Meet The Doctors

Dr. David KwiatDr. Kwiat and his staff strive to provide the absolute best medical care in the Capital District in a friendly, timely and caring manner, with integrity and excellence. Patient comfort is of utmost importance to this team of dedicated professionals.

Along with his specially trained and certified ophthalmic assistants, Dr. Kwiat performs eye surgery (including LASIK, cataracts, advanced lenses, and plastic surgery for eyes) in his own state-of-the-art eye surgery center, the Mohawk Valley Eye Surgery Center, located next door to his medical office. This beautiful new facility offers a tranquil and comfortable setting, in a convenient location just outside of the Albany area, and is only steps from its private parking lot. The overall patient care and atmosphere lends itself to a better surgery experience, aiding in quicker healing and recovery time.

Dr. Kwiat obtained his medical degree with honors from Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York. He continued on to complete his residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Missouri. Request an appointment with Dr. Kwiat by calling our office:(518)842-3800  


Dr. Sonia Hernandez is a General Ophthalmologist who joined our practice from Valley Retina Institute in McAllen, Texas.  She obtained her Medical Degree from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine.   She completed her  1 year -Traditional Rotating Internship , 1 year - General Surgery, and 3 year- Ophthalmology Residency Training  at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway, New York. Dr. Hernandez went on to do 2 ½ years of Vitreoretinal  Research at Valley Retina Institute in McAllen, Texas involving Diabetic Retinopathy, Diabetic Macular Edema, Age Related Macular Edema, Retinal Vessel Occlusions, Vitreo-Macular Adhesions and Traction and other retinal  disorders. 

Dr. Hernandez also performed extensive research with cutting edge retinal imaging utilizing Swept Source Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Technology.  Dr. Hernandez presented her research poster involving Vitreoretinal Swept Source OCT imaging at the 2015 Retina Society Conference in Paris, France.  Dr. Hernandez brings to Kwiat Eye a wealth of Research knowledge and experience in Vitreoretinal diseases and disorders.


After graduating from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a bachelor’s degree in biology, Dr. Kelly Siahpoosha completed her clinical studies at Pennsylvania College of Optometry where she earned her doctorate degree.  She completed rotations in pediatrics, ocular disease, and primary care with clinical honors.

Kelly is currently active in the American Optometric Association and the New York State Optometric Association.  She joined our practice in the summer of 2015.