Our Physicians

The physicians of Southern Vitreoretinal Associates are elite, board certified ophthalmologists who are retina fellowship trained.

Meet Our Board Certified Ophthalmologists

H. Logan Brooks, M.D. | SVA Physicians

H. Logan Brooks, M.D.

As founder of Southern Vitreoretinal Associates, Dr. Brooks has always viewed the practice of medicine as a ministry. He considers caring for patients made in the image of God to be a blessing and a privilege.

Robert Steinmetz, M.D.

Dr. Steinmetz was born and raised in Iowa and will always be a Hawkeye. After an ophthalmology residency in San Francisco and a vitreoretinal fellowship at UCLA in Los Angeles, he went to London, England for a medical retinal fellowship.

Charles Newell, M.D.

Dr. Newell is a native of the Florida Panhandle. He graduated from The Florida State University with a Bachelors of Science in Biology. He holds a Masters of Science and Doctor of Medicine degree from The University of Tennessee.

Christopher Willingham, M.D. | Physicians of Southern Vitreoretinal Associates

Christopher Willingham, M.D.

Dr. Willingham grew up in LaGrange, Ga. He obtained his Bachelors degree in biology from LaGrange College.

Emily Ashmore, M.D. | Physicians of Southern Vitreoretinal Associates

Emily Ashmore, M.D.

Dr. Ashmore is seeing patients at our Tallahassee and Valdosta locations.

Nicholas Farber MD - Ophthalmologist portrait

Nicholas Farber, M.D.

Dr. Farber is a Board-Certified Ophthalmologist and fellowship trained vitreoretinal surgeon. He was born and raised in Longwood, Florida, and graduated Summa Cum Laude with honors from Florida State University.


The Most Advanced Retina Care

Delivering the highest-quality retina care by providing our patients access to the best and newest retina treatments available, along with the quality of care that we would want for our family members.