Eye Doctors in Westerville, OH.
The eye doctors of Comprehensive EyeCare are progressive and visionary leaders in the field of ophthalmic and optometric care — a collective partnership committed to working with you for your health and visual wellness.
Drs. Chioran, Suh, and Beckman are affiliated with the area’s leading health facilities and networks including Grant Medical Center, Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital, Mount Carmel East Hospital, The Eye Center of Columbus, and Columbus Eye Surgery Center.
George M. Chioran, OD, MD, FACS
An eye physician and surgeon, Dr. George Chioran is one of the few eye care providers in central Ohio to be trained in both ophthalmology and optometry. He is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is a graduate of both the Ohio State University College of Optometry and the Indiana University College of Medicine. He completed his ophthalmology residency in Indianapolis where he was selected as the Chief Teaching Resident. During his training, he was honored with research fellowships from the American Medical Association and Fight For Sight and has published research articles on a wide range of topics, including optic nerve disease, color vision, and eye movement control.
As an educator, Dr. Chioran served on the faculty of the Indiana University College of Optometry, where he won several teaching awards from his students. He is currently on the clinical faculty of the Ohio State University Department of Ophthalmology. Additionally, he had the foresight to recognize that laser vision correction would transform the way people would see the world. In 1995 he was one of the first physicians in Central Ohio to be trained in Laser Vision Correction and helped proctor other physicians in Ohio as they learned these techniques.
In 1998 Dr. Chioran was honored with the Columbus Medical Association Public Service Award. He is listed in Best Doctors and Castle Connolly Top Doctors and is listed as one of America’s Top Ophthalmologists by Consumers’ Research Council of America. He is also a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons.
Steven H. Suh, MD
Director of Cataract Surgery
Dr. Steven Suh, a son of a pediatrician, grew up in Coshocton, Ohio. Majoring in zoology, he graduated with honors from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He received his medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine, where he was a member of the Landacre Research Honor Society. His interest in the field of ophthalmology began while in medical school when he participated in several ocular research studies at Columbus Children’s Hospital. Dr. Suh completed his internship with Mount Carmel Medical Center in Columbus and went on to complete his ophthalmology training at St. Francis Medical Center in Pittsburgh, where he was chief resident. He has published eye and vision research articles in peer-reviewed journals and has presented at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology annual meetings. Dr. Suh and his family have joined Medical Ministry International on numerous eye care mission projects to Mexico to examine, treat, and perform surgery on patients. He is also listed in Best Doctors and as one of America’s Top Ophthalmologists by Consumers’ Research Council of America. Dr. Suh enjoys tennis and has run in the Columbus Marathon and the New York City Marathon. He has started a podcast called Healthy Eyes 101 to help educate patients about their eye conditions and their latest treatments.
Board Certified: American Board of Ophthalmology
Fellow: American Academy of Ophthalmology
Member: American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Ohio State Medical Association, Columbus Medical Association, Ohio Ophthalmological Society
Current Privileges: The Eye Center of Columbus, Mt. Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital, Grant Medical Center
Small incision cataract surgery and advanced intraocular lenses
YAG capsulotomy for secondary membranes after cataract surgery
Glaucoma – medical treatment, lasers (SLT, peripheral iridotomy), goniotomy
Diabetic eye exams and laser treatment
Laser vision correction – advanced surface ablation, PRK
Superficial keratectomy for recurrent erosions and anterior basement membrane dystrophy
Kenneth A. Beckman, MD, FACS
Director of Corneal Services
Dr. Beckman is a board-certified ophthalmologist and cornea specialist. He was born in Columbus and graduated from Bexley High School. He earned his undergraduate and medical degrees from The Ohio State University. After an internship at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Cleveland, Dr. Beckman completed an ophthalmology residency at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Cleveland, serving as chief resident in 1994-1995. He then completed a cornea, external disease, and refractive surgery fellowship at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dr. Beckman has been practicing ophthalmology in Columbus since 1996 and joined Comprehensive Eye Care in July 2012 as Director of Corneal Services.
