Our Doctors

Michigan Eye Institute is here to serve you as a high-quality, individualized eye care practice. By working with hospitals, teaching institutions, and primary care physicians, we can offer our patients an extensive range of ophthalmology services in which the examination, treatment, and optical services are all under one roof.

As our practice has grown, our tradition of eye care excellence has remained our top priority. To ensure top-tier service, we’ve assembled a team of highly-skilled ophthalmologists and optometrists who have been trained at some of the most prestigious universities and clinics in the country:

We are proud to introduce to you the best team in eye care.

Gary M. Keoleian, M.D.

Areas of Specialization

  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Laser Cataract & Advanced Lens Implant Surgery

Locations

  • Flint
  • Lapeer

Education and Training

  • Bachelor Degree in Anthropology & Zoology at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor with the highest distinction
  • University Accolades: William J. Branstrom Freshman Prize, James B. Angell Scholar, Phi Beta Kappa election
  • Ophthalmology residency at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota with chief resident distinction
  • Glaucoma fellowship at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at University of Miami Medical School
  • Active involvement in patient care, resident education, and clinical research
    Trusted source for ophthalmology presentations and publications
  • Board-Certified

Professional Society Membership

  • American Board of Ophthalmology board-certified lifetime diplomat
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Genesee County Medical Society
  • Michigan State Medical Society

Other Professional Affiliations

  • Genesys Regional Medical Center
  • Hurley Hospital
  • Lapeer Regional Medical Center
  • McLaren Regional Medical Center
  • Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Assistant Clinical Professor

David K. Diskin, M.D.

Areas of Specialization

  • Laser Vision Correction
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Locations

  • Flint
  • Grand Blanc
  • Lapeer

Education and Training

  • Bachelor Degree in Anthropology & Zoology at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor with the highest distinction
  • Medical Degree from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • University Accolades: James B. Angell Scholar, William J. Branstrom Freshman Prize, Phi Beta Kappa election
  • Ophthalmology residency at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio with chief resident distinction
  • Active involvement in patient care, resident education, and clinical research
  • Spreads research and knowledge through numerous ophthalmology presentations and publications
  • Board-Certified

Professional Society Membership

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Board of Ophthalmology Board-Certified Fellow
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Genesee County Medical Society
  • Michigan State Medical Society

Other Professional Affiliations

  • Genesys Regional Medical Center
  • Hurley Hospital
  • Lapeer Regional Medical Center
  • McLaren Regional Medical Center
  • Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Assistant Clinical Professor

Jeffrey A. Diskin, M.D.

Areas of Specialization

  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology
  • Dry Eye Specialist
  • Laser Cataract & Advanced Lens Implant Surgery

Locations

  • Flint
  • Fenton

Education and Training

  • Undergraduate Degree from University of Michigan
  • Medical Degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine
  • University Accolades: William J. Branstrom Freshman Prize, class honors
  • Internal medicine internship at Sinai Hospital of Detroit
  • Ophthalmology residency at William Beaumont Hospital in suburban Detroit with chief resident distinction
  • Active involvement in patient care, resident education, and clinical research
  • Involved with numerous ophthalmology presentations and publications
  • Board-Certified

Professional Society Membership

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Board of Ophthalmology Board-Certified Fellow
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Genesee County Medical Society
  • Michigan State Medical Society

Other Professional Affiliations

  • Genesys Regional Medical Center
  • Hurley Hospital
  • Lapeer Regional Medical Center
  • McLaren Regional Medical Center
  • Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Assistant Clinical Professor

Daniel J. St. Aubin, M.D.

Areas of Specialization

  • Laser Vision Correction
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • Minimally-invasive Glaucoma Surgery

Locations

  • Flint
  • Lake Orion
  • Grand Blanc

Education and Training

  • Bachelor Degree in Biochemistry at Oakland University with the highest distinction
  • Medical Degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine
  • Internal medicine internship at St. John Hospital in Detroit
  • Ophthalmology residency at Kresge Eye Institute in Detroit, Michigan with chief resident distinction
  • Active involvement in patient care, resident education, and clinical research
  • Board-Certified

Professional Society Membership

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Board of Ophthalmology Board-Certified Fellow
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • Michigan Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons

Lauren Keshishian, M.D.

