dr-aikeyAikey, DO, MBA is an ophthalmologist with additional fellowship training in medical and surgical diseases of the retina. He specializes in the treatment of age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular conditions, and surgery of retinal disorders. A native of Pennsylvania, Dr. Aikey graduated from Lehigh University and received his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He also received an MBA in Executive Healthcare Management from St. Joseph’s University. After completing an ophthalmology residency at OhioHealth Hospital System in Columbus, Ohio, Dr. Aikey completed a fellowship in vitreo-retinal disease at Retina & Vitreous of Texas/Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas. He has contributed to a number of publications and presentations, ranging in topic from diabetic eye problems to macular degeneration.

Jeremy Aikey, D.O., M.B.A. specializes in:

  • Medical and Surgical Retina
  • Treatment of age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular conditions, and surgery of retinal disorders

WORK EXPERIENCE:

October 2014 – Present

Matossian Eye Associates
Vitreoretina Surgery & Disease

February 2012 – Present

Carim Eye and Retina Center
Vitreoretina Surgery & Disease

Established April 2014

Eye Key Retina Center, P.C.
Vitreoretina Surgery & Disease

November 2012 – 2014

Campus Eye Group
Vitreoretina Surgery & Disease

July 2012 – July 2014

American Optical Services
Vitreoretina Surgery & Disease

July 2010 – February 2012

Lehigh Eye Specialists
Vitreoretina Surgery & Disease

FELLOWSHIP:

Retina & Vitreous of Texas, July 2008 – July 2010

RESIDENCY:

Doctors Hospital – Ohiohealth: Columbus, Ohio – Ophthalmology
July 2005 – June 2008

Doctors Hospital – Ohiohealth:: Columbus, Ohio – Traditional Rotating Internship
July 2004 – July 2005

EDUCATION AND TRAINING:

2002 ‐ 2004 : Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Haab School of Business – Saint Joseph’s University
Master of Business Administration, Executive Healthcare

1999 ‐ 2004 : Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

1998 ‐ 1999 : Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Lehigh University
Master of Science, Behavioral Neuroscience

POSITIONS HELD:

2005-2008, Ophthalmology Resident

  • Served as chief resident 2007-2008
  • VISX LASIK Course Certification, August 2007
  • Developed new eye exam form, glaucoma flow sheet, professional billing sheet for the ophthalmology department in anticipation of new hospital-wide electronic medical record system
  • Authored successful grant proposal to the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation for $100k to purchase a spectral OCT and new fundus imaging system for the resident eye clinic
  • Supervised education of rotating medical students, family practice and emergency medicine residents
  • Consulted with billing managers to develop a monthly billing and coding seminar for residents
  • Attended the 61st annual Lancaster Course in Ophthalmology, an intense 9-week basic science course for beginning ophthalmology residents held at Colby College in Waterville, Maine
  • Collaborated with attending physicians and the hospital executive committee to develop a new history and physical exam form for the hospital’s new electronic medical record system

2004-2006, Member, Quality of Resident Life committee

  • Developed the Spousal Support Group for families of residents and interns

2003-2004, Secretary, Sigma Sigma Phi National Osteopathic Honor Society

  • Organized annual Red Cross Blood Drive and the society’s induction banquet

2002-2003, Student Government Representative, DO/MBA program

2003, Member, Beta Gamma Sigma

  • National Honor Society of AACSB-accredited business schools

2002-2003, Secretary, Physician Executive Club

2001-2002, Producer, Writer, Director, Follies

  • Annual student-produced sketch and musical comedy which helped raise $2,300 for Crossing the Finish Line, a non-profit organization for cancer victims and their families, in honor of a fellow deceased classmate

2002-2003, President, Phi Sigma Gamma National Osteopathic Medical Society

  • Performed clerical and administrative duties related to the management and maintenance of the Phi Sigma Gamma House
  • Supervised monthly chapter meetings with the student brethren and trimester meetings with the Alumni Board of Directors and Executive Council
  • Organized two annual fundraiser drives which garnered over $23,000

