John Abrams, MD
John Abrams, MD
Position: Team Ophthalmologist
John H. Abrams, M.D., FACS graduated with highest distinction from Indiana University in 1980. During his senior year, he became a Phi Beta Kappa and received the Herman B Wells Senior Recognition Award. In 1984 he graduated from the Indiana University School of Medicine with highest distinction and published several articles in the American Journal of Ophthalmology. After serving his internship at St. Vincent Hospital and Health Care Centers in Indianapolis, and his residency at the Indiana University School of Medicine, he completed a fellowship in Uveitis at the Indiana Center for Uveitis. In 1988, Dr. Abrams joined the ophthalmology practice of Lashmet, Spitzberg and Denny. Dr. Abrams' special interests include cataract surgery, refractive and laser surgery as well as the treatment of glaucoma and diabetic eye diseases. He has participated in numerous medical research programs. Dr. Abrams is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Indianapolis Ophthalmology Society, the Indiana Academy of Ophthalmology and the Indiana State Medical Association. Dr. Abrams has a special interest in sports ophthalmology. As well as being the team ophthalmologist for the Bulldogs, he also works with the Indiana Pacers, Indiana Fever, Indiana Ice, and the University of Indianapolis. He is also the Tournament Ophthalmologist for the NCAA and Big Ten Championships as well as the RCA Tennis Championships. Dr. Abrams assists the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and provides consultation to many IRL racing teams. Dr. Abrams has been recognized by The Best Doctors in America as one of the best physicians in the country for ophthalmic surgery. He was voted the Indianapolis Monthly's "Top Doc" in general ophthalmology and cataract surgery by physicians in the Indianapolis area four times. In the most recent survey of Indianapolis physicians in 2005, he was selected as the top overall ophthalmologist. He has authored many articles on ophthalmology topics and has presented at numerous professional meetings throughout the country. Dr. Abrams was the recipient of the "40 Under 40" award by the Indianapolis Business Journal for outstanding accomplishments in his profession at a young age. Dr. Abrams donates his professional services to Prevent Blindness of Indiana, the American Academy of Ophthalmology and various services organizations to provide eye care for those less fortunate. He has provided treatment and performed surgery on immigrants and visiting patients from Russia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, South America and the Caribbean. Dr. Abrams enjoys community volunteerism serving on many Board of Directors including a United Way Agency and the Indiana Pacers Foundation. Dr. Abrams and his wife live in Carmel. They have two children. He enjoys skiing, traveling and attending sporting and music events. Dr. Abrams private practice can be found at www.abramseyecare.com.