About Us

Our Physicians

We strive to provide the highest quality, efficient, compassionate care delivered by our outstanding ophthalmic team.

Dr. Thomas Aaberg

Dr. Thomas Aaberg

Dr. Scott Westhouse

Dr. Scott Westhouse

Dr. Nathan Pezda

Dr. Nathan Pezda

Dr. Liliya Sutherland

Dr. Liliya Sutherland

Dr. Joseph Boss

Dr. Joseph Boss

Dr. Gregory Bever

Dr. Gregory Bever

Our History

Dr. Thomas M. Aaberg, Jr founded Retina Specialists of Michigan in January 2009 to provide comprehensive retinal service, guided by the belief that patient care should be expert, efficient and personable. One year later, Dr. Scott Westhouse returned home to West Michigan, and joined the Retina Specialists’ team. From humble beginnings, our practice has expanded rapidly — a testament to the quality of care provided by our team of physicians and staff who embody these ideals. In 2014, we doubled in size when two more doctors joined us: Dr. Nathan Pezda who completed his fellowship training in Toronto before moving to Grand Rapids, and Dr. Liliya Sutherland who finished her fellowship training with our practice that same year.

With the addition of Dr. Sutherland, our practice brings expertise to the specialized field of retinal degeneration and dystrophies. Starting at Kalamazoo College, Dr. Joseph Boss received his retina fellowship at the prodigious Cleveland Clinic. Joining our team in 2019, his focus on inflammatory eye disorders and pediatric retina is unique in the area. Dr. Gregory Bever, Jr also returns to Michigan after receiving training in Boston University and University of California, San Francisco. There are only a handful of ocular oncologists in the nation, but the addition of Dr. Bever gives us two right here at Retina Specialists of Michigan. 

Retina Specialists of Michigan has a strong, ongoing commitment to develop a first-class research program. It is a privilege to participate in these promising studies that can help us integrate best research evidence with clinical expertise to practice evidence based medicine. Our staff volunteers their time and expertise to the Foundation for Vision Research, an independent nonprofit organization finding cures and treatments for retinal diseases.

Testimonials

Thank you for your fantastic service. You were all so friendly and professional. I would definitely recommend you to anyone in need of your services.

Care and compassion are abundant! Very clean and I feel safe during Covid going to appointments. Excellent doctor and staff!!

Very impressive office all the way around. The doctor was very professional and took the time to explain the issues I’m having with my eyes. Left no stone unturned.

This is the most pleasant office visit! The procedure I receive is scary but the staff is friendly and welcoming making the overall experience great! I highly recommend Retina Specialist of Michigan!

Our Affiliations

Portage

Now seeing patients at:
1906 W. Milham Ave
Portage, MI 49024

Big Rapids

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