Cristos Ifantides, MD, MBA

  • Associate, Tyson Eye, Cape Coral, Florida
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Colorado, Aurora, Colorado

Dr. Cristos Ifantides is an anterior segment surgeon specializing in routine and complex surgeries. He is a leader in the field and has pioneered new surgical techniques for complex anterior segment surgery that have been widely adopted. Dr. Ifantides has received numerous awards, including “Top Doctors” for 2020 and 2022, “One to Watch”, “Rising Stars in Ophthalmology”, and “40 under 40”. He has published dozens of peer-reviewed articles and has given over 100 invited lectures at national and international conferences.

Prior to joining Tyson Eye, Dr. Ifantides was an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Bioengineering at the University of Colorado Medical School. He was an NIH-funded researcher whose research lab used 3D printing, material science, and drug development to focus on finding solutions to large unmet needs. He also served as the Director for Ophthalmic Global Outreach and has worked on 5 continents around the world teaching and providing surgery.

Naveen Mysore, PhD, MD

  • Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
  • Flaum Eye Institute (FEI)│ University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC)

Naveen Mysore, Ph.D., M.D is an American Board Certified cornea specialist at the Flaum Eye Institute, University of Rochester, New York. He completed his residency at McGill University, Montreal, Canada and then went on to do a Cornea and Refractive Surgery fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Mysore is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Dr. Mysore provides expert and empathetic medical and surgical care to patients with hereditary and infectious corneal disease, cataract and ocular surface disease. He enjoys teaching residents, fellows and medical students - he is the recipient of the Resident Teaching Award for the last two years and is a surgical trainer for the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology. Dr. Mysore’s research with the Department of Biomechanical Engineering involves the study of elastic and compressive forces during endothelial graft transplantation.

Thomas A. Oetting, MS, MD

  • Professor University of Iowa
  • Dr. Thomas Oetting is a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Iowa and the Chief of Ophthalmology at the Iowa City VAMC.

Dr Oetting studied engineering as an undergraduate and graduate student at Duke University. He was in ROTC at Duke and went on to serve in the USAF on active duty and in the reserves developing avionics for tactical forces. He changed course, inspired by his pediatrician wife, and attended medical school at Duke.  He did his ophthalmology residency at the University of Iowa. After a brief time in private practice, he joined the ophthalmology faculty at Iowa 25 years ago.

Paris Tranos, MD, PhD, ICOphth, FRCS

  • Specialist in Vitreoretinal surgery and Uveitis

Doctor P. Tranos was born in Thessaloniki in November 1971. He studied at the medical department of the Democritus University of Thrace, from where he graduated in November 1996. As an undergraduate medical student in 1995, with a scholarship from the Greek Government, he completed part of his studies at Kings College Hospital, London.

He trained in Ophthalmology in London, in a salaried position, at the University Clinic of the Royal Free Hospital and the intraocular inflammation department of Moorfields University Hospital.

He has performed more than 3000 retinal and macular operations and has participated as an invited speaker in hundreds of conferences in Greece and abroad. His research work includes participation in the writing of foreign and Greek ophthalmology books, as well as more than 80 studies that have been published in international scientific journals.

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