ASCRS Member Volunteers to Change Lives for the Better

Jeffrey Whitman, MD [Dallas, TX], believes doing good for others is a winning proposition. And he lives every day of his life embracing that concept.

Dr. Whitman was born in Dallas, attended Hillcrest High School and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Southern Methodist University. He earned his M.D. at Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, and also completed his internship at the same institution. Dr. Whitman completed his residency training in ophthalmology at Scott and White Clinic in Temple, Texas.

Now, as President and Chief Surgeon of the Key-Whitman Eye Center in Dallas, Texas, Dr. Whitman leads this award winning practice with the tagline “Key-Whitman Changes Lives.” And it is not just about marketing.

The Key-Whitman doctors have supported several different programs to improve vision for those in Guatemala, Belize, and Cuba. “Changing lives for the better is what inspires all of us at Key-Whitman,” says Dr. Whitman. Now they are turning their attention to those in need in their own community.

Dr. Whitman became an Operation Sight volunteer last year, and performed his first volunteer surgery through the ASCRS Foundation program in December 2016.

“Our first patient is a full time student, but her 20/100 acuities made her studies very difficult. Performing a bi-lateral surgery on her will help improve her vision visit poster's website immeasurably and allow her to complete her studies,” details Dr. Whitman.

Dr. Whitman believes this will be just the first of many local patients he and his practice will be able to help through Operation Sight. When asked what he would tell other surgeons who are considering becoming Operation Sight volunteers, he exclaims, “Just do it!”

 “Seeing the first smiles on their faces when you tell them you can help, and then seeing their faces light up again when they first read the letters on your wall with the improved vision – that is the most rewarding experience. Everybody wins when we do good for others!”