Dr. Zachary J. Zavodni, the Medical Director of The Eye Institute of Utah, is a board-certified ophthalmologist that specializes in cornea, cataract, glaucoma and refractive surgery.
Dr. Zavodni grew up in Salt Lake City until he left to attend Northwestern University in Evanston, IL where he graduated summa cum laude with degrees in biochemistry and economics. He attended medical school at Duke University in Durham, NC. While there he was awarded a prestigious Research to Prevent Blindness Medical Student Fellowship to develop a novel blood assay to predict the progression of age-related macular degeneration. Dr. Zavodni completed his internship at St Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI and then returned to Duke University for his ophthalmology residency. After residency, Dr. Zavodni obtained subspecialty fellowship training in cornea, external disease, glaucoma, and refractive surgery at Minnesota Eye Consultants under the direction of Dr. Richard Lindstrom.
Dr. Zavodni performs cataract and intraocular lens implant surgery, corneal transplants and other surgeries for patients with corneal diseases. He also performs advanced vision correction surgery including all-laser LASIK, PRK, ICL surgery and refractive lens exchange surgery. He utilizes the latest, state-of-the-art technology with all of his surgical procedures.
Dr. Zavodni has published multiple clinical book chapters and peer-reviewed research articles and he has presented his research at several national meetings. Dr. Zavodni has a special interest in corneal crosslinking for keratoconus and he plans to expand his clinical research experience at The Eye Institute of Utah. In addition, Dr. Zavodni has worked with Operation Sight to perform free cataract surgery to low-income, Utah residents in need.
Dr. Zavodni enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. He also plays competitive tennis and is an avid photographer.
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