Dr. Jermak received his medical degree from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. After medical school he completed his residency training at Tulane University Health Sciences Center. There he was recognized two out of three years for the most outstanding ophthalmic research among residents.
Dr. Jermak completed two years of vitreoretinal surgery fellowship. The first year with world-renowned surgeon and researcher Dr. Gholam A. Peyman at Tulane University Health Sciences Center and the second at the University of Texas-Houston due to the devastation of New Orleans from hurricane Katrina.
Dr. Jermak is board-certified in ophthalmology as well as being a member of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. In his research, he is interested in small gauge sutureless surgical techniques and ocular drug delivery for ocular infection, diabetic retinopathy, and Age-Related Macular Degeneration. The results of his research have been published in Survey of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging. His research has been presented at the prestigious Macula Society and at Seri-ARVO in Singapore. Dr. Jermak has had the opportunity to participate in surgical missions in rural Mexico and Panama to provide vision-restoring surgery in underserved areas. He plans to continue this practice as a member of the Eyecare Volunteer Registry through the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Jermak has a special interest in macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, vascular diseases of the retina, retinal detachment, ocular trauma, complications of anterior segment surgery and vitreoretinal interface abnormalities, such as epiretinal membrane and macular hole.
Dr. Jermak is credentialed to operate at the following locations:
- Sisters of Charity St. Joseph Campus
- The Kaleida System
- Buffalo Ambulatory Surgery Center