Thomas J. Pusateri, M.D.

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.

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.

Mark L. Arey, M.D.

Mark L. Arey, M.D.A Central Florida native, Dr. Arey graduated from the University of Virginia and Wake Forest University School of Medicine prior to completing his residency in ophthalmology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center / Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. He subsequently completed an additional year of fellowship training in cornea and refractive surgery at UT-Southwestern. Dr. Arey specializes in small- incision cataract surgery with phacoemulsification and has received advanced training and certification in premium intraocular lens implantation including the Acrysof® ReSTOR® and Acrysof® Toric lenses. Dr. Arey provides comprehensive eye care services for patients with diabetes, glaucoma, and other chronic conditions.

Allen Pusateri, M.D.

Dr. Allen Pusateri is married and is a native of Tampa.

Medical Education

  • University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, FL


  • University of South Florida, Tampa, FL. Internal Medicine
  • University of South Florida, Tampa, FL. Ophthalmology Residency- Chief Resident


  • Tufts University, Boston, MA. Cornea, External Disease and Cataract Fellowship

Professional Activities

  • Tampa Bay Ophthalmology Society
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society

Special Interests

  • Cataract Surgery