Many of the physicians and surgeons affiliated with Midwest Eye Institute also have an ownership interest in the organization. For leadership and decision-making, the Institute’s ownership group relies on several sub-groups whose memberships are assigned and/or re-evaluated regularly, including a Board of Directors and an Operations Committee. The Board also elects corporate officers, and it is these individuals who assume responsibility for Midwest Eye’s business (i.e. non-clinical) operations. Currently, the Board officers are:

Robert J. Boeglin, MD – Board President

boeglinDr. Robert Boeglin is an Indianapolis native. He completed an undergraduate degree in chemistry, medical school, and ophthalmology residency at Indiana University, followed by a glaucoma fellowship at Yale University. Dr. Boeglin joined Midwest Eye Institute in 1991 and became President of the Institute’s 19-member physician group in 1997 while maintaining a busy medical and surgical practice.

While in clinical practice, Dr. Boeglin was an active lecturer at the American Academy of Ophthalmology national conference and received the AAO Achievement Award in 2002. He was on the speaker’s bureau for the Indiana Academy of Ophthalmology and was voted by his peers to Indianapolis Monthly’s list of Top Doctors. Dr. Boeglin left clinical practice for full-time health care administration in 2002, but has continued in his role as Midwest Eye’s President.

In 2007, Dr. Boeglin, together with Dr. Naval Sondhi and Indiana University Health, formed Health Venture Management (HVM). This company develops and provides executive leadership and operational oversight to outpatient surgery center partnerships between physicians and IU Health. HVM currently manages 8 surgery center companies with 13 locations in central Indiana. In addition to the surgery centers, HVM is actively engaged with IU Health in numerous other physician alignment efforts.

Dr. Boeglin also served on the board of First Baptist Athletics for 10 years, was awarded Volunteer of the Year in 2002, and inducted into the FBA Hall of Fame in 2014. He currently serves on the Board and Executive Committee of the Little Red Door Cancer Agency.

Naval Sondhi, MD – Vice President

sondhiNaval Sondhi, M.D. completed ophthalmology residencies in the United States and United Kingdom, where he was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) in 1984. He also completed a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology at Indiana University and started practice as a pediatric ophthalmologist in 1991. He joined Midwest Eye Institute in 1995 where he still serves as Vice President of the Board. He remains a member of the faculty at the Indiana University School of Medicine as an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Sondhi played a central role in the development of Beltway Surgery Center. In 2007, Dr. Sondhi left clinical practice for full-time health care administration. Since then, Dr. Sondhi, along with Dr. Robert Boeglin, has functioned as one of the principals of Health Venture Management (HVM). HVM develops and manages outpatient surgical facilities as partnerships between physicians and Clarian Health. HVM manages eight surgery center companies in eight locations and is slated to open three additional facilities in the next calendar year. HVM has been engaged to improve inpatient operating room efficiency and quality by a large Clarian affiliated hospital.

Dr. Sondhi has served as a mentor examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology. He has served on the Boards of the Indiana Academy of Ophthalmology and Prevent Blindness, Indiana. He was awarded the Senior Honor Award by the American Academy of Pediatric Ophthalmologists. He has conducted many courses and given lectures at the AAO and AAPOS. He serves on the Editorial Board of Ocular Surgery News. Dr. Sondhi was named one of Indianapolis’s Top Doctors by Indianapolis Monthly.

Dr. Sondhi has served on many teaching mission trips on Project ORBIS as a Consulting Professor.

John Minturn, MD – Secretary/Treasurer