He is also a board certified 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.