Dr. Amita Bhatt
MD, Senior Partner
Amita Bhatt, M.D., senior partner at NWEA, serves as our pediatric ophthalmologist. She is available to treat all types of visual impairments that affect children, and strives to tailor her exam to each individual child’s needs. Her area of interest includes pediatric and adult strabismus for the comprehensive evaluation and treatment of misaligned eyes.
She graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Chatham College and Alpha Omega Alpha from Yale University School of Medicine. She completed her ophthalmology residency at Tufts New England Medical Center, where she served as Chief Resident. Her fellowship training was completed at Children’s Hospital, Boston. Boston Magazine has recognized her in 2002, 2003, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 as one of Boston’s leading ophthalmologists in her specialty. From 2011-2021 she was awarded by Castle Connelly with Best Doctors in America and by Boston Super Doctors as a Top Boston Physician. Dr. Bhatt also remains active in the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, the Massachusetts Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. She continues to teach Tufts medical students rotating at Newton Wellesley Hospital.
Dr. Jill Smith
MD, Senior Partner
Jill Smith, M.D., partner at NWEA and Chief of Ophthalmology at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, is a glaucoma specialist and cataract surgeon. She tailors the management of each glaucoma patient, using the most advanced diagnostic tools. Her surgical expertise includes small-incision cataract surgery, glaucoma filtration surgery, and glaucoma/post-cataract laser procedures. She graduated Summa cum laude from Canisius College and received her medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine. She completed both her ophthalmology residency and glaucoma fellowship at Harvard’s Massachusetts Eye and Ear, where she was awarded fellow of the year by the residents for her outstanding dedication and contribution to resident education. Dr. Smith is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, AMA, Chandler-Grant Glaucoma Society, and New England Ophthalmologic Society where she serves on the Public Health and Education Committee. She serves on the NWPHO Surgical Council and Partners Healthcare Specialty Advisory Committee. Recognitions include top Boston Ophthalmologist by Top Doctors, Best Doctors, and Boston Consumers’ Checkbook. Dr. Smith has been an editor for the online database Healthwise Inc., and is the ophthalmology editor for The Language of Medicine.
Dr. Jill Carmody
Jill Carmody, M.D., partner at NWEA, serves as one of our full time comprehensive ophthalmologists and cataract surgeons. Dr. Carmody is available to perform annual eye exams and focused problem visits for all age groups. Her areas of interest include cataract surgery, anterior segment lasers, medical and laser management of glaucoma, diabetic eye exams, macular degeneration, and dry eyes. She uses the latest advancements to diagnose and treat ophthalmic disease. After graduating cum laude from Connecticut College, Dr. Carmody went on to complete her medical degree at Jefferson Medical College where she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society. She pursued her medical internship at Harvard’s Mount Auburn Hospital followed by an ophthalmology residency at New England Eye Center/Tufts Medical Center where she was awarded the Charles J Preefer Award for outstanding resident research. She joined NWEA upon completion of her residency in 2012. She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, New England Ophthalmological Society, and Massachusetts Medical Society.
Dr. Pallavi Ojha
Dr. Caroline Baumal
Dr. Melina Morkin
-Corneal transplants, including penetrating keratoplasties and partial transplants such as DMEK/DSEK
-Standard, complex, and premium cataract surgery, including multifocal lenses, astigmatic correction and femtosecond laser technology
-Secondary intraocular lenses and lens exchanges
-Anterior segment reconstruction
-Ocular surface pathology (including tumors and pterygia)
-Advanced treatments for dry eye disease and blepharitis, such as IPL and meibomian gland probing
-Anterior segment OCT and confocal microscopy
-Refractive surgery (such as LASIK and PRK)
She holds an academic position as assistant professor of ophthalmology at Tufts University School of Medicine. She completed a Cornea, External Disease, Cataract and Refractive Surgery Fellowship at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami, which is ranked the number one eye hospital in the country. Previously, Dr. Morkin had completed an ophthalmology residency at the New England Eye Center at Tufts Medical Center, Boston. She graduated number one of her medical school class at Favaloro University Faculty of Medical Sciences in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is also fluent in Spanish.
Dr. Catherine S. Choi
Catherine S. Choi is a pediatric ophthalmologist and adult strabismus specialist. Her interests include the treatment of adult and pediatric strabismus, amblyopia, congenital cataracts, and lacrimal disorders. Her advanced surgical techniques include the use of adjustable sutures for complex strabismus. She graduated summa cum laude from Washington University, St. Louis and completed medical school and her ophthalmology residency at the University of Florida, Gainesville, where she was awarded Exemplary Service as Chief Resident and the Resident Research Award. She went on to complete her pediatric ophthalmology fellowship at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center, Ann Arbor. She serves as an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology on the Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Service at Tufts Medical Center, where she teaches students and residents.
Dr. Choi is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is an active member in the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Alison Callahan
Alison Callahan, our oculoplastics surgeon, is available for consultation in all areas of cosmetic and medical oculofacial surgery including surgery of the eyelids, orbit and lacrimal (tear drainage) system. Her surgical interests include eyelid reconstruction due to malposition or after skin cancer removal, orbital tumors and reconstructions, and tear duct disorders. She is also available for aesthetic consultations in cosmetic eyelid surgery or minimally invasive facial rejuvenation including Botox and filler treatments.
After graduating summa cum laude from Princeton University, Dr. Callahan went on to complete her medical degree at Columbia University where she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society. She completed her ophthalmology residency at Harvard University and then went on to complete her subspecialty fellowship training in Manhattan at Columbia, Cornell, New York University and Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital. She currently serves as an assistant professor of ophthalmology at Tufts University School of Medicine.
She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Dr. Michael Goldstein
Dr. Alyssa Tulipano
Dr. Michael Smookler
Jasmin Geevarghese, OD serves as a general optometrist at Newton Wellesley Eye Associates. She is available to perform comprehensive eye exams, problem focused visits, refractions, contact lens fittings, and post-op cataract surgery co-management. Dr. Geevarghese received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, as well as a minor in Health Disparities in Society, from the University of Florida. She went on to earn her Doctor of Optometry degree from the New England College of Optometry. She completed her residency in Ocular Disease and Primary Eye Care at VA Boston Hospital West Roxbury, MA. Dr. Geevarghese is a member of the American Optometric Association (AOA). In her free time, she enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, doing peloton rides, reading, and hiking.