Lisa S. Gamell, MD | Ophthalmic Surgeon in Tampa Bay
Lisa S. Gamell, MD is Board Certified Ophthalmic Surgeon specializing in the treatment of Glaucoma, Cataracts, and Anterior Segment Diseases. Dr. Gamell is an expert is all aspects of Glaucoma management, including medical treatment, laser treatment and surgeries ranging from traditional trabeculectomy and tube shunt procedures to the newer MIGS (Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgeries) options. During fellowship, Dr. Gamell and her mentor Dr. Shingleton published one of the first research papers demonstrating that cataract surgery lowers eye pressure in glaucoma patients. As a result, Dr. Gamell specializes in Cataract Surgery in patients with Glaucoma, helping them determine the best approach given their level of disease.
Before joining the Bay Area Eye Institute, Dr. Gamell was an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine. While on the faculty at USF, she taught Ophthalmology Residents how to be compassionate clinicians and outstanding surgeons. In addition, she served as the Glaucoma Fellowship Director, training over a decade of Glaucoma Subspecialists who practice all across the United States and Puerto Rico. Now, Dr. Gamell brings her expertise to the private practice community, while still maintaining an Academic title of Collaborative Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at USF and admitting privileges at Tampa General Hospital.
Dr. Gamell graduated Cum Laude from Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH with a degree in English Literature and a focus in Pre-Medical Sciences. She received her Medical Degree from the Weil Cornell Medical College in New York, NY with Honors in Research, with a thesis on Retinoblastoma in Children. She completed an Internship in Internal Medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, NY.
Dr. Gamell completed her Residency at the New York University (NYU) Langone Health Department of Ophthalmology. She then went on to complete a Glaucoma Fellowship at the New England Eye Center/Tufts University School of Medicine and Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston in Boston, MA. During fellowship, she was involved in prototype research on OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography), which is now a staple of most subspecialty practices in Ophthalmology.
After Fellowship, Dr. Gamell was an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, NY. She practiced on the faculty of the Beth Israel Medical Center Department of Ophthalmology and taught as an Associate Adjunt on the Glaucoma Service at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, on the lower East Side of Manhattan. As a native New Yorker, Dr. Gamell enjoyed practicing in New York City. As her parents became snow-birds, living more often in Florida than Long Island, she discovered that the warm weather and sand agreed with her more than the cold winters and snow. In 2008, she relocated to Tampa and has been enjoying the outdoors and beaches with her family ever since.
Dr. Gamell will bring her years of experience and expertise in academics to private practice. Her passion is getting to know her patients, in order to come up with an individualized treatment plan to manage their disease. She looks forward to seeing you in our office soon.