Sheldon P. Braverman

Education:

  • Premedical Education New York University, B.A. Degree (1956)
  • Medical Education State University of NY at Syracuse, M.D. Degree (1959)
  • Internship Yale-Grace, New Haven, Conn. (August 1959 – August 1960)
  • Postgraduate Education Harvard Post Graduate Medical School (August 1960 – August 1961)
  • Residencies Baltimore E.E.N.T. Hospital, MD (August 1961 – August 1964)
  • Fellowship Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PA (August 1964 – August 1965)

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Stuart A. Terry

  • Diseases and Surgery of the Eye
  • Cataract
  • Diplomate American Board of Ophthalmology
  • American Board of Eye Surgeons
  • Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology
  • Subspecialty glaucoma and refractive surgery

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Thomas O. Oei


Doctor Oei is a member of the:

  • American Society of Retina Specialists
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Medical Association
  • Barry County Medical Association
  • Texas Medical Association
  • San Antonio Society of Ophthalmology

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Oday Alsheikh


Dr. Alsheikh taught for three years as an Assistant professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He taught young ophthalmologists about the fundamentals of Cataract and LASIK eye surgery. Dr. Alsheikh served as the Quality Care Committee Chairperson and the Director of the Ocular Surgical Simulation Program for the Department of Ophthalmology at UTMB. He continues to perform clinical research as a Clinical Research Professor at UTMB.

He completed his medical school at Texas Tech Health Science Center, his ophthalmology residency at Oregon Health Science Center and his corneal fellowship at University of California San Diego. He feels fortunate to have met wonderful patients, colleagues and mentors in diverse regions of the United States and feels compelled to listen and learn from his patients here in San Antonio.

His specific areas of expertise include Corneal Transplantation, LASIK Eye surgery, Ocular surface Reconstruction, Simple to Complex Cataract Surgery, Standard to Premium Lens Implants and Corneal Cross-linking.

Dr. Alsheikh practices patient centered eye care and always makes patients’ needs and satisfaction his highest priority. He is focused on serving his patients, and hopes to achieve patient satisfaction level at the 95th percentile level.

Dr. Alsheikh is currently working on multiple studies related to Complex Cataracts. He has previously participated in a FDA study related to ocular allergies. He is currently a Principal Investigator in a National FDA Multicenter Study that treats Presbyopia with Surgical Scleral Implants.

  • Diseases and Surgery of the Eye
  • Corneal Transplant
  • Diplomat American Board of Ophthalmology

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Duncan A. Friedman, MD, MPH


Vitreoretinal Specialist

“My practice is devoted to the improvement of patients’ vision and lifestyle with a goal of achieving the best vision possible for each individual. I am committed to staying up to date with the most current research and innovations in the field of retinal disease and treatment. I have a particular focus in diabetic eye disease and macular degeneration. Please visit my educational website for more information and my personal take on different disease pathologies.” Dr. Friedman has been with our practice for 5 years. He is a retina specialist that treats retinal detachments, diabetic eye disease, and macular degeneration. He also focuses on uveitis and neuro-ophthalmology cases.

After completing his undergraduate degree at Brown University in Rhode Island, Dr. Friedman returned to his home city of New Orleans for medical school. He completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham/Callahan Eye Hospital and proceeded to a 2-year vitreoretinal fellowship with Retina Consultants of Alabama. This surgery-focused fellowship allowed him to acquire the necessary skills to treat retinal detachments, macular puckers, and diabetic retinopathy with enhanced surgical techniques.

Dr. Friedman enjoys spending his free time with his family exploring all that San Antonio has to offer. He is particularly interested in baking, cooking, discovering new restaurants, and anything related to food.

  • Diseases and Surgery of the Eye
  • Subspecialty Retina and Vitreous

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John Y. Harper

Education:

  • Ophthalmology Residency Program:
    John Sealy Hospital, Galveston, Texas (1956 – 1959)
  • Internship:
    Hermann Hospital, Houston, Texas (1954 – 1955)
  • Post Graduate:
    University of Pennsylvania, School of Graduate Medicine (September 1955 – June 1956)
  • M.D.
    University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, Texas (1954)
  • Bachelor Degree:
    Rice University, Houston, Texas (1950)

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Barbara L. Ku

  • Diseases and Surgery of the Eye
  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • American Medical Association

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Philip L. Smith, OD


Optometry

Dr. Philip L. Smith, a native Texan, is a Board Certified Therapeutic Optometrist who has been practicing Optometry for over eight years. He began practicing Therapeutic Optometry in San Antonio in 1991 after graduating from the University of Houston as a Doctor of Optometry. Dr. Smith attended Texas Tech University where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1973. Dr. Smith specializes in contact lenses and refractive surgery. He has undergone refractive surgery himself, and can therefore, relate well to the concerns of his patients. He brings a special personal touch to their treatment. Dr. Smith became a valuable member of the Braverman Eye Team in September 1998.

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Gary S. Branfman, MD, FACS


Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Branfman is a Board-certified plastic surgeon and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons with a keen interest in the eyelid region. His expertise in this specialty spans from aesthetic rejuvenation to reconstruction of traumatic deformities.

After receiving a Degree in Biology from The University of Texas at San Antonio and his medical degree from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, he completed his General Surgery residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami, Florida.

Dr. Branfman’s training in Plastic and Reconstructive surgery was completed at the combined St. Joseph Hospital/ UT Health Sciences Center/MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. An additional year was spent doing research and instructing residents of ophthalmology, urology, and plastic surgery in microsurgical technique at the St. Joseph Hospital Microsurgical Research Center. Dr. Branfman’s research awarded him the Annual Laser Award by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Dr. Branfman completed a one-year fellowship at the US Army Institute of Surgical Research at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. His responsibilities included providing critical care to victims of thermal injury and serving on the US Army Burn Flight Team. He was honored by Col. Basil Pruitt for his “…outstanding service to the Institute and The United States Army Medical Department”.

Dr. Branfman has written textbook chapters, published research articles and lectured at national medical meetings. Prior to his career in medicine, he studied radio, television and film at New York City’s Queens College, was an audio technician on the Jazzways record label, freelanced as a photographer, played keyboards in a band, and performed magic shows at business functions.

Dr. Branfman’s keen eye, appreciation for aesthetics, and capacity for critical assessment is summarized by his quest to surpass the expectations of his patients and peers.


Amy Shnegg


Dr. Amy Schnegg is a Therapeutic Optometrist and Optometric Glaucoma Specialist from Dublin, Ohio. She received her Doctor of Optometry degree from The Ohio State University College of Optometry in Columbus, Ohio in 2012. She moved to San Antonio in 2014 to complete a residency in Primary Care/Ocular Disease at the University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry. Dr. Schnegg specializes in glaucoma and medical specialty contact lens fits. Her residency training provided extensive experience in pre and post-op glaucoma and cataract surgery.

Dr. Schnegg has a passion for contributing to the betterment and advancement of the optometric profession and had the opportunity to do so with her research on glaucoma and macular degeneration during residency. As part of the team at Braverman-Terry-Oei Eye Associates, Dr. Schnegg participated as a sub-investigator for a FDA clinical trial. Dr. Schnegg has also been involved in several ophthalmic outreach mission trips including four visits to Guatemala and hopes to continue her outreach passion both in the San Antonio community as well as world-wide.

When not busy seeing patients, Dr. Schnegg enjoys playing sand volleyball, hiking, discovering new and fun activities to enjoy in San Antonio, and traveling.