Dr Lalwani is thrilled to be in her home state of Colorado, providing retinal care along the front range in Boulder, Longmont and Fort Collins. Her family has deep roots in the area, and she enjoys being connected within the community.

After receiving her dual Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry and Japanese from Smith College, Dr. Lalwani attended Hahnemann Medical School at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA where she graduated with AOA honors.  She completed her residency at Case Western Reserve in Ohio, where she was elected as chief resident by her peers, followed by a surgical retina fellowship at the world-renowned Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami. She was honored to join their faculty, focusing her clinical research on macular degeneration, diabetic retinal disease and  surgical diseases of the retina for 4 years before deciding to return to her Colorado roots.  

Dr. Lalwani is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmlology. She is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmologists, American Society of Retina Specialists, the Vit-Buckle Society and the prestigious Retina Society. She sees patients in the Boulder, Longmont and Fort Collins offices, and performs surgery at Boulder Community Hospital and Longmont United Hospital. She speaks Spanish fluently.

In her free time, along with her husband, Geeta enjoys trying to keep up with her 3 daughters, running, traveling, cooking and spending time outdoors.

Geeta Lalwani, M.D.

Dr Lalwani is thrilled to be in her home state of Colorado, providing retinal care along the front range in Boulder, Longmont and Fort Collins. Her family has deep roots in the area, and she enjoys being connected within the community.

After receiving her dual Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry and Japanese from Smith College, Dr. Lalwani attended Hahnemann Medical School at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA, where she graduated with AOA honors.  She completed her residency in Ophthalmology at Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, OH, where she was elected chief resident by her peers, followed by a two-year fellowship in Vitreoretinal Diseases & Surgery at the world-renowned Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, FL. She was honored to subsequently join the Bascom Palmer faculty, focusing her clinical research on macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and surgical diseases of the retina for 4 years before deciding to return to Colorado.

Dr. Lalwani is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. She is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Retina Specialists, the Vit-Buckle Society and the prestigious Retina Society. She speaks Spanish fluently and sees patients at all of the Rocky Mountain Retina locations.

In her free time, Dr. Lalwani enjoys spending time with her husband and trying to keep up with her 3 daughters, as well as running, traveling, cooking and spending time outdoors.

Vlad Matei, M.D.

After many years in Texas, Dr. Matei was delighted to return to beautiful Colorado, where he spent part of his childhood. He has expertise in the medical and surgical treatment of a wide range of vitreoretinal diseases, and his passion for vitreoretinal disease and surgery blurs the distinction between occupation and hobby.​

Following his undergraduate studies at Rice University in Houston, TX, Dr. Matei completed his extensive medical training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX, one of the top medical institutions in the country. After medical school and a residency in Internal Medicine, he had the privilege of continuing his training at UT Southwestern with a residency in Ophthalmology, followed by a two-year fellowship in Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery. His voluminous and diverse clinical and surgical experience spanned five hospitals, including the famous Parkland Memorial Hospital. 

Dr. Matei is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and has multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Matei is also an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Retinal Specialists, the Vit-Buckle Society, and the American Retina Forum. He sees patients at all of the Rocky Mountain Retina locations. 

When not working, Dr. Matei enjoys spending time with his wife and two young boys, hiking, reading, solving math puzzles, and playing chess. 

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