Physicians 2018-05-30T10:54:38+00:00

Comprehensive

Eye Care

Providing World Class Ophthalmology Services

MEET OUR DOCTORS

Our physicians have trained at top U.S. academic institutions including number one- ranked Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins, Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, New York University, and St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital Center.

Our physicians routinely speak at academic conferences and are actively involved in clinical research and trials.

Kevin Stewart, MD

Kevin Stewart, MD is a fellowship-trained glaucoma specialist and comprehensive ophthalmologist. He completed a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry at the University of Washington then attended medical school at Chicago Medical School. After completing residency at New York Medical College, he completed fellowship training in glaucoma at the renowned New York University’s Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital. Dr. Stewart served as the Assistant Director of Glaucoma Services at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and became an Assistant Professor of ophthalmology at NY Medical College in 2007. In 2011, he joined the staff of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Florida. He now lives on the island of St. Croix, USVI where he performs over 1500 traditional and minimally invasive glaucoma and cataract surgeries and 1200 laser procedures each year.

Joseph Capriotti, MD

Joseph Capriotti, MD is a founding partner of Plessen Ophthalmology.   Dr. Capriotti is a comprehensive ophthalmologist with expertise in ocular infection, ocular inflammation and ophthalmic drug development. He completed undergraduate and graduate degrees at UC Berkeley and Columbia University prior to obtaining his MD at Jefferson Medical College. He completed his residency in ophthalmology at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and studied as an international visiting fellow at the Aravind Eye Institute in Madurai, India. He has lived and worked on St Croix and St. Thomas since 2010.

Jesse Pelletier, MD FACS

Jesse Pelletier, MD completed his residency at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and received fellowship training in cornea/refractive surgery from the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Florida. He remains affiliated with the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and the Miami- Veterans Administration as a Voluntary Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology. Serving in this capacity, his responsibilities includes surgical training of residents, clinic supervision, and clinical research within the ophthalmology and cornea divisions. 

Jonathan Leon-Rosen, MD

Jonathan Leon-Rosen, MD is a fellowship-trained Oculoplastic surgeon who specializes in functional, cosmetic and oncologic plastic surgery of the face and eyelids, as well as general Ophthalmology.   He attended Stony Brook University as an undergraduate where he graduated cum laude. He went on to earn his medical degree at Downstate University. Dr. Leon Rosen completed his internship in General Surgery at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Miami, FL. He then completed his residency at the world renowned New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. He stayed at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, completing a fellowship in Ophthalmic Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery. He currently divides his time between offices in Miami and the US Virgin Islands.

George B. Peters III, MD, M.B.A.

George B. Peters III, M.D., M.B.A. is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Born and raised in Eastern Maine, he graduated from Boston University’s Biomedical Engineering Program with high honors. After earning a graduate degree in Maine, he went to medical school in Vermont, completed his internship in Maine, and his ophthalmology residency in New York, where he was also appointed Chief Resident. His first fellowship in New York was followed by another in ocular immunology and uveitis at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and then a vitreoretinal surgery fellowship at the University of Edinburgh. Since completing his training, Dr. Peters served on the full-time faculty at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the part-time faculty at multiple medical schools in Massachusetts and New York. Dr. Peters has attended, presented, moderated, and has been an invited panelist at multiple meetings in North and South America, Asia and Europe. His research includes intravitreal drug administration, new therapies for uveitis, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration. Dr. Peters’ multiple publications are found in all three major American ophthalmology journals, the British Journal of Ophthalmology and in Retina. In addition to presenting research on most of them, he has enjoyed adventure travel to all of the world’s continents. He joined Plessen Ophthalmology to serve the local community in 2018.

Adam Jacobowitz, MD

Adam Jacobowitz, MD is an ocular inflammation, uveitis, and immunology specialist. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Dr. Jacobowitz attended Union College in Schenectady, New York, and graduated cum laude with a dual Bachelors of Science in Biology and Psychology. After a year of clinical research in the field of genetics and addiction at the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Jacobowitz pursued his medical degree at SUNY Brooklyn, obtaining additional training in clinical pediatrics before his residency in Ophthalmology. Upon completion of his surgical training, Adam was invited to perform his fellowship in the field of uveitis and ocular immunology at the prestigious Wilmer Eye Institute of Johns Hopkins University, after which he became board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.  Dr. Jacobowitz resides in Miami where he practices comprehensive Ophthalmology. He is pleased to extend his clinical experience to the local community in the US Virgin Islands.

