Dr. Coca specializes in diseases of the retina and vitreous (fellow).


Dr. Coca completed his undergraduate education at Alexandru Ioan Cuza University in Iasi, Romania, graduating with a thesis in Theoretical Particle Physics. After one year at University of Groningen, in The Netherlands as a Socrates Fellow, he moved to attend the University of Rochester in New York where he obtained a Master and PhD in Experimental Particle Physics studying top quark and Higgs boson under the direction of Prof. Paul Tipton, currently at Yale University.

After a two year Postdoctoral Position at Duke University in Experimental Particle Physics and one year Postdoctoral Position at University of Rochester in Computational Immunology, he transitioned to medicine. He graduated from the University of Rochester, School of Medicine and completed his internship at Unity Hospital in Rochester, New York. He then completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of Texas Main Branch where he served as Chief Resident.

He has written and collaborated on numerous articles in the field of experimental particle physics and ophthalmology as well as presented at many national and international meetings. He is also a member of the Texas State Ophthalmology Society, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

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Office Locations

In order to have our services easily accessible, we make ourselves available in a number of Chicago area locations, each site organized to support only the care of retina patients. All offices are open Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m. - 5:00p.m. We are also available after hours and on weekends, by appointment, for those patients unable to come during regular hours.