J. Anthony Parchue, M.D.
Fort Worth Ophthalmologist
Diseases & Surgery of the Retina and Vitreous
Dr. Parchue joined Ophthalmology Associates in 1999 and is a board certified retina specialist. Dr. Parchue’ s clinic is focused on Diseases and Surgery of the Retina and Vitreous. While he primarily sees patients in our Summit Avenue office, he also sees patients in our HEB satellite office. He has a particular interest in clinical research encompassing new treatments and therapies for retinal diseases and has been participating in clinical trials at Ophthalmology Associates since 2003. Dr. Parchue has been a principal investigator in numerous clinical trials, some of which led to the development of Lucentis and Eylea, the drugs which have revolutionized the treatment of wet macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.
Dr. Parchue is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Retina Specialists, Association for Research in Vision in Ophthalmology, and a member of TOA (Texas Ophthalmological Association).
Born in Niagara Falls, New York, Dr. Parchue completed his undergraduate education at Niagara University on scholarship. After college, he attended Harvard University for the first two years of his medical education, then completed his medical degree at The George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. (GW). While at GW as a medical student, Dr. Parchue received the Commonwealth Fund Research Fellowship. His fellowship was spent immersed in research at The Laboratory of Molecular and Developmental Biology at the National Eye Institute in Bethesda, Maryland. Upon graduation, Dr. Parchue was awarded The George Washington University School of Medicine Award for Research.
Dr. Parchue completed his internship at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. He then served his country as part of the United States Public Health Service where he received an award for public service. Following his Public Health Service, he returned to GW to complete his ophthalmology residency. While there, he represented the Department of Ophthalmology on the University’s Residents Committee and was given the department’s Award of Excellence in Ophthalmology. After his residency, Dr. Parchue completed a two-year fellowship in Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in Galveston, Texas.
Away from work, Dr. Parchue enjoys spending time with family and friends and traveling. While he has remained in Texas since he began his ophthalmology career, he still has ties to the Niagara Falls, New York and Toronto, Canada areas and enjoys visiting when his schedule allows. He is a lifelong Buffalo Bills fan. When the Bills are playing, he will be watching and cheering them on from home or occasionally at a game. Watching Formula 1® racing is another his favorite pastimes. He enjoys combining his love of travel and Formula 1® every chance he gets.
• Born in Niagara Falls, NY
• Married with two adult children
• Fellowship: 1999 Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas
• Residency: 1997 The George Washington University School of Medicine
• Internship: 1987 Brown University Department of Medicine, Providence, Rhode Island
• Medical School: 1986 The George Washington University School of Medicine
• Undergraduate: 1981 Niagara University, BS Biochemistry