University Eye Specialists

Chicago / 312.475.1000
Northbrook / 847.562.4330

Our Doctors

Lisa F. Rosenberg, M.D.

Dr. RosenbergDr. Rosenberg's love for ophthalmology is virtually hereditary since both her father and brother are eye surgeons. Her curiosity about how living systems work began as a child. "I used to 'operate' on my pet goldfish using my father's retired surgical instruments!"

After receiving her BA from Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Rosenberg attended medical school at Rush Medical College. She moved to St. Louis where she completed her residency at Washington University, and then returned to Chicago for subspecialty training in glaucoma at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University. Dr. Rosenberg joined the full-time faculty at Northwestern where she achieved the rank of Clinical Associate Professor. Her research interests include investigations of novel medical, laser and surgical treatments for glaucoma. She is nationally renowned as a surgical textbook author, a contributor of over 35 publications and book chapters, and a popular lecturer.

As a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, she is a member of the Leadership Task Force, the Basic and Clinical Science Course for residents and clinicians, and the Preferred Practice Pattern committee for Glaucoma management. Dr. Rosenberg has distinguished herself locally as President of the Chicago Ophthalmological Society, and as the founding President of the Chicago Glaucoma Society. She is honored by awards for excellence in teaching and the Heed Prize for subspecialty training.

Fellowship
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

Residency
Washington University School of Medicine

Internship
The Greater Baltimore Medical Center

Medical School
Rush Medical College

College
Johns Hopkins University

Professional Affiliations
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Glaucoma Society
Chicago Ophthalmological Society
Chicago Glaucoma Society
Women in Ophthalmology
The Society of Heed Fellows
Northwestern Women Faculty Organization
Illinois Society for the Prevention of Blindness
Chicago Center for Vision Research

View Dr. Rosenberg's CV (pdf)


Jon M. Ruderman, M.D.

Dr. Jon RudermanFollowing graduation from Yale University, Dr. Ruderman attended medical school at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University. He interned at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in general medicine followed by Ophthalmology training at the University of California and University of Illinois. This, in turn, led to glaucoma fellowship training at Emory University in Atlanta.

Dr. Ruderman has been an active member of the Northwestern University academic community for more than 25 years. He is an Associate Professor and has participated in the medical education and training of medical students, residents, fellows and colleagues. He is the recipient of the award for outstanding research at the University of Illinois and the Heed Fellowship. Dr. Ruderman has participated in community outreach and screening programs which provide care to the needy in the Chicago area. Dr. Ruderman has authored over 40 research articles and book chapters, and has lectured throughout the United States. Dr. Ruderman served as President of the Chicago Glaucoma Society, chairman of the Quality Assurance Committee for Ophthalmology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and is currently on the Board of the Chicago Ophthalmological Society.

Fellowship
Emory University School of Medicine

Internship
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

Medical School
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

College
Yale University

Professional Affiliations
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Glaucoma Society
Chicago Ophthalmological Society
Chicago Glaucoma Society
Heed Ophthalmic Society

View Dr. Ruderman's CV (pdf)


John Yang, M.D.

Dr. John YangAt a very young age, Dr. Yang knew he wanted to become a physician. In fact, he entered the Honors Program in Medical Education at Northwestern University straight out of high school. After completing three years of undergraduate studies at Northwestern, he received his medical degree from the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University. He completed his internship at the University of Illinois Hospital and Clinics and then completed his residency training in ophthalmology at the Feinberg School of Medicine, where he served as Chief Resident. Dr. Yang completed his specialty fellowship training in glaucoma at University Eye Specialists in 2001. Currently, he holds the position of Clinical Instructor at Northwestern where he enjoys teaching residents surgery and glaucoma specialty care. Dr. Yang is a diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology and maintains membership in the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Glaucoma Society, the Chicago Ophthalmological Society, and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons.

A long time Chicago area resident, Dr. Yang volunteers for Habitat for Humanity and enjoys playing golf. When not at the office, Dr. Yang continues to be around ophthalmology as three of his family members are also ophthalmologists.

Fellowship
University Eye Specialists

Residency
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

Internship
University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center

Medical School
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

College
Northwestern University

Professional Affiliations
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Glaucoma Society
Chicago Glaucoma Society
Association of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists

View Dr. Yang's CV (pdf)


Pedro Cervantes, M.D.

Dr. Cervantes Dr. Cervantes brings a wealth of formal medical training and depth of medical experience to UES. With dual citizenship in the United States and Mexico, he is fully bilingual in English and Spanish and has distinguished himself as a preeminent eye surgeon serving Chicago's diverse community. Dr. Cervantes attended medical school at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and received his ophthalmology and glaucoma subspecialty training at Asociación Para Evitar la Ceguera/Association to Prevent Blindness, the leading ophthalmological training program in Mexico City. He then entered Northwestern University's ophthalmology residency program where his medical, surgical and leadership skills led to his position as Chief Resident.

Dr. Cervantes first gained personal experience with the challenges faced by disadvantaged communities while serving as the only doctor in San Martin Obispo, a rural area of 2,400 residents for whom he provided all basic medical care. He remains an active volunteer cataract surgeon in Mexico as well as in India.

Dr. Cervantes holds a faculty position at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, where he is a popular teacher. He has presented clinical research work in glaucoma at the national meeting of the Association of Research and Vision in Ophthalmology.

In his limited leisure time, you might find him cooking, riding his bicycle or walking his dog. He is also fluent in conversational French.

Fellowship
Asociación Para Evitar la Ceguera/Association to Prevent Blindness, Mexico City

Residency
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

Internship

Weiss Memorial Hospital, Chicago

Medical School
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (National Autonomous University of Mexico), Mexico City

Professional Affiliations
American Academy of Ophthalmology
Chicago Ophthalmological Society
American Glaucoma Society


Christine Lee, O.D.

Dr. Christine LeeDr. Lee specializes in contact lens fitting and primary care optometry. Raised in Nashville, Tennessee, Dr. Lee studied biomedical engineering at Vanderbilt University and Northwestern University, defending her master’s thesis in diabetic eye treatment research.

She received her doctorate of optometry at Illinois College of Optometry, including training in Illinois, Tennessee, and California. She is a member of the Illinois Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association.


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