2001-2002, Secretary, Phi Sigma Gamma National Osteopathic Medical Society

  • Prepared the annual newsletter for 1,000+ alumni

1995-1998, Assistant Sports Editor and Sports Journalist, The Brown and White

  • Lead staff of 16 sports writers for Lehigh University’s biweekly student newspaper

HONORS AND AWARDS:

Voted Intern of the Year by my 41 fellow interns, 2004-2005

2001
Alumni Association Scholarship, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

  • Awarded 1 of 3 annual $10,000 scholarships given to osteopathic students exhibiting caring, compassion, and exemplary commitment to community service

1998-1999
Lee Iacocca Presidential Scholarship, Lehigh University

  • Awarded 1 of 5 annual full scholarships to pursue an additional graduate education degree at Lehigh University

1997-1998
College Scholars Program, College of Arts and Sciences, Lehigh University

  • Requirements of 3.8 GPA and nomination by 3 faculty members
  • Participated in year-long literary course discussing great books of the 19th and 20th centuries which included selected works of Dostoyevsky, Camus, and Henry David Thoreau

1996-1999
Howard Hughes Medical Research Grant, Lehigh University

  • Received annual $5,000 research stipend to support undergraduate and graduate projects in the Neuroscience Laboratory of John Nyby, PhD

1996
Williams Prize for Undergraduate Literature

  • First prize for undergraduate essay, “No Place Like Home”, an essay on the economics of the home health care industry in the United States

WORK AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2007-present

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR : Hospital IRB-approved, prospective, randomized, double-blind controlled study conducted at Midwest Retina, Inc. investigating the efficacy of topical NSAIDS in reducing post-PRP macular edema

2002-2003

INTERNSHIP, THE HEALTHCARE GROUP, PLYMOUTH MEETING, PA

  • Revised and developed new practice valuation models
  • Assisted with onsite consults regarding HIPAA compliance, patient flow, and practice management

2003-2004

RESEARCH ASSISTANT, GLAUCOMA RESEARCH LABORATORY, WILLS EYE HOSPITAL

  • Investigated the cellular and molecular causes of glaucoma under the direction of Douglas Rhee, MD
  • Helped isolate and identify 8 matrix metalloproteinases in the trabecular meshwork
  • Technical experience in DNA/RNA isolation and purification, DNA gel electrophoresis and PCR

2001-2002

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT, PHILADELPHIA ORTHOPEDIC GROUP

  • Assisted with financial record keeping, clerical duties, and patient scheduling
  • Personal assistant to Jack McPhilemy, DO team physician of the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers

2000

RESEARCH ASSISTANT, LEHIGH VALLEY HOSPITAL

  • Developed new and revised existing diagnostic and treatment protocols for a variety of endocrinological disorders under the direction of Larry Merkle, MD

PUBLICATIONS:

2006, 2007
Diabetic Retinopathy: What the PCP Needs to Know : 1 hour PowerPoint presentation to the Family Medicine residents at Doctors Hospital

2006
Eye-Related Complications of Pregnancy : 1 hour PowerPoint presentation to the Ob/Gyn residents at Doctors Hospital

Aikey, J.L., Nyby, J.G., Anmuth, D.A., James, P.J. Testosterone rapidly reduces anxiety in male house mice (Mus musculus). Hormones and Behavior. 42, 448-460 (2002)

Aikey, J.L., Merkle, L.A. Revised Treatment Algorithms for Multiple Endocrinology Disorders. Poster Presentation, Lehigh Valley Hospital Medical Student Summer Internship (2000)

Aikey, J.L., James, P.J., Nyby, J.G. Anxiolytic Effects of Testosterone and its Metabolites. Poster Presentation, Society for Behavioral Neuroscience Conference. Charlottesville, VA (1997)

James, P.J., Aikey, J.L., Nyby, J.G. Testosterone Exerts a Nongenomic Mechanism of Action on GABAA Receptors in Mus musculus. Poster Presentation, Society for Behavioral Neuroscience Conference. New Orleans, LA (1996)

No Place Like Home: The Past, Present and What the Future May Hold for Home Health Care in the United States (1996). The Lehigh Review