Our Doctors

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Robert J. Mack, MD

Dr. Mack is a magna cum laude graduate of Cornell University, and graduated with distinction from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, where he served as president of the medical honor society. Dr. Mack is the recipient of both the Arthur J. Maschke Award for Excellence in the Art and Science of Medicine and the Irwin H. Lepow Award for Excellence in Research. He is a Board-Certified Ophthalmologist with complete fellowship training in Corneal and Refractive Surgery. Dr. Mack has served as an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Rush Medical College and as co-investigator on several excimer laser clinical trials. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Refractive Surgery and has taught on excimer laser and refractive surgery topics to over 2,000 other doctors.


John Pak, M.D

John Pak, M.D. specializes in oculoplastic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Pak is one of the only ophthalmologists in the Chicago area whose plastic surgery practice focuses on eyelids, eyebrows, and periorbital areas. He has expertise in ptosis repair, blepharoplasty (removal of excess, aged eyelid tissue from upper and/or lower eyelids), and in reduction of facial wrinkles using Botox, Restylane, and collagen agents in men and women. In addition, he is specially trained in functional oculoplastic and reconstruction surgery, for conditions such as eyelid malposition, tearing, blepharospasm, eyelid tumor and orbital reconstruction.

Education

Dr. Pak earned his B.A. degree from the University of California at San Diego and received his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees in the combined program at Boston University School of Medicine, concentrating in pathology and immunology. His ophthalmology residency was completed at the University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. Afterwards, he completed an American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery-sponsored fellowship in oculoplastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary.

Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery and Orbital Care

Dr. Pak has received numerous national research awards and honors and has been an invited teaching assistant, faculty instructor and lecturer at a number of institutions. He has been invited to teach surgical seminars where he has helped other physicians learn advanced techniques in cosmetic
blepharoplasty and mid-face lifts. In addition, over the past 10 years, he has published original reports and chapters on oculoplastic surgery and reconstruction of the eyelids in leading medical journals.

Accreditation

Dr. Pak is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Affiliations

Dr. Pak is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a Fellow of the American Society
of Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery.


Vikram Setlur, M.D

Vikram Setlur, M.D. specializes in diseases of the retina and vitreous. He provides laser and surgical treatments for a variety of conditions such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, macular holes, epiretinal membranes (also referred to as macular pucker), and retinal detachment.

Dr. Setlur earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in finance summa cum laude from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Medical Doctorate from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he was selected for the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. Setlur completed his internship at MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn, IL and residency in ophthalmology at the Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Setlur then completed additional training in vitreoretinal surgery at the University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary.

Experience

Dr. Setlur has given presentations at national meetings on advancements in vitreoretinal surgery. He has published his clinical research in several ophthalmology journals on topics including retinal detachments, diabetic retinopathy, and ocular inflammatory disease.

Accreditation

Dr. Setlur is a certified member of the American Board of Ophthalmology and belongs to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.


Elyse L. Chaglasian, OD

Dr. Chaglasian is a graduate of the State University of New York, for both her undergraduate and optometric degrees. She has served as an Assistant Professor at the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago for the past decade. Her areas of specialty include refractive surgery, dry eye, allergy, contact lenses, anterior segment disease, and glaucoma management. She lectures on these topics both locally and nationally. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, and a member of the Northside Optometric Society, the Illinois Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association.


Monica Kurzawa, OD

Dr. Kurzawa is a summa cum laude graduate of Loyola University from which she received her Bachelor of Science. She went on to Northwestern University to earn her Masters of Science in Neurobiology and Physiology. She did MRI research for a year at the University of Memphis prior to entering optometry school. In 2007, she graduated summa sum laude with a Doctorate in Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry.