Kamal Kishore, MD
Fellowship trained Retina Specialist
Dr. Kishore graduated from medical school in December 1985 and started residency in Ophthalmology in India in 1986. After spending six years in the field of Ophthalmology in New Delhi, he came to the U.S. in 1992 and did a residency in Internal Medicine for two years at Nassau County Medical Center, Long Island, NY. He did a six-month research fellowship at the University of California in San Francisco in the year 1994. Same year, he returned back to East Coast to pursue a three-year residency in Ophthalmology in Newark, NJ. Subsequently, he did a two-year fellowship in vitreo-retinal surgery at the Louisiana State University in New Orleans. He came to central Illinois in August 1999 and joined a group practice in the area as a vitreo-retinal specialist. He started his own practice three years later, first in Peru in January 2003, and in September 2003 in Peoria. Galesburg office was opened in October, 2008.
During more than 20 years in Opthalmology and more than a decade in the field of vitreo-retinal surgery, Dr. Kishore has published extensively in peer-reviewed medical journals, contributed several chapters in textbooks on vitreo-retinal surgery, has written articles in other journals, and has given lectures and presentations related to the specialty of retina. He is a contributing surgeon in a video atlas of vitreo-retinal surgery, which became available in the U.S. in October 2009.
Dr. Kishore presented two research posters at the 28th annual meeting of American Society of Retina Surgeons (ASRS) in Vancouver, BC, CANADA in August 2010. Click here for Dr. Kishore's cv.
Anthony S. Ekong, MD
Fellowship trained Retina and Uveitis Specialist
Dr. Ekong is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of vitreo-retinal diseases and uveitis. He received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis and completed his ophthalmology residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center in New York.
Deciding to gain more specialized knowledge in ocular inflammatory diseases, Dr. Ekong accepted a clinical fellowship in ocular immunology and uveitis at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary/Harvard Medical School in Boston under the guidance of C. Stephen Foster, MD, a world renowned leader in the field.
After practicing medical ophthalmology and uveitis for several years, he pursued additional fellowship training in retina at the Retina Vascular Center in Houston. Dr. Ekong is Illinois' only dual-trained retina and uveitis subspecialist outside of Chicago and sees patients from all over needing his expertise. He is one of only 105 uveitis subspecialists across the nation according to the Ocular Immunology & Uveitis Foundation at the Massachusetts Eye Research & Surgery Institution.
Dr. Ekong has traveled several times to Nigeria on medical missions to care for people who would otherwise be unable to see an ophthalmologist. He has published several scientific articles in major ophthalmology journals and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Uveitis Society.
He provides experience, medical expertise and a personality that sets his patients at ease. Dr. Ekong is married with three young children and lives in Peoria. Click here for Dr. Ekong's cv.