Chicago Eye Doctors - Optometrist, Ophthalmologist
Our board-certified ophthalmologists, Drs. Richard Dennis, Randy Epstein, and Parag Majmudar, completed advanced fellowship training in cornea and external diseases and refractive surgery following their ophthalmology residencies. In addition, they have all received specialized training in anterior segment microsurgery, including “small-incision” cataract surgery and corneal laser surgery. Drs. Douglas Kaplan and Maria Rosselson are also specialists in cataract surgery, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and BOTOX® Cosmetic injections. Complementing the fine surgeons of Chicago Cornea Consultants is a highly-trained surgical team and skilled optometrists who play an integral role in the high-quality vision care we provide.
We also work with an extensive network of "co-managing" optometrists, one of whom may be your primary eye care provider. To see if that is the case, check out their practices at the end of this section.
Richard F. Dennis, M.D. - Ophthalmologist
The president of Chicago Cornea Consultants, Dr. Richard Dennis is a Cambridge, Massachusetts, native who grew up in Glen Ellyn. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from DePauw University in Indiana and received his M.D. from the University of Illinois. Following graduation, Dr. Dennis completed an internship and ophthalmology residency at the Valley Medical Center in Fresno, California, and a subsequent fellowship in cornea-external diseases at the Francis I. Proctor Foundation, University of California at San Francisco Medical Center. During this period, Dr. Dennis also served in the U.S. Air Force as a flight surgeon based at March Air Force Base in Riverside, California.
Soon after his stint in the Armed Forces, Dr. Richard Dennis joined the faculty at Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center as director of the cornea service. Additionally, he served as director of the residency program from 1983-84. He is currently an assistant professor and senior attending physician in the Department of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Dennis is a prominent member of a variety of professional organizations, including the Chicago Ophthalmological Society (counselor, 1990-91), American Medical Association, Illinois State and Chicago Medical Societies, Illinois Association of Ophthalmology, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Eye Bank Association of America, and Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation.
Maintaining practices in Chicago and Highland Park for more than 25 years, Dr. Richard Dennis’ specialties include refractive and laser corneal surgery, ocular immunology, Herpes simplex ocular disease, and complications of intraocular lens implants. He is a frequent lecturer on these topics and many others.
If you would like to learn more about ophthalmologist Richard Dennis, or if you would like to schedule a consultation, contact Chicago Cornea Consultants today. View a brief bibliography for this doctor.
Randy J. Epstein, M.D. - Ophthalmologist
Randy Epstein, M.D., is the Chief Executive Officer of Chicago Cornea Consultants. A Chicago native, Dr. Epstein grew up in West Rogers Park and earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois in Urbana. He received his Medical Degree from Rush Medical College in Chicago and completed his ophthalmology residency at Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center. Following his residency, Dr. Epstein completed fellowships in both ocular immunology and cornea-external diseases and refractive surgery at Emory University in Atlanta, where he was the recipient of the highly-regarded National Research Service Award.
In 1986, Dr. Epstein returned to his Chicago roots to join Dr. Richard Dennis in practice and was soon appointed to the faculty of Rush Medical College. His areas of medical specialty include refractive lens and corneal surgery and the management of complications resulting from these procedures. In addition, Dr. Randy Epstein is actively involved in teaching medical students, residents, and numerous ophthalmologists, both nationally and internationally. In addition to being listed numerous times as one of Chicago’s “top doctors” by Chicago Magazine, he has received the Honor Award and, in 2004, the Senior Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the Emory University Distinguished Alumnus Award.
Dr. Randy Epstein is a Professor of ophthalmology at Rush University and is a prominent member of a number of professional organizations, including the American Medical Association, Illinois State Medical Society (Ophthalmology Risk Management Sub-Committee Chairman), Chicago Medical Society, Lake County Medical Society, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, International Society of Refractive Surgery (former Committee Chairman), and Illinois Association of Ophthalmology/Chicago Ophthalmological Society (former Annual Program Director).
Dr. Randy Epstein also serves as a consultant to numerous corporations and medical advisory boards, committing his time and efforts to helping shape the evolving world of refractive surgery. Dr. Epstein also serves on the Midwest Eye-Bank's "Illinois Advisory Council", which raises funds for eye research, and for patients needing corneal transplants.
