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Dennis J. Khoury, M.D.
Dr. Dennis J. Khoury completed his undergraduate studies at Boston University before attending medical school at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago. After his internal medicine residency at Milwaukee County General Hospital, Dr. Khoury served as a physician in the United States Army during the Viet Nam War. After completing his term in the army, Dr. Khoury was the chief ophthalmology resident at Washington Eye Center in our nation’s capital. He then earned a retina fellowship at the distinguished Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, England.
Dr. Khoury relocated to Philadelphia to become the Director of Retina Services at Hahnemann University where he extensively taught and supervised the ophthalmology residents during eye surgery and clinical care. Dr. Khoury entered private practice at his present location in 1981.
Dr. Khoury is a board certified ophthalmologist, a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, as well as a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Dr. Khoury is a current member of the American Medical Association, the Pennsylvania Medical Society, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology, and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Dr. Khoury holds medical staff privileges at Nazareth Hospital and Frankford Hospital. He currently is the Chief of Ophthalmology and Oral Surgery at Nazareth Hospital and sits on the Medical Executive Committee there.
Dr. Khoury has lectured internationally in his areas of expertise which include cataract and intraocular lens surgery, laser surgery, and retina disorders including treatment of diabetes and macular degeneration.
Dr. Khoury and his wife Jeanne have raised their six children in the Philadelphia area. They are the proud grandparents of two granddaughters and two grandsons.
Mustapha Shayegan, M.D.
A graduate of Tehran University School of Medicine, Dr. Shayegan fulfilled his medical-surgical internship at Bergan Pines Hospital in Paramus, N.J. He completed his ophthalmology residency at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia. Subsequently, Dr. Shayegan advanced his training at Hahnemann University, earning an oculoplastic surgery fellowship. Dr. Shayegan remained at Hahnemann University where he became Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology; closely supervising and teaching the residents in their ophthalmology training and surgical techniques.
Board certified in ophthalmology, Dr Shayegan is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American College of Surgeons, and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. His areas of expertise include cataract and intraocular lens surgery, reconstructive and cosmetic eye plastic surgery, glaucoma and diabetic management, and external diseases of the eye.
Dr. Shayegan and his wife Shohreh have lived in the Philadelphia area nearly thirty years where they have raised their son. Dr. Shayegan is an avid artistic woodworker, winning national awards for his intricate designs in marquetry, many of which are on display at Eye Surgical Medical Associates offices. In addition, he is an accomplished concert musician, performing his setar in music departments of various colleges and universities in the tri-state area.
Benjamin A. Kauffman, M.D.
Benjamin Kauffman M.D. was born and raised in the Philadelphia suburb of Mt. Holly, NJ. He attended Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ for his undergraduate degree, after which he received his medical degree from UMDNJ - New Jersey Medical School in Newark, NJ. He then completed a one year transitional internship at St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center - Manhattan in downtown New York City. Subsequently, he completed his training in ophthalmology at UMDNJ - Institute of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, New Jersey Medical School in Newark, NJ.
During his intensive training, Dr. Kauffman was involved in numerous clinical trials and research papers. It is not surprising that his interest and expertise lies in the advanced techniques of cataract surgery as well as macular degeneration and glaucoma.
He is active in ophthalmology on a national level and is currently a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons.
In addition to his medical skills, Dr. Kauffman is fluent in Spanish and able to converse with our Spanish speaking patients. In his spare time, he enjoys skiing and bicycling, volleyball and design and assembly of computers.
Michael J. Sponberg, O.D.
Dr. Michael J. Sponberg is a graduate from the University of Maine and completed his optometry training at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia. In private practice since 1979, he is licensed by the State Board of Optometry to practice in Therapeutics/Glaucoma. Dr. Sponberg specializes in contact lenses, routine and emergency eye care.