Meet Our Physicians
Norman C. Nelson, JR., M.D.
Dr. Nelson received his undergraduate education from Tulane University, New Orleans where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with Honors in Economics in 1982 and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine from 1982 to 1986. His internship was in Internal Medicine at University Medical Center, University of Mississippi in Jackson. MS from 1986 to 1987. Dr. Nelson's residency was in Ophthalmology at University Medical Center from 1987 to 1990. His Vitreoretinal Fellowship was at Louisiana State University, New Orleans, Louisiana from 1990 to 1992. He received his Board Certification, Diplomat, America Board of Ophthalmology in 1991.
He is married and has three children.
Arpan Bachhawat, M.D.
Dr. Bachhawat received his B.A. in Biology from West Virginia University where he graduated in 1999 Magna Cum Laude. He attended West Virginia University Medical from 1999 - 2003. He was at Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA - Transitional Year Internship from 2003 - 2004. He attended the University of Kentucky Residency in Ophthalmology in Lexington, KY where he was elected Chief resident in 2006. From 2007 to 2009 he was at Northwestern University Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery. He joined the staff of Retina Associates of Middle Georgia in 2009.
Dr. Buchhawat received honors in the following third year medical school rotations in Surgery, Medicine, Neurology and Pediatrics. In the fall of 1999 he received the Beta Theta Pi Scholarship based on his academic achievement and leadership qualities. From 1996 - 1999 he was in the Honors Program at West Virginia University and in 1996 he received the Presidential Scholarship which is a tuition merit scholarship based on his academic achievement and leadership qualities.
When Dr. Buchhawat is not working he enjoys golfing, biking, running and watching movies.
Steven D. Allee, M.D.
Dr. Allee graduated from from Gettysburg College with a B.A. in Biology in 1987 and Rutgers Medical School on 1992. He did his post graduate training at Jersey shore Medical Center, rotating internship in Neptune NJ. from 1992 to 2993. His Ophthalmology residency was at Geisinger Medical Center n Danville, PA 1993 to 1996. His Vitreoretinal Fellowships with Dr. Gitter, Cohen and Ross was in New Orleans, LA from 1996 to 1997.
He received department honors in biology for outstanding academic achievement at Gettysburg College. He was on the Dean's List his junior and senior year. He did his Summer Research Fellowship at Rutgers Medical School and was selected as the senior student to the Academic Curriculum Committee and a member of of Alpha Omega Alpha at Rutgers Medical School. He was Chief Resident in Ophthalmology at Geisinger Medical Center He has been a member of the American Medical Association, Physicians for Social Responsibility, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology and American Academy of Ophthalmology.
He enjoys golf, aviation, water sports, bicycling running and outdoors.