OUR DOCTORS

Jay S. Wallshein M.D. M.A. – General and Surgical Ophthalmology

General and Surgical Ophthalmology

Dr. Wallshein is a board certified ophthalmologist. He trained at Boston University School of Medicine where he obtained his medical degree. During that time he spent his first ophthalmology training experience at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, which is part of Harvard University. Thereafter, he went to Worcester Medical Center for his internship year. His formal training in Ophthalmology was obtained at the prestigious Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn. Dr. Wallshein specializes in cataract, diabetes, macular degeneration, dry eye conditions, lid disease, blepharitis, Botox and cosmetic lid surgery.


Wayne C. Barish, M.D.

Wayne C. Barish, M.D. is a board certified and fellowship trained ophthalmologist. Doctor Barish has had extensive and varied training in the fields of ophthalmology as well as internal medicine. Dr Barish has attended the well known schools of New York University and the State University of New York at Binghamton. This was followed by Internal Medicine Residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, an ophthalmology pre-residency fellowship at Tufts University, an ophthalmology residency at Interfaith Medical Center and concluded training with a prestigious fellowship in cornea and refractive surgery at the University of Rochester under the guidance of James Aquavella, M.D., a pioneer in corneal surgery.

Dr. Barish utilizes the latest techniques and technology for state of the art cataract and laser surgery. He also performs bladeless LASIK and refractive surgery. He is a specialist in the treatment of Dry Eye Syndromes and Corneal diseases. Additionally, Dr. Barish maintains a passion and artistictalent for the cosmetic use of BOTOX and skin fillers like Juviderm and others.


Brad D. Simons, MD, PhD, P.A.

Brad D. Simons, MD, PhD, is a board certified, fellowship-trained Neuro-Ophthalmologist and Pediatric Ophthalmologist. He is delighted to be practicing throughout Palm Beach County, where he is committed to providing high quality care to his patients. He earned his medical degree from Brown University and completed his residency in ophthalmology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his fellowship training in neuro-ophthalmology and pediatric ophthalmology at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.

Dr. Simons’ extensive training has made him a leader in his chosen fields. He has over 40 publications in national and international peer-reviewed ophthalmology journals and ophthalmic textbooks, including subjects such as photoscreening for amblyogenic risk factors in children, retinopathy of prematurity, management and surgical management of congenital ptosis and cataracts, and surgical management of cranial nerve palsies. He has also directed national and international clinical trials in ophthalmology.


Paul E. Pataky, M.D.

Paul E. Pataky, M.D., a Harvard-trained, Board Certified Ophthalmologist, has been providing personal, professional eye care to his patients in Boynton Beach for more than 25 years. A graduate of Penn State College of Medicine, Dr. Pataky served his Ophthalmology residency at the Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary of Harvard Medical School. After completing his residency, he served on the faculty of Harvard Medical School, and was the youngest staff member of the Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary to be invited to join the Glaucoma Consultation Service of that prestigious institution.

During his years of practice in Palm Beach County, Dr. Pataky has been an Active Staff member of Bethesda Memorial Hospital. He has had the honor of serving as President of the Medical Staff and Chairman of the Dept. of Surgery at the hospital. Named a “South Florida Super Doc” and one of “America’s Top Ophthalmologists”, Dr. Pataky is delighted to join with his colleagues at Palm Beach Eye Center to further enhance his practice by combining premium care with tomorrow’s technology. His areas of special interest include glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, and dry eyes


Yissell Sanchez, O.D.

Yissell Sanchez, O.D. is a licensed optometrist and obtained her Doctor of Optometry degree and a Bachelor of Science in the field of Visual Science from Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry.  She continued her optometric training by completing an Ocular Disease residency at the world famous Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, which consistently ranks as the number one ophthalmology hospital in the country.   Dr. Sanchez cares for most all eye conditions and is highly proficient in the detection and management of ocular disease including diabetes, glaucoma, macular degeneration, dry eyes, and tearing disorders.  She also has an affinity for the fitting of soft contact lenses, gas permeable, and Synergize lenses.  Additionally, she specializes in the fitting of lenses that address both near and far vision simultaneously (Bifocals and Multifocal lenses), as well as lenses for the correction of high astigmatism and Keratoconus.   Dr. Sanchez speaks English and Spanish fluently.


Kevin T. Kelly, M.D.

Dr. Kelly is a vitreo-retinal specialist  with over 23 years experience  and has been practicing in Palm Beach County since 1996. Dr. Kelly graduated from Rutgers University with degrees in Chemical Engineering and Biology and graduated with High Honors and a member of Tau Beta Pi, the Honor Society of Engineers. He earned his medical degree at UMDNJ-Rutgers Medical School. He completed his medical internship at The Staten Island Hospital and his Ophthalmology residency at SUNY-Downstate Medical Center .  Dr. Kelly continued his training by fulfilling a two year fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery and Medical Retina at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.  He was certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology in 1988.


Garima Lal, M.D., P.A

Dr. Lal graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a B.A. degree in both Biology and Psychology. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma School of Medicine with Distinction. She received Alpha Omega Alpha honor for medical research. After completing her M.D. degree, Dr. Lal then completed her internship in Internal Medicine at The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. She then went on to finish her general ophthalmology residency at the Mayo Clinic where she also served as chief resident.

