Retina Surgeon by Day, Saxophone Player by Night
Georgia Retina Ophthalmologist Dr. Scott Lampert Plays in Three Local Swing Bands
One of the founders of Georgia Retina – the state’s largest retina-only private practice – spends his days taking care of patients with serious eye conditions and relaxes in the evening playing the saxophone in three different Atlanta-area bands.
Dr. Scott I. Lampert, a board-certified ophthalmologist who has practiced in Atlanta since 1980, started playing saxophone in fourth grade and now plays with the Callanwolde Concert Band and two 17-piece swing bands, Sentimental Journey Orchestra and ALL 17.
“My life fits in different boxes,” Dr. Lampert said. “From 8-5 I’m Dr. Lampert. In the evenings, I’m that saxophone player.”
Growing up in Philadelphia, Dr. Lampert took saxophone lessons and played in his high school band as well as in a number of All Philadelphia bands that included some of the best musicians in the city.
Now, with three adult children, Dr. Lampert has more time to devote to his music and spends several evenings a week rehearsing or playing at events.
“My wife claims she is a saxophone widow,” he says with a chuckle, but admits that his wife Judy Lampert also stays busy as an art photographer and with a number of arts fund-raising groups. She is the former executive director of the Hambidge Center in Rabun County, where the couple has a second home.
In addition to his music, Dr. Lampert, who lives in Sandy Springs, enjoys swimming, bicycling, and hiking with his two dogs.
Dr. Lampert, a board-certified ophthalmologist, exclusively treats retinal and vitreous diseases. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Lampert attended the Thomas Jefferson University School of Medicine. After an internship at Grady Memorial Hospital, he completed his ophthalmology residency at Thomas Jefferson University and Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, and retinal and vitreous fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Lampert is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, a member of the Georgia Society of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Retina Specialists.
Georgia Retina focuses their care specifically on conditions of the retina, macula, and vitreous, making them experts in addressing retina disorders. The retina specialists have the training and experience to provide their patients with state-of-the-art treatment.
At Georgia Retina, patients’ vision needs are the top priority. As one of the largest retina-only medical practices in the southeastern United States, Georgia Retina specializes in treating diseases of the retina, macula, and vitreous. Its nine board-certified ophthalmologists have received special Fellowship training in vitreo-retinal diseases and surgery, and are engaged in clinical trials with the goal of advancing research into retinal diseases, their causes, and their cures.
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