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MEET OUR DOCTORS

Our team provides comprehensive eye care and specializes in treating complex eye diseases and conditions like cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic eye diseases, and retinal diseases.

Thomas J. Pusateri, M.D.

Dr. Pusateri, a native of Chicago, was honored with the Dean’s award as USF School of Medicine’s Outstanding 1984 graduate. He received advanced medical training at Northwestern University in Chicago and the University of South Florida. A member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Dr. Pusateri is a comprehensive ophthalmologist treating patients of all ages. He has special interests in pediatric eye care and complex glaucoma management including SLT laser treatment.

Leonard E. Cortelli, M.D.

Dr. Cortelli has been with Florida Eye Center since 1992. He is a graduate of Cornell University and the University of South Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Cortelli’s awards include membership in the AOA Medical Honor Society, USF Faculty/Staff Scholarship 1987/1988, and “Best Doctor” awards in 2003, 2004, 2007, and 2008. Dr. Cortelli provides general, comprehensive eye care and specializes in small incision cataract surgery using phacoemulsification.

Allen Pusateri, M.D.

A native of Tampa, Dr. Allen Pusateri is a board certified ophthalmologist who graduated from the University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, FL. He completed his Internship/residency at USF Internal Medicine and USF Ophthalmology Residency – Chief Resident. He conducted a fellowship at Tufts University, Boston, MA. in Cornea, External Disease and Cataract. His professional activities include: Tampa Bay Ophthalmology Society, American Academy of Ophthalmology, and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Dr. Pusateri has a special interest in cataract surgery.

Chelsey Shepos, OD

Chelsey Shepos, O.D. is a board-certified optometrist specializing in comprehensive eye exams, dry eye disease, advanced contact lens fittings, managing ocular disease, and pre and post-operative care. She completed additional training fitting specialty contact lenses including scleral, rigid gas permeable, and hybrid lenses.

Dr. Shepos completed her bachelor’s degree at The Pennsylvania State University and went on to receive her doctorate degree at Pennsylvania College of Optometry with Magna Cum Laude distinction. Dr. Shepos completed a one-year residency at Newsom Eye in Tampa, FL where she was involved with FDA studies for Epithelial-On Corneal Crosslinking and AcrySof IQ ReSTOR Toric Intraocular Lens. She has a wide range of clinical training, having worked in private and group practices, VA Medical Center, and ophthalmology clinics. She is a member of the American Optometric Association, National Optometric Association, and Florida Optometric Association.

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