David D. Verdier, M.D.
Karl J. Siebert, M.D.
Ann M. Renucci, M.D.
Kyle B. McKey, M.D.
Eye Plastic and Facial Cosmetic Surgery Office
Retina Specialist of Michigan
Associated Retinal Consultants
David D. Verdier, M.D.
Cornea and External Disease, cataract surgery, corneal transplantation, intraocular lenses
Dr. Verdier has published numerous articles and textbook chapters, including the chapter on corneal transplantation in the world’s foremost corneal textbook. His surgical techniques have been published in video chapters on corneal transplantation and cataract surgery. He is actively involved in lecturing and research to improve medical and surgical eye care. He is recognized by his peers as a member of The Best Doctors in America, Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in Medicine and Health Care, and Who’s Who in American Education.In 1984 Dr. Verdier brought to West Michigan the subspecialty skills of modern corneal transplantation. He subspecializes in cornea and external eye diseases – a subspecialty which provides expertise in corneal diseases and surgical procedures, including corneal transplantation, cataract removal and intraocular lens implantation, and laser and refractive surgery.
Dr. Verdier is a Clinical Professor of Surgery, Michigan State University. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan undergraduate and medical schools.He completed a Family Practiceresidency in Charleston, South Carolina, followed by his esidency in Ophthalmology in Pittsburgh, then fellowship training in Cornea and External Eye Disease at the University of Iowa.
Karl J. Siebert, M.D.
Cataract surgery, glaucoma treatment
Dr. Siebert has been a member of Verdier Eye Center since 1999. He was born and raised in West Michigan and attended college and medical school at The University of Michigan, graduating summa cum laude and in the top five of his medical school class. After completing a residency in ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, he pursued a fellowship in glaucoma at the prestigious Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia. Dr. Siebert currently holds a clinical professorship at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Glaucoma Society and American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.
Dr. Siebert specializes in the treatment of glaucoma and cataracts, including their complex medical and surgical management. He has extensive experience with glaucoma surgery including trabeculectomy, tube shunts, and non-penetrating deep sclerectomy. He also performs laser treatment for open and narrow angle glaucoma such as laser iridotomy and selective laser trabeculoplasty. He has expertise with small incision, sutureless cataract surgery as well as complicated situations including trauma and secondary intraocular lens implantation.
Dr. Siebert has published and lectured extensively on the management of glaucoma. He is also involved in the training of ophthalmology residents from the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. In addition, he volunteers at a health clinic for low income and uninsured patients. Dr. Siebert is pleased to serve the patients of West Michigan.
Ann M. Renucci, M.D.
Cornea and External Disease, cataract surgery, and corneal transplantation.
Dr. Renucci moved to Grand Rapids with her family in 2002 having completed nearly 10 years of experience in prestigious residency and specialty training programs.
Before joining Verdier Eye Center, P.L.C., Dr. Renucci had already distinguished herself in the field of ophthalmology with both her academic achievement and esteemed training experience. Dr. Renucci graduated with academic distinction from Harvard University in 1992. After graduation, she spent a year doing biomedical research at Harvard Medical School. She went on to excel in medical school at Columbia University in New York City where she received her medical degree in 1997. After completing an internship in New York City, Dr. Renucci began her ophthalmology training at the University of California in San Francisco. She completed her training in Chicago at the University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. While in Chicago, she was elected Chief Resident. Following residency, Dr. Renucci spent an additional year of highly sub-specialized fellowship training at the prestigious Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida. This experience refined her passion for conditions involving the cornea and front layers of the eye including corneal surgery and transplantation, and cataract surgery.
Dr. Renucci’s in-depth surgical and clinical training has developed into a practice, which includes comprehensive ophthalmology with a focus on corneal surgery and transplantation, and cataract surgery. Dr. Renucci remains active in academic medicine and has authored numerous journal articles and a textbook chapter. Her continued interest in education has led her to become involved in medical student and resident training; she also volunteers in a local clinic for low income and uninsured patients. Dr. Renucci builds caring professional relationships with patients based on communication and sensitivity. She is compassionate, understanding, and committed to excellence.
Kyle B. McKey, M.D.
Dr. McKey was raised in West Michigan. He graduated from Hope College with degrees in Chemistry and Spanish. He attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. He completed his internship at Presbyterian St. Luke’s Hospital in Denver, Colorado and his residency in ophthalmology at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He pursued a fellowship in Cornea, External Disease, and Refractive Surgery at Duke University Hospital in Durham, North Carolina. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He is a contributor to the 8th edition of the Wills Eye Manual which is a widely used resource throughout the field of ophthalmology. Dr. McKey is passionate about providing excellent patient care. Outside of work Dr. McKey enjoys playing golf and tennis, cycling, skiing, reading, and spending time with his family.
