Meet Dr. Gerber
Board Certified Dr. Alex Gerber is a fellowship-trained ophthalmologist who currently serves as the medical director of St. James Surgery Center, Koch Eye Associates and Koch Eye LASIK and Aesthetics Center. He has been a speaker at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and his past work has been published in medical journals. He has previously served as the medical director of the Greater New Bedford Surgery Center, as well as one of the leading investigators in clinical trials ongoing at Koch Eye Associates. When not hard at work, he enjoys spending quality time with his wife, his two daughters, and his boxer. He has a strong interest in the most innovating and new techniques in his field, as well as new technology. He is fluent in Russian.
Areas of Expertise
As an ophthalmologist specializing in cataract, refractive cataract, minimally invasive glaucoma surgery, and LASIK, Dr. Gerber sees patients for comprehensive and diagnostic eye exams and their surgical aftercare. He performs lens replacement surgery, laser cataract surgery, LASIK, and other types of surgical corneal reshaping. His expertise includes both bladeless (laser) and sutureless cataract surgery, as well as microinvasive glaucoma surgery.
Dr. Gerber completed his undergraduate studies cum laude at the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 2001 where he earned a bachelor's degree in biochemistry. He then pursued his medical degree at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and received honors in genetics studies. He went on to do his residency at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Queens, NY where he became chief resident. During his fellowship at Koch Eye Associates, he received extensive training in cataract surgery, LASIK, and other types of refractive surgery under the supervision of Dr. Paul Koch.