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Jeffrey S. Karlik, MD is the founder of Karlik Ophthalmology, Inc., a Pittsburgh-based ophthalmology practice with three convenient locations: West View in the Pittsburgh North Hills, Greentree in the Pittsburgh South Hills, and Stowe Township in the West/Airport area of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Karlik is a life-long resident of the Pittsburgh area. After graduating valedictorian of his high school class at Cornell High School, he completed Pharmacy School at Duquesne University graduating summa cum laude. Following this he completed Medical School at the University of Pittsburgh. Here he achieved the honor of serving as an officer in the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. He then completed a medical internship at the Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh followed by his ophthalmology residency at the Saint Francis Medical Center of Pittsburgh, serving as Chief Resident his final year.

Dr. Karlik is a certified diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology. His societal memberships include the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology, as well as the Pittsburgh Ophthalmology Society. He has hospital staff privileges at the University of Pittsburgh Eye and Ear Hospital, Allegheny General Hospital, West Penn Hospital, Mercy Hospital, UPMC-Passavant Hospital, and Ohio Valley General Hospital. He has been active as a consultant at the Harmarville Rehabilitation Hospital of Pittsburgh. He is active teaching residents as Clinical Assistant Instructor at the University of Pittsburgh Ophthalmology Residency and medical students from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Additionally, residents from West Penn Hospital's Internal Medicine Residency frequently rotate with Dr. Karlik to gain experience with the diagnosis and treatment of ophthalmic disorders.

Dr. Karlik treats all aspects of ophthalmic and visual pathology in his private practice. He is a high volume ophthalmic surgeon. He performs hundreds of cataract surgeries and hundreds of other ophthalmic surgeries and lasers each year. He has extensive experience treating ophthalmic injuries from his experience gained by working in the emergency departments of all three of Pittsburgh's level one trauma centers, as well as a consultant at West Penn Hospital's Burn Unit. He has screened hundreds of pre-mature infants for retinopathy of pre-maturity as a consultant at the West Penn Hospital neo-natal intensive care unit. He is the primary affiliate surgeon of the LASIK Vision Institute of Pittsburgh. Here he performs refractive surgery (LASIK and PRK) on greater than a thousand eyes each year. Prior to his position at the LASIK Vision Institute of Pittsburgh, Dr. Karlik was an affiliate refractive surgeon at TLC Pittsburgh. He has had publications and presentations at national ophthalmology meetings. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology/Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement. This national committee of 14 physicians determines the level of ophthalmic care an ophthalmologist must provide to warrant a bonus in Medicare reimbursement for providing exceptional care to Medicare recipients. He has provided testimony as an expert witness in court trials.

Dr. Jeffrey Karlik joined The Center for Musculoskeletal Evaluations, Inc. in 2006 as an independent physician performing IMEs and IME-related services.  He is available to examine patients for injuries related to the eye and visual system.

To schedule or reschedule an IME appointment or IME-related services with Dr. Karlik, please contact The CME Corporate Office at (412) 369-4000, Ext. 347 or Ext. 308 or use our toll-free number 1-866-900-IMES (4637) or visit