William J Fishkind, MD, FACS, Director Emeritus
Dr. William Fishkind, M.D., FACS is the founder and original partner of Fishkind, Bakewell, Maltzman, Hunter & Associates Eye Care & Surgery Center. After guiding the Practice for over 30 years as Founder and Medical Director, he fully retired in 2019. Dr. Fishkind is enjoying retirement with his family and continues to support the Practice’s outreach and ophthalmology education.
Education & Experience
He attained his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine, and completed a medical residency at the Harvard Primary Care Program in Boston as well as an Ophthalmology Residency at a combined program of the USPHS Hospital and Louisiana State University in New Orleans. He is board certified in both internal medicine and ophthalmology.
Dr. Fishkind is a former Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, from which he received an honor award and senior honor award, and Secretariat award, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is president emeritus of the Outpatient Ophthalmology Surgery Society.
Dr. Fishkind has travelled extensively, teaching nationally and internationally. He has been a visiting professor at numerous universities and given many scientific presentations. He has lectured and served as an instructing guest surgeon throughout the United States, in Ireland, Spain, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, China, and Korea. He has edited a textbook, Complications in Phacoemulsification: Avoidance, Recognition, and Management. He has also edited a major textbook entitled: Phacoemulsification and Intra Ocular Lens Implantation. Both are 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. He is listed in Marquis Who’s Who in America.