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Doctors

David D. Verdier, M.D.

  • Specialties:
    Cornea and External Disease, cataract surgery, corneal transplantation, intraocular lenses
  • Dr. Verdier's Biography

Karl J. Siebert, M.D.

Ann M. Renucci, M.D. , F.A.C.S.

Troy L. Fox, O.D., F.A.A.O

  • Specialties:
    Medical management of glaucoma, cataracts, vision defects, and the treatment of non-surgical eye diseases.
  • Dr. Fox's Biography

Derek M. Phelps, O.D.

  • Specialties:
    Medical management of cataracts, vision defects, glaucoma and the treatment of non-surgical eye diseases
  • Dr. Phelps's Biography

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David D. Verdier, M.D.

Specialties: Cornea and External Disease, Cataract Surgery, Corneal Transplantation, Intraocular Lenses.   Dr. Verdier has published numerous articles and textbook chapters, including the chapter on corneal transplantation in the world’s foremost corneal textbook. His surgical techniques have been published in video chapters on corneal transplantation and cataract surgery. He is actively involved in lecturing and research to improve medical and surgical eye care. He is recognized by his peers as a member of The Best Doctors in America, Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in Medicine and Health Care, and Who’s Who in American Education.In 1984 Dr. Verdier brought to West Michigan the subspecialty skills of modern corneal transplantation. He subspecializes in cornea and external eye diseases – a subspecialty which provides expertise in corneal diseases and surgical procedures, including corneal transplantation, cataract removal and intraocular lens implantation, and laser and refractive surgery. Dr. Verdier is a Clinical Professor of Surgery, Michigan State University. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan undergraduate and medical schools.He completed a Family Practice Residency in Charleston, South Carolina, followed by his residency in Ophthalmology in Pittsburgh, then fellowship training in Cornea and External Eye Disease at the University of Iowa.

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Karl J. Siebert, M.D.

Specialties: Cataract surgery, Glaucoma Treatment   Dr. Siebert has been a member of Verdier Eye Center since 1999. He was born and raised in West Michigan and attended college and medical school at The University of Michigan, graduating summa cum laude and in the top five of his medical school class. After completing a residency in ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, he pursued a fellowship in glaucoma at the prestigious Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia. Dr. Siebert currently holds a clinical professorship at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Glaucoma Society and American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Dr. Siebert specializes in the treatment of glaucoma and cataracts, including their complex medical and surgical management. He has extensive experience with glaucoma surgery including trabeculectomy, tube shunts, and non-penetrating deep sclerectomy. He also performs laser treatment for open and narrow angle glaucoma such as laser iridotomy and selective laser trabeculoplasty. He has expertise with small incision, sutureless cataract surgery as well as complicated situations including trauma and secondary intraocular lens implantation. Dr. Siebert has published and lectured extensively on the management of glaucoma. He is also involved in the training of ophthalmology residents from the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. In addition, he volunteers at a health clinic for low income and uninsured patients. Dr. Siebert is pleased to serve the patients of West Michigan.

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Ann M. Renucci, M.D.

Specialties: Cornea and External Disease, Cataract Surgery, and Corneal Transplantation.   Dr. Renucci moved to Grand Rapids with her family in 2002 having completed nearly 10 years of experience in prestigious residency and specialty training programs. Before joining Verdier Eye Center, P.L.C., Dr. Renucci had already distinguished herself in the field of ophthalmology with both her academic achievement and esteemed training experience. Dr. Renucci graduated with academic distinction from Harvard University in 1992. After graduation, she spent a year doing biomedical research at Harvard Medical School. She went on to excel in medical school at Columbia University in New York City where she received her medical degree in 1997. After completing an internship in New York City, Dr. Renucci began her ophthalmology training at the University of California in San Francisco. She completed her training in Chicago at the University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. While in Chicago, she was elected Chief Resident. Following residency, Dr. Renucci spent an additional year of highly sub-specialized fellowship training at the prestigious Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida. This experience refined her passion for conditions involving the cornea and front layers of the eye including corneal surgery and transplantation, and cataract surgery. Dr. Renucci’s in-depth surgical and clinical training has developed into a practice, which includes comprehensive ophthalmology with a focus on corneal surgery and transplantation, and cataract surgery. Dr. Renucci remains active in academic medicine and has authored numerous journal articles and a textbook chapter. Her continued interest in education has led her to become involved in medical student and resident training; she also volunteers in a local clinic for low income and uninsured patients. Dr. Renucci builds caring professional relationships with patients based on communication and sensitivity. She is compassionate, understanding, and committed to excellence.

Troy Picture(3)Troy L. Fox, O.D., F.A.A.O

  • Specialties:
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  • Medical management of glaucoma, cataracts, vision defects, and treatment of non-surgical eye diseases.
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    Troy L. Fox, O.D. joined our practice in 2013. He is an optometrist, an optometric doctor (O.D.) licensed to examine eyes, diagnose and provide non-surgical treatment of eye disease as well as vision defects. He specializes in the medical management of glaucoma, cataracts and other eye diseases. He is also an AAO Fellow. Dr. Fox attended Ferris State University for his undergraduate and optometry studies, where he graduated with honors. He then completed a hospital based residency in ocular disease in Boston, MA, which concentrated on advanced ocular imaging methods. Prior to joining our practice, he was in private practice in coastal Maine. Dr. Fox is a member of the American Optometric Association and the American Academy of Optometry. He has completed presentations for multiple national optometry meetings.  Dr. Fox also participatedin an optometric mission trip to Honduras in 2010.

Derek M. Phelps, O.D.,

  • Specialties:
  • Medical management of cataracts, vision defects, glaucoma, and the treatment of non-surgical eye diseases

 

Dr. Phelps joined our practice in 2020. He is an optometrist- an optometric doctor (O.D.) licensed to examine eyes, diagnose and provide non-surgical treatment of eye disease as well as vision defects. He specializes in the medical management of cornea, glaucoma, other non-surgical eye diseases, and post-operative care. Dr. Phelps was born and raised in West Michigan and attended Ferris State University for his undergraduate studies. He completed a bachelors and his Doctorate of Optometry at Indiana University, graduating with high honors. Dr. Phelps then completed a residency in ocular disease at the Cincinnati Eye Institute, working with specialists in cornea, retina, glaucoma, uveitis, and neuro-ophthalmology. Dr. Phelps is a member of the American Optometric Association, and participated in an optometric mission trip to Jamaica in 2017.