Parag A. Majmudar, M.D. - Ophthalmologist
Parag Majmudar, M.D., is a fellowship-trained corneal and refractive surgery specialist and a vital member of the Chicago Cornea Consultants’ team. Raised primarily in New Jersey, Dr. Majmudar graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, as part of an honors program in medical education. After receiving his degree at the Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, where he was a member of the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, Dr. Majmudar completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of Chicago, serving as chief resident in the Department of Ophthalmology.
He followed his residency with a subspecialty fellowship in cornea and external diseases and refractive surgery at Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago.
An active participant in clinical research activities, Dr. Parag Majmudar is a highly regarded lecturer and instructor on the subjects of corneal and refractive surgery. Currently, he serves as an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Rush University in Chicago, as well as being the former co-director of the Corneal Fellowship at Rush.
Dr. Majmudar is an active member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery as well as the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and he recently received the Academy's Senior Achievement Award. He is an International Council Representative from the United States for the International Society of Refractive Surgery.
Dr. Parag Majmudar has private practices in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, Chicago, Illinois, and Highland Park, Illinois, where he specializes in laser and non-laser vision correction procedures, cataract surgery, keratoconus and complications stemming from refractive surgery.
Dr. Majmudar has been featured in a special on WGN News about a new cataract surgery lens implant for vision correction. Click here to see the video!
Douglas S. Kaplan, M.D. - Ophthalmologist
Douglas Kaplan, M.D., is a comprehensive board-certified ophthalmologist and a Chicago native. Raised on the North Shore, he graduated from Highland Park High School and attended the University of Michigan, earning a Bachelor of Science degree with Honors and Distinction in Zoology. Returning to Chicago, Dr. Kaplan received his medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School and completed his internship at Lutheran General Hospital. After performing his residency in ophthalmology at Michael Reese/University of Chicago, he settled in Rockford, Illinois, practicing at Rockford Clinic for 10 years. He returned to Highland Park in April 2001 to join Chicago Cornea Consultants. He is a member of the Medical School faculties at Northwestern University Medical Center and Rush University Medical Center.
Dr.Kaplan is very active in the medical community. He was President of the Winnebago County Medical Society while in Rockford and served as President of the Lake County Medical Society in 2009. Currently, Dr. Kaplan sits on the Board of Directors for Lake County Medical Society and is an Alternate Delegate for the Illinois State Medical Society.
He is also a member of several prestigious medical organizations, including the Chicago Ophthalmologic Society, Illinois Association of Ophthalmology, American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Medical Association, Illinois State Medical Society, and Lake County Medical Society.
Dr. Kaplan has dedicated his professional career to bringing the finest quality eye care to his patients, including general ophthalmology and “small-incision” cataract surgery. He is also highly proficient in the treatment of diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and wrinkle reduction with BOTOX® Cosmetic injections. Residing in Deerfield with his wife and three children, he enjoys time with his family, sports activities, and Chicago’s many cultural activities.
If you want to learn more about ophthalmologist Douglas Kaplan, contact Chicago Cornea Consultants today. View a brief biography for this doctor. View Lake County Medical Society Mini Internship Program Certificate.
Maria E. Rosselson, M.D. - Ophthalmologist
Maria Rosselson, a Board Certified comprehensive ophthalmologist, grew up in the West Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago before moving to Buffalo Grove, Illinois, where she graduated from Stevenson High School. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northwestern University in Evanston in two and a half years, double-majoring in Psychology and Spanish Language. She received her M.D. from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. She completed an internship in Internal Medicine at the St. Louis University Medical Center, St. Louis, Missouri, and her Ophthalmology Residency at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, where she was trained as a comprehensive ophthalmologist. Dr. Rosselson joined Chicago Cornea Consultants in July 2007. She is a member of the clinical faculty at Rush University Medical Center.
Dr. Rosselson is committed to community outreach. She is the clinical adviser to the Rush University 20/20 Group and staffs a monthly eye clinic at the Chicago Community Health Center in West Town, providing volunteer ophthalmic care to the uninsured. She has also traveled to Vietnam to partipate in a program teaching cataract surgery to local ophthalmologists.
She is also a member of the: Illinois Association of Ophthalomology, Chicago Ophthalmological Society, American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), American Society of Cartaract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), Women in Ophthalmology (WOW), Illinois State Medical Society, and the Lake County Medical Society.
Dr. Rosselson has a particular interest in glaucoma diagnosis and treatment, functional eyelid surgery, anterior segment surgery, and "no needle no stitch" small incision cataract surgery. She is dedicated to patient education and keeping up with the latest clinical trends.
