Our professional staff has years of experience to help you see and look better. Cleveland Eye Care and Surgery has proudly maintained a reputation for quality eye care, lasting relationships and the trust of our patients and their families. While our surgical specialties and services have, and continue, to expand and evolve. We believe preventative care is the key to maintaining healthy eyes and good eyesight.
+ David J. Mitchell, M.D.
Doctor Mitchell is a diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology and is fellowship trained in the treatment of medical and surgical diseases of the retina at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. He has participated in FDA studies for the treatment of complex retinal detachment including intraocular liquids and gases, pharmacological studies for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration, and research in diagnostic ocular ultrasound.
Undergrad: Washington University-St. Louis
Medical School: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Internship: Mt. Sinai Medical Center of Cleveland
Residency: Ophthalmology, University Hospitals of Cleveland
Fellowship(s): Surgical and Medical Diseases of the Retina, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, and Clinical Instructor of Ophthalmology
Teaching affiliation(s): Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Staff Positions: Lake West Medical Center, Marymount Hospital and Wright Surgery Center.
Notable Research: FDA studies of surgical devices for the repair of complicated retinal detachment; research in pharmacological treatments for age-related macular degeneration and diagnostic ultrasound.
Publications: Can The Accuracy Of Intraocular Lens Power Be Improved? Retinal Complications of Pseudotumer Cerebri
- American Medical Association (AMA)
- American Academy of Ophthalmology
- Diabetes Association of Cleveland
- American Diabetes Association
- American Society of Retinal Specialists
- Macular Degeneration Association Inc.
- Cleveland Ophthalmologic Society
Sub-Specialties: Medical and Surgical Diseases of the Retina and Vitreous
Dr. Mitchell is the son of Arnold M. Mitchell, MD, co-founder of the practice. He has served on the advisory board on medical ethics at the Siegal College of Judaic Studies in Cleveland where he is completing a Masters Degree in Judaic Studies and serves on the Leadership Counsel for University Suburban Health Center.
Dr. Mitchell has spent many years teaching in the ophthalmology residency program at University Hospitals of Cleveland and for many years has provided ophthalmology care at the Free Medical Clinic of Cleveland.
+ Donald C. Stephens, M.D.
Medical School: University of Cincinnati
Internship: Summa Health Systems
Residency: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Fellowship: Vitreo-retinal and ocular trauma, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Staff Positions: Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology NEOUCOM
Dr. Stephens is a Diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology. He received his undergraduate degree from Kent State University and his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati. He completed a four year residency at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Stephens is also fellowship trained in the treatment of the retina and vitreous and ocular trauma. He is the Director of the Vitreo-retinal and Ocular Trauma Service at MetroHealth Medical Center and has outstanding interest and experience in emergency eye surgery.
Having traveled extensively throughout the Dominican Republic, Dr. Stephens is President and Founder of Vision Quest, a non-profit group that provides free eye care to the underserved in that region.
Dr. Stephens is fluent in several languages including Spanish and Italian and has helped chair many public health education projects.
Dr. Stephens is currently available for consultations for surgical treatment of retinal diseases and ocular trauma.