Robert Fintelmann, MD, FACS

Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor

Dr. Robert Fintelmann grew up in southern Germany; after completing his doctorate at the University of Ulm in Germany, he traveled to the U.S. for his ophthalmology residency, which he accomplished at the prestigious Wills Eye Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He then completed a Corneal and Refractive Surgery Fellowship at the Francis I. Proctor Foundation at the University of California San Francisco before moving to Phoenix.

Dr. Fintelmann has performed thousands of cataract surgeries, over 2,000 vision correction procedures (including LASIK, PRK, and ICL), and hundreds of corneal transplants. His experience includes a wide range of procedures: laser assisted cataract surgery, full corneal transplants, partial thickness corneal transplants (DSAEK, DMEK, DALK), along with minimally invasive transplants of either the anterior or posterior portions of the cornea. He has taught Descemet Membrane transplants to other ophthalmologists. In clinic, he enjoys treating ocular surface disease (dry eye), helping patients achieve relief from their chronic eye irritation. Besides cataract and corneal surgery, Dr. Fintelmann enjoys refractive surgery, allowing patients to become more independent of their glasses and contact lenses.

Dr. Fintelmann currently serves as a clinical assistant professor at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and Midwestern University. He is a board-certified diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology and serves as an examiner in the oral boards. He is also a member of multiple professional organizations and continues to perform research and publish in peer-reviewed journals.

In his free time, he can be found hiking, biking, and traveling with his wife, Dr. Laura Snyder, a neurosurgeon at Barrow Neurological Institute.