Who is Dr. Lawrence E. Roël?
Dr. Roël is a board certified ophthalmologist with practices on Spartanburg’s Eastside and Westside. A Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, he is also a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, International Society of Refractive Surgery, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons, American Medical Association, South Carolina Medical Society, and the Spartanburg County Medical Society.
Dr. Roël received his undergraduate training at Princeton University (AB), his graduate training at MIT (Ph.D.), and his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania (M.D.). His residency training was at Columbia University’s Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, where he served as chief resident. An accomplished surgeon, he has performed more than 12,000 intraocular procedures including cataract surgeries, implantable contact lenses, glaucoma procedures and corneal transplants. He has been performing LASIK surgery since 1998.
Dr. Roël is a member of the Audubon Society, the Nature Conservancy and the Lions Club. He is also a life-time member of the Master Gardeners.
Dr. Roël is married to P. Kathryn “Katie” Hicks, professor emerita of art at USC Upstate. The couple continues to be strong supporters of USC Upstate, demonstrating a fondness for nature and art.