When it comes to professionalism and experience, Dr. Tersigni is unrivaled. He is a fellowship-trained refractive surgeon and we’re excited that he made the decision to join our patient care team.
Dr. Tersigni’s educational achievements are extensive. He graduated cum laude from the University of Oregon, and he obtained both his medical degree and a master’s degree in public health at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He completed an internship at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, Washington, followed by his ophthalmology residency training at the Ira G. Ross Eye Institute in Buffalo, NY. Dr. Tersigni then completed a fellowship in corneal and refractive surgery under the mentorship of world-renowned vision correction surgeon, Dr. Y. Ralph Chu, at the Chu Vision Institute in Minneapolis, MN. Here, he was trained in the full spectrum of vision correction solutions.
In addition to being a surgeon, Dr. Tersigni is an educator and researcher. He has been published in national journals and has authored and edited content for numerous medical educational publications and websites. He has been an investigator on nine U.S. FDA trials involving advanced technology lens implants, corneal treatments and investigational therapeutic medications, among other studies. He is a member of the Refractive Surgery Alliance, a global organization comprised of the top vision correction surgeons from around the world, as well as the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Tersigni enjoys spending time with his wife, Kayla, and five children. Outside of work and family, he enjoys the outdoors, athletics and playing music. He also speaks fluent Vietnamese.
Kayla and I have been married for 13 wonderful years. Previously working as an educator, Kayla taught middle school and high school science as well as special education. She has continued to pursue education, and is currently working to obtain her PhD in Curriculum in tandem with raising our five beautiful children: Thomas, Henry, Nico, Emma and Simon.
Meet our oldest son, Thomas. At 12 years old, he loves to read and learn about anything and everything. As the best big brother around, he loves making others laugh and enjoys running long-distance.
Our 9-year-old, Henry, is quite the nature boy. Spending most of his time outside, he enjoys playing soccer, baseball, and there is no denying his love of animals as he is constantly finding new pets.
Nico is a young, 7-year-old Picasso in the making. As the artist of the family, he loves to draw just about as much as he loves to ride his bike. Happy and carefree, he has not yet come across a swimming pool he does not like.
Emma is our energetic 5-year-old that is always on the move. When she is not running, dancing and making friends with everyone she meets, she loves spending time with her siblings.
Last but not least is our spunky toddler, Simon, 2. He is pleasantly talkative and will smile at anyone who looks his way. He cannot get enough of his siblings and will do anything to persuade them to read to him or play catch.