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The Samuel and Ethel Balkan International Pediatric Glaucoma Center

The Samuel & Ethel Balkan International Pediatric Glaucoma Center is the world’s first integrated services center dedicated to helping infants and children with glaucoma. The Balkan Center was made possible by a generous gift from Donna May Balkan Litowitz, with her husband Bob, in honor of her parents, Samuel and Ethel Balkan.

Founded by Alana L. Grajewski, M.D., the Balkan Center offers a first-of-its-kind multi-disciplinary approach to diagnosing and treating pediatric glaucoma. The different treatment specialties include:

Pediatric Amblyopia
Craig A. McKeown, M.D.
Hilda Capo, M.D.
Kara M. Cavuoto, M.D.
Ta Chen P. Chang, M.D.

Pediatric Cornea
Angela Zhu, M.D. 

Pediatric Genetics
Mustafa Tekin, M.D.

Pediatric Glaucoma
Ta Chen P. Chang, M.D.
Elena Bitrian, M.D.

Pediatric Retina
Audina M. Berrocal, M.D.

Young patients at the Balkan Center will have access to the most advanced specialists, leading-edge diagnostic technology and surgical treatments, and genetic screening through a partnership with the John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.