School:
 University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH

Residency in Ophthalmology:
 University Hospital / University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery:
 University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL 

Sean M. Platt MD

Medical School:
Northeastern Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, OH

Residency in Ophthalmology:
SUNY Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, NY

Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery:
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 

Fellowship in Ophthalmic Oncology:
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 

Board Certification:
The American Board of Ophthalmology 

Hang Pham MD

Medical School:
Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA (now Sidney Kimmel Medical College)
8/2010 - 5/2014, MD (Magna Cum Laude)

Residency in Ophthalmology:
Saint Louis University Saint Louis, MO
7/2015 - 6/2018
Chief Resident 6/2017 - 6/2018

Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery:
Cincinnati Eye Institute Cincinnati, OH
7/2018 - 6/2020