Our Physicians

Dr. W. Colm McHugh

Dr. W. Colm McHugh, M.D. | Ventura | Oxnard | CamarilloW. Colm McHugh, M.D. earned his medical degree from the medical faculty at University College Cork in Cork, Ireland in 1968. He then completed an internship at South Infirmary Hospital in Cork. His ophthalmology training included an ophthalmology residency at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada, and a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children in London, England.

From 1974 until 1983, Dr. McHugh had a private general ophthalmology practice in White Rock, British Columbia, Canada. Since then he has been practicing in Ventura.


Dr. Adam Martidis

Dr. Adam Martidis, M.D. | Ventura | Oxnard | Camarillo Adam Martidis, M.D. earned his medical degree at the University of Pittsburgh. Following graduation, he completed a residency at Indiana University where he served as chief resident in his final year. During his residency, he earned the Grayson Leadership Award, an honor given to only three prior graduating residents in the history of the training program. He was also awarded a vitreoretinal fellowship at the New England Eye Center in Boston. Upon completion of this two-year fellowship, he accepted an academic position at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, an internationally recognized eye institution. Here, Dr. Martidis trained numerous residents and retina fellows in surgical and medical retinal diseases in one of the largest and most highly regarded programs in the nation. He has participated in multiple research studies, including personal projects and national clinical trials.

Dr. Martidis is a Diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. His professional Memberships include:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Retinal Specialists
  • Retina Society

Dr. Martidis is a pioneer in managing macular edema using an injection of corticosteroid medication into the vitreous cavity. He published the first article on the use of this technique in the management of diabetic macular edema as a complication of diabetic retinopathy. He also has several other publications involving the application of this procedure in various retinal conditions including:

  • Chieh JJ, Roth DB, Liu M, Belmont J, Nelson M, Regillo C, Martidis A. Intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide for diabetic macular edema. Retina. 2005 Oct;25(7):828-34.
  • Weichel ED. Martidis A, Fineman MS, McNamara JA, Park CH, Vander JF, Ho AC, Brown GC. Pars plana vitrectomy versus combined pars plana vitrectomy-scleral buckle for primary repair of pseudophakic retinal detachment. Ophthalmology. 2006 Nov;113(11):2033-40.
  • Martidis A, Duker JS, Greenberg PB, Rogers AH, Puliafito CA, Reichel E, Baumal C. Intravitreal triamcinolone for refractory diabetic macular edema. Ophthalmology 2002 May;109(5):920-7.

Honors & Awards:

  • Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Award for Excellence in Research, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Distinguished Scholar; NJ Dept. of Higher Education

Dr. Martidis is affiliated with the following hospitals:

  • Community Memorial Hospital
  • Ventura County Hospital

In his spare time, Dr. Martidis enjoys playing guitar and spending time with his wife and three children.


Dr. Andrew Young

Dr. Andrew Young, M.D. | Ventura | Oxnard | CamarilloAndrew Young, M.D. earned his medical degree in 2001 from Brown University School of Medicine, where he was cited for academic excellence. After completing his internship at Brown University Internal Medicine Residency Program, he completed a residency in Ophthalmology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, NY and a clinical fellowship in Glaucoma at the University of California-San Diego and Hamilton Glaucoma Center in La Jolla, CA. He has co-authored several abstracts presented at annual meetings of national ophthalmology organizations.

Professional memberships:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • New York State Ophthalmological Society

Dr. Young is fluent in German and has a basic knowledge of Spanish and Portuguese. His hobbies include international and domestic travel, bicycling, photography and billiards.


Dr. William Cooper Stivelman

Dr. William Cooper Stivelman, M.D. | Ventura | Oxnard | CamarilloWilliam Cooper Stivelman, M.D. earned his medical degree in 1982 from Rosalynd Franklin University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School in North Chicago, IL. He then completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, California and a residency in ophthalmology at Northwestern University Medical Center (McGaw Medical Center, Lakeside Veterans' Administration Hospital, Children's Memorial Hospital, Evanston Hospital) in Chicago. He was also awarded a fellowship in Medical Ophthalmology, Glaucoma and Medical Retina at Mt. Zion Hospital and Medical Center in San Francisco.

Dr. Stivelman is a Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners and the American Board of Ophthalmology, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. His professional memberships include:

  • California Medication Association, 1987 to Present
  • Ventura County Medical Society, 1987 to Present
  • Ventura County Ophthalmological Society, 1991 to Present
    Program Secretary, 1993-1994
    Treasurer, 1994-1995
    President, 1995-1996
  • American Diabetes Association Board Member, Ventura County Chapter, 1988-1989
  • Chicago Ophthalmologic Society, 1983-1986
  • Illinois Association of Ophthalmologists, 1983-1986
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology, 1983-1986

Dr. Stivelman is an independent medical evaluator as well as an Expert Reviewer in Ophthalmology for the Medical Board of California. He is an Associate Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Stein Eye Institute - UCLA in Los Angeles. He has published articles in respected journals, co-produced an electronic cross-referenced ophthalmic lexicon currently in use at Northwestern University's Fluorescein Angiography Library and elsewhere, and co-authored and contributed to several books on classical music. Other honors and awards include:

  • Physician's Service Award, American Medical Association, 1982
  • Distinguished Service, Chicago Medical School, 1982
  • Undergraduate Honors, 1973-1977
  • Academic Distinction, 1973-1977
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1977
  • Magna Cum Laude, 1977

Dr. Stivelman is affiliated with the following hospitals:

  • Columbia Los Robles Regional Medical Center, Thousand Oaks
  • Westlake Eye Surgery Center, Westlake Village
  • UCLA Medical Center Hospitals/ Stein Eye Institute
  • Community Memorial Hospital, Ventura
  • St. John's Regional Medical Center, Oxnard
  • Lynn Eye Surgery Center, Thousand Oaks


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