Our experts complete four years of medical school, a four-year residency with three in ophthalmology, a prestigious two-year fellowship in oculoplastic surgery and are members of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.
“My physician referred me to the surgeons with the most training and experience, period.”
DR. THOMAS A. BERSANI Since 1987, Dr. Bersani has concentrated his practice exclusively in plastic and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids, eyebrows, tear ducts, orbit and face. A published author of medical research, he is involved in on-going research projects and has lectured at professional meetings throughout the United States. He is actively involved in educating physicians as a full clinical professor in the Departments of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology at the SUNY Upstate Medical University.
Dr. Bersani graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude from St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY. He earned his medical degree from SUNY Health Science Center and an internship at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse. He completed his residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Pennsylvania – Scheie Eye Institute in Philadelphia. His post graduate training included a fellowship in Eye Plastic and Orbital Surgery, performed at the University of Michigan, W.K. Kellogg Eye Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, Dr. Bersani is a member of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS). This organization’s members consist of about 800 surgeons nationally who have completed an approved fellowship, passed written and oral exams, and defended a thesis in the field of oculoplastic surgery. Dr. Bersani meets biannually with the organization to bring you the latest treatments in the field.
DR. BRYANT P. CARRUTH specializes in both functional and cosmetic plastic surgery of the eyelids as well as surgery on the orbit and the lacrimal, or tearing, system. He is trained in the most contemporary techniques in the field and is committed to bringing newly advancing techniques to his patients.
Dr. Carruth is a native of Syracuse, NY. He studied biochemistry and molecular biology at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH. Dr. Carruth earned his M.D. at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse and completed a medical internship at St. Joseph’s Hospital. He trained in comprehensive ophthalmology and ophthalmic surgery during his residency at SUNY Upstate Medical University.
Dr. Carruth undertook fellowship training in Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Albany Medical Center in Albany, NY where he served as a clinical instructor teaching resident physicians and medical students. This fellowship is sponsored by the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (ASOPRS), an esteemed national organization of physicians specializing in functional, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids, orbit and lacrimal system.
Dr. Carruth is a board-certified Ophthalmologist and member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He has authored a number of journal articles and book chapters in oculoplastic surgery, has spoken at national meetings, and is engaged in ongoing clinical research in the field as well. In addition, Dr. Carruth continues to teach physicians-in-training as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at SUNY Upstate.
DR. ROBERT H. HILL, III is trained in the most current techniques of functional and cosmetic oculofacial plastic surgery and surgery of the orbit. In addition, he has a particular interest in minimally invasive treatments for facial rejuvenation including the use of neuromodulators and dermal filers. He is the author of several articles and book chapters pertaining to oculoplastic surgery and continues to teach residents and medical students as an Assistant Clinical Professor at SUNY Upstate Medical University.
Dr. Hill is originally from the Albany, NY, area. He attended Amherst College where he graduated with a major in Neuroscience. Dr. Hill then received his M.D. from SUNY Upstate Medical University and completed his internship at St. Joseph’s Hospital. He completed his residency in Ophthalmology at SUNY Upstate Medical University and is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Hill continued his post-graduate training by completing a prestigious two year fellowship in Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery sponsored by ASOPRS (American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons) in Columbus, OH. While in Ohio, he served as an Assistant Clinical Professor at The Ohio State University Medical Center and Doctor’s Hospital. During his fellowship he also received the Marvin Quickert Thesis Award, given annually to the best research thesis submitted nationally. Dr. Hill’s thesis title was “Percutaneous drainage and ablation as first line therapy for the treatment of both macrocystic and microcystic orbital lymphangiomas.”
DR. GEORGE SALLOUM, is a board-certified Ophthalmologist with extensive training in OculoFacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Dr. Salloum is a native of Upstate NY. He grew up in Lansing, NY and attended SUNY Geneseo where he studied Biochemistry and Mathematics. He then earned his MD from Wright State University’s Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton, OH.
Upon completion of his medical Internship, Dr. Salloum served 4 years as an active-duty Flight Surgeon with the Air Force Special Operations Command out of Hurlburt Field Air Force Base in Florida. During his time with the Air Force, Dr. Salloum was an operational Flight Surgeon providing casualty evacuation care and base operations support. He went on 3 deployment taskings to the Horn of Africa, Afghanistan and Iraq and earned 17 decorations to include the Joint Service Commendation Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, Combat Readiness Medal and Expert Marksmanship Ribbon.
In 2016 Dr. Salloum transitioned from the Air Force to the Air National Guard and began his Ophthalmology residency training at SUNY Upstate Medical University. After his residency, Dr. Salloum completed an extremely competitive 2-year OculoFacial Plastics fellowship in Nashville, TN through the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (ASOPRS). As a part of his specialty training Dr Salloum worked extensively with experts in the fields of Oculoplastics, ENT Facial Plastics, General Plastics, Facial Trauma, Oral MaxilloFacial Surgery and Neurosurgery. His inclusive training has made him an incredibly well trained and versatile surgeon that encompasses all cosmetic and reconstructive needs.
In addition to his work as an OculoFacial Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Salloum currently serves as an Air National Guard Flight Surgeon with the 174th Attack Wing in Syracuse, NY and an Aviation Medical Examiner for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Dr. Salloum is also an assistant professor of Ophthalmology at SUNY Upstate in which he actively teaches Ophthalmology residents and works to advance the field of Ophthalmology and OculoFacial Plastics via education and research.
Dr. Salloum is extremely excited to be back in Upstate NY and serve the region!