LASIK Specialists

Richard M. Davis, M.D.

Associate Professor

Subspecialties:Davis

Education and Training:

Medical School:

Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University, 1982

Internship:

Evanston Hospital, Northwestern University, 1983

Residency:

University of Chicago, 1986

Fellowships:

University of Oklahoma, the Dean A. McGee Eye Institute, 1987

Special Interests:

Research

Dr Davis's research interests are in the fields of dissemination and implementation research.  Specifically, his focus is on the community translation of evidence-based findings that improve health care practice and the health of adults with chronic diseases.  His research activity is in the field of diabetes in which he has received NIH (NIDDK) support to evaluate Telehealth as a means to conduct diabetes self-management training by expert providers for adults with diabetes in underserved communities.  Research findings have shown improvements in metabolic control and reduced cardiovascular risk as will as improved processes of care such as annual retinal assessments.

Recent work has been focused on applying disease management approaches to the management of Dry Eye Disease (DED).  In this setting, principles of self-management including goal setting, and social support may provide a novel approach for the management of DED.

Recently, Dr Davis was awarded a Center for Diabetes Translation Research along with Dr Michael Pignone, Division Chief of General Medicine, Department of Medicine. The main goal of this NIH-funded research infrastructure, one of seven funded Centers nationally, is to provide UNC researchers with research support that results in additional NIH awards, which demonstrate effective interventions that reduce health disparities and improve health.

Refractive Surgery

Dr Davis has performed numerous refractive surgery procedures since 1995, including the Phakic IOL surgery, Astigmatic keratotomy, LASIK and Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK).

He has authored numerous publications and has been funded by the NIH since 2004.  In addition, he was a thought leader for Bausch and Lomb, and has lectured widely.

Practice Philosophy:

To provide evidence-based care effectively, efficiently, and compassionately with a focus on the needs of both the patient and the referring physician.

Appointments:

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Davis, please call 984-974-2020.

Karl G. Stonecipher, M.D.

Clinical Associate Professor

Subspecialties:Karl Stonecipher

Education and Training:

Medical School:

University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, 1986

Internship:

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 1987

Residency:

Tulane University, 1990

Fellowships:

Dean McGee Eye Institute, University of Oklahoma, 1991

Special Interests:

Dr. Stonecipher is a highly experienced, board-certified ophthalmologist who has performed more than 50,000 LASIK procedures.  He has published more than 100 book chapters, abstracts, and articles and regularly lectures nationally and internationally on the subjects of refractive and corneal surgery. He is currently involved in FDA trials for the Study of Cornea, Cataract, and Refractive Surgery in addition to serving as Medical Director for TLC Laser Eye Centers in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Dr. Stonecipher is a distinguished member of a number of professional medical societies including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the International Society for Refractive Surgeons, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, and American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

Appointments:

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Stonecipher, please call 984-974-2020.

Neil Chungfat, M.D., M.Eng.

Assistant Professor

Subspecialties:     

External Disease

Neil Chungfat cropped 2014

Education and Training:

Medical School:

Northwestern University

Residency:

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Fellowship:

University of California, San Francisco / Proctor Foundation

Special Interests:

 

Appointments:

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Chungfat, please call 984-974-2020.