Dr. Sushma K. Vance is a board certified, fellowship trained retina specialist. She graduated with distinction from the University of Michigan in biology and anthropology and received her medical degree and ophthalmology residency training at Northeast Ohio Medical University. While in residency, Dr. Vance authored and secured several research and community service grants and was also awarded the William H. Falor award for best resident research. After completing her ophthalmology residency, Dr. Vance completed a medical retina fellowship at the Vitreous Retina Macula Consultants of New York and the Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital followed by a surgical retina fellowship with Texas Retina Associates in Dallas. After fellowship, Dr. Vance was in private practice for six years before joining the Atlantic Eye Institute in January 2017. Dr. Vance specializes in the treatment of age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular disease, uveitis, and retinal tears and detachments.
…specializes in the treatment of age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular disease, uveitis, and retinal tears and detachments…
She has published numerous scientific papers focused primarily on retinal imaging and complex retinal disorders and serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine.
Dr. Vance has been involved with several volunteer organizations including Surgical Eye Expeditions (SEE) International, the Student Sight Savers Program, and Prevent Blindness America. She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Retina Specialists.
In her free time, Dr. Vance enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 children.
Dr. Neil Shmunes, a Jacksonville native, attended the University of Georgia where he received his Bachelor of Science degree and was inducted into Psi Chi Honor Society. Dr. Shmunes graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Medical College of Georgia in 1981. There he was inducted into the AΩA Medical Honor Society.
Dr. Charles V. Duss, a Jacksonville native, received his Bachelor of Science degree, graduating Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Notre Dame in 1999. He later attended the University of South Florida College of Medicine where he joined the AΩA Medical Honor Society.
Dr. Karim J. Samara, a Jacksonville native, graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Boston University in 1998. Dr. Samara is one of only a few physicians in the United States who is Board Certified in both Ophthalmology and Internal Medicine.
Dr. Michelle Diaz joined Atlantic Eye Institute in January 2016. She is a fellowship trained refractive surgeon specializing in cataract and LASIK surgery. Dr. Diaz graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Florida.
Dr. C. Steven Lancaster, born in Chicago, Illinois, received his Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University in 1976 and his Bachelor of Visual Science and Doctorate degrees from the Illinois College of Optometry, graduating with honors in 1980.
Dr. Danielle T. Callegari received her Bachelor of Biological Sciences degree from Mississippi State University and her Bachelor of Vision Science and Doctorate degrees from NOVA Southeastern University College of Optometry in Ft Lauderdale, Fl.