Robert Torti, M.D., started his practice in Dallas in 1992, specializing in vitreous and retinal surgery. Before setting up practice in Dallas, Dr. Torti was with the Lehigh Valley Ophthalmic Associates in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Prior to going into private practice, Dr. Torti completed his internship and residency in ophthalmology as well as a fellowship in retina surgery at Southwestern Medical School and Parkland Hospital in Dallas.
A native of Tennessee, Dr. Torti received a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Memphis University, Herff College of Engineering. He received his medical degree from The University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences.
- Fellowship: (1989-1990): Retina, Southwestern Medical School at Dallas and Parkland Memorial Hospital
- Residency: (1986-1989): Ophthalmology, Southwestern Medical School at Dallas and Parkland Memorial Hospital
- Internship: (1985-1986): Southwestern Medical School at Dallas and Parkland Memorial Hospital
- Alpha Omega Alpha distinguished graduate award
- Michelson award runner-up in microbiology and pathology
Santosh C. Patel, M.D., began practice in Orange County California in 2002, specializing in vitreous and retinal surgery. Prior to going into private practice, Dr. Patel completed his fellowship in retinal surgery at the University of California, Irvine where he was involved in a number of clinical trials for macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Patel completed his residency in ophthalmology at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Johns Hopkins University.
- Fellowship: University of California,Irvine
- Residency: Ophthalmology, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Johns Hopkins University
- Medical School: Medical College of Pennsylvania
Awards and Honors
- Voted one of D Magazine’s Best Doctors in Dallas for 2012
Dr. Choi joined Retina Specialists in September 2009. His practice focuses on the diseases and surgery of the retina, vitreous, and macula. He has a special interest in complex retinal detachments and in the surgical management of diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Choi is a board certified diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology and a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
A native of New York City and Long Island, Dr. Choi received his undergraduate education at Columbia College, Columbia University, with a degree in History. He completed his medical training at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Downstate College of Medicine in Brooklyn. Upon receiving his medical degree, Dr. Choi completed an internship in internal medicine at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in Manhattan and returned to SUNY Downstate to finish a three-year residency in ophthalmology. He then completed a two-year fellowship in vitreo-retinal surgery at the University of Texas at Southwestern Medical Center and Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. Prior to joining Retina Specialists, Dr. Choi was with Retina Associates of South Texas in San Antonio, TX.
Dr. Choi was born in Queens, New York and still follows his beloved Mets. But most of all, he enjoys spending time with his wife and family of three children.