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Dr. Groat

Brian J. Groat, MD is a board certified cataract, cornea and glaucoma surgeon. His unique and extensive training has enabled him to provide the highest quality eye surgery and care.

After graduating with Honors from the United States Air Force Academy, Dr. Groat served two years as an Acquisition Officer for the Air Force. He was then selected in a highly competitive program to be sponsored for his medical training. Dr. Groat received his medical doctorate (MD) from Tulane University School of Medicine. He continued his internship training in New Orleans working in the famed Charity Hospital System.

The Air Force then called him back to active duty and he served as the lead Flight Surgeon for the 66 RQS, combat search and rescue squadron, based out of Las Vegas, NV. During that time, he deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq on three occasions and earned an Air Medal and Achievement Medal for combat rescue flights.

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