Category Archives: News and Events

Robert Lea, MBA is our new CEO!

Please join us in giving Illinois Retina’s new CEO, Robert Lea a very warm welcome to our practice!  Robert joined Illinois Retina in May, 2022. Robert oversees all operations at Illinois Retina including its over 150 employees, 12 physicians, and 12 locations. Prior to joining Illinois Retina, Robert served as Practice Administrator for Retina Center… Read More »

Dr. Rezaei invited speaker at ASRS, 2022

Dr. Kourous Rezaei was an invited speaker at the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) in New York. Dr. Rezaei led the session in which key opinion leaders from the United States and around the world discussed advanced surgical techniques in management of complex retinal diseases.

David Baczewski Retiring!

Today we wish our Administrator, David Baczewski, farewell and happy retirement!  David started out as a photographer for the practice and has been the administrator of Illinois Retina for the past 47 years!  David has helped grow the Illinois Retina team of physicians to 12, the management group to 9, the fleet of offices to… Read More »

Welcome Dr. Henry Feng!

  Please help us welcome Dr. Henry Feng to our practice! Dr. Feng specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of conditions involving the retina, vitreous, and macula. He graduated from the University of Chicago with academic honors in biochemistry, chemistry, and biology, where he also served as a global health volunteer for several charity… Read More »

Dr. Minaker published in Survey of Ophthalmology

Dr. Minaker published an article in the July, 2022 “Survey Of Ophthalmology” with a team of researchers he still works with at The University of Toronto. They performed a systematic review and meta-analysis where they searched the literature looking at articles related to retinal displacement. After retinal detachment surgery, sometimes the retina can shift position… Read More »

Ingalls Memorial Hospital Annual Golf Outing

Illinois Retina’s practice President, Dr. Joseph Civantos spoke at this year’s annual Ingalls Golf outing at Olympia Fields Country Club. This was another successful year and our physicians and staff are always grateful for the support from the golfers at this annual event. Illinois Retina has made a commitment to the south suburbs since 1975… Read More »

Dr. Samuel Minaker Presents at ASRS

Our 2nd year fellow, Dr. Samuel Minaker (pictured with fellowship program director, Dr. Kourous Rezaei) had the privilege of being one of the few fellows to be a presenter at American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS)! He shared the data of the project that senior author, Dr. Mathew MacCumber and he worked on. The title… Read More »

Dr. Chaturvedi and Dr. Minaker Receive Awards

Our very own Dr. Sam Minaker won the “Sunny Patel” award from the Rush Department of Ophthalmology for bringing a positive good attitude to work every day! And our own Dr. Vivek Chaturvedi was given the Golden Apple award for outstanding teaching. Please join us in congratulating Drs. Minaker and Chaturvedi!