Gareth Lema, MD, PhD
Retina Vitreous Surgery and Uveitis
M.D. and Ph.D. University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, NY
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Ross Eye Institute, University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, NY
Fellowship (Vitreoretinal Surgery):
Flaum Eye Institute, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY
Dr. Gareth Lema, M.D., Ph.D. is a retina specialist, board certified in ophthalmology. He was raised in Buffalo and attended medical school at the University at Buffalo. He also completed a Ph.D. in biophysics as part of the Medical Scientist Training Program. After an internship at University of Pennsylvania, he returned for residency training in ophthalmology at the Ross Eye Institute. He received fellowship training in retina surgery from University of Rochester.
Lema specializes in diseases of the retina and posterior uveitis, including diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and ocular trauma. He has presented research in ocular trauma at national meetings.
Lema was awarded the Dean’s Award at the completion of medical school, and was inducted into the Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Honor Society. He was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa as an undergraduate at College of the Holy Cross. He is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Retina Specialists.