Department of Ophthalmology




2017

 
Scott Cole, M.D.

Interests: Dr. Cole has a passion for fitness and travel. He has used these backpacking through Europe as well as study abroad in Australia and leading Vacation Bible School classes. He has long been interested in promoting general health of those around him and through this has been a collegiate strength coach, personal trainer and Nike Training Club-group exercise instructor.

After graduation: ASOPRS Oculoplastics Fellowship, UNC Chapel Hill

Educational Background
B.S. Exercise & Sports Science -- University of Georgia, Athens -- 2005

M.S. Exercise & Sports Science -- University of Georgia, Athens -- 2007

M.D. -- Georgia Health Sciences University -- 2011

Medicine Internship -- The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center -- 2013

Ophthalmic Pathology Fellowship -- University of Utah, Moran Eye Center -- 2014

Role
  2016-2017 Resident Representative for the Georgia Society of Ophthalmology Council

Presentations & Awards:
September 15, 2014ESCRS
Cole SC, Liu E, Kohnen T, Hengerer F, Kaproth O, Werner L, Mamalis N. Pathological Evidence of Pseudoexfoliation in Cases of In-the-Bag IOL Subluxation/Dislocation. European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ESCRS), London, UK, September 2014
September 15, 2014ESCRS
Cole SC, Werner L, Crandall A. Visual aberrations in a multifocal intraocular lens with injection-related scratches: Case report and laboratorial analysis. European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ESCRS), London, UK, September 2014
September 15, 2014ESCRS
Mamalis N, Cole SC, Ford J, Kohl J. ASCRS/ESCRS Survey on Foldable IOLs Requiring Explantation or Secondary Intervention 2013 Update. European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ESCRS), London, UK, September 2014
October 17, 2014AAO
Mamalis N, Cole SC, Ford J, Kohl J. ASCRS/ESCRS Survey on Foldable IOLs Requiring Explantation or Secondary Intervention 2013 Update. American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), Chicago, IL, USA, October, 2014
October 17, 2014AAO
Werner L, Liu E, Cole SC, Kohnen T, Hengerer F, Kaproth O, Mamalis N. Pathological Evidence of Pseudoexfoliation in Cases of In-the-Bag IOL Subluxation/Dislocation. American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), Chicago, IL, USA, October, 2014
November 1, 2014Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Long-term uveal and capsular biocompatibility of a new accommodating intraocular lens. Kohl JC, Werner L, Ford JR, Cole SC, Vasavada SA, Gardiner GL, Noristani R, Mamalis N. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2014 Dec;40(12):2113-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrs.2014.10.011. Epub 2014 Nov 24. PMID: 25465689
April 29, 2015Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Pathologic evidence of pseudoexfoliation in cases of in-the-bag intraocular lens subluxation or dislocation. Liu E, Cole S, Werner L, Hengerer F, Mamalis N, Kohnen T. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2015 May;41(5):929-35. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrs.2014.08.037. Epub 2015 Apr 29. PMID: 25935341
May 1, 2015Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Evaluation of uveal and capsule biocompatibility of a single-piece hydrophobic acrylic intraocular lens with ultraviolet-ozone treatment on the posterior surface. Farukhi MA, Werner L, Kohl JC, Gardiner GL, Ford JR, Cole SC, Vasavada SA, Noristani R, Mamalis N. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2015 May;41(5):1081-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrs.2014.11.043. Epub 2015 Apr 29. PMID: 25935337
June 26, 2015PGY-2 Resident Research Presentation
"Pathological Evidence of Pseudoexfoliation in Cases of In-The-Bag IOL Dislocation/Subluxation"
June 24, 2016PGY-3 Resident Research Presentation
Evaluation of the effect of frontal projection measurement on the outcome of ptosis repair
November 2, 2016Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Cole SC, Eftekhari K, Anderson RL, Oberg TJ. Systemic Allergic Response in the Setting of a Metallic Intraorbital Foreign Body With Intraoperative Magnet-Assisted Retrieval. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Nov 2. [Epub ahead of print]
June 1, 2017European Society of Ophthlamology
Cole SC, Brinsko K, and Ulrich L. Acute hypertensive emergency following instillation of preoperative 2.5% phenylephrine and 1% cyclopentolate ophthalmic drops in a patient with autonomic insufficiency. European Society of Ophthalmology (SOE), Barcelona, Spain, June 2017.
June 23, 2017PGY-4 Resident Research Presentation
"A case report on metallic foreign body removal using a sterile pre-packaged magnet"
June 23, 2017Runner up to best case report award.
"A case report on metallic foreign body removal using a sterile pre-packaged magnet"
 
Adam Luka, M.D.

