Dr. Tam Bloomquist joined the VA Medical Center faculty in the Spring of 2018. She is the Alternate Residency Site Director (Dr. Thomas Lovas is the Site Director) for the VAMC, an ACGME participating site for Augusta University's Department of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Bloomquist's ophthalmology residency and medical fellowship were completed at Augusta University. After working in Charleston at the VA and in private practice she returned to Augusta where she practices medical retina, general ophthalmology and teaching in the residency program. As part of her general ophthalmology teaching roles she brings first year residents into active participation in cataract surgery.
Dr. Kenneth Brinsko joined the VA Medical Center staff in January 2010 after a career in the U. S. Navy. A seasoned comprehensive ophthalmologist, he has taught ophthalmology residents and staff from the University of Florida as well as basic ophthalmology to Navy Family Practice residents.
Dr. Sohail Khan is a retina specialist who completed his medical school and residency from the Medical College of Georgia (now Augusta University). He continued his training in a 2 year surgical vitreoretinal fellowship at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas under the auspices of Dr Yu-Guang He, Dr Rafael Ufret-Vincenty, and Dr Richard Winslow. After fellowship, he worked as an attending physician at the North Texas VA Medical Center in Dallas. Subsequently he joined a private practice in Fort Worth, Texas, before deciding to move home to Georgia and establish a private retina clinic in Evans in April 2015. He spends one day a week at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center where he performs vitreoretinal surgery and retinal procedures where he enjoys teaching residents.
Dr. Tom Lovas retired from the United States Army in October of 2020 after 22 years of Active Duty Service. He held numerous leadership positions at DDEAMC ranging from the Chief of Ophthalmology to the Deputy Commander for Surgical Services all while maintaining an active clinical and surgical practice. Dr. Lovas concentrates on cataract and refractive surgery and plans to maintain his involvement in cataract surgical mission work. Currently, he functions as a Comprehensive Ophthalmologist at the CNVAMC and provides Augusta University Ophthalmology Residents with clinical and surgical mentoring at all levels of training.
Dr. Amie Squires is an ophthalmologist who makes her primary practice the VA medical center. She is there part time staffing clinics and the operating room. Operating with senior residents she teaches cataract procedures with a clear cornea, vertical chopping technique. She has been teaching ophthalmology since 2004.