Dr. V. Stephen Slana, M.D. completed his medical training at Loyola Medical School in 1988 and his ophthalmology surgical and medical residency from Loyola University Medical Center in 1992. He has active surgical privileges at Kenosha Memorial Hospital, St. Catherine's Hospital, and Aurora Medical Center in Kenosha, WI.
He has dedicated his career exclusively to the patients in the Kenosha area since joining the practice of Dr. James Ferwerda in 1992. He and his wife Jackie have made Kenosha home for their whole family. His medical training and technical background (B.S. in chemical engineering), provides the skills necessary to provide state of the art eye surgery along with many years of experience.
He has extended his commitment for serving the needs of patients by providing eye surgeries and medical care to third world countries with missions to St. Lucia, Nigeria, and an ongoing annual trip to Sebana Yegua in the Dominican Republic (since 2010). Dr. Slana volunteers his time and talents to help improve the quality of life of the people in these underserved places. The archdiocese of Milwaukee presented the Vatican II award in 2012 to Dr. Slana in recognition of his service to the Dominican Republic.
Patient Care Emphasis:
Dr. Karapetian completed his ophthalmology residency at Oklahoma State University in Tulsa, OK. His high volume of surgical training had a strong emphasis on cataract surgery. He was practicing in Racine for the past few years, but relocated in Spring 2015 to join our practice. He has a desire to work in partnership with his patients to ensure compassionate, high quality medical and surgical eye care using the latest modern technology.
Dr. Karapetian is an Osteopathic physician, also known as a D.O. The osteopathic philosophy focuses on the unity of all body parts, identifying the musculoskeletal system as a key element of health. DOs take a “whole person” approach to medicine. They receive extra training in the neuro-muscular and musculoskeletal systems and osteopathic manipulative treatment, a practice in which osteopathic physicians use their hands both to encourage the body’s natural tendency toward good health and to diagnose illness and injury. DOs today practice and are licensed in every specialty field of medicine. Osteopathic medicine provides all of the benefits of modern medicine including prescription drugs, surgery, and the use of technology to diagnose disease and evaluate injury.
Aside from ophthalmology, Dr. Karapetian enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, exercising (swimming, biking, running, cross-country skiing), photography, and playing golf.