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Our physicians have unsurpassed training and years of service in the Toledo and Northwest Ohio area. Our generalists and specialists provide the most comprehensive coverage of eye care in the region. Our doctors also serve in numerous leadership roles and will work with your other physicians within the university and the community. Please call us at 419.578.2020 or toll free at 888.322.7070 if you have any questions or would like a consultation.

Michael Abowd, MD Oculoplastic Surgery/General Ophthalmology Dr. Abowd is a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology and is fellowship-trained in Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  His practice includes comprehensive ophthalmology and cataract surgery.  Dr. Abowd’s sub-specialty interests include the medical and surgical treatment of eyelid, eye socket and tear drain disorders: therapeutic and cosmetic eyelid surgery, eyelid tumors, eyelid and eye socket trauma and reconstruction, tearing problems, and BOTOX treatment. 

John C. Burchfield, MD Glaucoma Management Dr. Burchfield is a native of Toledo, and specializes in glaucoma surgery. Dr. Burchfield specializes in advance techniques in the diagnosis and medical and surgical management of glaucoma. As part of this specialty, he also performs cataract surgery, ranging from simple to complex cases with other coexisting eye diseases. He has received numerous awards for clinical care and teaching and is the division chief for UTMC ophthalmology.


Matthew Currie, MD Comprehensive ophthalmology and cataract surgery  Dr. Currie graduated summa cum laude from the University of Notre Dame. After Rush Medical College, he trained in ophthalmology at the St. Louis University School of Medicine. He has a special interest in cataract surgery and sees patients in several of our offices.

Dr. Matthew Currie
Hooman Harooni, MD Cornea and Refractive Surgery/LASIK Dr. Harooni is a native of Los Angeles, graduating with honors from UCLA. He received his medical training at the University of Cincinnati, residency training at Medical College of Georgia, and received his cornea fellowship training at The Cleveland Clinic. He joins us from the faculty of the George Washington University ophthalmology department. Dr. Harooni has special expertise in all corneal diseases including the latest techniques in corneal transplantation, endothelial cell transplants, refractive surgery, LASIK, and many other procedures.
Rodney W. McCarthy, MD, FACS Oculoplastic Surgery and Comprehensive Ophthalmology Dr. McCarthy performs a full range of general medical and surgical care. He specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery involving the eyes, eyelids, and related facial structures.
Jason Ofori, MD FACS Comprehensive Ophthalmology and Cataract Surgery Dr. Ofori is a comprehensive general ophthalmologist. He performs eye examinations on adults and children and performs the full range of general medical and surgical eye care.
Scott Sadowski, OD Comprehensive Optometry and Contact Lenses Dr. Sadowski offers comprehensive optometric care at the Bowling Green office. In addition to a full range of primary eye care services, he also specializes in contact lens care.
Michele Schlagheck, OD Comprehensive Optometry and Contact Lenses Dr. Michele Schlagheck provides comprehensive optometric care. She has a special interest is in contact lens fitting including patients who have been told that they were "difficult to fit." Dr. Schlagheck has extensive experience and success with fitting bifocal and other special design contact lenses.
Nahrain Shasteen, OD Pediatric optometry  After graduating from the Ohio State University's optometry school, Dr. Shasteen received advanced fellowship training in pediatric optometry and binocular vision disorders. She runs our amblyopia and vision training program working with our surgeons for those of her patients requiring eye muscle surgery. Dr. Shasteen is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. Dr. Nahrain Shasteen
Jeffery N. Stephens, MD Retina Surgery/Diabetes/Macular Degeneration Dr. Stephens also specializes in medical and surgical care of the retina. He has extensive training in the care of macular degeneration and diabetes and also offers care of pediatric retinal problems. Dr. Stephens provides all types of retinal surgery and management as part of the regions only comprehensive retinal service. He sees patients in Toledo, Defiance, and Monroe, MI.
Gerald S. Striph, MD Neuro-Ophthalmology/Comprehensive Ophthalmology Dr. Striph was fellowship-trained in neurologic diseases of the eye and visual systems at the Wilmer Ophthalmological institute of the Johns Hopkins Hospital after serving an ophthalmology residency at the Washington University School of Medicine (St. Louis).  Dr. Striph performs eye examinations and second opinions for patients of all ages with primary focuses in neuro-ophthalmology, medical problems affecting the eyes, and cataract surgery. In addition to routine eye care, he performs "no-stitch no-shot" cataract and implant surgery as well as eyelid and eye muscle surgery.
Last Updated: 4/20/16