Dr. Parelman received his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine. He completed his internship in internal medicine at St. John's Mercy Hospital in St. Louis and his residency training in Ophthalmology at the Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. His fellowship at the Louisiana State University Eye Center concentrated on corneal transplantation, diseases of the outer eye and refractive surgery. He participated in some of the early research and development of the laser now used for LASIK.
Prior to returning to Kansas City to join with his father, Dr. Allen Parelman, Dr. Parelman was the director of Residency Training for the Department of Ophthalmology at the Washington University School of Medicine. He maintains his interest in medical education as a member of the volunteer teaching faculty of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Kansas Medical School.
Dr. Parelman and his wife Staci are the proud parents of three active children and he makes time to pursue his interests in woodworking, skiing and biking.
Dr. Unterman received his undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago and his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma. He completed his residency and advanced eye surgery training at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City. During his fellowship at the Louisiana State University Eye Center he specialized in diseases and surgery of the cornea, as well as refractive surgery.
Prior to joining the staff at the Mid-America Eye Center, Dr. Unterman was a full time faculty member and Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Kansas Medical School. He was also the Medical Director of the Kansas Eye Bank and the Cornea Service. Dr. Unterman was also an Assistant Clinical Professor at the KU Medical Center and a consultant at the Kansas City Veterans Administration Center.
Dr. Unterman and his wife Ellen have two daughters. He enjoys sports car restoration.
Dr. Manion received her doctor of optometry degree from Indiana University School of Optometry at Bloomington, Indiana in 1995. She completed her rotations in Louisville, Kentucky at the John Kenyon Eye Institute and Doctors Eyecare in New Albany, Indiana. She specializes in primary eye care, contact lenses and children.
Prior to joining the Mid-America Eye Center, Dr. Manion was a full-time staff optometrist with Kaiser Permanente. She keeps up to date with the ever changing contact lens market through her memberships in the Contact Lens and Cornea Section of the American Optometric Association, the Kansas Optometric Association and the Heart of America Contact Lens Society. Additionally Dr. Manion maintains an associate membership with the Missouri Optometric Association and the Illinois Optometric Association.
Dr. Manion and her husband, Jeff, are the proud parents of their very busy son. Dr. Manion enjoys scrapbooking in her spare time, along with attending her son's basketball and baseball games.