Erik Letko, MD
I speak: English
My gender: Male
Where I practice
I was born and raised in Czechoslovakia, where I completed medical school, residency and fellowship training before being appointed faculty at Charles University in Prague. In 1998, I came to the U.S. for further fellowship training at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston, where I also met my wife and started a family. After deciding to remain in the U.S., I opted to undergo a second ophthalmology residency program in Portland, Oregon. The mountains have always been a strong draw for my family. In 2010, my wife, two daughters and our dog were happy to make Colorado our home.
About my practice
My practice is focused on routine and complex cataract, cornea, and anterior segment diseases. I consider the doctor-patient relationship to be one of collaboration. I strive to understand individual needs and encourage patients to ask questions that will help us make decisions regarding optimal treatment solutions. During many years of ophthalmology training and participation in clinical trials, I have been fortunate to work with internationally recognized ophthalmologists and to have formed professional and personal relationships with colleagues in both the U.S. and abroad. Through this network, I am able to exchange clinical experiences and the latest scientific data with the goal of continually offering state-of-the art treatment options to my patients. I am committed to lifelong learning.
How I thrive
I enjoy spending time with family and friends. My hobbies include skiing, hiking, mountain biking and rock climbing. During downtime, I like reading nonfiction books that focus on history, evolution and human behavior. I also enjoy delivering eye care in developing countries as a volunteer and look forward to pursuing this effort.