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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

Z. Nicholas Zakov MD, FACS

Medical School: Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY

Residency in Ophthalmology: Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH

Fellowship in Retinal & Vitreous Diseases: Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami, Miami, FL

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