Excellence in Vision Care at the Medical Center

This season marks Bascom Palmer Eye Institute’s second year providing vision care at the Medical Center. The institute serves as the Department of Ophthalmology for the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine in Miami, Florida. This year marks the 21st time is has been ranked as the nation’s best in ophthalmology by U.S. News & World Report. Its mission is to enhance the quality of life by improving sight, preventing blindness and advancing ophthalmic knowledge through compassionate patient care and innovative research.

Bascom Palmer will be seeing patients at the Medical Center on the following days in the near future:

Mark Dunbar, O.D.: Nov. 22, Dec. 13
William Culbertson IV, M.D.: Dec. 6 & Jan. 3
Richard Parrish II, M.D.: Dec. 7
Susanna Tampkins, O.D.: Dec. 16

Below is a brief overview of each physician’s specialty. Additional information about eye specialists at Bascom Palmer is available on their website.

Mark Dunbar treats general eye care of all age groups, including newborns and adolescents.
William Culbertson is Professor of Ophthalmology and Lou Higgins Chair in Ophthalmology. He specializes in cataracts and intraocular lenses, corneal diseases, LASIK and laser vision correction.
Richard Parrish is Professor of Ophthalmology, Edward W.D. Norton Chair in Ophthalmology and Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He specializes in glaucoma, cataracts and intraocular lenses.
Susanna Tampkins provides general eye care for all age groups including newborns and adolescents.

To make an appointment, Visit the Institute’s page under Ophthalmology/Optometry in the Visiting Specialists menu.

Reminder: Flu season is here! Vaccines for influenza and COVID-19 are available at the Medical Center.