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Dr. Gregory Parkhurst has World Class Training and Experience

Many people wonder what training is required to become a fellowship trained and board certified ophthalmologist. Here are some of the facts that will help you understand why Dr. Gregory Parkhurst's credentials set him apart; reassuring our patients they are receiving Advanced Vision Correction Technology, World Class Surgeon Experience and an experienced professional staff.

All eye surgeons who are licensed to practice medicine in the state of Texas must have a four year undergraduate degree from a major college or university. Once college is finished, graduates apply to medical school. Top medical schools such as Northwestern University in Chicago, where Dr. Parkhurst graduated from, only accept 170 medical students from a pool of applicants of several thousand applications.

Medical school is a four year program where doctors learn everything about the human body from taking EKG's to understanding atoms and molecular science. The best and brightest medical students tend to specialize in highly competitive surgical fields such as ophthalmology.

Ophthalmology residency involves three years of intensified micro-surgery training under direct supervision from expert instructors. Each year, the top resident in his or her class is selected to be the chief resident to help train younger doctors during their final year of residency. Graduating ophthalmologists often go on to subspecialize in one portion of the human eye. This is called a fellowship and may last anywhere from 1-3 years more of advanced training. When you add it all up, a fellowship-trained, board certified ophthalmologist has spent 13-15 years of full-time training after graduating from high school!

Gregory D. Parkhurst, M.D. is recognized nationally as an expert and leader in LASIK vision correction who has helped pioneer new trends in refractive surgery worldwide. Here are some the additional credentials that make Dr. Parkhurst not only a fellowship trained, board certified ophthalmologist, but one who is internationally known for having world-class training and experience.

  • Fellowship Trained Corneal & Refractive Surgery Specialist at the University of Texas, trained with the first surgeon in the United States to have performed LASIK eye surgery
  • Served on Active Duty in the military for 8 years, some of which designated as a Department Chief of Ophthalmology and Refractive Surgery
  • Performed over 14,000 successful ocular procedures including LASIK, PRK, ICL, Cataract Surgery and more
  • Most Experienced ICL surgeon in the US (most implant performed) for 2 consecutive years, currently the most experienced Visian ICL surgeon in the state of Texas according to the manufacturer
  • Author of Multiple Peer Review Publications articles on Refractive Surgery in such prestigious journals as The Journal of Refractive Surgery, Ophthalmology Times, Cataract & Refractive Surgery Today, Refractive Surgery Outlook, and others
  • Author of Multiple Text Book Chapters on Cataract and Refractive Surgery published in multiple languages worldwide
  • Faculty Instructor for the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery; teaches other surgeons from around the world about Advanced Vision Correction Techniques
  • President of The Refractive Surgery Alliance Professional Association of Ophthalmologists

Dr. Parkhurst Discussing the Refractive Surgery Alliance

 

 

  • Medical Director for The LensAR Center of Excellence for Laser Cataract Surgery in San Antonio and the South Region 2014
  • Medical Director for a Crystalens Accommodating Lens Implant for Cataract Surgery "Center of Excellence" 2014
  • Award Winning Medical Researcher
  • Principal Investigator for multiple US FDA Clinical Trials including corneal inlays for the treatment of presbyopia, Corneal Collagen Crosslinking for the treatment of Keratoconus, and excimer lasers used in LASIK surgery
  • Consultant to Ophthalmic Industry Including Alcon Labs, Staar Surgical, ReVision Optics, Oasys Medical, and Sonomed to name a few
  • Refractive Eye Surgeon to professional athletes, TV personalities, fighter pilots, his family members, and a wide range of people desiring reduced dependence on glasses and contact lenses
  • Lives and Practices in San Antonio Full-time. Had Laser Vision Correction on his own eyes in 2003
Locations

Parkhurst NuVision
9725 Datapoint Drive
Suite 200
San Antonio, TX 78229

Phone: (210) 615-9358
Fax: (210) 249-0209 


Office Hours: 9:00am – 5:30pm  by appointment

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