Rare is the medical practice – or any business, really – that marks six decades in operation. Rarer still is when that practice remains a leader in its field, earning the trust of countless patients and their families; its physicians garner recognition from peers locally and statewide; and its scholarly research, from scientific studies to clinical research, become important learning tools for even the most experienced medical professionals.
Dr. Page, who joined Oakland Ophthalmic in 2000, remains committed to the practice’s founding principles of providing compassionate, quality care; pioneering new surgical techniques and treatment protocols; and embracing new technologies. He is a specialist in cataract and refractive laser surgery including LASIK and advanced technology lens implants, with an interest in challenging cataract cases.
A 1994 graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Dr. Page completed his residency in Ophthalmology at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan, where he currently serves as co-chief of Anterior Segment Surgery and as Professor of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Page teaches surgery and microsurgical courses to residents at Beaumont Hospital and Henry Ford Hospital, and teaches the Basic and Clinical Science Course for Lens and Cataract at the University of Michigan Medical School. He is also a regular guest lecturer and laboratory instructor for cataract surgery at Harvard University’s Intensive Cataract Surgical Course at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Further, Dr. Page has led a number of research studies, is a published author, and is a frequent keynote speaker at ophthalmic conferences throughout North America.
On a number of occasions he has lectured at the Michigan Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons annual meeting where he teaches modern cataract surgery techniques with advanced technology. For his involvement with this society he was nominated for its directorship for the 2008 – 2012 term, and was then elected to its executive board and is slated to be president in 2015.
In 2010, Dr. Page had the honor of delivering the inaugural Phillip Hessburg lecture to the Department of Ophthalmology at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit where he was later invited to deliver the Grand Rounds on the topic of Micro Incision Cataract Surgery and Small Incision Cataract Surgery.
His most recent interest involves anterior segment eye disorders, particularly complex presentations affecting certain patients during cataract surgery. In this area of expertise he holds a provisional patent for a lens support system that is presently under international application. In 2011 he became one of the first eye surgeons in the state to perform 1.5mm incision cataract surgery.
Among Dr. Page’s many awards and honors, he was named in America’s Best Doctors – Ophthalmology 2013; US News World Report Top Doctors 2012-2013; Ambassador Magazine Top Doctor- Ophthalmology 2013; Hour Magazine Top Doctor 2012, 2010, and 2009; selected as the recipient of the Raymond R. Margherio Teaching Award recognizing outstanding teaching at the Beaumont Eye Institute; received the 2011 Outstanding Physician and Humanitarian Award at Beaumont Hospital; received the 2011 Outstanding Service Award by the Michigan Society of Eye Surgeons and Physicians; and received an honor in 2010 from Detroit’s Jewish Community Relations Council for his work on behalf of the Michigan Darfur Coalition which he co-founded in 2007.
Dr. Page frequently serves as a team leader for a contingent of doctors from metro Detroit on a mission trip for the Kenya Relief Program to treat all manner of eye diseases and infections, as well as perform hundreds of cataract surgeries for the blind, restoring their sight, at little or no cost to the patients. He also serves as the Chairman of the Board of the South Sudan Health Care Organization where he has helped to fund and serve in a clinic of one of the world poorest and most remote countries on Earth. For his global ophthalmology initiatives he was appointed to the American Academy of Ophthalmology Global Outreach Committee.
In 2012 Dr. Page was requested to speak at the Ohio Ophthalmological Society’s Annual Meeting on the topic of premium intraocular lenses including toric, multifocal and pseudoaccomodative intraocular lenses. For the 2013 calendar year he presented to the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery at their annual meeting in San Francisco. He taught techniques in optimizing patient outcomes using the latest technology of intraoperative wavefront aberrometry during cataract surgery. He and his partners at TruVista Surgical Center were some the earliest users of this technology in the country. He also presented research on phacoemulsification techniques and was asked to sit on an expert panel of cataract surgeons from around the United States to judge research papers submitted by ophthalmologists. He is scheduled to present in New Orleans in November 2013 on the topic of improved surgical results with intraoperative wavefront aberrometry, another presentation on cataract phacoemulsification technology and also present on the panel for global outreach.
Dr. Page has resided in Birmingham for 14 years with his wife Jill and their four children.