Jesse Pelletier, MD FACS

Jesse Pelletier, M.D., FACS.

Premium Cataract Surgeon, Fellowship-Trained Corneal Specialist

Specialty: Cataract, Glaucoma, Cornea

Practice Locations: St. Croix

Physician Bio:

Dr. Pelletier has experience treating many types of ocular conditions including cataract, refractive disorders, corneal infection/inflammation, uveitis, glaucoma, diabetic sequelae, recalcitrant dry eye, blepharitis and ocular surface disease. He performs a variety of specialized surgeries including femtosecond laser cataract surgery with premium intraocular lens implantation and endothelial keratoplasty. These techniques have revolutionized corneal and cataract surgery allowing for faster healing, greater precision and more stable postoperative ocular integrity.

Dr. Pelletier writes and speaks extensively on diseases of the ocular surface, epidemiology of eye infections, ocular microbiology, immunology, infection control, infectious diseases and topical antiseptics. He is a key opinion leader and expert on these topics having authored more than 35 scientific papers and many other articles for newspapers, journals and magazines.

Being an active member of the national and local ophthalmologic community, Dr. Pelletier is dedicated to pursuing innovative ways to advance his practice and provide top-quality care to all patients.

What do you enjoy most about being an eye doctor/surgeon? Many consider their eyesight to be the most important of all the five senses. Eyesight is vital to the way we perceive impressions imparted by the world around us. The fact that so many of my patients trust me with the care of this “gift” is humbling. It is something I remember at every encounter.
If you were not in medicine, what career would you pursue? I’m very interested in biopharma. The process of taking a drug candidate that shows promise in the lab and putting it through the rigors of clinical trial investigations in the hope of bringing it to areas of unmet patient need is fascinating.
Do you have any pets? I grew up with German Shepherds in my house until I left for college. I haven’t had a pet since – though I am thinking about starting with a goldfish for my daughter!
How do you spend your time away from the office? I really enjoy maintaining a regimented physical training schedule. I feel like it’s good to keep the body guessing. There is, of course, nothing better than spending time with my wife and daughter. We especially love trips to Italy or Switzerland.

Residency: Ophthalmology, New York Eye & Ear Infirmary

Fellowship: Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

Doctor of Medicine: New York Medical College

  • AAO Fellow
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Medical Association
  • American College of Surgeons
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