Dr. Joseph Hegleh, MD, FACS
Dr. Joseph Hegleh, MD, FACS is a board certified eye surgeon with extensive experience in the field of Cataract, Cornea & External Diseases and Refractive Surgery. Dr. Hegleh serves on the Organ & Tissue Procurement and Transplantation Advisory Board for the State of Florida Agency for Health Care Administration. He received his medical degree from the University of Damascus and completed his residency at Friedenwald Eye Institute at Maryland General Hospital, University of Maryland. Dr. Hegleh completed his fellowship training in Cornea & External Diseases and Refractive Surgery at the University of South Florida Eye Institute in Tampa, Florida. Dr. Hegleh established the Florida Eye and Laser Institute in tri-county of Sarasota, Charlotte and Desoto, Florida. He is current Chief of Department of Ophthalmology at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. He is Assistant Clinical Professor at USF Eye Institute, University of South Florida. Dr. Hegleh is a true humanitarian, he still finds time to join charitable missions, such as his position at International Sight Restoration as the Medical Director since 2010 and working with ORBIS, the flying eye hospital.