Our Physicians



DrStephens



Donald C. Stephens III, MD
Board Certified Ophthalmologist and Vitreo-Retinal Surgeon

Dr. Stephens, a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology, received his undergraduate degree from Kent State University and his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati. He completed a four-year residency at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Stephens also is Fellowship trained in the treatment of retina and ocular trauma diseases. Having traveled extensively throughout the Dominican Republic, Dr. Stephens is President and Founder of Vision Quest, a non-profit group that provides free eye care to the under-served in that region. Dr. Stephens is fluent in several languages including Spanish and Italian, and has helped chair many public health education projects.  Of particular interest to Dr. Stephens is utilizing the newest FDA approved advancements in the treatment of macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease.

Specializing in: Retina | Diabetic Eye Disease
Macular Degeneration Professional Associations:
America Society of Retina Specialists: www.asrs.org
American Academy of Ophthalmology: www.aao.org
Summit County Medical Society: www.scmsoc.org
Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology: www.aupo.org

Education:
Fellowship, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL | Retina Specialists of Alabama

Ophthalmology Residency, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY | Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Internship, Summa Health System, Akron, OH

Current Positions:
Chief, Division of Ophthalmology – Cleveland Clinic – Akron General Medical Center

Affiliated with:
Cleveland Clinic – Akron General Medical Center | Summa Akron City Hospital | University Hospital – Westlake Surgery Center | UH Parma General Hospital | Brainard Surgery Center | Novus Clinic Surgery Center



DrBeharry2



Nicole C. Beharry, MD
Board Certified Ophthalmologist and Vitreo-Retinal Surgeon

Nicole C. Beharry is from Stroudsburg, PA. She attended Temple University in Philadelphia, PA where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She went on to earn her medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine. She completed a Transitional Year Residency at Crozer Chester Medical Center in Upland, PA. This was followed by a ophthalmology residency at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA. She then completed a two year Fellowship in Vitreo-retinal and Ocular Trauma with Retina Specialists of Ohio and Akron General Medical Center.In her free time, Dr. Beharry enjoys hiking, running, swimming and cooking.Professional Associations: American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Retina Specialists, Women in Ophthalmology

Specializing in: Retina | Diabetic Eye Disease | Macular Degeneration

Professional Associations:
America Society of Retina Specialists: www.asrs.org
American Academy of Ophthalmology: www.aao.org

Education:
Fellowship, Retina Specialists of Ohio/ Akron General Medical Center, Akron, OH

Ophthalmology Residency, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA

Internship
Crozer Chester Medical Center, Upland, PA

Affiliated with:
Cleveland Clinic – Akron General Medical Center | Summa Akron City Hospital | University Hospital – Westlake Surgery Center | UH Parma General Hospital | Brainard Surgery Center | Novus Clinic Surgery Center





DrMitchell


David J. Mitchell, MD
Board Certified Ophthalmologist

Doctor Mitchell is a diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology and is fellowship trained in the treatment of medical and surgical diseases of the retina at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. He has participated in FDA studies for the treatment of complex retinal detachment including intraocular liquids and gases, pharmacological studies for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration, and research in diagnostic ocular ultrasound.Undergrad: Washington University-St. Louis Medical School: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Internship: Mt. Sinai Medical Center of Cleveland Residency: Ophthalmology, University Hospitals of Cleveland Fellowship(s): Surgical and Medical Diseases of the Retina, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, and Clinical Instructor of Ophthalmology Teaching affiliation(s): Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Staff Positions: Lake West Medical Center, Marymount Hospital and Wright Surgery Center.

Notable Research: FDA studies of surgical devices for the repair of complicated retinal detachment; research in pharmacological treatments for age-related macular degeneration and diagnostic ultrasound.

Publications: Can The Accuracy Of Intraocular Lens Power Be Improved? Retinal Complications of Pseudotumer Cerebri

Professional Affiliations:

American Medical Association (AMA)
American Academy of Ophthalmology
Diabetes Association of Cleveland
American Diabetes Association
American Society of Retinal Specialists
Macular Degeneration Association Inc.
Cleveland Ophthalmologic Society
Sub-Specialties: Medical and Surgical Diseases of the Retina and Vitreous

Dr. Mitchell is the son of Arnold M. Mitchell, MD, co-founder of the practice. He has served on the advisory board on medical ethics at the Siegal College of Judaic Studies in Cleveland where he is completing a Masters Degree in Judaic Studies and serves on the Leadership Counsel for University Suburban Health Center.

Dr. Mitchell has spent many years teaching in the ophthalmology residency program at University Hospitals of Cleveland and for many years has provided ophthalmology care at the Free Medical Clinic of Cleveland.