Areas of Specialization

  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology
  • Glaucoma Treatment & Surgery
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery

Locations

  • Flint
  • Grand Blanc

Education and Training

  • Bachelor Degree in Economics with distinction from University of Michigan Ann Arbor, LSA Honors Program
  • Doctor of Medicine degree from SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • Internal Medicine Internship at MedStar Georgetown University, Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C.
  • Ophthalmology residency at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Michigan
  • Glaucoma fellowship training at Wayne State University, Kresge Eye Institute, and John D. Dingell VA Medical Center in Detroit, Michigan
  • Board-Certified

Professional Society Membership

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Board of Ophthalmology
  • American Glaucoma Society
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Michigan Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
  • Michigan State Medical Society
  • Women in Ophthalmology

William Rhoades, M.D.

Area of Specialization

  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Locations

  • Flint

Education and Training

  • Undergraduate degree from University of Michigan with distinction
  • Medical degree from University of Michigan
  • Internship at Carney Hospital in Dorchester, Massachusetts
  • Residency at Boston University Medical Center
  • Vitreoretinal Fellowship at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha
  • Significant experience in clinical research
  • Authored many peer-reviewed publications
  • Board-Certified

Professional Society Membership

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Retinal Specialists
  • Michigan Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

Bernard C. Tekiele, III, O.D.

Areas of Specialization

  • Laser Vision Correction
  • Comprehensive Medical Eye Care
  • Dry Eye Specialist

Locations

  • Flint
  • Fenton

Education and Training

  • Undergraduate degree from University of Michigan
  • Optometry degree from Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, Illinois
  • Hospital-based internship at Cleveland Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Family Practice Optometry Residency at University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical Center
  • Specialized post-residency training in therapeutic laser therapy for the anterior segment and excimer laser vision correction at Northeastern University in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Published author, nationally-recognized speaker, industry consultant, and expert in laser vision correction, advanced intraocular lens technology, and comprehensive refractive business strategy

Professional Society Membership

  • American Optometric Association
  • Michigan Optometric Association
  • Advanced Intraocular Lenses

Former Medical Professional Affiliations

  • University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical Center Assistant Clinical Professor
  • Michelson Laser Vision, Inc. Director of Cornea and Refractive Services
  • Birmingham Area Optometric Society President
  • Alabama Optometric Association Technology Task Force Chair

Brian W. Mahalak, O.D.

Areas of Specialization

  • Comprehensive Medical Eye Care

Locations

  • Flint
  • Lapeer

Education and Training

  • Undergraduate degree from University of Michigan
  • Optometry degree from Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, Illinois
  • Hospital-based internship at Cleveland Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Family Practice Optometry Residency at University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical Center
  • Specialized post-residency training in therapeutic laser therapy for the anterior segment and excimer laser vision correction at Northeastern University in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Published author, nationally-recognized speaker, industry consultant, and expert in laser vision correction, advanced intraocular lens technology, and comprehensive refractive business strategy

Professional Society Membership

  • American Optometric Association
  • Michigan Optometric Association

Ann Marie Kautz, O.D.

Areas of Specialization

  • Comprehensive Medical Eye Care
  • Keratoconus
  • Pediatric Eye Care
  • Primary Care Optometry
  • Specialty Contact Lenses Fittings

Locations

  • Fenton

Education and Training

  • Undergraduate degree from Ferris State University Michigan College of Optometry with advanced pediatric eye care training distinction
  • Ocular disease specialty training at Saginaw Veterans Administration Hospital
  • Active membership in her medical professional societies for over 21 years

Professional Society Membership

  • American Optometric Association
  • Michigan Optometric Association

Medical Professional Affiliations

  • Former University of Auckland, New Zealand faculty member
  • Former Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences Clinical and Laboratory Instructor
  • Former Clinical instructor for continuing education optometrist workshops in New Zealand
  • INFANTSEE Public Health Initiative Member Doctor

Jennifer Tekiele, O.D.

