About Me | Todd A Lefkowitz MD.

Expert Ophthalmology Witness

Available by phone, email, or video conference, Dr. Lefkowitz provides professional help for depositions, litigation support, Expert witness testimony for Plaintiff & Defense, and will travel for court room testimony.

About Me

I am a Board Certified clinical ophthalmologist with over 30 years of practical experience; I am an active surgeon and clinician. I have reviewed cases as an Expert Ophthalmologist Witness for the Arizona Medical Board. I am on the clinical faculty at University of Arizona Phoenix and teach students and residents.

I was also a physician member of the Arizona Medical Board from 2007-2010. I reviewed cases for the US Armed Services while on active duty in the US Air Force Medical Corps. I can give expert opinions on all types of Ophthalmic Surgery as well as medical conditions. I have enjoyed excellent relationships with defense and plaintiff attorneys in Arizona for over 30 years, and am recognized as an expert in my field in Arizona.


  • Current Position: Banner Hospital, Phoenix, AZ
  • Ophthalmologist Board Certification: Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology Dec. 1982
  • New York University School of Medicine, M.D.1977 Queens College, Flushing, NY B.A.1973 (Magna Cum Laude)
  • National Board of Medical Examiners 1978 Education:
  • Licensure: CT, NY, AZ, MD, IL
  •  Post-graduate education: Residency: (ophthalmology) Georgetown University Hospital Washington, DC 1978-1981
  •  Internship: (Internal Medicine) Metropolitan Hospital New York, NY 1977-1978
  • Military experience: Chief, Ophthalmology Luke AFB, AZ 1983-1985 Chief, Ophthalmology Scott AFB, IL 1981-1983


Professional Societies:

  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Scholarly Organizations: Phi Beta Kappa, MENSA


Practice Specialties:

  • Cataract Surgery
  • Eye Lids Surgery
  • Glaucoma
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Strabismus Surgery
  • Pterygium Surgery  
  • Emergency medical and surgical treatment

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Banner University Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • Banner Thunderbird Medical Center, Glendale, AZ
  • Banner Desert Medical Center, Mesa, AZ

Medical Review Experience:

  • Ophthalmology Case Reviewer for MAXIMUS, 2010-present
  •  Outside Ophthalmology Consultant, Arizona Medical Board, 2000-2007
  • Physician Member, Arizona Medical Board, 2007-2010

Medical Liability:

  • No active malpractice cases
  • No history of medical malpractice settlements or verdicts
  • No Medical Board Actions

 Other Community Associations:

  • Physician Member, Arizona Medical Board 2007-2010
  • Former Outside Medical Consultant for Arizona Medical Board


3-time ”Jeopardy” champion in 1991


Professional References: upon request

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