Dr. Paul M. Petelin Jr., MD (Ophthalmology)

Medical Director

Dr. Petelin is a board-certified Ophthalmologist with an extensive surgical background, performing over 15,000 refractive surgical procedures and 10,000 cataract surgeries. Dr. Petelin is dedicated to providing the best surgical outcomes for his patients. He has participated in FDA studies and been recognized numerous times by Best Doctors, America’s Top Ophthalmologists, and Leading Physicians of the World, as well as featured as a “Top Doctor” in Phoenix Magazine since 2005.  Dr. Petelin has been the Team Ophthalmologist for the Arizona Cardinals since 2009.

An Arizona native in his 16th year of practice, he received his degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine and his residency at Emory University Ophthalmology, consistently a top 10 residency-training program in the U.S. He also completed a Cornea/Refractive surgery fellowship in Kansas City, MO. Dr. Petelin enjoys music, golf and spending time with friends, his wife and four children.

Dr. Petelin joined the Doctors of Nationwide Optometry in August 2016 as the ophthalmic surgeon for advanced refractive and cataract procedures.

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