Areas of Interest
ophthalmic ultrasound, psychophysics, visual electrophysiology

(205) 325-8620

Dr. Skalka clinical practice focuses on diagnostics and he has been a member of the UAB Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences since 1973, and he served as chair of the department from 1981 to 1997.

Dr. Skalka is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology (1972). He is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American College of Surgeons, and the American College of Nutrition. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, and Research to Prevent Blindness.

A native of New York City, Dr. Skalka received his Bachelors of Arts from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, in 1962. He received his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine in 1966. Following internship at Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich, Conn., Dr. Skalka completed an ophthalmology residency at NYU Medical Center in New York. He then completed a fellowship in retinal electrophysiology and ultrasonography at NYU Medical Center. Following military service as chief of ophthalmology at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Dr. Skalka joined the UAB Department of Ophthalmology.

Education & Training

Medical School
New York University  

Greenwich Hospital

Residency in Ophthalmology
New York University

New York University

Contact Information

Callahan Eye Hospital, Suite 601 


Appointment Phone

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