Thomas M. Aaberg, Jr., M.D.
Dr. Thomas M. Aaberg, Jr. finished his undergraduate training at Dartmouth College receiving his degree from Thayer School of Engineering. He went on to medical school at the University of Wisconsin and completed his residency training, vitreoretinal surgical fellowship, along with the prestigious chief residency position at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Following this he completed an ocular oncology fellowship at the University of California.
After completing his medical training, Dr. Aaberg became the Director of the Ocular Oncology Unit at Emory University, the Director of Ocular Photography and Ultrasonography, and the Atlanta Veterans Administration Hospital’s Retina Service Director. From 2001 to 2008, Dr. Aaberg practiced with Associated Retinal Consultants in Michigan.
He has been an investigator in twenty clinical trials, authored over 30 peer-reviewed articles and wrote seven textbook chapters. He completed the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Leadership Development Program in 2007 and received an Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology in 2008.
Dr. Aaberg is board certified in ophthalmology and has extensive training in retinal diseases and ocular tumors. He is an active member in the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Retinal Specialists, Michigan Society of Eye Physicians, The Retina Society, and the American Association of Ophthalmic Oncologist and Pathologists.
He is passionate about teaching and research. As an adjunct clinical professor at Michigan State University, he trains medical students and residents. He is currently investigating therapies for ocular melanoma, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and other retinal vascular disorders.
|B.A. Dartmouth College||1985|
|B.S. Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College||1986|
|M.D. University of Wisconsin||1991|
|Residency Bascom Palmer Eye Institute,
University of Miami
|Retina Fellowship Bascom Palmer Eye Institute,
University of Miami
|Chief Resident Bascom Palmer Eye Institute,
University of Miami
|Ocular Oncology Fellowship University of California,
|Assistant Professor Emory University||1998-2001|
|Associated Retinal Consultant Grand Rapids||2001-2008|
|Assistant Clinical Professor Michigan State University||2001-present|
Dr. Scott J. Westhouse
Dr. Scott J. Westhouse is a native of West Michigan, growing up in the town of Dorr. Following completion of his undergraduate training at Calvin College and medical school training at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, he went on to Oklahoma State University Medical Center for residency. In his final year of training in Oklahoma, he served as Chief Resident in Ophthalmology. The final stage of training was in Kentucky where Dr. Westhouse completed a 2-year vitreoretinal surgery fellowship at the University of Kentucky.
Dr. Westhouse is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Ophthalmology. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Retinal Specialists, American Osteopathic Association, Michigan Society of Eye Physicians, and the American Osteopathic College of Ophthalmology.
He has a passion for teaching and research. As an adjunct clinical professor at Michigan State University, Dr. Westhouse trains medical students and residents. He is currently investigating therapies for age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and other retinal vascular disorders.
|Michigan State University College of
|Tulsa Regional Medical Center, Internship||2004-2005|
|Oklahoma State University Medical Center, Ophthalmology Residency||2005-2008|
|University of Kentucky Medical Center,
Alan R. Margherio M.D.
- Medical School – Wayne State University
- Ophthalmology Residency – Henry Ford Hospital
- Vitreoretinal Fellowship – Associated Retinal Consultants
Dr. Margherio specializes in all aspects of vitreoretinal disease. He has a special interest in vitreoretinal complications of cataract surgery, retinal detachment, age-related macular degeneration, ocular photodynamic therapy, subfoveal surgery, and diabetic retinopathy. He has authored several papers in peer-reviewed medical journals and has spoken at numerous national and international ophthalmologic meetings. He is actively involved in clinical research and continues to contribute to the medical literature.
Dr. Williams special interest is advanced vitreoretinal surgery for complex retinal detachment and diabetic retinopathy. He has authored or co-authored over one hundred publications in peer-reviewed medical journals, book chapters, and publications from national clinical trials. Dr. Williams is an internationally recognized speaker. He is currently the Principal Investigator of several research trials sponsored by the National Eye Institute and the pharmaceutical industry.
Dr. Margherio is an active member of the American Society of Retina Specialists, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Michigan Ophthalmologic Society, American Medical Association, and Michigan State Medical Society.
The ARC staff are dedicated health care professionals, delivering medical care of the highest quality with the latest technology. The physicians in the ARC family are all ophthalmologists (Eye M.D.’s).
All are Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, with additional subspecialty training in the diagnosis and management of diseases of the retina, vitreous and macula.
The typical course of education for a physician in our group is outlined below.
- 4 years of college pre-medical study
- 4 years of medical school
- 1-2 year medical or surgical internship
- 3-4 year residency in ophthalmology
- 1-2 year fellowship in diagnosis and treatment of retinal diseases