Joffe MediCenter: A family & physician-owned company committed to patient care

Joffe  MediCenter was founded in late 2007 by Stephen N. Joffe, M.D., and his  son, Craig. Stephen Joffe, M.D. FACS is the founder and former Chairman  and Chief Executive Officer of LCA-Vision, Inc., one of the leading  providers of laser vision correction services in the United States under  the LasikPlus brand.

Formerly a practicing  general surgeon and tenured, full professor at The University of  Cincinnati Medical Center, Dr. Joffe recognized in the mid-1970s the  revolutionary role of laser technology in significantly advancing  patient care across medical disciplines. In addition to founding LCA  Vision and serving as its Chairman & Chief Executive Officer for  over a decade, Dr. Joffe was also the founder of a successful laser  technology device company, and previously established a professional  management company that assisted hospitals and medical  centers throughout the United States in managing their laser and  minimally invasive surgery programs.

Needless  to say, from a relatively young age, Craig Joffe grew up thinking about  laser vision correction, particularly after he, too, had LASIK in 1999 and was  able to enjoy his world free of the hassle of glasses and contacts. Craig was on the Board of Directors of LCA-Vision in its infancy from 1995-1997 while completing his studies at Harvard Law School. After a  number of years working in corporate finance in New York and London -  first as a business attorney and then for a large media and  entertainment company – Craig followed his passion and moved with his  family back to Cincinnati in March 2003 to work with his father to grow  LCA-Vision.

The commitment to passion quality  of care that has been a cornerstone of Dr. Joffe’s career for over four  decades was both successfully passed onto, and shared with deep  conviction by, Craig. It was with much excitement that Joffe MediCenter  was born, initially launching in the greater Minneapolis/St. Paul area.  With a philosophy based on the “Basics” – providing exceptional patient  quality of care, customer service “worthy of a referral,” and great  Value – Joffe MediCenter has selectively and strategically expanded to  several other markets, providing thousands of patients the amazing Gift of Sight.

With decades of collective experience  and a deep, genuine commitment to our patients, we invite you to  contact us, so you, too, can SEE yourself why Joffe MediCenter is the preferred choice for Custom LASIK.

Steve & Craig Joffe

 

Stephen Joffe

Stephen Joffe, M.D. FACS is  the founder and former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of  LCA-Vision, Inc., one of the leading providers of laser vision  correction services in the United States. Formerly a practicing general  surgeon and tenured, full professor at The University of Cincinnati  Medical Center, Dr. Joffe recognized in the mid-1970s the revolutionary  role of laser technology in significantly advancing patient care across  medical disciplines.

In addition to founding a successful laser  technology device company, Dr. Joffe went on to establish a professional  management company that assisted hospitals and medical centers  throughout the United States in managing their laser and minimally  invasive surgery programs. The company continued to pioneer the  multi-specialty laser surgery center business, and by the mid-1990s had  implemented over 80 hospital-based multi-specialty surgery programs.

Dr. Joffe became interested in the application of laser technology in  ophthalmology in 1991, immediately after the approval of the first laser  to perform laser vision correction procedures in Canada was approved.  Upon approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United  States of the initial laser vision correction treatment in 1995, Dr.  Joffe opened the first laser vision correction center in the United  States at LCA Vision’s corporate headquarters in Cincinnati.In 1996,  LCA-Vision began its expansion efforts, and in 1998 LCA Vision began to  market its services to consumers under the LasikPlus brand.

Craig Joffe

Craig Joffe is Chief Executive Officer of Joffe MediCenter. Renowned  for his boundless energy, Craig was named one of the top young CEOs in  the United States by Forbes in 2006.

Craig previously served as Interim Chief Executive Officer of LCA Vision  (NASDAQ LCAV) from March 2006 through November 2006. Prior to his  resignation in March 2007, Craig also served as Chief Operating Officer  and General Counsel of LCA Vision from 2005, and as a director of the  Board of LCA Vision from 2004. In addition to his executive and  operational roles, Craig was primarily responsible for managing  physician recruitment, human resources, legal and risk management, and  external partner relationships.

Prior to joining LCA Vision,  Craig served as Assistant General Counsel of IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ  IACI), a leading publicly traded interactive commerce company. He also  worked as a mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance attorney for  Sullivan & Cromwell, based both in New York and London, England.

Craig  graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School and summa cum laude, Phi  Beta Kappa from Columbia University, where he studied history and  cultural anthropology.

Craig is proud to  partner with his father, Dr. Stephen Joffe, to grow Joffe MediCenter  based on the “Basics” – exceptional patient quality of care, customer  service “worthy of a referral,”and great Value. Needless to say, both  Craig and his wife – among countless family members, friends, and  colleagues – are thankful every day for the opportunity LASIK has provided them to enjoy their world free of the hassle of glasses and  contacts.

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