Dr. Ricardo Akstein, MD, FACS, FICS
The friendly and professional staff is led by Ricardo B. Akstein, MD, FACS, FICS. A native of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, he received his Medical Degree from the State Uiversity of Rio de Janeiro School of Medicine. He did hos internship at the Washington Hospital Center, an affiliated hospital to George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He was then involved for one year in General and Ophthalmic Pathology at the University of Mississippi medical Center. At Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, he received his Residency Training in Ophthalmology and further pursued a Fellowship in Diseases and Surgery of the Retina and Vitreous.. He was then granted a Research Fellowship sponsored by the Research to Prevent Blindness Foundation, to advance his interest in the field of the Retina and Vitreous. Dr. Akstein studied with Dr. Charles Casebeer, a pioneer in the surgical correction of nearsightedness and astigmatism, and he has performed numerous microscopic refractive surgical procedures. Dr. Akstein has also had special training in the field of lasers (YAG, Argon, Diode, CO2, Erbium and Excimer), treating diseases of the retina, glaucoma, cataracts and performing cosmetic and refractive surgery.
Dr. Akstein is a clinical assistant professor of Ophthalmology at Emory University, a visiting attending professor at the VA Hospital In Atlanta and adjunct assistant professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is a clinical assistant professor of Ophthalmology, Department of Surgery, at Morehouse School of Medicine. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology. Dr. Akstein is also a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the International College of Surgeons.
Dr. Akstein enjoys membership is several professional national and international organizations, some limited only to trained specialists in the field of Ophthalmology. He is licensed to practice medicine in Brazil and in the United States (Georgia and New Mexico).