Stephen Updegraff Named to Best Doctors in America List

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Dr. Stephen Updegraff, a LASIK specialist and refractive surgeon based in Tampa Bay, has been selected for inclusion on the Best Doctors in America list. This is the third year in a row Dr. Updegraff, the founder and medical director of Updegraff Vision, has received this honor.

LASIK Specialist Stephen Updegraff, M.D., F.A.C.S., Named to Best Doctors of America list

LASIK Surgeon Dr. Stephen Updegraff

LASIK surgeon Stephen Updegraff, M.D., F.A.C.S., has been included on the Best Doctors in America list, an exclusive directory of the nation’s top physicians.

Tampa Bay LASIK surgeon Stephen Updegraff, M.D., F.A.C.S., has been included on the Best Doctors in America list, an exclusive directory of the nation’s top physicians.

The Best Doctors in America list is comprised of physicians nominated by their peers for their continued excellence in medicine. This is the third consecutive year Dr. Updegraff has received this honor.

Dr. Updegraff is a pioneering refractive surgeon whose career highlights include serving on the team that developed LASIK, as well as performing the third LASIK in the U.S. and the first in Asia. He has also earned five patents for developing its techniques and technologies.

Over the course of his career, Dr. Updegraff has received numerous accolades for his contributions to the field of refractive surgery. Notable awards and honors include the Achievement Award from American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Distinguished Citizens Award from the West Central Florida Council Boy Scouts of America, and the Kritzinger Award from the International Society of Refractive Surgery and the South African Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

Dr. Updegraff currently serves as the medical director of Updegraff Vision, which he established in 1996. He remains involved in national and international developments in refractive surgery, and continues to lecture and publish.

Dr. Updegraff is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the International Society of Refractive Surgery, and the American College of Ophthalmic Surgery. He earned his medical degree at Penn State College of Medicine, and completed his ophthalmology residency at the Louisiana State University Eye Center. In addition, Dr. Updegraff has received fellowship training at the University of Texas-Houston’s Hermann Eye Center.

Updegraff Vision, a complete refractive surgery practice, has locations in St. Petersburg and Tampa, Florida. For more information, or to contact Dr. Updegraff, call Updegraff Vision’s main office at (727) 551-2020 or visit http://www.lasikbyupdegraff.com.

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