Peter J. Utrata, M.D.
|Peter J. Utrata, M.D.|
Cataract and laser surgery
262 Neil Avenue, Columbus, Ohio
Dr. Peter Utrata, received his M.D. degree from The Ohio State University in 1968. He did his rotating internship at San Joaquin General Hospital in Stockton, California and this was followed by an Ophthalmic Surgery Residency at the Ohio State University. He served two years in the military at Fort Leonard Wood Army Hospital and served as Chief of Ophthalmology there.
Dr. Peter Utrata has been in private practice from 1974 to the present time at Arena Eye Surgeons, Inc. He is on the attending staff at Grant Hospital and is also a Clinical Associate Professor at The Ohio State University. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and is Board Certified. Dr. Utrata has been a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery since 1983. He is also a member of the Columbus Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Society, American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Medical Association.
Dr. Peter Utrata has performed Corneal Refractive Surgeries for the past 20 years. He was the first surgeon in the area to implement the Corneal Optical Wedge Resection in 1979. He has been an invited speaker nationally and internationally, especially in regard to Implant Surgery. He also has lectured on Astigmatic Keratotomy. He was among the first to implant lenses along with cataract surgery in 1975 and was the first surgeon in Ohio to implant the foldable intraocular lens. Dr. Utrata was the first Ohio surgeon to implant the Staar Surgical Implantable Contact Lens. Dr. Utrata has been performing laser refractive surgery since 1996, including the LASIK procedure since mid-1998.
Dr. Utrata is involved in charity work and was past Chairman of Project Hope. He is married and has two grown children. He enjoys boating, woodworking and travel.