Dr. Taylor graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine as its James Scholar in 1977. He did his internship at Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan and completed his ophthalmology residency at Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital in New York where he was the chief resident his last year. His specialty training in Vitreoretinal surgery was completed with the Retina Associates at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School in Boston. He has practiced Vitreoretinal surgery in North Carolina since 1983.
Dr. Taylor grew up in Rockford, Illinois, the oldest of four boys. He graduated from Brown University in 1968, spent a year in the Peace Corps in Libya teaching English as a second language and learning to speak Arabic himself. He left the Peace Corps when revolution in the country terminated the U.S. presence there, enlisted in the U.S. Army and served as a sergeant on the A-Team in Central and South America in the Eighth Special Forces Group (Airborne) Special Action Force until 1972. He did his pre-medical studies at Harvard University.
Dr. Taylor enjoys boating, camping, horseback riding, and recreational shooting.
Dr. Nitin Gupta is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He graduated from the prestigious Macular Degeneration Institute where he trained in the early detection and treatment of macular diseases. He completed a two-year surgical vitreoretinal fellowship at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the North Carolina Medical Society.
Dr. Gupta grew up in Smithfield, NC where he graduated from Smithfield-Selma High School. He earned his bachelor in science in Biology from Duke University. He later attended both North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he earned masters degrees in physiology and public health respectively. He graduated from the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina and completed his residency in ophthalmology at the Medical College of Georgia.
Dr. Gupta is married and has two children. He and his family live in Raleigh and enjoy biking, golf, and traveling.
Dr. Pate is a board certified Ophthalmologist who specializes in Retina Disease and Surgery. He is a member of the American Society of Retinal Specialists, The American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the North Carolina Medical Society. Dr. Pate has a special interest in diabetic eye disease, macular degeneration, and retinal detachment surgery.
Dr. Pate is a third generation physician and grew up watching his father and grandfather practice family medicine in rural Texas. He was valedictorian of his high school class and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Science in Medicine. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, where he trained at the Texas Medical Center, the largest of its kind in the world. He then traveled to the bluegrass state and completed an internship in transitional surgery and a residency in ophthalmology at the University of Kentucky. He stayed in Lexington where he completed a dual 2-year fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery at the University of Kentucky and Retina Associates of Kentucky.
Dr. Pate loves to travel, snow ski, and spend time with family and friends. He is married to Rena Pate, O.D. and they have 2 young boys, Tommy and Charlie.