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Ophthalmologist joins Cleveland Clinic Florida

By Times Staff Writer
© St. Petersburg Times
published December 22, 2002

Ophthalmologist Quentin Allen, M.D., son of Clara Allen-Nixon and the late Robert "Bob" Allen of Carrollwood, has joined the staff at Cleveland Clinic Florida in Weston. His practice will focus on the treatment of diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, complicated cataract surgery and management of astigmatism in cataract surgery. The clinic is an integral part of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio, a not-for-profit, multispecialty referral group practice renowned worldwide for providing outstanding medical excellence with an emphasis on research and education.

Dr. Allen, an honors graduate of Morehouse College, received his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology and a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. He lives in Weston with his wife and their two daughters.

Moffitt names Physician of the Year

Steven Brem, M.D., was named H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute's 2002 Physician of the Year. The Tampa Palms neurosurgeon, who specializes in brain cancer surgery, is the program leader of Neuro-Oncology at Moffitt. Brem joined Moffitt in 1996 from the Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center at Northwestern University in Chicago, where he was director of neurosurgical oncology. He earned his medical degree at Harvard Medical School.

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