Dr. Alberto Aran, M.D., Medical Director of Aran Eye Associates, is a forerunner in the use of laser technology and other advanced surgical techniques. Dr. Aran’s specialties include cataract surgery by clear cornea incision with intraocular lens implantation, corneal transplants, and laser vision correction.
Dr. Aran’s vast clinical experience includes over 50,000 surgical procedures and he has performed over 50,000 cataract surgeries. As a scholar, he is widely sought out as a “training physician” by his peers. He was the first ophthalmic surgeon in Florida to use the FDA-approved Excimer Laser and he has trained many South Florida physicians in the use of Excimer Laser technology over the years. He is also the Director for the Laser Center at Coral Gables, a TLC affiliate.
Dr. Aran graduated Magna Cum Laude from Spring Hill College in Alabama and received his medical degree with honors from the Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana. He has received a citation from the United States Congress for his selfless contribution to the needy and his extensive volunteer work as an eye physician and surgeon. Dr. Aran is listed in the “Who’s Who Amongst Outstanding Americans” and received the 1979 Belen Jesuit Prep School “Men for Others” award.
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Analisa Arosemena, M.D. is a board certified by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Arosemena completed two fellowships, one in ophthalmology and a second fellowship in Glaucoma /Anterior Segment at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana. She completed a Transitional Internship at Tulane University School of Medicine and a Rural Internship at Policlinica Santiago Barraza in Chorrera, Republic of Panama. Dr. Arosemena completed her medical degree in 1998 at Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara in Guadalajara, Mexico. Dr. Arosemena has published many publications and Manuscripts.
Dr. Wals is a board-certified ophthalmologist and vitreoretinal disease specialist.
Dr. Wals attained his doctoral degree in medicine at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, New York and completed his ophthalmology residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, New York, where he was also the Chief Resident. Dr. Wals also completed a vitreoretinal disease fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pennsylvania and has published numerous chapters in textbooks on retinal diseases.
Dr. Marco A. Fabrega Jr., MD, specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of eye diseases. Dr Fabrega’s specialties include clear corneal small incision cataract surgery with intraocular lens implantation and some glaucoma surgeries and laser procedures.
Claudia P. Arroyave O’ Brien, M.D. is a board certified from the American Academyof Opthalmology. She completed a fellowship in comprehensive ophthalmology at Bascom Palmer Institute in Miami, Florida. She completed her medical residency at Hospital Oftalmologico de Ntra. Sra. De La Luz, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico D.F. and completed a one year of internship at San Rafael Bogota, Colombia. She attained her Medical degree at Escula de Medicina Juan N. Corpas Bogota, Colombia in 1986. Dr. Arroyave O’Brien has published many articles and publications.
Dr. Alan Lane is a board certified ophthalmologist who has practiced in South Florida for 40 years. Dr Lane attained a B.S. University of New York Downstate Medical School, in Brooklyn, New York.
Dr Lane then did an internship at Long Island Jewish Hospital in New Hyde Park, New York City. Upon completing his residency, Dr Lane was the Chief of Ophthalmology at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.
Joel David Aronowicz Gallego, M.D. completed his residency in ophthalmology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dallas, Texas. He also completed a surgery internship at Northshore/LIJ Health System in Manhasset, New York. Dr. Aronowicz Gallego completed his medical degree from Central University of Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela in 1999 and has published many articles and participated in the ‘International Red Cross Voluntary Internship” Emergency department in Venezuelan Red Cross.
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Andreina F Hurtado, M.D. received her medical degree from Universidad Central De Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela. Dr. Hurtado completed a residency in Ophthalmology at University Hospital of Caracas. She completed the USMLE step I and Step II course at Compass Medical Center in Miami, FL. and the USMLE step III course in Kaplan Medical Education in Miami, Florida.
Dr. Hurtado has practiced at many clinics including: University Hospital of Caracas, Pannu Eye Institute, Larkins Hospital, Miami Dade Health & Rehabilitation Svcs and has been practicing at Aran Eye since 2003.
Joseph Selem, M.D. completed his Bachelor degree in Economics at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, where he graduated as Magna Cum Laude and received his medical degree from Ponce School of Medicine in Ponce, PR. He received his ophthalmology residency training at University of Texas at Houston department of Ophthalmology Cizik Eye Clinic, Houston, TX where he was appointed chief resident. Dr. Selem later completed a fellowship on oculoplastic at Bassin Center for Eyelid and Facial Plastic Surgery. Dr. Selem has a private office with three locations in Miami and is contracted by Aran Eye Associates to practice at Leon Medical Center.
Dr. Fernando F. Lopez, M.D. completed a fellowship in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Beraja Medical Institute, Coral Gables, FL. in 2001 He completed his medical residency in ophthalmology at Interfaith Medical Center Division of Ophthalmology in Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Lopez received his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in 1995. Dr. Lopez worked at his private ophthalmology practice in Aurora Illinois in 2003 and later moved his practice to Lombard, Illinois. He later joined Aran Eye Associates in 2017.
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Dr. Jay Harris Levy, M.D. F.A.C.S. is board certified Ophthalmologist. He completed his Bachelors in Science at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida and received his Medical degree from University of Miami in Miami, FL. He completed his internship at Jackson Memorial Hospital. He served as Chief Resident during his Ophthalmology Residence at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, in association with the johns Hopkins Hospital. As a Fellow in Vitreoretinal Disease and Surgery, Dr. Levy received additional subspecialty training at White Memorial Medical Center in Los Angeles. Dr. Levy is contacted by Aran Eye Associates at Leon MedialCenter.
Dr. Drew Philips Bawcombe, M.D. is a board certified ophthalmologist and
vitreoretinal disease specialist. He attained his doctoral degree in medicine
at Medical School State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York.
He completed a preliminary year in Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University
in Richmond, Virginia where he also completed his ophthalmology residency
and was Chief Resident. Dr Bawcombe also completed a vitreoretinal surgical fellowship at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida.
Dr. Bawcombe speaks fluent English and sufficient Spanish to conduct eye examinations.
Heather B. Seith, M.D. is a board certified ophthalmologist. She graduated from Yale University,New Haven,CT, with honors in her major of biology and neuroscience and was recognized with a Clarence W. Mendell Award. Dr. Seith continued her medical education at Albert Einstein School of Medicine in Bronx, New York where she completed her medical degree in 2000. She completed an internship at Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune, NJ and her residency in ophthalmology training at Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Ct. Dr. Seith has practiced in various private Ophthalmology group practices throughout Florida and has been practicing at Aran Eye Associates since October 2017.
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