Setting His Sights On Eye Care
Where did you re c e i v e y o ur schooling and training, and how long have you been in practice?
I attended Georgetown University for both undergraduate and medical school, then completed my residency in ophthalmology at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
I then spent an additional year (cornea fellowship) at Tufts-New England Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts, to specialize in corneal diseases and surgery, including corneal transplants. I’ve been practicing ophthalmology in Hawai‘i for more than 25 years.
I first became interested in ophthalmology in high school when I attended a symposium that featured physicians of different specialties that discussed the joys, challenges and experi of medicine.
Ophthalmology “caught my eye,” as it involved small detailed microsurgery and math.
I founded the Hawai‘i Future Physician’s Symposium 13 years ago for high school students statewide that are interested in medicine. The event features a panel of physicians and medical students and a $500 scholarship awarded to one attending student.
We now have panel members who were once in the audience as high school students, which is very rewarding.
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Dr. John Olkowski conducts an eye exam in his Honolulu office.