Professional, ethical, and effective expert witness services.


Curriculum Vitae - Board Certified Ophthalmologist & Vitreoretinal Surgeon providing expert witness services in ophthalmology.

Curriculum Vitae


1998 - Present 

Vitreoretinal Surgeon and Founder
Mohawk Valley Retina, New Hartford, NY

2002 - Present 

Assistant Professor
Upstate Medical University, Department of Ophthalmology, Syracuse, NY
Supervise and educate residents in university based tertiary care clinic.

2004 - Present 

Ophthalmology Expert Services
Ophthalmology and Medical Consultative Services
Perform expert evaluation, analysis and interpretation of complex clinical scenarios. Testify in depositions and at trial. Provide clinical and regulatory oversight of physician practices and Ambulatory Surgery Centers.

2014 - Present 

Co-founder and Steering Committee Member
CNY Vision Forum, Syracuse, NY
Regionally based annual ophthalmology conference which is a patient centered, clinically focused learning experience to improve knowledge, skills and decision making for everyday practice.

2006 - 2013 

St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Utica, NY
Governance, quality assurance, and medical performance oversight duties.

2006 - 2010 

Resident Advisory Committee Member
Upstate Medical University, Department of Ophthalmology, Syracuse, NY
Supervised resident training and evaluation.

May 1997 - Nov. 1997 

International Vitreoretinal Fellow
Asociación para Evitar la Ceguera en México
Five month concentrated vitreoretinal surgical experience included the performance of approximately eight vitrectomies and four scleral buckles per week. Use of state-of-the-art equipment and techniques in a tertiary care environment.

Mar. 1997 - Apr. 1997 

Visiting Vitreoretinal Fellow
Vanderbilt Eye Institute, Nashville, TN
Intensive medical retina experience provided the opportunity to diagnose varied and unusual pathology.

July 1996 - Mar. 1997 

Vitreoretinal Fellow
Retina & Vitreous Center, Virginia Beach, VA
High patient volume, vitreoretinal referral center provided strong clinical experience, ability to perform numerous retina laser procedures and daily involvement with surgical retina procedures.

July 1993 - June 1996

Ophthalmology Resident
The Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Towson, MD

May 1995 - June 1995 

Third World Ophthalmology Experience
Aravind Eye Hospital, India
One-month surgical experience.

Aug. 1992 - May 1993 

General Medical and Obstetric Practitioner
Winslow Indian Health Center, Winslow, AZ

1991 - 1992 

Motional Perception and Stereopsis in Infantile Esotropia Collaborative project with the Smith Kettlewell Eye Institute, San Francisco, CA and the West End Eye Center, Richmond VA

July 1989 - June 1990 

Surgical Intern
Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY


1985 - 1989

Medical College of Virginia
Richmond, VA
Doctor of Medicine

1981 - 1985

Binghamton University
Binghamton, NY
Bachelor of Arts in Physics



Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology
Recertified 2007 & 2017


1995 - 1996

Outstanding Resident Award
Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Department of Ophthalmology


Outstanding Academic Performance
Binghamton University

Ophthalmology Lecture Series

2002 - Present

Upstate Medical Center
Department of Ophthalmology, Syracuse, NY
Lecture series to ophthalmology and optometry residents on topics including:
Retinal Detachment, Precursors of Retinal Detachment, Diabetic Retinopathy, Glaucoma, Vitreoretinal Interface Abnormalities, Orbital Inflammatory Disease, Posterior Segment Inflammation, Hemorrhagic Necrotizing Retinitis, Retinal Vasculitis, Anterior Uveitis, Optic Neuropathies, Macular Degeneration, Pharmacology, Decreased Vision of Uncertain Etiology, Why Can’t My Patient See After Cataract Surgery?


Novak KD, Williams SM, Kokot I, Schultze RL, “Nd:YAG photodestruction of a presumed corneal Toxocara canis larva.” Cornea, Vol 29 pp703-705. 2010.

Landers MB, Williams SM, “Use of Temporary Keratoprosthesis in Ocular Trauma Repair.” Vitreoretinal Surgical Techniques. pp 117-121. 2001.

Williams SM, Landers MB, Gass JD, “Pathophysiology of the Vitreomacular Interface”, Macular Surgery. pp 1-13. 2000.

Levy H, Brown A, Williams SM, Dejuan E, “Brief Report: Vitreous Hemorrhage as an Ophthalmic Complication of Galactosemia”; Journal of Pediatrics, Vol. 129 pp 922-925. 1996.

Jensen A, Williams SM, “Update of the Rulerless Hirshberg Method”; Poster at 1995 Annual Meeting of American Academy of Ophthalmology. November 1995.

Williams SM, “The Rulerless Hirschberg Method”; Poster at Meeting of Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. May 1994.