Max Chikovsky, M.D., Ophthalmologist Specializing in the Anterior Segment and Uveitis in Orlando
Dr. Max Chikovsky is a dedicated ophthalmologist specializing in the anterior segment and uveitis at the prestigious Magruder Eye Institute. With a strong academic background and a passion for research and volunteer work, Dr. Chikovsky has established himself as a highly skilled and compassionate eye care professional.
Dr. Chikovsky completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Miami, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in June 2012 with a major in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. During his time at the university, he maintained an exceptional cumulative GPA of 3.88 and was recognized for his academic excellence with the distinction of Magna Cum Laude and placement on the President’s Honor Roll.
He then went on to earn his medical degree from the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, graduating in April 2017. Driven by his passion for ophthalmology, he completed a transitional year at the UCF COM/GME Consortium-FL before pursuing a residency at Nassau University Medical Center Department of Ophthalmology in East Meadow, New York, where he completed his training in June 2021.
Dr. Chikovsky’s commitment to advancing his expertise led him to pursue a Uveitis Fellowship at the Massachusetts Eye Research and Surgery Institution (MERSI) from July 2021 to June 2022. During his fellowship, he worked under the mentorship of esteemed ophthalmologists, Dr. Foster and Dr. Anesi, focusing on research projects related to ocular inflammation and HLA-B27 associated anterior uveitis.
Throughout his academic and professional journey, Dr. Chikovsky has been recognized for his exceptional achievements. He served as the Chief Resident in the Department of Ophthalmology at Nassau University Medical Center and received the USF Morsani COM/Palm Beach County Medical Auxiliary Merit Scholarship Award for the 2015/2016 academic year. As a leader in the Law and Medicine Scholarly Concentration at USF Morsani COM, he demonstrated his commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration.
Dr. Chikovsky’s research endeavors have been diverse and impactful. He has contributed to various studies, including projects focused on treatment outcomes in patients switched to Inflectra from Remicade for ocular inflammation, as well as the characterization of delayed severity flares in patients with HLA-B27 associated anterior uveitis. His dedication to research is evident through his active participation in scientific conferences and the publication of review papers aimed at improving patient care.
Beyond his professional pursuits, Dr. Chikovsky has shown a deep commitment to community service. He has been involved with numerous nonprofit organizations, including ReSpectacle, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that redistributes quality, used eyeglasses to underserved communities worldwide. Additionally, he has been an active member of Hope For Vision, a nonprofit organization funding research to combat blinding diseases. Dr. Chikovsky’s involvement with the organization extends to co-chairing events, organizing scientific conferences, and supporting the HFV Young Professionals division.
Furthermore, Dr. Chikovsky has dedicated his time and expertise to volunteer initiatives, such as The Schatzi Kassal Project: New Born Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Jackson Memorial Holtz Children’s Hospital in Miami, Florida. He has also volunteered at the Red Crescent clinic of Tampa Bay, providing essential medical care to patients in need.
With his exceptional skills, unwavering dedication to patient care, and commitment to research and community service, Dr. Max Chikovsky continues to make a positive impact in the field of ophthalmology, ensuring that individuals receive the highest quality eye care.