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Our Retinal Specialists

Retinal Diseases and Surgery

Asheesh Tewari, MD

Dr. Asheesh Tewari, MD

Fun Facts about Dr. Tewari

  • He DJs for fun

  • He met his wife when he was 18

  • He makes pizza from scratch

    Dr. Tewari is a surgeon, specializing in the diseases of the retina, vitreous, and macula. Born and raised in Detroit, Dr. Tewari graduated with honors from Wayne State University School of Medicine. He then completed his ophthalmology residency at the Kresge Eye Institute where he served as Co-Chief Resident. He completed a vitreoretinal surgery fellowship at the Barnes Retina Institute located in Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

   Dr. Tewari served as an Associate Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at Wayne State University Medical School and the Kresge Eye Institute. He also served as the Director of the Vitreoretinal surgery fellowship until 2017 when he started the Michigan Retina Center. He continues to play an active role in the teaching of ophthalmology residents and retinal surgery fellows.

   Dr. Tewari has written numerous articles and chapters for publication in national and international publications. He has also been a speaker at many ophthalmology lectures and meetings. His interests include diabetic eye disease, macular degeneration, surgical treatment of diabetic retinopathy, and complex retinal detachments. His recent work has focused on new surgical techniques, including small gauge vitrectomy, and novel treatments for macular degeneration.

   Dr. Tewari is an experienced surgeon who treats vitreoretinal conditions using the latest surgical techniques. He was among the first surgeons to employ 27 gauge vitrectomy for repair of vitreoretinal diseases. He is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. 

Michael Gemayel, MD


Fun Facts about Dr. Gemayel

  • Green texts without shame

  • Believes this is the Lion's year

  • Aspiring golfer


   Dr. Michael Gemayel is a board certified, fellowship trained, vitreoretinal surgeon. He earned his undergraduate degree from Oakland University, followed by obtaining his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine where he graduated with honors. Dr. Gemayel then completed his Ophthalmology residency at Indiana University, serving as Chief Resident. He then pursued further training in vitreoretinal diseases, completing a surgical fellowship at Louisiana State University in New Orleans, Louisiana


   Born and raised in Detroit, Dr. Gemayel is passionate about giving back to his community, building relationships with his patients, and restoring vision. He specializes in treating diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, retinal detachments, and secondary intraocular lens placement.  In his free time, Dr. Gemayel enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and rooting for Detroit sports. 




Michigan Retina Center Staff
Michigan Retina Center Staff
Michigan Retina Center Staff
Mary Lynn

Expert at Disney trivia


Enjoys a good nap during meetings


I'm a master chef, but don't cook

Michigan Retina Center Staff
Michigan Retina Center Staff

The Dr. Doolittle of the Office


Dog lover


The resident crazy cat and horse lady

Our Administrative Staff

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Texas Forever

Our Clinical Staff

Michigan Retina Center Staff
Michigan Retina Center Staff

Can be bribed with chocolate


Forever indecisive about where to eat, now accepting restaurant suggestions


Avid turtle figurine and pin collector

Michigan Retina Center Staff

Waiting for the perfect concert to go to for her first one


I'm still thinking of mine...


Guess how long she has played piano for


Huge fan of Hello Kitty


Can be found with coffee every morning

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