Arlington Eye Physicians

Doctors

Smajo S. Osmanovic MD. PHD.

smajoosmanovic Dr. Osmanovic was born in Bosnia-Herzegovina and came to the United States in 1985 with his wife and children. Before coming to the USA he attended Belgrade University Medical School and Postgraduate School graduating with honors at the top of his class.

He was an Associate Professor in the Department of Patho-Physiology at Belgrade University Medical School. He was awarded the prestigious Fulbright Fellowship for the research in neurosciences performed at Department of Physiology and Biophysics, College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago. He finished his internship in Internal Medicine at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago and completed his residency in Ophthalmology at the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, University of Illinois at Chicago.

He also attended the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary to receive his fellowship in glaucoma and is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology there. He specializes in Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery, and External Eye Diseases and is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.

He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Illinois Association of Ophthalmology. He was honored in Strathmore’s Who’s Who for demonstrating leadership and achievement in the field of ophthalmology.

Senad Osmanovic MD.

smajoosmanovic A Native of the Chicago area, Dr. Senad Osmanovic joined Arlington Eye Physicians following his surgical retina fellowship training at University of California Davis in Sacramento, CA. He is a specialist in retinal diseases of the eye and retinal surgery, and sees patients with a variety of retinal disorders, including age related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and retinal detachments.

Dr. Osmanovic was raised in Oak Park, IL and attended the University of Chicago for his undergraduate education. He obtained his medical degree from Northwestern University in Chicago. He completed his residency in ophthalmology at the University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, where he received several achievement awards. During his residency, Dr. Osmanovic also traveled to Tokyo, Japan and Brazil to spend time at ophthalmology hospitals.

Dr. Osmanovic has been involved in clinical trials investigating treatments for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and other retinal disorders, for which he has given talks at international conferences. His research has been published in numerous peer-reviewed medical journals and he has authored several book chapters. Dr. Osmanovic is Board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is an active member of multiple professional societies including the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.

In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, hiking and cycling.

Mark Dikopf MD.

Mark Dikopf Dr. Mark Dikopf was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs and graduated with honors from the combined undergraduate and medical school program through the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He completed his residency in ophthalmology at the University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, where he was selected as a chief resident in his final year of training. He developed a passion for glaucoma during residency and subsequently completed a postgraduate glaucoma fellowship at the University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary.

Dr. Mark Dikopf has been active in ophthalmologic research during his career and has published many peer-reviewed articles, as well as presented research at national conferences. He has also held the title of clinical instructor for both University of Illinois at Chicago and Chicago Medical School. Dr. Mark Dikopf is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, and he is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Glaucoma Society, Chicago Ophthalmologic Society, Chicago Glaucoma Society, and Illinois Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons.

In addition to providing up to date evidence based medical and surgical glaucoma care, Dr. Mark Dikopf also specializes in cataract surgery and provides routine eye exams, preventive eye-care health, and treats all medical eye conditions. Dr. Mark Dikopf values getting to know his patients and educating them on their eye conditions. He aims to provide optimal eyecare by making an individualized treatment plan based on a patient’s general health and lifestyle. Most importantly, he treats all of his patients with the utmost respect and care.

Kathryn Winkler MD.

Dr. Kathryn (Katie) Winkler Dr. Kathryn (Katie) Winkler received her medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine, where she graduated with honors. She completed her ophthalmology residency at Kresge Eye Institute in Detroit, MI, where she was nominated by her peers as the most compassionate resident. She then went on to complete a prestigious two-year Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery fellowship at the Kresge Eye Institute. She is a member of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and board certified in Ophthalmology.

Dr. Winkler specializes in treating diseases affecting the eyelids, lacrimal (or tear drain) system, orbit (tissue and bone around the eye), thyroid eye disease, lesions and cancers of the eyelids and orbit, reconstruction of the eyelids and orbit, and aesthetic surgery around the eyes and forehead. Her practice provides comprehensive ophthalmic and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery options. She has published a number of scientific articles, advanced the oculoplastic academic community as well as presented at many national meetings. In her spare time, she enjoys running, traveling, going to the theater, and spending time with her husband, son and puggle. Dr. Winkler has a passion for international medicine and has traveled to Les Cayes, Haiti and Migori, Kenya to provide ophthalmic and oculoplastic care and surgery to the communities.

Ahmad Aref MD.

Dr. Ahmad Aref Dr. Aref's clinical practice concentrates on cataract and glaucoma surgical therapies. Specifically, he performs trabeculectomy and glaucoma drainage implant surgery for advanced glaucomatous disease, in addition to microinvasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) for patients with mild to moderate disease. Specific MIGS options offered by Dr. Aref include trabecular microbypass stent (iStent, Glaukos Co.) implantation; ab-interno canaloplasty; gonioscopy-assisted transluminal trabeculotomy (GATT); Kahook Dual Blade (KDB, New World Medical, Inc.) goniotomy; and endolaser cyclophotocoagulation (ECP). He has a particular interest in the management of angle-closure glaucomas.
In addition to glaucoma surgery, Dr. Aref also specializes in cataract and intraocular lens surgeries using the latest techniques. He offers advanced options for vision correction postoperatively, including diffractive, enhanced depth of focus, and toric intraocular lens platforms.

Dr. Aref is board-certified by The American Board of Ophthalmology and The Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada. His research interests include the development of novel glaucoma surgical techniques, sustained release glaucoma medical therapies, and the improvement of glaucoma diagnosis using computerized imaging methods. Dr. Aref has authored over 60 scientific publications and book chapters and serves as an active peer reviewer for several ophthalmic medical journals. His published textbook, Advanced Glaucoma Surgery, is a valuable resource for glaucoma surgeons worldwide. He serves as a lead section editor for the Editorial Boards of the American Academy of Ophthalmology's EyeWiki and EyeNet publications.

Jin Zhang MD.

Dr. Kathryn (Katie) Winkler Dr. Jin Zhang grew up in Tucson, Arizona and obtained her BS in chemical engineering at the University of Arizona. She received the National Merit Scholarship for her undergraduate studies. Dr. Zhang obtained her medical degree (MD) from the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, where she received a full-tuition scholarship. She completed her internship year in internal medicine at the Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland, Ohio). She completed her residency in ophthalmology at the University of Arizona, where she served as chief resident.
Dr. Zhang is a comprehensive ophthalmologist and is passionate about delivering excellent care to all patients. She treats all medical eye conditions, provides routine eye exams, and has a special interest in cataract surgery and minimally invasive glaucoma surgery.

Dr. Zhang has published and presented numerous research abstracts and papers, contributing to the field of ophthalmology. During medical school, she received a T32 research grant to perform research in the field of ophthalmology. She is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and board eligible for the American Board of Ophthalmology.

In her free time, Dr. Zhang enjoys the outdoors, hiking, and spending time with her family.