Dr. Rosselson is fluent in both Russian and Spanish. She resides in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago and in her spare time she enjoys running outdoors, visiting art galleries, trying new restaurants, reading fiction, and world travel.
If you want to learn more about ophthalmologist Maria Rosselson, contact Chicago Cornea Consultants today
Charles A. Faron, O.D. - Optometrist
Dr. Charles Faron is a Chicago native. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and graduated with honors from the Illinois College of Optometry (ICO). He completed his residency training at North Chicago Veterans’ Administration Hospital. He then served as an Associate Professor of Optometry at ICO.
He has lectured extensively on subjects including ocular inflammation, neurological eye disease, and contact lens care. His main areas of professional interest are primary eye care, post-op management of surgical patients, and specialty contact lenses for corneal transplant and keratoconus patients. Dr. Faron is also involved in numerous clinical and ocular drug trials. Dr. Faron has had articles published in professional journals.
He is an active member of the Illinois Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. He has been appointed as Adjunct Faculty Assistant Professor of Optometry at ICO and assists in the clinical training of optometry students. Dr. Faron is dedicated to the profession of optometry and serving his patients.
He currently resides in Downers Grove and enjoys reading and listening to and playing music in his spare time.
If you are interested in learning more about optometrist Charles Faron, or if you want to schedule a consultation, contact Chicago Cornea Consultants today.
Marsha Malooley, O.D. - Optometrist
Marsha Malooley, O.D., an Illinois native from Spring Valley, received her Bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
She studied optometry at the New England College of Optometry in Boston. Following graduation, she completed a residency at the Illinois College of Optometry specializing in corneal diseases and contact lenses. As a contact lens specialist, Dr. Malooley is experienced in fitting both rigid gas permeable and soft lenses for patients with post-surgical, keratoconic, bifocal, or otherwise difficult-to-fit prescriptions. In addition, she fits prostheitc or cosmetic contact lenses for disfigured eyes.
As a member of the Illinois Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association Contact Lens Society, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, Dr. Malooley is active within the optometric community. She is very passionate about caring for her patients and is dedicated to her professional career. Dr. Malooley is actively involved in training Optometry students and serves as an adjust Assistant Professor of Optometry of the Illinois College of Optometry in the Department of Community Based Education. She also enjoys lecturing and serves as a member of the GP lens institute advisory committee.
In her spare time, Dr. Malooley is an avid sportswoman, playing volleyball, golfing, skiing, cooking, and spending time with her husband and little boy.
If you want to schedule a consultation with optometrist Marsha Malooley, contact Chicago Cornea Consultants today.
Tiffany Andrzejewski, O.D. - Optometrist
Dr. Tiffany Andrzejewski, grew up in Indiana and graduated with honors with a degree in Biology from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. Afterwards she moved to Chicago where she studied optometry. As a student at the Illinois College of Optometry she was actively involved in student leadership and community service both within the Chicago community and abroad, traveling to Peru on a mission trip. In May 2010 she graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry, where she received several awards for leadership and clinical excellence. After, Dr. Andrzejewski went on to complete a post-doctoral residency in Cornea and Contact Lens management at Indiana University where prior to her joining Chicago Cornea Consultants, she served as a clinical faculty member.
Dr. Andrzejewski’s special areas of interest include the management of dry eye, keratoconus, and other cornea and contact lens related issues. She is highly trained in fitting specialty contact lenses for keratoconus, post-surgical corneas, and other corneal diseases, as well as multifocals, prosthetic contact lenses, orthokeratology contact lenses for myopia control and lenses for otherwise difficult to fit prescriptions.
She is a member of the American Optometric Association and their Cornea and Contact Lens Section, the Scleral Lens Educational Society, and is a candidate for Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. When she’s not busy caring for her patient’s and keeping up with the latest contact lens advancements, Dr. Andrzejewski also provides optometric humanitarian services to patients in need throughout the US and abroad. She also enjoys running outside, playing volleyball, cooking, and spending time with her dog, Cody.
Co-management represents a team effort involving your primary eyecare physician and one of our surgeons, enabling us to provide you with the best eyecare services in the most efficient manner possible. Close communication is the cornerstone of success in our co-management system. We are in constant contact with your primary eyecare physician regarding your progress, and we are always available to you should any problems arise.
Co-Managing Eye Doctors
We have had a great deal of experience working with co-managing eye care specialists. Many of them have attended our continuing education courses or spent time with us in our office.
For more information on our participating ophthalmologists and optometrists, click here to find one of our co-managing physicians near you.