Dr. Lal then served as a pediatric ophthalmology/adult motility fellow and as Clinical Instructor at the nation’s top pediatric ophthalmology and Strabismus fellowship program at the Medical University of South Carolina’s Storm Eye Institute.

During her training at the Mayo Clinic and the Storm Eye Institute, she worked with world-renowed mentors in all aspects of her field, and performed surgeries at the US NEWS and WORLD REPORT’s number one ranked hospital in the country.

Her research has been published in numerous journals, including Ophthalmology, Journal of AAPOS, and the American Journal of Ophthalmology. Dr. Lal has presented her work at national meetings, including the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.

She has been awarded for her work on pediatric cataracts, and has been invited to speak as an honorary lecturer at national meetings to Pediatricians.

She is Board Certified with the American Board of Ophthalmology, and an active member and Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the American Medical Association, and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

She is the recipient of the AMA Foundation Leadership Award, and has served on the American Medical Association Governing Council Board. She is also named as one of the “Top Ophthalmologists in America” by the Consumer Research Council of America. She is currently serving on several committees of the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS) including the Corporate Relations Committee and the Legislative Committee.


Emanuel Newmark M.D.

Dr. Newmark received his B.S. degree from Rutgers University College of Pharmacy and his M.D. degree from Duke University School of Medicine.
He completed his medical internship at George Washington University Hospital and his residency and fellowship at the University of Florida Shands Teaching Hospital. A research fellowship from Fight for Sight and the National Institutes of Health were awarded to him during his training. His research established Natamycin as a new treatment for fungal corneal ulcers. Natamycin is the only commercially available treatment for this disease and is prescribed by eye doctors all over the world. Dr. Newmark is a board certified ophthalmologist and presently holds academic Professorships at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

He has published numerous articles on eye diseases in the scientific literature and presented his work at many professional meetings. Four ophthalmic textbooks include an authored chapter and he is the Executive Editor of three nationally published ophthalmic technician training manuals.

He is a past president of the Florida Society of Ophthalmology and the Palm Beach County Ophthalmology Society and served in leadership positions in the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Florida Medical Association and Palm Beach County Medical Society. Dr. Newmark is the recipient of numerous professional awards on a local, State and National level for his excellence as a teacher, surgeon, leader and clinician that includes the Statesmanship Award, Community Service Award, Physicians Heroes in Medicine Award, Army Commendation Medal, Shaler Richardson’s Award, Leadership Award, Ophthalmologist of the Year Award and the Secretariat Award. He has been listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World, Florida Super Doctors, Guide to Top Doctor’s in America, Guide to America’s Top Ophthalmologists and Castle Connolly Best Florida Doctors.

Dr. Pearlman, is a board-certified ophthalmologist and experienced ophthalmic surgeon who has been providing state-of-the-art eye care since 1982. During that time, he has held positions of leadership at local hospitals and surgical centers, including chief of surgery, chief of staff, vice president, and president.

His goal is to ensure against the threat of vision impairment by providing the most advanced diagnostics and sight-improvement solutions available. His reputation is built on solid credentials and advanced skills that include comprehensive eye exams, no-stitch, no-patch, no-injection cataract surgery, surgical correction of hyperopia, myopia, and astigmatism, and the technologically advanced crystalens®.

Dr. Pearlman takes the time to treat you, the individual, making sure you are comfortable, informed, and satisfied with every aspect of your eye care. This commitment has made Pearlman Eye one of the leading ophthalmology centers in South Florida. Call for your preferred appointment today, and see why thousands of people trust their eyes to Dr. Pearlman.

 


Judah E. Beck M.D.

Judah E. Beck MD is a fellowship trained Ophthalmologist. He earned a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Biochemistry at the age of 22 from CUNY Queens College. While in attendance, he actively participated in research in the areas of cancer, biochemistry and organic chemistry where he presented and co-authored research projects. After this, he spent the next 5 years teaching underprivileged high school students chemistry and physics in a large high school in the Bronx. He was selected to receive the ‘Teacher of the Year Award’ by the student body.

He attended Howard University College of Medicine, where he was awarded 6 separate academic scholarships while in attendance including twice being awarded the Trustees Scholarship given to the highest ranking members of the class. He scored with honors in the majority of medical school courses. He also scored in the 99th percentile on his United States Medical Licensing Exam. He subsequently completed his intern year in Internal Medicine in the North Shore – Long Island Jewish Hospital system where his fellow classmen elected him as their liaison for the hospital. He went on to complete his ophthalmology residency training at Nassau County Medical Center in New York where he was also elected to the position of Chief Resident in his final year.

Dr. Beck has trained under some the top worldwide corneal specialists including Dr Eric Donnenfeld MD and Dr Hank Perry MD. After his residency he continued his training in a Cornea & Refractive Surgery fellowship with world renowned corneal specialist Dr Jay Pepose MD PhD at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St Louis, MO. During his fellowship, he trained in ocular surface reconstruction, cataract, refractive, corneal transplant, anterior segment and micro invasive glaucoma surgery. Additionally, he obtained extensive training Dry Eye Disease. He has published and co-authored scientific papers presented at American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery as well as the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. He is also lead author on a chapter in the new refractive surgery text book entitled “Refractive Lens Exchange: A Surgical Treatment for Presbyopia.” His areas of specialty include Dry Eye, cataract and refractive surgery, corneal surgery, transplant and disease as well ocular surface reconstruction. Dr Beck is passionate about patient care and achieving excellent vision for his patients.