Physicians

Kevin Stewart, MD

Dr. Stewart is a glaucoma and cataract specialist with training from the renowned NYU/Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital.  He is also an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at New York Medical College and until recently served as Assistant Director of the glaucoma service at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.

Jesse Pelletier, MD

Dr. Pelletier is a cornea, cataract, and refractive surgery specialist who has received training from the prestigious New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. He is currently an Voluntary Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and an Attending Ophthalmologist at the Miami-VA Hospital.
 
Kevin Stewart, MD recently left his position as Associate Director of Glaucoma Clinical Services at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and his private practice on the Upper East Side of Manhattan to start a new multispecialty ophthalmology practice in North Miami Beach, Florida.

After completing fellowship training in glaucoma at Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital/New York University, Dr. Stewart served as a resident instructor at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, MEETH and St. Vincent’s Medical Center.  After promotion to Associate Director of Glaucoma Clinical Services at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, he supervised the clinical and surgical training of ophthalmology residents and the provision of glaucoma services to over 10,000 glaucoma patients each year.  At NYEEI he performed over 500 glaucoma and cataract surgeries as well as over 1000 laser procedures each year.  Dr. Stewart was the recipient of the 2006 John S. Hermann, MD Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the 2007 Residents’ Award for Outstanding Teaching and Dedicated Service.  Dr. Stewart started his private practice in Manhattan in 2005 and still maintains a faculty appointment as an Associate Clinical Professor at New York Medical College.  Dr. Stewart joined the Bascom Palmer and Memorial Regional staff and founded the Ocean Ophthalmology Group after his recent relocation to South Florida.

At Ocean Ophthalmology Group Dr. Stewart performs cataract surgery with premium lens implantation, and is a consulting expert in the medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma in the North Miami area.

In addition to private practice, Dr. Stewart is actively involved in clinical research and industry activities related to the discovery of new products and procedures for the improvement of eye care.  He has served as an investigator and a principal investigator in clinical trials in the US and abroad.  He is an Adjunct Associate Research Scientist at Columbia University, co-founder of a nanotech biomedical device company based in New Jersey and China, and has served as Director of Marketing and Development at an ophthalmic pharmaceutical company based in New York.
 
Dr. Stewart serves as Chief Ophthalmic Surgeon of the Africa Surgical Assistance Project, where he has trained surgeons in West Africa to perform aqueous shunt and other surgeries for glaucoma.  He has served as an ophthalmic surgeon and instructor in Madurai, India, periodically performs cataract surgery in Sierra Leone, and helped to establish a nonprofit surgical clinic in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.  He co-founded an eye hospital in Mombasa, Kenya, and established and maintains an eye clinic for the US Department of Health in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, where he performs cataract surgery for the un- and under-insured on a monthly basis.

Dr. Stewart is a member of the American Glaucoma Society, the Florida Glaucoma Society, the New York Glaucoma Society, the Miami Ophthalmological Society, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the New York State Ophthalmological Society, and the New York Society for Clinical Ophthalmology.  He is on staff at Memorial Regional Hospital and Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.
 
Jesse Pelletier, MD completed his ophthalmology residency at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and fellowship training in cornea/refractive surgery at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.  He currently remains affiliated with Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and the Miami-VA as Voluntary Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology with responsibilities that include surgical training of residents, clinic supervision, and clinical research within the general ophthalmology and cornea divisions.

In private practice, as a founding partner of the Ocean Ophthalmology Group, Dr. Pelletier has experience treating many types of ocular moribidities including including cataracts, refractive disorders, corneal infection and inflammation, uveitis, glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, cancerous and pre-malignant lesions of the cornea and conjunctiva, and dry eye disease.  Dr. Pelletier also performs a variety of specialized surgeries including micro-incisional cataract surgery with premium intraocular lens implantation, ocular surface reconstruction, pterygium excision, and corneal transplantation.  Dr. Pelletier has expertise in endothelial keratoplasty (also known as DSAEK), a form of transplantation in which only the deepest portion of the cornea is transplanted.  This novel technique has revolutionized corneal surgery allowing for faster healing and more stable postoperative ocular integrity.  

Dr Pelletier serves as the Director of the Laser Vision Correction service at the Ocean Ophthalmology Group.  He utilizes the most advanced vision correction technology including iLASIK, LASIK, LASEK, Advanced Surface Treatments, and PRK to ensure precise treatments and is certified on various excimer and femtosecond platforms.  Dr. Pelletier performs his refractive procedures at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, utilizing Advanced CustomVue Wavescan, 150 kHz IntraLase femtosecond laser, and VISX S4 excimer laser with iris registration.

Dr. Pelletier has written and spoken extensively on infections of the ocular surface, epidemiology of eye infections and ocular microbiology.  Moreover, he has served as both investigator and prinicipal investigator for several clinical trials and is a consultant for both the pharmaceutical and medical device industry.  In addition to his private practice and academic positions, he is Director of Cataract and Corneal Surgery for the non-profit Africa Surgical Assistant Program, which provides research and surgical solutions to local health-care providers in West Africa.

Dr. Pelletier is an active member in the national and local ophthalmologic community.  He is a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology and a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Ocular Microbiology and Immunology Group.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgery and former president of the Miami Ophthalmological Society.

Along with his passion for ophthalmology, Dr. Pelletier enjoys fluency in several languages, international travel, literature, and advanced fitness training.  He currently practices at the Ocean Ophthalmology Group located in North Miami Beach and is on staff at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, the Miami-VA, and Memorial Hospital.