Areas of Specialization

  • Comprehensive Medical Eye Care
  • Keratoconus
  • Pediatric Eye Care
  • Primary Care Optometry

Locations

  • Flint

Education and Training

  • Undergraduate Degree from University of Toledo
  • Bachelor of Science in Visual Science at Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago
  • Doctorate of Optometry at Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago
  • Internship at the Illinois Eye Institute with honors in pediatrics and low vision
  • Externship at the Cleveland VA Medical Center with honors in advanced patient care
  • Numerous academic and patient care excellence awards including Hy and Rose Wodis academic award in 1998 and Innovations in Contact Lens award in 2001

Professional Society Membership

  • American Optometric Association
  • Michigan Optometric Association

Kirsten Donnellon, O.D.

Areas of Specialization

  • Comprehensive Medical Eye Care
  • Pediatric Eye Care
  • Primary Care Optometry
  • Keratoconus
  • Specialty Contact Lenses Fittings

Locations

  • Lake Orion
  • Lapeer

Education and Training

  • Bachelor of Science in Cellular, Molecular, and Developmental Biology at University of Michigan
  • Bachelor of Science in Visual Science at Pennsylvania College of Optometry with high honors and recognition for clinical excellence in primary care
  • Doctorate in Optometry at Pennsylvania College of Optometry with high honors and recognition for clinical excellence in primary care
  • Low Vision Internship at William Feinbloom Vision Rehabilitation Center in Philadelphia, PA with recognition for clinical excellence
  • Ocular disease clinical training at The Eye Institute in Philadelphia, PA and the Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Hospital in Charleston, SC

Professional Society Membership

  • American Optometric Association
  • Michigan Optometric Association

Former Professional Affiliation

  • Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Hospital Head of Pediatric Vision Center

Casey Coulter, O.D.

Areas of Specialization

  • Comprehensive Medical Eye Care
  • Keratoconus
  • Pediatric Eye Care
  • Primary Care Optometry
  • Specialty Contact Lenses Fittings

Locations

  • Flint
  • Lapeer

Education and Training

  • Bachelor of Science in Human Biology at Michigan State University Lyman Briggs College
  • Doctorate in Optometry at Michigan College of Optometry with distinction
  • Clinical training internships at Balian Eye Center, the Special Needs Clinic of Saginaw, and the Detroit VA
  • Extensive training in ocular disease, contact lenses, and pre-and post-operative care
  • Special Needs Patients and Non-Verbal Children Optometric Care training at the Special Needs Clinic

Professional Society Membership

  • American Optometric Association
  • Michigan Optometric Association

Kelsey Binggeli, O.D.

Areas of Specialization

  • Comprehensive Medical Eye Care
  • Pediatric Eye Care
  • Primary Care Optometry
  • Keratoconus
  • Specialty Contact Lenses Fittings

Locations

  • Flint
  • Grand Blanc

Education and Training

  • Bachelor of Arts, Majoring in Biology at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois
  • Graduate degree from Indiana University School of Optometry
  • Doctorate of Optometry at Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago
  • Externships at Eye Institute of Utah and Ireland Army Health Clinic
  • Received Charles R. Shick Award and Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society membership

Professional Society Membership

  • American Optometric Association
  • Michigan Optometric Association

Former Professional Affiliations

  • Foundational clinical skills instructor for first-year optometry students
  • Disease management and advanced examination skills instructor for optometry students
  • IUSO Habitat for Humanity Volunteer including for Martin Luther King Jr. Day vision screenings

Jennifer Risting, O.D., F.A.A.O.

Areas of Specialization

  • Comprehensive Medical Eye Care
  • Primary Care Optometry

Locations

  • Grand Blanc
  • Lake Orion

Education and Training

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition Science at Indiana University – Bloomington with honors
  • Indiana University study abroad program focusing on healthcare systems, public health, and cultures in China, Hong Kong, Macao, and Thailand
  • Doctorate in Optometry at IU School of Optometry with high honors
  • University Accolades: Beta Sigma Kappa Honors Society, Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society, and Volunteers Optometric Services to Humanity
  • Externships at Villages VA Outpatient Clinic, Eye Institute of Utah, Lawndale Christian Health Center, and Indianapolis Eye Care Center
  • Post-Doctoral Ocular Disease Residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida

Professional Society Membership

  • American Optometric Association
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry
  • Michigan Optometric Association

Former Medical Professional Affiliations

  • Indiana University – Bloomington Clinical Examination Associate Instructor

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