Ray M. Balyeat, M.D.
Ophthalmologist – Vitreous & Retinal Surgery
Dr. Balyeat attended Duke University as an undergraduate majoring in chemistry and graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. His internship combined rotations in internal medicine, neurology and general surgery. After completion of an ophthalmology residence at OU’s Dean A. McGee Eye Institute, Dr. Balyeat completed a retinal surgical fellowship under the guidance of William S. Hagler, MD and William H. Jarrett, MD at the Atlanta Ophthalmological Consultants, Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Balyeat is a member of the American Medical Association (AMA), a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and member of the American Society … (continued)
Todd A. Brockman, M.D.
Ophthalmologist - Ophthalmic and Cataract Surgery
Since entering private practice in Tulsa in 1986, Todd Brockman has been committed to excellence in ophthalmology and the safety and comfort of his patients. He specializes in treatment and surgery for adults, with a particular emphasis on cataract surgery. Dr. Brockman combines rigorous diagnostic procedures and advanced microsurgery techniques to provide his patients with the highest standard of eye care. Dr. Brockman received his undergraduate degree from Texas Christian University and his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School in Houston. He performed his internship in medicine at Presbyterian Hospital in Philadelphia and completed his residency at … (continued)
Kali B. Cole, M.D., M.P.H.
Pediatric Ophthalmologist & Adult Strabismus
Dr. Kali B. Cole, a Tulsa native, attended Vanderbilt University for her undergraduate studies and graduated in 1997. After completing her Masters in Public Health from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) in 1998, she then graduated from OUHSC with her MD in 2003. She completed her residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Alabama- Birmingham (UAB) in 2007 and her fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in 2008. Dr. Cole remained on faculty at MUSC as Assistant Professor in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus for two years before returning to Tulsa in … (continued)
Shannon G. Cox, M.D.
Oculoplastic, Orbital & Reconstructive Surgery for Adults & Pediatrics
Dr. Cox graduated Summa Cum Laude from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. He returned to Oklahoma for medical school at the University of Oklahoma where he graduated Alpha Omega Alpha and Summa Cum Laude. He completed a residency in General Ophthalmology at the Callahan Eye Hospital in Birmingham, AL. While there, he served as Chief Resident. He stayed in Birmingham to do a fellowship in oculoplastic and reconstructive surgery sponsored by the American Society of Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Only ten percent of applicant surgeons are selected each year to participate in these highly competitive and intense two-year surgical fellowships. … (continued)
Marc A. Goldberg, M.D.
Ophthalmologist – Cornea and External Diseases, Refractive Surgery
Dr. Goldberg is a board certified ophthalmologist with additional fellowship training in advanced corneal, cataract, and refractive surgery. He has devoted the majority of his practice to the medical and surgical treatment of the wide variety of corneal diseases, as well as cataract and other anterior segment diseases of the eye. In his practice, Dr. Goldberg employs medical and surgical interventions at the forefront of new clinical and academic advances in the field. His main surgical areas of expertise include the broad spectrum of corneal transplantation procedures, advanced cataract surgical techniques including premium new-technology lens implantation, and other ocular surface … (continued)
Walter J. Peters, M.D.
Ophthalmologist - Cataract Surgery
Dr. Walter J. Peters is a highly trained surgeon committed to excellence in ophthalmology and dedicated to the safety and comfort of his patients. He specializes in the global treatment of ophthalmic disease in patients of all ages, with a special emphasis on cataract surgery. In Dr. Peters’ practice, the total patient is his primary concern. He is dedicated to fully educating patients about their health needs, and strives to be their partner in health. Dr. Peters, a native of Tulsa, received his undergraduate degree from The University of Kansas in Lawrence. He received his Medical Degree from The University … (continued)
J. Matthew Roberts, D.O.
Ophthalmologist - Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Cataract Surgery
Dr. J.Matthew Roberts joined the Eye Institute as a specialist in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery. Additionally, he assumed the general ophthalmology practices of Dr. Ronald F. Gates, M.D. and Dr. David L. Edwards, Jr., M.D. As an oculoplastic surgeon, Dr. Roberts performs surgery for patients with vision disorders, cosmetic needs, or other medical problems caused by trauma. This also involves management of conditions such as epiphora (tearing), infections and inflammation of the lacrimal system, ptosis (drooping) and malposition of both the upper and lower eyelids, orbital disease, and orbital fractures resulting from trauma. Plastic and reconstructive eye surgery, or … (continued)
Jamal D. Siddiqui, M.D.
