Thomas J. Pusateri, M.D., Leonard E. Cortelli, M.D., Allen Pusateri, M.D., and Sejal Shah, M.D. are ophthalmologists, medical doctors who specialize in eye surgery and in the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases. They also test eyes for vision defects and prescribe corrective lenses.
All Florida Eye Center physicians are Board Certified through the American Board of Ophthalmology.
Thomas J. Pusateri, M.D.
Dr. Pusateri, a native of Chicago, was honored with the Dean’s award as USF School of Medicine’s Outstanding 1984 graduate. He received advanced medical training at Northwestern University in Chicago and the University of South Florida. A member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Dr. Pusateri is a comprehensive ophthalmologist treating patients of all ages. He has special interests in pediatric eye care and complex glaucoma management including SLT laser treatment.
Leonard E. Cortelli, M.D.
Dr. Cortelli has been with Florida Eye Center since 1992. He is a graduate of Cornell University and the University of South Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Cortelli’s awards include membership in the AOA Medical Honor Society, USF Faculty/Staff Scholarship 1987/1988, and “Best Doctor” awards in 2003,2004,2007, and 2008. Dr. Cortelli provides general, comprehensive eye care and specializes in small incision cataract surgery using phacoemulsification.
Allen Pusateri, M.D.
A native of Tampa, Dr. Allen Pusateri is a board certified ophthalmologist who graduated from the University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, FL. He completed his Internship/residency at USF Internal Medicine and USF Ophthalmology Residency – Chief Resident. He conducted a fellowship at Tufts University, Boston, MA. in Cornea, External Disease and Cataract. His professional activities include: Tampa Bay Ophthalmology Society, American Academy of Ophthalmology, and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Dr. Pusateri has a special interest in cataract surgery.
Sejal Shah, M.D.
Raised in central Florida, Dr. Sejal Shah earned her B.S. degree with honors in Nutritional Science from the University of Florida. She then completed her medical degree from the University of South Florida. She began her postgraduate training with a medicine internship at UCLA, followed by ophthalmology training at University of South Florida. She went on to complete a fellowship at the prestigious Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, specializing the diagnosis and treatment of retinal disorders. Dr. Shah bring her expertise as a medical retinal specialist with skills in managing and treating vitreoretinal pathology which includes age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, venous occlusive disease, and peripheral retinal pathology.
Her research has appeared in publications such as Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers, and Imaging Retina, Clinical Ocular Oncology, Survey of Ophthalmology, International Ophthalmology Clinics and Survey of Ophthalmology.
In her free time, Dr. Shah enjoys concerts, yoga, traveling and spending time with her friends and family.