Meet Our Doctors
William J. Fishkind, MD, FACS
William J. Fishkind, MD, FACS is a clinical professor at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City Utah, and the Director of the Fishkind, Bakewell & Maltzman Eye Care And Surgery Center in Tucson, Arizona. He is also a clinical instructor at the University of Arizona in Tucson. He attained his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine, and completed an ophthalmology residency at a combined program of the USPHS Hospital and Louisiana State University in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is board certified in both internal medicine and ophthalmology. Dr. Fishkind is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, from which he received an honor award, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a member of the program committee and government relations committee of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and of the cataract committee and skills transfer advisory committee of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is immediate past president of the Outpatient Ophthalmology Surgery Society. Presently, Dr. Fishkind travels extensively, teaching both nationally and internationally. He has been a visiting professor at numerous universities and has given many scientific presentations. He has lectured and served as an instructing guest surgeon throughout the United States, as well as in Ireland, Spain, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, China, and Korea. He has edited a textbook, Complications in Phacoemulsification: Avoidance, Recognition, and Management published by Thieme Publications in New York City. Additionally, Dr. Fishkind has authored many articles as well as book chapters on phacoemulsification and intraocular lens implantation. He is honored to be one of Americas Top Physicians and Tucson’s Best 100 Doctors for the past 5 years. He is listed in Marquis Who’s Who in America.
Brock K. Bakewell, MD, FACS
Specializing in small-incision cataract surgery, refractive surgery, and treatment of corneal diseases, Dr. Bakewell is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and is a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and the Arizona Ophthalmological Society. Dr. Bakewell earned his medical degree at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, served his internship at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh, and his residency in ophthalmology at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, VA. Dr. Bakewell underwent Fellowship training in corneal and glaucoma disease treatment at the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City. Dr. Bakewell serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Utah. He has participated in research in the areas of small-incision cataract surgery and intraocular lenses. Dr. Bakewell has lectured to other ophthalmologists nationally on small-incision cataract surgery, systems for performing cataract surgery, and glaucoma management.
Jeff S. Maltzman, MD, FACS
Specializing in small-incision cataract surgery as well as the medical and surgical management of glaucoma, Dr. Maltzman is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology as well as the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the American Glaucoma Society, and the Chandler-Grant Glaucoma Society. He is currently the president-elect of the Arizona Ophthalmological Society, and serves on several committees of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Maltzman received his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and served his internship and ophthalmology residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. He completed a glaucoma fellowship with Tufts/New England Eye Center and the Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston. Dr. Maltzman serves as a clinical instructor at Midwestern University School of Medicine.
Brian A. Hunter, MD
Brian A. Hunter, M.D. is a comprehensive ophthalmologist specializing in Cataract and Refractive surgery. Originally from Minnetonka, Minnesota, Dr. Hunter received his doctor of medicine degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship in ocular pathology at the University of Utah, Moran Eye Center prior to completing residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Arizona. Dr. Hunter is a Clinical Assistant Professor in Comprehensive Ophthalmology and Cataract Surgery at the University of Arizona where he mentors senior residents in cataract surgery at the Southern Arizona Veterans Administration Hospital (SAVAHCS), where he is also Section Chief of Cataract Surgery. He specializes in customizing visual outcomes to fit patients needs. His nterests include complex cataract surgery including monocular patients or patients with diabetes, macular degeneration, and advanced glaucoma. He is experienced in refractive procedures such as refractive lens exchange, limbal relaxing incisions and toric IOL’s for correction of astigmatism and use of Crystalens, multifocal IOLs, and minimonovision to obtain the best refractive outcomes for patients. Dr. Hunter is certified in blade-free LASIK using IntraLase FS bladeless femtosecond laser and in custom wavefront optimized ablation techniques using the Allegretto Wavelight Excimer laser for refractive correction of myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism as well as optimization of post-cataract patients, and LASIK enhancement procedures. Dr. Hunter is a knowledgeable, conscientious, and compassionate physician. He believes in the importance of investing time into educating patients about their eye health and believes that trust, patience, and a sense of humor are important ingredients in a strong doctor-patient relationship. He is happily married, and he and his wife have a happy and healthy son and daughter. In addition to playing with his two dogs, he enjoys hiking, playing guitar, playing squash, photography, traveling, and bonsai gardening. His favorite pastime, of course, is playing with his children.
Richard Lewis, MD
Specializing in medical ophthalmology, Dr. Lewis is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He received his medical degree from the Oregon Health and Science University and completed an internship and residency in Family Practice at Ventura County Medical Center in California. After practicing general medicine in Oregon for two years, Dr. Lewis went to Afghanistan with a non-governmental organization to practice medicine among internal refugees and help establish one of the first community development programs in the country. He returned to the U.S. to complete a residency in ophthalmology at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, and then returned to Afghanistan. For eight years Dr. Lewis served as the medical director of Afghanistan’s national eye program, training Afghan physicians and treating patients at University Eye Hospital in Kabul.
Stewart G. Mecom, OD
Specializing in primary eye care since 1984, Dr. Mecom is board certified in the treatment and management of ocular diseases. He is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Arizona Optometric Association, and the Southern Arizona Optometric Society. Dr. Mecom earned his Doctor of Optometry degree at the Southern California College of Optometry after completing his undergraduate studies at the University of Arizona. He completed his optometric externship training at March Air Force Base in Riverside, Calif., and at the Phoenix Indian Hospital in Phoenix.