General Ophthalmology, Ophthalmic and Cataract Surgeon
Dr. Jamal Siddiqui, a graduate of Cascia Hall Preparatory School, obtained his Bachelor of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. He graduated with distinction (top 15% of class) from University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. While pursuing his medical degree, Dr. Siddiqui was awarded the Freda Sorensen Plummer Scholarship (4.0 GPA), and was selected to participate in the Honors Research Program discovering neuronal brainstem pathways in the auditory system. He began his ophthalmology residency at Brown University School of Medicine in Providence, RI. During his final year, Dr. Siddiqui served as Chief Resident, was published in the … (continued)
Mark J. Weiss, M.D.
Ophthalmologist - Glaucoma Specialist
Dr. Mark J. Weiss specializes in the treatment of glaucoma. Glaucoma is a dangerous eye disease that is caused by increased pressure within the eye. If left untreated, this serious condition can lead to blindness. Fortunately, there are many methods of treatment, including medicated eye drops, laser treatments, and surgery. While these methods do not cure glaucoma, they can effectively control the pressure within the eye and preserve the patient’s eyesight. Dr. Weiss has written a wonderful and informative book for patients, The Patient’s Guide to Glaucoma. Physicians who would like to provide this useful and informative book for their … (continued)
Kyle C. Bennett, O.D.
Dr. Kyle Bennett attended Northeastern State University College of Optometry specializing in general optometry and ocular disease management. Originally from Stilwell, Oklahoma, Dr. Bennett attended Northeastern State University and graduated with honors with a degree in Vision Science and a minor in Chemistry. Following several rotations with physicians specializing in disease management, ocular surgery, and laser vision correction, he joined The Eye Institute in 2010 and is currently seeing patients for routine glasses and contact lens eye care, ocular infections, ocular disease management, mild ocular trauma and co-management for routine ocular surgeries.
Vanessa E. Bennett, O.D.
Dr. Vanessa Bennett completed her undergraduate studies at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. During her time at NSUOCO, Vanessa was inducted into Beta Sigma Kappa for academic excellence and was awarded as one of the top clinicians in her graduating class with the Clinical Excellence Award. Dr. Bennett joined The Eye Institute in 2014 and currently provides routine vision care, treatment of ocular infections, and co-management for post-surgical care. Dr. Bennett is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Oklahoma Association of … (continued)
Alison Hansen-Pitts, O.D.
Alison Hansen-Pitts, O.D. joins The Eye Institute’s team of Optometrists. She received her Bachelor’s degree at Friends University in Wichita, Kansas. She then received her Doctor of Optometry at the Illinois College of Optometry. She is a member of the American Optometric Association (AOA) and the Oklahoma Association of Optometric Physicians (OAOP). Dr. Hansen focuses her practice on the examination and treatment of a multitude of ocular issues in adults. She specializes in adult optometric evaluations and optical exams for glasses and contact lenses. Dr. Hansen and her husband, Ryan Pitts, live in Tulsa with their young daughter. Dr. Hansen … (continued)
Kris Wyatt, P.A.-C
Certified Physician’s Assistant
Kristine Wyatt, PA-C graduated from the University of Oklahoma Physician Assistant program in 1995. Since that time, she has worked exclusively in ophthalmology, and is the only physician assistant working in ophthalmology in the state of Oklahoma. Prior to joining The Eye Institute, she worked in glaucoma, and retinal subspecialties. She also enjoys teaching and mentoring physician assistant students. Kris lectures at the University of Oklahoma, and is a regular speaker at the American Academy of Physician Assistants’ Annual conference.