Ronald A. Landry, MD
Ronald A. Landry, MD, founder and medical director of Eyecare Associates, is an LSU Medical School graduate. He completed his ophthalmology residency at LSU and Charity Hospital in New Orleans, he is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. With over 30 years experience in medical and surgical eye care, he is recognized as an expert in laser vision correction, cataract surgery, laser surgery, and intraocular lenses.
Dr. Landry’s unique approach to eye care involves close personal contact with patients at every phase of their eye care process. From the initial consultation through surgery and post operative care, he believes in keeping patients informed about their treatment and progress. He is a leader among those advancing the study and practice of eye medicine and surgery.
Donald P. Cerise, MD
Donald P. Cerise, MD is a native of New Orleans, a graduate of Tulane Medical School, he completed residency training at Tulane and a year of specialty training in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids and tear ducts at Albany Medical College in New York. He currently holds the position of Clinical Instructor in the Tulane Department of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Cerise has practiced in the New Orleans area since 1983. He is an accomplished laser vision correction, cataract, laser and intraocular lens surgeon, as well as an expert in plastic and reconstructive surgery of the eye. Dr. Cerise is committed to providing complete and personal eye care for each of his patients throughout every phase of treatment. His exceptional knowledge of a wide range of ophthalmological problems and his skills as a surgeon place him in the top of eye care specialists in the area.
William A. Perez, MD
William A. Perez, M.D., has been providing quality eye care to thousands of families in the metropolitan area of New Orleans for over twenty-five years.
Dr. Perez, who is bilingual, began to pursue the “American dream” at the early age of 12 when his family fled the communist regime of Fidel Castro in Cuba.
He is a graduate of LSU Medical School and completed his residency at Alton Ochsner Foundation Hospital.
During his two and one half decades in private practice as a Board Certified Ophthalmologist, Dr. Perez has performed thousands of ocular surgical procedures. He is considered a leader in the field of laser vision correction, cataract and intraocular lens surgery. His skill as a Doctor of Medicine is as well known as his commitment and dedication is to his patients.
His expertise as a diagnostician and surgeon combined with his concern for his patients’ well being, make him highly respected and admired, not only by the individuals that he serves, but also by his fellow colleagues. Dr. Perez is greatly involved in the international community by providing charitable eye care and surgery to those less fortunate in underdeveloped nations.
He is one of the founders of the Eye Laser Institute, where he performs outpatient Laser Vision Correction Surgery.
Leni T. Sumich, II, MD
Leni T. Sumich, II, M.D. is a lifelong resident of New Orleans and a graduate of Tulane University. After attending Louisiana State School of Medicine in New Orleans, he completed his ophthalmology residency at the LSU Eye Center/Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation, where he held the position of Chief Resident.
Dr. Sumich, who is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist, specializes in cataract and refractive surgery. His addition to our practice represents a continuation of our organization’s commitment in providing outstanding service, convenience and affordability to our patients.
Nicholas E Frisard, MD
Dr. Frisard completed both his undergraduate and graduate work at LSU, graduating Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences. He graduated from LSU School of Medicine in 2013. He completed his Internal Medicine Internship at Oschsner Clinic Foundation and his Ophthalmology Residency at LSU.
Dr. Frisard was awarded multiple honors and appointments both during and following his undergraduate and graduate education including being selected as the 2016 Chief Resident of LSU Ophthalmology. He and his wife are very involved in the New Orleans community. Dr. Frisard’s primary focus is the medical treatment of eye disease and cataract and refractive surgery.
Chuck Stumpf, OD
Chuck Stumpf, OD is a native of New Orleans and a 1982 graduate of Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee with post graduate training in pharmacology.He has been associated with Eyecare Associates since 1983. Dr. Stumpf is an adjunct professor with Southern College of Optometry and the University of Alabama at Birmingham College of Optometry.
Dr. Stumpf provides comprehensive eye care for the whole family including glasses and contact lenses. He also provides medical treatment of eye diseases and injuries. He is regarded as an expert in fitting difficult contact lens patients.
Terrell McGinn, OD
Terrell McGinn, OD joined Eyecare Associates in 1991. After graduating from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee, he conducted research at LSU Medical Center and the Veterans Administration. Dr. McGinn’s expertise lies in the correction of refractive errors primarily through contact lenses and glasses. He specializes in hard to fit contact lenses and in the medical treatment of eye disease. Dr. McGinn is also a low vision rehabilitation specialist working with those patients who suffer from irreversible vision loss.
Kevin Kasovich, OD
Dr. Kasovich graduated from LSU with a Bachelor of Science in zoology in 2000, and from Southern College of Optometry, Memphis, Tennessee, magna cum laude in 2004. He completed a residency in ocular disease at Omni Eye Specialists in Baltimore, Maryland. He is licensed by the State of Louisiana to practice Therapeutic Optometry and Authorized Ophthalmic Surgery and is certified by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry, Treatment and Management of Ocular Disease.
Stanislav A. Zhuk, MD
Dr. Zhuk will see patients at the Eyecare Associates office on Mondays. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Biology from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas in the Department of Internal Medicine, and continued his training with an Internship at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas in the Department of Internal Medicine. Dr. Zhuk then went into his Residency program at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas in the Department of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Zhuk is Board Certified in Ophthalmology and has been a vitreoretinal physician and surgeon in New Orleans since 2011. Dr. Zhuk is an avid researcher, has participated in multiple ophthalmic studies, and has been published in a prominent peer-reviewed journal.
Gwen M. Cousins MD
Dr. Cousins earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and her medical degree from Louisiana State University Medical Center in Shreveport. She continued with an Internship in Medicine at Ochsner Hospital in New Orleans and a Residency in Ophthalmology at Louisiana State University Health Science Center in New Orleans.
Dr. Cousins is Board Certified in Ophthalmology and has been vitreoretinal physician and surgeon practicing in New Orleans since 2007. Dr. Cousins has continued to be active in research, participating in ongoing investigations in ophthalmology.
Kathy H. Ta, MD
Dr. Ta graduated from Tulane University with a Bachelor of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology and received her Doctor of Medicine degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine, Shreveport. Dr. Ta completed her Internship in Internal Medicine at Ochsner Clinical Foundation, New Orleans an Ophthalmology Residency at Louisiana State University/Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans and a two year Vitreoretinal Fellowship through The Foundation for Retinal Research/Retina Associates, New Orleans. Dr. Ta received multiple graduate and post graduate honors, is an active member in the community and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Medical Association.
Maria Valenzuela-Arellano, MD
Maria Alejandra Valenzuela-Arellano, M.D., obtained her medical and ophthalmology degree in Chile, completing four fellowships in Canada and Australia: two of them in Orbit and Oculoplastics, and the others in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Pediatric Ocular Oncology. Dr. Valenzuela’s main areas of research are orbital and ocular adnexal tumors, systemic disorders with orbital/eyelid involvement, rehabilitation of the anophthalmic socket, and lacrimal outflow disturbance in children and adults. Dr. Valenzuela developed the first tertiary orbital and reconstructive periocular service for the entire east coast of Canada. She was recruited by Tulane University in New Orleans in 2011. Since arriving at Tulane, she has been actively involved in residency training while continuing to develope her medical research, and innovative surgical techniques for the southern United States. Dr. Valenzuela is a reviewer in over a dozen of scientific journals, she has over 300 presentations and more than 70 national and international publications.