Dr. Ernst Nicolitz is the founder and chief surgeon at Nicolitz Eye Consultants, a private multispecialty ophthalmology group practice in Jacksonville, FL with 6 associate doctors. He has been a board certified ophthalmologist for over 35 years and is a fellowship trained specialist in oculoplastics surgery (Will’s Eye Hospital, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA). He serves on the active medical staff of the Department of Ophthalmology at Baptist Medical Center and UF Health Jacksonville Hospital of the University of Florida where he also serves as a Clinical Professor of Oculoplastic Surgery.
Dr. Nicolitz’s completed his Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree in 1974 at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM. He did postgraduate work as a US Public Health Fellow in Biochemistry at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His internship and residency in ophthalmology was completed at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama in 1977 and then he was nominated and accepted into the Oculoplastic Fellowship Program (approved under auspices of the American Academy of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery) at the prestigious Will’s Eye Hospital, Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA.
Dr. Nicolitz is a recognized, certified oculoplastic surgeon through the American Society Oculoplastic & Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS). He has lectured and been published extensively worldwide and has received awards and honors from the U.S. Public Health Service, the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He has been honored with “America’s Top Plastic Surgeons” awarded by Consumers’ Research Council America; named as one of Northeast Florida’s Top Medical Professional in Jacksonville Magazine’s “Top Docs” Issue; the Lifetime Volunteer Physician Award from the EyecareAmerica – The Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology; AMA Physicians Recognition Award; and Volunteer Ophthalmologist for Jacksonville’s Gift of Sight Program.
Oculoplastic Surgery; Reconstructive Surgery; Femtosecond Laser Cataract Surgery.