OCLI, a Spectrum Vision Partners (SVP) managed practice, announced they have welcomed Fadi El Baba, MD to the OCLI team of doctors Dr. El Baba is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of Retinal disorders. He began seeing patients exclusively in OCLI’s East Setauket location on September 9th, 2019.
Dr. El Baba joins OCLI after his impressive career which spans over 20 years in various leading medical facilities and universities. He received his medical degree from the American University in Beirut, Lebanon, and remained with the same institution through his residency. Dr. El Baba then was awarded a fellowship at the Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He then continued an additional internship and fellowship at Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland Oregon, and a final residency with the Doheny Eye Institute in Los Angeles, California. Dr. El Baba is a member of the Association for Research and Vision in Ophthalmology, Long Island Ophthalmology Society, Suffolk County Ophthalmology Society, Ophthalmology Alumni Association – American University of Beirut, Wilmer Residents Association, Doheny Eye Institute – Alumni Association, Fellow – American Academy of Ophthalmology, and Vitreous Society/ASRS.
In addition to his professional appointments and associations, Dr. El Baba has served the community not only as the Chief of Ophthalmology, Surgical Service for the VA Hospital in Northport, NY but also as a Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology and Vice-Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology at SUNY Stony Brook on Long Island, NY. Dr. El Baba has also been recognized as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor from 2006-2008, 2010-2019 and has received the Visionary Award from the Foundation Fighting Blindness.
OCLI is one of seven managed practices to join Spectrum Vision Partners since November 2017, when Spectrum announced its strategic relationship with the growth-oriented, private equity firm Blue Sea Capital. Since then, 25 eye doctors and 10 locations have been added across five affiliates.
SVP administratively supports the growth and management of some of the leading ophthalmology practices and eye ambulatory surgery centers in the New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut Tri-State area. In addition to OCLI, managed practices include Island Eye Surgicenter, Ophthalmic Consultants of Connecticut (“OCC”), New Vision Cataract Center, Glaucoma Associates of Long Island, Precision Eye Care, and Huntington Eye Care.
Tom Burke, CEO of Spectrum Vision Partners, commented, “OCLI continues to partner with innovators and thought leaders in the Ophthalmology space. This broadens our community to which we can provide exceptional, expert care.”
Dr. El Baba is equally as impressed with the OCLI community, “After years of clinical and academic service, I am excited to work alongside my fellow leaders in Ophthalmology, providing the utmost in care to our patients and the community at large.”
“Spectrum will continue to assist OCLI to build centers of eye care excellence, with the best and brightest clinicians we can attract. I look forward to future partnerships with the community of eye care providers who recognize OCLI’s long history of transparent business transactions, their focus on excellence, and Spectrum’s proven ability to fulfill their vision and meet their long-term goals,” states Burke.
For questions or further information regarding the OCLI team or Spectrum Vision Partners, please contact:
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Development Officer
Founded in 1997, OCLI (http://www.ocli.net) is one of the leading ophthalmology practices in the United States. OCLI boasts 21 state-of-the-art medical facilities across Manhattan, Nassau, and Suffolk counties, housing the most advanced technology available, to offer patients a variety of ophthalmic services and treatments. OCLI is led by 41 highly skilled eye surgeons in each major sub-specialty of eye care, providing comprehensive eye care services, including treatment for cataracts, corneal disease, refractive surgery, glaucoma, oculoplastics, retinal disease, and neuro-ophthalmology. OCLI also employs six Doctors of Optometry, three Physician Assistants, and one NYS Licensed Aesthetician.
About Spectrum Vision Partners
Spectrum Vision Partners (http://www.spectrumvisionpartners.com) is a leading management services organization, serving the ophthalmology sector. Spectrum Vision Partners has over 700 employees, providing world-class practice management solutions to a network of nationally renowned, multi-specialty ophthalmologists in the New York, New Jersey, Connecticut Tri-State region. The Spectrum platform in New York and Connecticut consists of 25 clinic locations, two State Licensed Ambulatory Centers, with 66 surgeons, doctors, and other medical professionals. Spectrum Vision Partners provides a comprehensive set of business support functions, including billing and collections, credential services, marketing, physician recruitment, ASC development, financial and accounting services, benefits and payroll management, and information technology. The company’s corporate headquarters is located at 825 East Gate Boulevard, Suite 111, Garden City, NY 11530.