Dr. Beckman is a past president and past treasurer of the Columbus Ophthalmology and ENT society and a past member of the Board of Trustees for Prevent Blindness Ohio. Dr. Beckman is active in clinical ophthalmology research and has been involved in numerous clinical studies. He has published articles in ophthalmology journals and has presented his research at national meetings, such as the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He was recently involved in two FDA trials for the treatment of keratoconus and corneal ectasia using collagen cross-linking technology.
Dr. Beckman specializes in small-incision cataract surgery, cornea and external diseases, corneal transplant surgery including the new DSEK surgery, pterygium surgery, as well as glaucoma treatment and general ophthalmology. He has a special interest in the treatment of dry eye disease. Dry eye disease is one of the most common reasons for visits to eye physicians and can be very debilitating for patients. Dr. Beckman has extensive experience with treating this condition and is involved with many new protocols to manage dry eyes.
Dr. Beckman is listed in Best Doctors, Castle Connolly Top Doctors, the Global Directory of Who’s Who and is listed as one of America’s Top Ophthalmologists by Consumers’ Research Council of America in cornea and cataract surgery.
Katie Wulff, OD, FAAO
Dr. Katie Wulff was born and raised in Iowa and obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology at the University of Iowa. It was there that she began working as a student employee in the Department of Ophthalmology Contact Lens Clinic and realized that optometry was her future career. She then attended The Ohio State University College of Optometry and completed her doctoral degree. During her time in school, she served as the vice president of her class and vice president of the Students Volunteering Optometric Services to Humanity (SVOSH). As a student member of SVOSH, she traveled to the Dominican Republic giving ocular examinations and dispensing donated glasses to those in need.
After graduation, Dr. Wulff completed a one-year ocular disease residency at the Chillicothe and Columbus Veterans Administration Medical Clinics where she was trained in the management and co-management of a wide range of ocular disease conditions. After completion of her residency, she has continued to work for the Veterans Administration giving eye examinations to the Veterans in central and southern Ohio, as well as providing eye care for patients in the private sector in the Columbus area.
Dr. Wulff is an associate clinical faculty member of The Ohio State University, College of Optometry. She is also a current member and Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and the Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honorary Society. Other society memberships include the American Optometric Association and the Ohio Optometric Association for which she has previously served as zone trustee.
Julia Geldis, OD, FAAO
Dr. Julia Geldis grew up in Newcomerstown, Ohio, and decided to pursue optometry after working for her hometown optometrist during high school. She attended Ohio University for her undergraduate degree in biological sciences and then attended The Ohio State University College of Optometry. During optometry school, Dr. Geldis participated in mission trips to El Salvador and the Dominican Republic, and she also served as president of Students Volunteering Optometric Services to Humanity (SVOSH).
Dr. Geldis completed a two year Cornea and Contact Lens Fellowship at Ohio State, and was employed by the College of Optometry as a clinical faculty member, serving as Chief of Optometry Services at the Wilce Student Health Center. Dr. Geldis is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and is also a member of the American Optometric Association and Ohio Optometric Association.
Zachary Coates, OD
Dr. Zachary Coates grew up in Shadyside, Ohio, and graduated from Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering with a focus on biomolecular engineering. Dr. Coates found his passion for eye care after attending an open house at The Ohio State University School of Optometry. He attended The Ohio State University School of Optometry earning his OD as well as a Masters Degree in Vision Science. During optometry school, Dr. Coates served as Treasurer for the Class of 2019, served on the College of Optometry’s Student Council, and served on the College’s trips to Appalachia with Remote Access Medicine to provide free eye care to underserved populations. Dr. Coates completed a research project for his M.S. on the effects of vision correction through glasses and contact lenses on the self-perception of teenagers from underserved populations in Columbus.
Upon completion of optometry school, Dr. Coates began one-year management of ocular disease residency at the Chillicothe and Columbus Veterans Administration Medical Centers. Dr. Coates is a current member of the Ohio Optometric Association and is a candidate for a fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry.