Physicians2020-06-09T19:45:45+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, MDKevin Stewart, MD

Kevin Stewart, MD is a fellowship-trained glaucoma specialist and comprehensive ophthalmologist who has lived in the US Virgin Islands with his wife and children for 9 years.
After completing a BS in Biochemistry at the University of Washington, graduate school at Chicago Medical School, and residency at New York Medical College, Dr. Stewart completed fellowship training in glaucoma at the renowned New York University’s Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital. He then served as the Assistant Director of Glaucoma Services at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and was appointed Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at NY Medical College in 2007. In various institutions in New York, he trained residents to perform cataract and glaucoma surgery. He has authored numerous academic papers and lectured worldwide on the medical and surgical treatment of various eye diseases.

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.

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.

Samuel. B. Barone, MDSamuel B. Barone, MD

Samuel B. Barone, MD is a board-certified ophthalmologist and fellowship-trained vitreoretinal surgeon. After graduating from The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, he served as a physician in the US Air Force providing primary care to the members of the flying community, often in remote and austere locations such as the deserts of Iraq and Afghanistan. He then completed an ophthalmology residency at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary where he served as Chief Resident, and a vitreoretinal surgery fellowship at University of California San Diego. He also has interests in clinical drug development and spent 5 years at the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rising to the level of Senior Medical Officer. He continues to hold leadership and consultative positions in biopharma industry leveraging his experience planning, executing, and managing clinical and translational activities across a broad range of indications along the drug development pathway. He joined Plessen Ophthalmology to serve the local community in 2019.

Dr. Escot ophthalmologist, Plessen OphthalmologySarah M. Escott, MD

Dr. Sarah M. Escott is a comprehensive ophthalmologist and cataract surgeon with additional training in uveitis. She received her medical degree from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Following an internship at the National Naval Medical Center in Maryland, she served four years on active duty in the United States Navy as a flight surgeon and Department Head of Aviation and Occupational Medicine. Dr. Escott went on to complete an Ophthalmology residency at The Ohio State University Havener Eye Institute followed by a clinical uveitis fellowship at Northwestern University in Chicago. She has published two book chapters, served as a sub investigator in many clinical trials, and has participated in teaching activities in the local community. She joined Plessen Ophthalmology to serve the local community in 2019.

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, MDKevin Stewart, MD

Kevin Stewart, MD is a fellowship-trained glaucoma specialist and comprehensive ophthalmologist who has lived in the US Virgin Islands with his wife and children for 9 years.
After completing a BS in Biochemistry at the University of Washington, graduate school at Chicago Medical School, and residency at New York Medical College, Dr. Stewart completed fellowship training in glaucoma at the renowned New York University’s Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital. He then served as the Assistant Director of Glaucoma Services at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and was appointed Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at NY Medical College in 2007. In various institutions in New York, he trained residents to perform cataract and glaucoma surgery. He has authored numerous academic papers and lectured worldwide on the medical and surgical treatment of various eye diseases.

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.

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.

Samuel. B. Barone, MDSanuel B. Barone, MD

Samuel B. Barone, MD is a board-certified ophthalmologist and fellowship-trained vitreoretinal surgeon. After graduating from The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, he served as a physician in the US Air Force providing primary care to the members of the flying community, often in remote and austere locations such as the deserts of Iraq and Afghanistan. He then completed an ophthalmology residency at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary where he served as Chief Resident, and a vitreoretinal surgery fellowship at University of California San Diego. He also has interests in clinical drug development and spent 5 years at the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rising to the level of Senior Medical Officer. He continues to hold leadership and consultative positions in biopharma industry leveraging his experience planning, executing, and managing clinical and translational activities across a broad range of indications along the drug development pathway. He joined Plessen Ophthalmology to serve the local community in 2019.

Dr. Escot ophthalmologist, Plessen OphthalmologySarah M. Escott, MD

Dr. Sarah M. Escott is a comprehensive ophthalmologist and cataract surgeon with additional training in uveitis. She received her medical degree from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Following an internship at the National Naval Medical Center in Maryland, she served four years on active duty in the United States Navy as a flight surgeon and Department Head of Aviation and Occupational Medicine. Dr. Escott went on to complete an Ophthalmology residency at The Ohio State University Havener Eye Institute followed by a clinical uveitis fellowship at Northwestern University in Chicago. She has published two book chapters, served as a sub investigator in many clinical trials, and has participated in teaching activities in the local community. She joined Plessen Ophthalmology to serve the local community in 2019.

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.