Fred Chien, MD

Fred Chien, MD attended college at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, where he graduated in 1999 with departmental and Phi Beta Kappa honors in biophysics. He attended Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York for both medical school and internship training. Dr. Chien completed his residency training at Stanford and his medical retina fellowship at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami.  In 2008, Dr. Chien joined Kaiser Permanente in California as a medical retina specialist and cataract surgeon where he has performed over 5000 cataract surgeries in the last 10 years. He specializes in the non-surgical treatment of diabetic retinal disease, macular degeneration, vein occlusions, and other retina disorders. He also specializes in micro-incisional cataract surgery and offers premium lens implants such as multifocal lenses and astigmatism correcting lenses.  Dr. Chien is published in journals such as Nature Neuroscience, Neuron, Archives of Ophthalmology, Retina, and JAMA Ophthalmology and has presented scientific posters at numerous ophthalmology society meetings. He joined Plessen Ophthalmology to serve the local community in 2018.

Otto Campos, MD

Otto Campos, MD, is an Ophthalmologist with concentration in Retina and Diabetic Eye Diseases. He attended and graduated with honors from Universidad de Guayaquil Faculty of Medicine in Ecuador. Dr. Campos is affiliated with Malcolm Randall Veterans Affair Medical Center, Aerospace Medical Association, University of Florida, and a member of the American Board of Ophthalmology. He has over 45 years of medical experience. He resided and practiced in Gainesville, Florida before relocating to St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands.

Alfred Anduze, MD

Alfred Anduze, MD is an ophthalmologist in Christiansted, US Virgin Islands. He received his medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine, completed his residency at Georgetown University, has written numerous medical articles and textbooks and has been in practice for more than 35 years. 

Ria Lutchmeesingh, OD

Ria Lutchmeesingh, OD completed her Bachelors of Science in Ferris State University and completed Doctor of Optometry at Inter American University of Puerto Rico School of Optometry in 2003. She did her externship in Puerto Rico and Florida. 

Kevin Stewart, MD

Kevin Stewart, MD is a fellowship-trained glaucoma specialist and comprehensive ophthalmologist. He completed a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry at the University of Washington then attended medical school at Chicago Medical School. After completing residency at New York Medical College, he completed fellowship training in glaucoma at the renowned New York University’s Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital. Dr. Stewart served as the Assistant Director of Glaucoma Services at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and became an Assistant Professor of ophthalmology at NY Medical College in 2007. In 2011, he joined the staff of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Florida. He now lives on the island of St. Croix, USVI where he performs over 1500 traditional and minimally invasive glaucoma and cataract surgeries and 1200 laser procedures each year.

Joseph Capriotti, MD

Joseph Capriotti, MD is a founding partner of Plessen Ophthalmology.   Dr. Capriotti is a comprehensive ophthalmologist with expertise in ocular infection, ocular inflammation and ophthalmic drug development. He completed undergraduate and graduate degrees at UC Berkeley and Columbia University prior to obtaining his MD at Jefferson Medical College. He completed his residency in ophthalmology at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and studied as an international visiting fellow at the Aravind Eye Institute in Madurai, India. He has lived and worked on St Croix and St. Thomas since 2010.

Jesse Pelletier, MD FACS

Jesse Pelletier, MD completed his residency at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and received fellowship training in cornea/refractive surgery from the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Florida. He remains affiliated with the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and the Miami- Veterans Administration as a Voluntary Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology. Serving in this capacity, his responsibilities includes surgical training of residents, clinic supervision, and clinical research within the ophthalmology and cornea divisions. 

Jonathan Leon-Rosen, MD

Jonathan Leon-Rosen, MD is a fellowship-trained Oculoplastic surgeon who specializes in functional, cosmetic and oncologic plastic surgery of the face and eyelids, as well as general Ophthalmology.   He attended Stony Brook University as an undergraduate where he graduated cum laude. He went on to earn his medical degree at Downstate University. Dr. Leon Rosen completed his internship in General Surgery at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Miami, FL. He then completed his residency at the world renowned New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. He stayed at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, completing a fellowship in Ophthalmic Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery. He currently divides his time between offices in Miami and the US Virgin Islands.

