Our Care Team

Our Lifespan Physician Group Ophthalmology team provides the full spectrum of ophthalmology services, from diagnosis and treatment of common eye diseases to cataract surgery, ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery. Our ophthalmologists are highly skilled and bring years of experience to caring for your vision. Contact us at 401-444-6551.

Lifespan Physician Group Ophthalmologists:

Neuro-Ophthalmologist

Tatiana Bakaeva, MD, PhD, is a neuro-ophthalmologist at Lifespan Physician Group Ophthalmology. She earned her medical degree from I.M. Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy in Russia where she also completed her residency in ophthalmology. She earned her PhD in ophthalmology from First Moscow State Medical University, where she completed her thesis on the biocompatibility of implantation materials used in orbital surgery.

Dr. Bakaeva completed her residency in neurology at New York University hospitals, including NYU Langone Medical Center, Bellevue Hospital and Manhattan VA Hospital, and she completed a fellowship in neuro-ophthalmology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary/Harvard Medical School in Boston.

Dr. Bakaeva’s clinical interests include optic nerve disease, double vision, nystagmus and other eye movement abnormalities, idiopathic intracranial hypertension (pseudotumor cerebri), ocular stroke, ocular myasthenia gravis, anisocoria, and other neuro-ophthalmological conditions. She is a member of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society and the American Academy of Neurology. 

Ophthalmologist

Prabjot Channa, MD, is board-certified in ophthalmology. Prior to her appointment with Lifespan, she served as an associate professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences at the Montefiore Medical Center at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.  

While her practice concentrates on challenging chronic eye diseases, Dr. Channa has long held a passion for helping patients with more serious eye disorders. Utilizing the most advanced cornea transplant and keratoprosthesis techniques, Dr. Channa has been able to restore sight in patients who virtually lost vision due to ocular surface disease. Through her career, Dr. Channa has enjoyed being a clinician, teacher, and mentor to residents and medical students.

Director, Pediatric Ophthalmology

Wendy Chen, MD, PhD, cares for children ranging in age from infants to teenagers. She treats pediatric eye trauma, amblyopia, adult and pediatric strabismus, pediatric cataract, pediatric glaucoma, eye disorders related to craniofacial syndromes, congenital anomalies of the eye, and retinopathy of prematurity.
Dr. Chen is the recipient of numerous awards and is an active member of several professional societies, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology and American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.

Chief of Ophthalmology

Michael E. Migliori, MD, FACS, is a board-certified surgeon who specializes in oculoplastic, reconstructive and cosmetic laser surgery. Oculoplastic surgery encompasses a wide variety of procedures that deal with the orbit (eye socket), eyelids, tear ducts, and face.

Dr. Migliori is past president of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and currently serves as chair of their Public Information Committee. He also is past president of the Rhode Island Medical Society and continues to serve on its Executive Committee.

Ophthalmologist

Kimberly Miller, MD, specializes in advanced detection and treatment of glaucoma. She brings her professional expertise back to Providence, where she earned her medical degree at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. 

Dr. Miller was previously chief of ophthalmology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Shadyside Hospital. She served as a professor of ophthalmology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and as the director of subspecialty ophthalmology at the VA Pittsburgh Health System.

Ophthalmologist

Celine Saade, MD, is an ophthalmologist at Lifespan Physician Group Ophthalmology. She earned her medical degree from Saint Joseph University Medical School in Beirut, Lebanon. She completed a residency in general surgery at the Hotel Dieu de France, a preliminary year in internal medicine at Staten Island University Hospital, and a residency in ophthalmology at Rhode Island Hospital and The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Dr. Saade also completed a medical retina fellowship at Boston University Medical School. 

Dr. Saade’s research interests include reticular macular disease and topical glaucoma therapy. Her work on these subjects has been published in peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and case reports. She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, and the Rhode Island Medical Society. 
 

Ophthalmologist

Jamie L. Schaefer, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist at Lifespan Physician Group Ophthalmology. She earned her medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine, where she served as president of the medical honor society, and completed her residency in ophthalmology at the University at Buffalo, Ross Eye Institute. She completed her American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education accredited fellowship in oculoplastic and reconstructive surgery at West Virginia University Medical Center, where she was named Fellow of the Year for both years of her fellowship.

Dr. Schaefer specializes in oculoplastic, reconstructive, and cosmetic ocular surgery and has been published in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters and has presented at the national and international levels. She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and American Medical Association. 
 

Pediatric Ophthalmologist

Melissa Ann Simon, MD is a board-certified ophthalmologist, specializing in pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus, with the Lifespan Physician Group.

Dr. Simon earned her medical degree from University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. She completed her residency in ophthalmology at University Hospital of Rutgers University in Newark, NJ and a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology at the Casey Eye Institute in Portland, OR. She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology; the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus; and the American Medical Association. Dr. Simon is fluent in Spanish.

Ophthalmologist

Andrew G.B. Young, MD, MPH, is an ophthalmologist at Lifespan Physician Group. He provides primary eye care and diagnoses and treats common eye conditions. His areas of expertise include the medical and laser treatment of glaucoma. For over a decade, he practiced with a large multispecialty group in Ventura County, California, and worked in the UCLA Mobile Eye Clinic providing free eye care to underserved communities throughout Los Angeles County. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Glaucoma Society, and the American Public Health Association. He speaks Spanish and German.

For a list of Ophthalmologists affiliated with Lifespan, please click here.