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Lisa F. Rosenberg, M.D.Dr. Lisa Rosenberg

Dr. 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
Society for the Prevention of Blindness
Chicago Center for Vision Research

View Dr. Rosenberg's CV (pdf)


Jon M. Ruderman, M.D.Dr. Jon Ruderman

Following 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 30 years. He is an Associate Professor and has participated in the medical education and training of medical students, residents, fellows and colleagues. He currently is Director of the Glaucoma Fellowship for Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine. He received an award for outstanding research at the University of Illinois as well as a Heed Fellowship. Dr. Ruderman has participated in community outreach and screening programs which provide care to the needy in the Chicago area. He also served as an active physician volunteer and medical advisor to Global Brigades, an NGO which provides care to poor communities in Ghana and Honduras. Dr. Ruderman has authored over 40 research articles and book chapters, and has lectured throughout the United States. Dr. Ruderman served as President of both the Chicago Ophthalmologic Society and of the Chicago Glaucoma Society. He was chairman of the Quality Assurance Committee for Ophthalmologic Surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and is currently on the Boards of the Chicago Ophthalmological Society and the Illinois Society for the Prevention of Blindness.

Fellowship Emory University School of Medicine
Residency University of California and University of Illinois
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
Chicago Center for Vision Research

View Dr. Ruderman's CV (pdf)


John Yang, M.D. Dr. John Yang

At a very young age, Dr. Yang knew he wanted to become a physician. In fact, he entered the 7 year Honors Program in Medical Education at Northwestern University straight out of high school. 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

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 Lee

Dr. 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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