George B. Peters III, MD, M.B.A.

George B. Peters III, M.D., M.B.A. is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Born and raised in Eastern Maine, he graduated from Boston University’s Biomedical Engineering Program with high honors. After earning a graduate degree in Maine, he went to medical school in Vermont, completed his internship in Maine, and his ophthalmology residency in New York, where he was also appointed Chief Resident. His first fellowship in New York was followed by another in ocular immunology and uveitis at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and then a vitreoretinal surgery fellowship at the University of Edinburgh. Since completing his training, Dr. Peters served on the full-time faculty at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the part-time faculty at multiple medical schools in Massachusetts and New York. Dr. Peters has attended, presented, moderated, and has been an invited panelist at multiple meetings in North and South America, Asia and Europe. His research includes intravitreal drug administration, new therapies for uveitis, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration. Dr. Peters’ multiple publications are found in all three major American ophthalmology journals, the British Journal of Ophthalmology and in Retina. In addition to presenting research on most of them, he has enjoyed adventure travel to all of the world’s continents. He joined Plessen Ophthalmology to serve the local community in 2018.

Adam Jacobowitz, MD

Adam Jacobowitz, MD is an ocular inflammation, uveitis, and immunology specialist. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Dr. Jacobowitz attended Union College in Schenectady, New York, and graduated cum laude with a dual Bachelors of Science in Biology and Psychology. After a year of clinical research in the field of genetics and addiction at the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Jacobowitz pursued his medical degree at SUNY Brooklyn, obtaining additional training in clinical pediatrics before his residency in Ophthalmology. Upon completion of his surgical training, Adam was invited to perform his fellowship in the field of uveitis and ocular immunology at the prestigious Wilmer Eye Institute of Johns Hopkins University, after which he became board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Jacobowitz resides in Miami where he practices comprehensive Ophthalmology. He is pleased to extend his clinical experience to the local community in the US Virgin Islands.

Fred Chien, MD

Fred Chien, MD attended college at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, where he graduated in 1999 with departmental and Phi Beta Kappa honors in biophysics. He attended Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York for both medical school and internship training. Dr. Chien completed his residency training at Stanford and his medical retina fellowship at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami.  In 2008, Dr. Chien joined Kaiser Permanente in California as a medical retina specialist and cataract surgeon where he has performed over 5000 cataract surgeries in the last 10 years. He specializes in the non-surgical treatment of diabetic retinal disease, macular degeneration, vein occlusions, and other retina disorders. He also specializes in micro-incisional cataract surgery and offers premium lens implants such as multifocal lenses and astigmatism correcting lenses.  Dr. Chien is published in journals such as Nature Neuroscience, Neuron, Archives of Ophthalmology, Retina, and JAMA Ophthalmology and has presented scientific posters at numerous ophthalmology society meetings. He joined Plessen Ophthalmology to serve the local community in 2018.

Otto Campos, MD

Otto Campos, MD, is an Ophthalmologist with concentration in Retina and Diabetic Eye Diseases. He attended and graduated with honors from Universidad de Guayaquil Faculty of Medicine in Ecuador. Dr. Campos is affiliated with Malcolm Randall Veterans Affair Medical Center, Aerospace Medical Association, University of Florida, and a member of the American Board of Ophthalmology. He has over 54 years of medical experience. He resided and practiced in Gainesville, Florida before relocating to St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands.

Alfred Anduze, MD

Alfred Anduze, MD is an ophthalmologist in Christiansted, US Virgin Islands. He received his medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine, completed his residency at Georgetown University, has written numerous medical articles and textbooks and has been in practice for more than 35 years. 

Ria Lutchmeesingh, OD

Ria Lutchmeesingh, OD completed her Bachelors of Science in Ferris State University and completed Doctor of Optometry at Inter American University of Puerto Rico School of Optometry in 2003. She did her externship in Puerto Rico and Florida.