Experience advanced eye care with Dr. Kareem Sioufi’s expertise and Woolfson’s cutting-edge technology By Marie Muir
Kareem Sioufi, MD ushered in the New Year by embracing his role as the latest addition to the Woolfson Eye Institute team, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to East Cobb as a Medical Retina Specialist. Dr. Sioufi is excited to join the Woolfson practice and help patients address critical eye health issues and help them prevent vision loss.
The importance of a healthy retina cannot be overstated. Dr. Sioufi is well-equipped to handle diagnoses, treatments, and surgical options related to this vital part of the eye. His proficiency extends to detecting inflammation and tumors throughout the retina, offering specialized solutions such as injections and lasers to treat age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic retinopathy.
“The retina is like a mirror for the health of the body,” Dr. Sioufi explains. “You can see the vessels clearly, so anything that is affecting your health systemically can often be detected on the retina.”
Recent advancements in retinal repair have significantly expanded patients’ options. Dr. Sioufi was drawn to the Woolfson-Marietta location for its cutting-edge technology, modern facilities, and warm staff. East Cobb residents can comfortably and conveniently access a comprehensive range of eye care services at 2687 Sandy Plains Road.
Dr. Sioufi’s journey to becoming a Medical Retina Specialist spans continents and educational milestones. He moved to the U.S. in 2012 from Damascus, Syria. Upon arrival, he pursued his medical degree at the University of Medicine and Health Sciences in St. Kitts. He Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, renowned as the nation’s top eye hospital, followed by an ophthalmology residency at the Medical University of South Carolina and a retina fellowship at the University of Washington in Seattle.
After years of strenuous studies and training, the family moved back south. They were excited to live closer to Dr. Sioufi’s parents in Orlando, enjoy the warm culture, and savor delicious Southern cuisine. Dr. Sioufi is married to Sarah Alsati, an architectural photographer who is also from Damascus, Syria. The couple share a passion for exploring East Cobb with their almost 3-year-old, Talia. They can often be found sipping a cup of coffee at Cool Beans Coffee Roasters or playing pickleball in the park.
Dr. Sioufi approaches patient care with the same diligence he would provide to his own family—listening, asking questions, and carefully determining the best course of action. Woolfson Eye Institute, founded by Jonathan Woolfson, MD in 1996, boasts a team of 22 eye care providers, including 15 ophthalmologists and 7 optometrists, serving patients across 12 locations in Georgia, Tennessee, and North Carolina.
“If you notice something wrong with your vision, don’t sleep on it,” advises Dr. Sioufi. “Get it checked out.”
The team at Woolfson Eye Institute is dedicated to providing kind and comprehensive care in a safe and comfortable environment. To discover the right vision provider or procedure for you, contact the Woolfson-Marietta office and schedule an evaluation. Reach out to Woolfson Eye Institute at 866-LASER22 (866-527-3722) or visit woolfsoneye.com/marietta-ga/. Your vision deserves the best care, and Dr. Sioufi undertook research fellowships at Thomas Jefferson Wills and the Woolfson team are ready to help you see the world clearly.