Adam M. Nusgart, O.D.
Dr. Adam M. Nusgart was born and raised in Baltimore, Md., but while growing up, Ohio became a way of life.
His father, a native of Bexley, a suburb of Columbus and a graduate of The Ohio State University, would routinely journey back with Adam to The Horseshoe so he could experience the excitement of game day atmosphere first-hand. It didn’t take long for him to appreciate the people of Ohio.
He attended Boys’ Latin, one of Baltimore’s premier private secondary schools, and when it was time to choose a college the choice was easy. So easy that he forewent his final summer in Baltimore and enrolled early in Columbus.
Adam majored in biology and in 2014 graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Science. Not only did Ohio State provide him an education, it provided him with his future wife, Erica.
Adam’s journey into optometry, however, began during his time at Ohio State when one summer he returned to Baltimore and shadowed with a local optometrist. There he found his passion for aiding those in need of glasses and delving into the treatment of ocular disease. After graduating from Ohio State, he was accepted into the optometry program at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Science where he eventually obtained his Doctorate degree in Optometry.
His final year at MCPHS was spent in a series of rotations to various clinics throughout the country where he could fine tune his skills. The first stop was the Community Health Center of East Boston in Massachusetts where he helped neighborhood low income and immigrant families. The next assignment was at Quantico Naval Base, outside of Washington D.C. in Northern Virginia where he provided eye care to active military stationed on base. The final stop was in central Florida, working at The Villages VA Outpatient Clinic, where he gained valuable experience managing ocular disease, including age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy.
Upon graduation at MCPHS, he chose to broaden his knowledge and expertise in ocular disease by taking a residency with the Veteran’s Administration at the Perry Point VA Medical Center in Maryland. At the center he worked alongside glaucoma and retina specialists and took part in observing complex retinal surgeries. In addition, he rotated through the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital, while receiving extensive training in the treatment and management for ocular pathology, particularly glaucoma.
When he completed the residency in 2019, he joined the practice at Pajka Eye Center in Lima where he has now made his home with Erica and their labradoodle — Jasmine. They enjoy taking their dog on hiking and kayaking trips and always look forward to the fall when the Buckeyes take the field and Adam’s Baltimore Ravens and Erica’s Cincinnati Bengals do battle in the NFL.
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