American Board of Ophthalmology diplomate Nikhil Wagle, MD, has been appointed to the Iowa Board of Medicine by Governor Kim Reynolds for a 3-year term beginning May 1, 2019, pending Senate confirmation in April. Dr. Wagle, who is in private practice at Eye Surgeons Associates of Bettendorf, IA, will become one of 10 members of the board, which includes five practicing MDs, two practicing DOs, and three members of the public.
Dr. Wagle, who achieved board certification in ophthalmology in 1999 and actively participates in Maintenance of Certification (MOC), is a glaucoma specialist and comprehensive ophthalmologist. He earned a medical degree at the University of Wisconsin, completed his internship at Northwestern University Medical School, and served as Chief Resident during his training at Duke University Eye Center, where he also completed a fellowship in glaucoma. His areas of special interest include: medical, laser, and surgical treatments of glaucoma; techniques in cataract surgery, including laser cataract refractive surgery with advanced technology intraocular lenses, and comprehensive ophthalmology.
He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and serves on the boards of the Pleasant Valley Community School District (where he is president) and Spring Park Surgery Center, along with the specialty council for Genesis Hospital's ACO.
The ABO congratulations Dr. Wagle on this professional achievement.
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