Eighteen Eye Consultants of Atlanta physicians receive Top Doctors honors in Atlanta magazine

Drs. Kevin A. Budman, Sapna Desai, James H. Frank, Rajat Ghaiy, Marc Greenberg, Stephen M. Hamilton, Daniel Hwang, Alan M. Kozarsky, W. Barry Lee, Elliot L. Levine, Evan S. Loft, Brian D. Long, Zane F. Pollard, J. Michael Roach, C. Howell Tucker, Eileen Wang, Ryan Whitted, and Margaret Wong appear in Atlanta magazine’s July issue.

Eighteen physicians from Eye Consultants of Atlanta –the largest ophthalmology practice in Georgia– rank among metro Atlanta’s Top Doctors in Atlanta magazine’s July issue. Eye Consultants of Atlanta physicians consistently appear on the list, which annually honors notable physicians among the area’s healthcare landscape. 

This year’s list includes the following Eye Consultants of Atlanta physicians: Drs. Kevin A. Budman, Sapna Desai, James H. Frank, Rajat Ghaiy, Marc Greenberg, Stephen M. Hamilton, Daniel Hwang, Alan M. Kozarsky, W. Barry Lee, Elliot L. Levine, Evan S. Loft, Brian D. Long, Zane F. Pollard, J. Michael Roach, C. Howell Tucker, Eileen Wang, Ryan Whitted, and Margaret Wong. 

Atlanta magazine creates its list from a roster of doctors selected by Professional Research Service (PRS). A total of 1,098 physicians appear on the publication’s 2022 list. These doctors represent the following counties in Georgia: Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, and Rockdale. PRS creates its list by conducting an online peer-review survey of physicians in the metro Atlanta area. Physicians are asked to nominate fellow physicians they deem the best in their field of practice. Many votes were cast honoring excellence in all fields of medicine. The featured doctors were screened and selected through the verification of licensing and review of any infractions through applicable boards, agencies, and rating services.

“Our unwavering commitment to quality patient care and innovation is a direct reflection of our physicians,” says Dr. Evan S. Loft, president of Eye Consultants of Atlanta. “Atlanta magazine’s recognition is a fantastic honor and a reminder that we remain on track to be the best we can be for the benefit of our patients.”  

Dr. Kevin A. Budman is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus. His undergraduate degree is from the University of Maryland–College Park, and he completed medical school, an internship, and residency training at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. Dr. Budman completed his fellowship at Eye Consultants of Atlanta, and he joined the practice in 2013. He is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He practices at the Scottish Rite, Fayetteville, Newnan, and Forsyth-Cumming locations.

Dr. Sapna Desai is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in comprehensive ophthalmology and cataract surgery. Her undergraduate degree is from the Illinois Institute of Technology and her medical school degree is from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She completed residency training at the Medical College of Wisconsin Eye Institute and is fluent in Gujarati. Dr. Desai joined Eye Consultants of Atlanta in 2019, and she practices at the Brookhaven and Piedmont Hospital (Collier Road) locations.

Dr. James H. Frank is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in vitreoretinal disease. His undergraduate degree is from Southern Methodist University, and his medical school degree is from the University of Illinois. He completed his residency at the University of Rochester and his fellowship training at Eye Consultants of Atlanta. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Flying Physicians, the Georgia Society of Ophthalmology, and the Vitreous Society. Dr. Frank joined Eye Consultants of Atlanta in 1997, and he practices at the Cumberland location.

Dr. Rajat Ghaiy is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in orbital surgery, reconstructive eyelid surgeries following tumor removal, functional and cosmetic eyelid surgeries, Botox, lacrimal surgeries, and medical/surgical management of complex neuro-ophthalmologic problems. His undergraduate degree is from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and his medical school degree is from Albany Medical College. He completed his residency training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, his internship at Internal Medicine Albany Medical Center, and his fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern. Dr. Ghaiy practices at the Cumberland, Fayetteville, Newnan, Lawrenceville, and Marietta locations. 

Dr. Marc Greenberg is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus. His undergraduate degree is from Johns Hopkins University, and his medical school degree is from the University of Illinois. He completed his residency training at the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary and his fellowship training at Eye Consultants of Atlanta. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. Dr. Greenberg joined Eye Consultants of Atlanta in 1994 and practices at the Marietta and Fayetteville locations.

Dr. Stephen M. Hamilton is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in cataract surgery, cornea, external eye diseases, LASIK, and refractive surgery. He works as a consulting corneal specialist with other ophthalmology practices throughout the state of Georgia. His undergraduate degree is from Auburn University, and his medical school degree is from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the Eye Foundation Hospital/University of Alabama Combined Program in Ophthalmology and his fellowship training at Eye Consultants of Atlanta. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the Christian Ophthalmology Society, the Eye Bank Association of America’s Paton Society, and the Ocular Microbiology and Immunology Group. Dr. Hamilton practices at the Cumberland, Athens, and Fayetteville locations.

Dr. Daniel Hwang is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in ophthalmic plastic, cosmetic, and reconstructive surgery. His undergraduate degree is from Johns Hopkins University and his graduate degree is from Harvard University. His medical school degree is from Columbia University. He completed his residency training at the University of Florida College of Medicine and his fellowship training at Allegheny General Hospital. He speaks Korean and Spanish. Dr. Hwang joined Eye Consultants of Atlanta in 2017, and he practices at the Cumberland, Lawrenceville, Brookhaven, Athens, and Stockbridge locations.

