Nate Kleinfeldt, M.D.
Cataract & Glaucoma Surgery
Diabetic Eye Care
Dr. Kleinfeldt is an accomplished surgeon who provides high quality results. According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Dr. Kleinfeldt has performed the highest number of cataract surgical procedures in Southeastern Michigan. As a results-driven specialist in his field, Dr. Kleinfeldt also continually demonstrates superior
surgical outcomes. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s IRIS Registry, he exceeds both the CMS and IRIS registry averages in regard the visual acuity of his patients within 90 days of cataract surgery.
As an advocate for education, Dr. Kleinfeldt speaks locally and nationally about advances in the treatment of eye disease. In addition, Dr. Kleinfeldt is a medical advisor to many global organizations, such as Alcon, Ista Pharmaceuticals, Allergan, and Endo Optiks.
Dr. Kleinfeldt also embraces a strong belief in community advocacy. He regularly provides free medical eye examinations and screenings to promote public health and wellness to disadvantaged individuals.
Dr. Kleinfeldt holds specialized certifications in C-LASIK Hansatome; RestorTM Intraocular Lens Endocyclophotocoagulation; VISX; ReZoom; and Advanced Cardiac Life support.
Dr. Kleinfeldt earned his medical degree with honors from the University of Michigan Medical School, and his ophthalmology residency at the Kresge Eye Institute, affiliated with Wayne State University School of Medicine. Afterward, Dr. Kleinfeldt then furthered his sub-specialty training with a cataract and glaucoma fellowship under the auspices of Ronald Coburn, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Kleinfeldt has earned specialized certifications for:
- C-LASIK Hansatome
- Restor™ Intraocular Lens
- Advanced cardiac life support
He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons and the Association for Research and Vision in Ophthalmology.
Shareef Ahmed, M.D.
Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery
One out of only a handful of dual fellowship trained retina and glaucoma surgeons in the world, Shareef Ahmed, M.D. specializes in treating complex vitreo-retinal disease with concurrent primary or secondary glaucoma. He has presented at international meetings and authored several works in national peer-reviewed journals on surgical techniques, eye infections, and characterizing new ocular diseases. He is actively involved in teaching new resident ophthalmologists and collaborating with other eye care professionals to further our knowledge of dangerous ocular conditions.
Dr. Ahmed earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Virginia and received his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia. He went on to complete his ophthalmology training at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit where he also received advanced training in the medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma and retinal diseases. There he received awards for excellence in medical care and teaching. He was an associate member of the Henry Ford Department of Ophthalmology until joining OSM.
Dr. Ahmed is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the American Society of Retina Specialists. He was elected a member of the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society for his exemplary medical care and ethic. He actively participates in international medical mission work in underserved, third world countries. He feels strongly that a kind and supportive bedside manner is important when treating patients with potentially blinding eye disease.
David Y. Ellenberg, M.D.,
Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery
David Ellenberg, M.D. is a retinal specialist who has made numerous contributions to the field of ophthalmology, including many nationally and internationally published papers. He has presented his work at many ophthalmology and retina conferences. He continues to lecture both nationally and internationally on surgical techniques and repair of complex vitreo-retinal disease. His expertise includes diabetic eye disease, macular degeneration, retinal detachment repair and many other medical and surgical diseases of the retina.
He is a member of the American Society of Retinal Specialists, American Academy of Ophthalmology and is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Ellenberg received his medical degree with honors from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit. He was elected to the prestigious Alpha Omaga Alpha medical honor society for his excellent academic record, compassionate and ethical medical care, and exemplary community service.
Dr. Ellenberg completed his ophthalmology training at The Krieger Eye Institute at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore where he also served as chief resident. After completing his residency, Dr. Ellenberg went on to complete a rigorous two year Vitreoretinal Surgery and Medical Retina Fellowship at The Krieger Eye Institute.
Dr. Ellenberg is a community advocate, and has participated in a number of programs to promote community health and wellness. Dr. Ellenberg received a Community Service Award for his work with the Health Care for the Homeless, where he conducted eye exams and treatment for the homeless population of Baltimore. During his time at Sinai Hospital, he also participated in their community service program by providing glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy screenings.
Above all else, Dr. Ellenberg understands the importance of providing compassionate patient care and will do everything he can to assure that his patients receive the best retina care possible.
Mahmoud El-Yassir, M.D.
Cataract & Refractive Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmologist
Mahmoud El-Yassir, M.D. is a comprehensive ophthalmologist whose number one priority is to provide safe and quality-driven ophthalmic care to his patients. He has made numerous contributions to the field of ophthalmology, including several nationally and internationally published papers. His expertise includes refractive cataract surgery, to include the use of advanced lenses, as well as, advanced ocular pathologies, glaucoma, retinopathy and corneal conditions.
He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.
Dr. El-Yassir earned his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of California, Davis, and received his medical degree from Northeast Ohio Medical University. He went on to complete his ophthalmology training at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio where he received advanced training in the medical and surgical treatment of ocular disease and conditions.
Dr. El-Yassir is a strong community service advocate, and has participated in a number of programs to promote public health and wellness to disadvantaged individuals. During his residency, he worked with several organizations including MedWorks Vision Clinic and The Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland to provide complimentary ophthalmic care to uninsured and underinsured individuals.
As a bilingual individual, Dr. El-Yassir is fluent in both English and Arabic.
Andrew Lofman, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Andrew Lofman, M.D. is a specialist in oculoplastics, plastic surgery of the eye, which corrects the position and appearance of the eyelids. He performs blepharoplasty, surgery to alleviate drooping eyelids which may hamper vision, as well as other cosmetic procedures for eyelids.
Dr. Lofman earned a bachelor’s degree from Wayne State University and a medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine. He completed a surgical residency at Mercy Catholic Medical Center in Philadelphia where he was chief resident. Dr. Lofman received further training through a two-year fellowship in reconstructive and plastic surgery at Providence Hospital in Southfield.
Dr. Lofman is board-certified in plastic surgery by The American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Stephen P. Verb, M.D., M.H.S.A., F.A.C.S.
Glaucoma Disease & Surgery
Stephen P. Verb, M.D., M.H.S.A. is a specialist in glaucoma disease and surgery. He is a member of the American Society of the Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, the American Glaucoma Society, the American Academy of Ophthalmology and certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Verb completed an internship in general surgery at Providence Hospital, followed by a residency in ophthalmology at Kresge Eye Institute, affiliated with Wayne State University School of Medicine. In addition, he completed a fellowship in the medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Verb is a graduate of the University of Michigan, where he received a Master’s of Health Service Administration.
Neil Deledda, O.D.
Dr. Neil Deledda specializes in Optometry, Cataract & Refractive Surgery Post-Operative Care and Comprehensive Care
Zachary Pearce, D.O. – Oculoplastic Surgeon
Zachary Pearce, D.O. is an oculoplastic surgeon that is certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Ophthalmology, and a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, American Academy of Ophthalmology, and American College of Osteopathic Ophthalmology.
Dr. Pearce is highly regarded in the field, being one of only several hundred physicians specializing in oculofacial plastic surgery, and continues to lecture at both local and national meetings in addition to participating in clinical research.
Dr. Pearce attended Michigan State University for his undergraduate program before advancing to medical school with the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, followed by an internship and residency at Michigan State University/Metro Health Hospital. In addition, he completed a fellowship in Eye Plastic & Facial Cosmetic Surgery.
Dr. Pearce is passionate about supporting the community, and has participated in numerous outreach programs and local screenings to promote public health and wellness. He believes in tailoring his treatment plans for each individual patient to ensure the best possible quality outcomes.