Interests: Dr. Luka has a wide range of hobbies and interests. A selection of these include bicycling, basketball and racquetball from the sports perspective and grilling, camping, reading and travel from another vantage point.

After graduation: Private Practice, Jackson, TN

Educational Background
B.S. Biology -- Christian Brothers University -- 2009

M.D. -- LSU-HSC Shreveport School of Medicine -- 2013

Internal Medicine Internship -- Carilion Clinic, Virginia -- 2014

Role
  Chief resident for 2016-2017

Presentations & Awards:
June 26, 2015PGY-2 Resident Research Presentation
"Performance Based Visual Field Testing to Detect Driving Impairments in Individuals with Glaucoma"
June 24, 2016PGY-3 Resident Research Presentation
Performance based visual field testing to detect driving impairments in individuals with glaucoma
June 24, 20162016 Resident Research Presentation Competition--Third Place.
Performance based visual field testing to detect driving impairments in individuals with glaucoma
June 23, 2017PGY-4 Resident Research Presentation
"Acanthamoeba Keratitis"
 
Azam Qureshi, M.D.

Interests: Dr. Qureshi's outside activities include tennis, basketball and travel. While his travel has had diversions, e.g. the climbing of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania he has also devoted time to humanitarian projects. In the Summer of 2008 he worked in India with the KashmirCORPS teaching public health classes and doing health surveys. The year before that he worked with in Botswana as part of a medical research team investigating diagnostic modalities for tuberculosis.

After graduation: Pediatric and Strabismus Fellowship-Jules Stein Eye Institute (UCLA)

Educational Background
B.A. History -- University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia -- 2008

M.D. -- University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL -- 2012

Surgery Internship -- Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University -- 2013

PGY-2 Surgery Residency -- Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University -- 2014

Presentations & Awards:
November 1, 2014Publication (Pre-Ophtho)
Qureshi A1, Podolsky D, Cumella L, et. al. Comparison of stricture rates using three different gastrojejunostomy anastomotic techniques in laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Surg Endosc. 2014 Nov 1. [Epub ahead of print]
June 26, 2015PGY-2 Resident Research Presentation
"Glaucoma Basic Science Involving NMDA"
June 26, 20152015 Resident Research Presentation Competition--Second Place
"Glaucoma Basic Science Involving NMDA"
February 1, 2016IVOS Journal
Zhao J, Mysona BA, Qureshi A, Kim L, Fields T, Gonsalvez GB, Smith SB, Bollinger KE. (+)-Pentazocine Reduces NMDA-Induced Murine Retinal Ganglion Cell Death Through a σR1-Dependent Mechanism. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2016 Feb 1;57(2):453-61. doi: 10.1167/iovs.15-18565. PMID: 26868747 [PubMed - in process]
June 24, 2016PGY-3 Resident Research Presentation
Ganglion Cell Quantification Involved in "(+)-Pentazocine Reduces NMDA-Induced Ganglion Cell Death Through a Sigma Receptor 1 Dependent Mechanism"
June 24, 20162016 Resident Research Presentation Competition--First Place.
Ganglion Cell Quantification Involved in "(+)-Pentazocine Reduces NMDA-Induced Ganglion Cell Death Through a Sigma Receptor 1 Dependent Mechanism"
June 23, 2017PGY-4 Resident Research Presentation
"Ganglion Cell Quantification Involved in "(+)-Pentazocine Reduces NMDA-Induced Ganglion Cell Death Through a Sigma Receptor 1 Dependent Mechanism"