Dr. Alan M. Kozarsky is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in cornea, external diseases, and refractive surgery. His undergraduate degree is from Hobart College, and his medical school degree is from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He completed residency training at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and his fellowship training at Emory University. He is an FAA Senior Aviation Medical Examiner, and he is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cornea and Refractive Surgery, and the Georgia Society of Ophthalmology. Dr. Kozarsky joined Eye Consultants of Atlanta in 1987, and he practices at the Howell Mill location.

Dr. W. Barry Lee is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in cornea, external diseases, refractive (LASIK) surgery, and cataract surgery. His undergraduate and medical school degrees are from the University of Kentucky. He completed residency training at the University of Kentucky and his fellowship training at the University of California, Davis. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, the Cornea Society, the Eye Bank Association of America, the Georgia Society of Ophthalmology, and the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Lee joined Eye Consultants of Atlanta in 2003, and he practices at the Cumberland and Macon locations.

Dr. Elliot L. Levine is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in cataract surgery and comprehensive ophthalmology. His undergraduate degree is from Ohio State University and his medical school degree is from Ohio State University College of Medicine. He completed residency training at the Georgetown University Center for Sight and his internship at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Georgia Society of Ophthalmology, and the Medical Association of Georgia. Dr. Levine practices at the Cumberland and Brookhaven locations. 

Dr. Evan S. Loft is president of Eye Consultants of Atlanta. He is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in cornea, external diseases, refractive surgery, and cataract surgery. Dr. Loft has given presentations on LASIK and refractive surgery at numerous ophthalmology meetings. He has also published articles in peer-reviewed ophthalmology journals and has authored chapters for ophthalmology reference books and other sources. His undergraduate degree is from the University of Georgia, and his medical school degree is from the Medical College of Georgia. He completed residency training and fellowship training at Emory University. He is a member of the Cornea Society, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Dr. Loft joined Eye Consultants of Atlanta in 2008, and he practices at the Cumberland and Fayetteville locations. 

Dr. Brian D. Long is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in complete eye exams for patients of all ages, focusing on problems such as cataracts, glaucoma, diabetes, and macular degeneration. His surgical interests include cataract surgery, laser eye surgery, and eyelid procedures. His undergraduate degree is from Duke University, and his medical school degree is from the Medical College of Georgia. He completed his residency training and internship at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Long practices at the Fayetteville location.

Dr. Zane F. Pollard is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus. His undergraduate studies were at Northwestern University, and his medical school degree is from Tulane University. He completed his residency training at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and his fellowship training at Wills Eye Hospital. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, and the American Ophthalmological Society. Dr. Pollard joined Eye Consultants of Atlanta in 1974 and practices at the Scottish Rite location.

Dr. J. Michael Roach is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in cataract and lens implant surgery. Additionally, Dr. Roach is involved in the design of surgical instruments that improve the safety of cataract surgery. His undergraduate degree is from Davidson College, and his medical school degree is from the Medical College of Georgia. He completed his residency training at Wake Forest University Eye Center and his internship at the University of Hawaii. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the Medical Association of Atlanta, and the Georgia Society of Ophthalmology. Dr. Roach speaks conversational Spanish, and he practices at the Cumberland and Piedmont Hospital (Collier Road) locations.  

Dr. C. Howell Tucker is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in cataract and laser surgery. He also treats many patients with glaucoma, diabetes, and macular degeneration. His undergraduate degree is from Mercer University, and his medical degree is from the Medical College of Georgia. He completed his residency training at the Medical College of Georgia and his internship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He is a member of the Medical Association of Georgia, the Georgia Society of Ophthalmology, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Tucker practices at the Fayetteville location.  

Dr. Eileen Wang is a board-certified ophthalmologist. Her areas of expertise include comprehensive eye exams, evaluation of conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma, dry eyes, uveitis, floaters, and macular degeneration, and performing a variety of surgical procedures with a particular focus on cataract surgery. Her undergraduate degree is from Penn State University, and her medical school degree is from Thomas Jefferson University. Her internship was at Albert Einstein Medical Center. She completed residency training at the Wills Eye Institute. She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Wang joined Eye Consultants of Atlanta in 2019, and she practices at the Peachtree Corners and Lawrenceville locations.

Dr. Ryan Whitted is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in macular diseases, surgery of the retina, and vitreous. His undergraduate degree is from Cornell University, and his medical degree is from the University of California. He completed his residency training at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute and his vitreoretinal surgery fellowship at the University of Kentucky. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Washington Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, and Spokane County Medical Society. Dr. Whitted practices at the Newnan, Cumberland, Fayetteville, and Stockbridge locations.

Dr. Margaret Wong is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in diseases and surgery of the retina, vitreous and macula, and inflammatory diseases of the eye, including uveitis. Her undergraduate degree is from Northwestern University, and her medical degree is from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and her uveitis fellowship at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Georgia Society of Ophthalmology, and the American Medical Association. Dr. Wong is a chair in the Department of Ophthalmology at Piedmont Hospital. She is fluent in Mandarin. Dr. Wong joined Eye Consultants of Atlanta in 2013 and practices at the Cumberland and Peachtree Corners locations. 

To request an appointment with an Eye Consultants of Atlanta physician, call 404-351-2220 or visit eyeconsultants.net. 

Eye Consultants of Atlanta Since 1971, Eye Consultants of Atlanta has made improving your vision, our vision. As the largest ophthalmology practice in Georgia, we cover every subspecialty imaginable and provide care from comprehensive eye exams to the most complex surgeries, all with a commitment and passion for care that puts you first. Our physicians are skilled in cataract, LASIK, glaucoma, retina, and cornea surgery, as well as oculoplastics, neuro-ophthalmology, and more. For your convenience, we also have an on-site optical shop, a contact lens department, and a hearing center. Patients can choose from more than 30 physicians at more than a dozen locations. 

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