Michael C. Stiles, MD
Dr. Michael Stiles, an ophthalmologist, has earned regional and national recognition as a leading provider of breakthrough treatments for glaucoma, cataracts and other serious eye conditions. He serves as the director of Glaucoma Services at the University of Kansas Medical Center and performs more glaucoma surgeries than any other surgeon in the metropolitan area.
Dr. Stiles is widely known among medical colleagues and patients as an eye care expert who is committed to bringing the latest and most advanced procedures to patients in the Greater Kansas City region. He is consistently among the first ophthalmologists in the region to introduce innovative surgical procedures – including Trabectome®, canaloplasty and selective laser trabeculoplasty – to patients diagnosed with glaucoma. He is a leading provider of progressive cataract treatments including premium intraocular lens implants.
Dr. Stiles was selected by his peers as one of the Best Doctors in America® for multiple years. He serves as president of the International Society of Spaeth Fellows (ISSF), a prominent association of ophthalmologists affiliated with the prestigious Wills Hospital. He also was elected president of the Kansas City Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology Society (KCO&O).
In practice since 1990, Dr. Stiles is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He completed a glaucoma fellowship at the world renowned Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, and is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. During the past two decades, he has participated in numerous clinical research initiatives and published nearly 70 articles and papers featured at national symposiums and in medical research journals.
Growth of his practice, formerly located in Kansas City, Missouri, prompted the August 2006 opening of Stiles Eyecare Excellence (SEE) and Glaucoma Institute. This spacious, new, state-of-the-art treatment facility is located in Overland Park, Kansas, adjacent to Deer Creek Surgery Center, a facility owned by Dr. Stiles and four other ophthalmologists. Consultations, testing, examinations and surgeries are offered at one convenient site. Dr. Stiles also consults with patients at regional satellite offices.
Dr. Stiles and his wife, Michella Stiles, MD, reside in Leawood, Kansas, with their two daughters: Regan and Caterina. He enjoys cheering for his undergraduate alma mater, the University of Notre Dame; running; golf; skiing; and hanging out with his family.
“The needs of our patients are at the heart of everything we do. We have a passion for helping patients preserve and improve their vision so they can enjoy full and active lives. We’re extremely grateful for the trust they place in us.”
Ann C Stechschulte, MD
Dr. Stechschulte, an ophthalmologist, is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine and completed her Ophthalmology residency in 2005. She served as an assistant clinical professor at the University of Kansas Medical Center where inn addition to her responsibilities treating patients with cataracts, she served as a mentor to ophthalmology residents.
Dr. Stechschulte completed her Anterior Segment and Glaucoma Fellowship at Stiles Eyecare in July 2012 where she worked under the supervision of Dr. Stiles and played an active role in all facets of care for patients with glaucoma including medical management and surgical treatment .
Stiles Eyecare Excellence was honored in August 2012 when Dr. Stechschulte joined the practice full-time. "It's a privilege to have Dr. Stechschulte working with us, " says Dr. Stiles. "She possesses excellent clinical skills and I'm proud to have her as a colleague . She's the consummate professional and her calm and friendly disposition never fails to earn patients' trust and admiration."
Dr. Stechschulte and her husband David are the parents of three wonderful and high energy children - Will, Julia and George. "Our kids fill our days with much joy and laughter, but not very much sleep!" she jokes. There's not much spare time in Dr. Stechschulte's schedule these days, but when she finds an extra moment, you're likely to find her enjoying an outdoor activity or hanging out with her husband, her kids or her extended family.
Amanda R. Strom, O.D.