You can count on our physicians and technicians to answer all of your questions and to give you a clear-cut assessment as to whether refractive surgery is a good option for you. Be assured that you will be treated by a physician with experience and specialty training.
Refractive Surgery Physicians
M.D. University of Michigan, 2006
Residency Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic, 2010
Cornea Fellowship Kellogg Eye Center, University of Michigan, 2011
M.D., Emory University, 1996
Residency Wills Eye Hospital, 2000
Cornea Fellowship Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Harvard University, 2002
M.D., Brown University, 2001
Residency Kellogg Eye Center, University of Michigan, 2005
Cornea Fellowship Kellogg Eye Center, University of Michigan, 2006
Dr. Shtein sees patients in Ann Arbor. To make an appointment with Dr. Shtein, call 734-615-5274.
M.D., Columbia University, 1978
Residency Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute
Johns Hopkins University, 1982
Cornea Fellowship Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary
Harvard University, 1984
Dr. Soong sees patients in Ann Arbor. To make an appointment with Dr. Soong, call 734-615-5274.
M.D., University of Michigan, 1969
Residency Washington University, 1974
Cornea Fellowship University of Florida, 1975
Dr. Sugar sees patients in Ann Arbor. To make an appointment with Dr. Sugar, call 734-615-5274.
M.D., Columbia University, 2004
Residency Emory University, 2008
Cornea Fellowship Emory University, 2009
Dr. Woodward sees patients in Northville. To make an appointment with Dr. Woodward, call 248-305-4400.
Erin K. Manno, COT
Erin is the lead ophthalmic technician in the Refractive Surgery Service where she has been a member since 2012. Before joining the Refractive Surgery team, Erin spent 10 years as an ophthalmic technician in Kellogg's Glaucoma Clinic.
In her role as lead technician, Erin handles evaluations and provides surgical assistance and post-operative care. She also assists faculty at seminars on LASIK and other refractive surgeries.
Erin has worked in health care for 16 years, spending 3 years in nursing before moving to ophthalmology. She was trained on the job and has earned her C.O.T. (certified ophthalmic technician) certification.
Tara L. Fincher, COA
Tara is an ophthalmic technician who returned to the Refractive Surgery Service in August 2013. She is responsible for LASIK screenings, post-operative visits, and assisting in LASIK surgeries and minor in-office procedures.
Tara originally joined Kellogg in the Refractive Surgery Service in 2012 and then spent several months cross-training in the Cornea Clinic.
Before coming to Kellogg, Tara worked in a general practice in Toledo for six years. She received her training while on the job and earned her certified ophthalmic assistant (C.O.A.) certification in 2010. Tara has worked in ophthalmology since 2006.
Stephanie joined the Refractive Surgery Service as a medical assistant in April 2014 and is responsible for scheduling, surgical assistance, post-operative visits, and daily clinic needs such as handling calls and emails about LASIK at Kellogg.
Before joining Kellogg, Stephanie spent two years as a receptionist at an orthodontist’s office in Chelsea. She also has worked in the after-care program at Summers Knoll School in Ann Arbor. Stephanie is currently working toward her associate’s degree in liberal arts at Washtenaw Community College.