Meet our faculty
Bayan Al Othman, MD, joins FEI’s neuro-ophthalmology department, making it the most comprehensive in the region. She gained extensive experience practicing specialty ophthalmology in her home country of Jordan before traveling to the U.S. to study neuro-ophthalmology.
Upon arriving to the U.S., she completed two fellowships in neuro-ophthalmology: one at Michigan
State University and a second at Houston Methodist Hospital. She continued her training at the University of Iowa School of Medicine, where she completed a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology.
Al Othman has extensive research and teaching experience. She has authored or co-authored dozens of journal articles, and is an editor for the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Neuro-Ophthalmology and Pediatric Ophthalmology sections of Eye Wiki. She is also a member of the North American Neuro-ophthalmology Society.
Andrea Avila, MD, is the most recent addition to the pediatric ophthalmology team. Before coming to Rochester, she practiced at Dr. Ricardo Gutierrez Children’s Hospital in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Prior to this, she was assistant professor of ophthalmology at Case Western University’s (CWU) Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland. She has a specific interest in treating pediatric corneal disease.
Avila received her medical degree from Universidad Maimonides, Argentina. She then completed her residency training in pediatrics at Nassau University Medical Center in Nassau, NY. She returned to Buenos Aires to complete an ophthalmology residency at Universidad Maimonides in 2015. She continued her training with a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology at CWU’s Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, where she joined the faculty and remained on staff for four years. She has more than two dozen peer-reviewed journal articles and research abstracts.
Ugur Celik, MD, recently became part of the comprehensive ophthalmology faculty. He is an experienced ophthalmologist who is multispecialty trained. Besides his experience in general ophthalmology, he has training in medical retina, cataract, cornea, and refractive surgery. Celik completed medical school and an ophthalmology residency in his native Turkey. There, he also completed a fellowship in cataract, cornea, and refractive surgery.
Celik completed medical school and an ophthalmology residency in his native Turkey. There, he also completed a fellowship in cataract, cornea, and refractive surgery. For several years, he was in private and academic practices in Turkey before moving to Florida to complete separate fellowships in pediatric ophthalmology and medical retina. Afterwards, he practiced privately and on the faculty of the University of Miami’s Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.
Celik has an impressive record of clinical research, teaching, and publication. He has authored or co-authored more than 80 journal articles and abstracts and has trained numerous residents and medical students in Turkey and at Bascom Palmer.