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As a board certified ophthalmologist who specializes in refractive, cataract, and corneal surgery, Dr. Lombardo serves as TLC Indiana’s Medical Director. He has dedicated his career to performing the most precise, the safest, and the most comfortable eye surgeries possible. As such, he quickly gained a reputation as one of the leaders in laser vision correction in the central Indiana area. Dr. Lombardo has performed thousands of laser vision correction surgeries with a variety of the most innovative lasers in the world, including the VISX, Bausch & Lomb, and Alcon lasers. In fact, his experience performing eye surgery has allowed him to serve as an instructor to train other ophthalmologists in LASIK.
Dr. Lombardo’s training began at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he studied biomedical engineering. He went on to complete both his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Alabama School of Medicine, where he graduated cum laude. During his tenure in medical school, his honors included induction into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, as well as reception of a Superior Achievement Award for the clinical curriculum. Numerous national awards, including grants from the National Institutes of Health (N.I.H.), supported his 4 years of research for the Ph.D.
Following a one-year internal medicine internship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, Dr. Lombardo completed a competitive three-year ophthalmology residency at the Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital, in Baltimore, Maryland. Subsequently, he was selected from applicants across North America for an additional prestigious one-year subspecialty fellowship program in refractive surgery at Minnesota Eye Consultants. This fellowship included training with world leaders in refractive and corneal surgery and treating patients from around the world with complex corneal conditions.
Dr. Lombardo has been instrumental in introducing new technology such as CustomLASIK and bladeless technology to TLC Indiana. He has been active in the ophthalmic community through publishing journal articles, authoring textbook chapters, and presenting at national meetings. He serves as an instructor at national meetings to train young ophthalmologists in cataract surgery and has served as an investigator for several F.D.A. clinical studies.
Dr. Lombardo is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, and the Cornea Society.