Refractive Surgery Team at the U-M Kellogg Eye Center

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

Dr. Christopher Hoold

Christopher T. Hood, MD

M.D. University of Michigan, 2006
Residency   Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic, 2010
Cornea Fellowship   Kellogg Eye Center, University of Michigan, 2011

Dr. Hood sees patients in Ann Arbor and Grand Blanc. To make an appointment with Dr. Hood, call 734-615-5274 (Ann Arbor) or 810-694-6933 (Grand Blanc).

Dr. Shahzad Mian

Shahzad I. Mian, MD

M.D., Emory University, 1996
Residency   Wills Eye Hospital, 2000
Cornea Fellowship   Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
  Harvard University, 2002

Dr. Mian sees patients in Ann Arbor and Brighton. To make an appointment with Dr. Mian, call 734-615-5274 (Ann Arbor) or 810-227-2357 (Brighton).

Dr. Roni Shtein

Roni M. Shtein, MD, MS

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.

Dr. Kaz Soong

H. Kaz Soong, MD

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.

Dr. Alan Sugar

Alan Sugar, MD

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.

Dr. Maria Woodward

Maria A. Woodward, MD

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.


Ophthalmic Technicians

Erin K. Manno, C.O.T.

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, C.O.A.

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 Preston

Stephanie Preston


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.