Our Doctors

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JOHN C. OLSON, M.D.

A native of Chicago, IL, Dr. Olson received his M.D. from the Honors Program in Medical Education at Northwestern University. He completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, and was a retinal fellow at the Bascom Palmer Institute. He has extensive clinical and surgical experience, and has been a principal investigator in many national clinical research trials. Dr. Olson was also part of a medical mission to Peru on Project Orbis, and is currently an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the College of Medicine, University of Central Florida.

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SUZANNE M. DEMMING, M.D.

Dr. Demming has over two decades of experience as a retinal surgeon. She completed her M.D. at the University of Miami and her internal medicine internship at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Miami. Following these, she went on to finish a retina and vitreous fellowship at Ochsner Medical Clinic in New Orleans, LA. She has been board-certified as retinal surgeon by the American Board of Ophthalmology since 1991. In addition to being a surgeon at CFR, she remains active in various medical centers in Florida. During her free time, she enjoys cooking.

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KARL E. WAITE, M.D.

Born and raised in Daytona Beach, Dr. Waite graduated magna cum laude and completed his M.D. at the University of South Florida. His surgical training began at Mt. Sinai Medical Center and continued at Nassau University, where he completed his ophthalmology residency and served as Chief Resident. After that, Dr. Waite became a vitreoretinal fellow and retinal surgeon at the Retina Institute of Hawaii. He has also been an investigator for various research studies. When he is not restoring vision to his patients, Dr. Waite likes to enjoy the water and the outdoors with his family.

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eric g. feinstein, M.D. (STARTING aug 2018)

Dr. Feinstein received his M.D. from the University of Virginia and completed his ophthalmology residency training at the Illinois Eye & Ear Infirmary at University of Illinois in Chicago. His fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery was at the Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute at the University of Colorado. Dr. Feinstein is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and has received multiple honors and awards, including a prestigious research fellowship in ophthalmology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering. He has authored numerous publications in peer-reviewed medical journals and presented research at many national meetings. In his leisure time, he enjoys tennis, hiking, cycling and spending time with his family.

 
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GOKUL N. KUMAR, M.D.

Dr. Kumar received his B.S. in biomedical engineering from Northwestern University and his M.D. and M.B.A. from the University of Illinois in Chicago. He completed his ophthalmology residency training at Washington University in St. Louis, where he spent an additional year as Chief Resident and clinical instructor to residents. He completed his surgical retina fellowship at Emory University, whose fellowships have ranked as one of the best for over three decades. Dr. Kumar is the recipient of several medical honors, including being chosen as the best clinical and surgical ophthalmology resident by faculty at Washington University. 

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