Dennis C. Matzkin, MD
Cataract Surgeon, Refractive LASIK Surgeon, Ophthalmic Eye Surgeon, Ophthalmologist, Neuro-ophthalmologist, Eye Doctor
Dennis C. Matzkin, MD graduated from the University of Witwatersrand Medical School in Johannesburg, South Africa. He completed a residency in ophthalmology at the University of Cape Town and immigrated to the US in 1989. He completed another residency and fellowship in neuro-ophthalmology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY.
In 1995, Dr. Matzkin moved to Atlanta where he held the position of Medical Director of Eyesight Lasik Center and Eye1st Vision Centers. He has treated many prominent personalities including Amy and Chip Carter, President Carter’s children; Jesse Moorehead, world archery champion; and Capt. Herb Emory the WSB Traffic reporter, to name a few. Dr. Matzkin has also treated many eye doctors and their families, has lectured and published on various topics in the field of ophthalmology.
Dr. Matzkin’s wife, Susan, is a retired school principal and works part-time in the office as an administrator.
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Jigna Patel, OD
Dr. Jigna Patel is the new associate optometrist at Allied Eye and is extremely excited to join the practice! Born right here in Chattanooga, she is eager to return home to her roots. Dr. Patel earned a Bachelor of Science from The University of Tennessee in Knoxville. In 2015, she received her Doctorate of Optometry from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis. During her fourth year externships, Dr. Patel gained experience in ocular disease, pediatrics, contact lens, and primary care. While caring for patients at the Veterans Affairs in Daytona Beach, Florida, Dr. Patel had extensive exposure to treatment and management of ocular diseases.
While at SCO, Dr. Patel was heavily involved with many extracurricular organizations, including being elected President of the Student Government Association and serving as a National Liaison to the American Optometric Student Association. She also participated in optometric mission trips to Belize City, Belize and Merida, Mexico to provide free eye care to individuals who may not otherwise receive it. Her strong commitment to community service is evident as she was awarded the Harold Love Outstanding Community Service Award in 2014 by the State of Tennessee. Dr. Patel was blessed to be selected among the “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges” for the Class of 2015.
Outside of Optometry, Dr. Patel enjoys the beauty of Tennessee’s outdoors. As an avid runner, Dr. Patel has completed two half marathons, and currently training for her third in March. She can be found exploring the trails of Lookout Mountain and spending time with her husband. Dr. Patel is a huge Volunteers fan, so don’t expect to wear UGA or Alabama apparel to her exams without a little friendly banter!
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