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Meet Our Physicians

Camille V. Palma, M.D.

Dr. Palma joined Retina Services of Illinois, LLC in 2015.

A native of Florida, Dr. Palma recently completed a fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery and Diseases at Northwestern University and is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.

Prior to that, she completed an Ophthalmology residency at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio where she served as Chief Resident in her final year. She earned her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas and stayed there to complete an internship in Internal Medicine. She received B.A. degree in psychology from Stanford University.

Dr. Palma has an interest in the treatment of diabetic retinopathy, vascular occlusions, retinal detachments, epiretinal membranes, macular holes and age-related macular degeneration. She has written a book chapter and given presentations at national meetings. She holds memberships in several professional societies and organizations including the American Society of Retinal Specialists, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Women in Ophthalmology and the Chicago Ophthalmology Society. Dr. Palma will be an integral part of the teaching program for Northwestern’s Vitreoretinal Fellowship.

Dr. Palma is bilingual and fluent in English and Spanish.

When she isn’t seeing patients, Dr. Palma enjoys riding her bike, running and being outdoors. She visits her family often in Florida, and also enjoys cooking and reading.


Jeffrey R. Parnell, M.D.

Dr. Parnell joined Retina Services of Illinois, LLC in 1999.

An Assistant clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology in Chicago, Illinois, Dr. Parnell is an integral part of the teaching program for Northwestern’s Vitreoretinal Fellowship program.

Dr. Parnell completed his residency in Ophthalmology at the UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute in Los Angeles, California in 1997. He completed a two year retinal fellowship at Northwestern University School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois in 1999 the same year he joined the Retina Services of Illinois, LLC practice. He graduated in 1993 from the State University of New York, School of Medicine and Biological Sciences, in Buffalo, New York where he was Magna Cum Laude. While in medical school, he was inducted to the Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society in 1992. He received a Bachelor of Science degree, Magna Cum Laude, in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the State University of New York in Buffalo, New York in 1989.

A recipient of the Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellowship, Dr. Parnell has written and contributed to several book chapters and peer-reviewed publications and has presented at the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Association for Research in Ophthalmology, and Chicago Ophthalmological Society. Dr. Parnell is board certified in Ophthalmology, a member of the American Society of Retinal Specialists, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Chicago Ophthalmology Society, and the Illinois Association of Ophthalmology.

Hard-work and dedication have served as guideposts for Dr. Parnell throughout his education and practice.A native of upstate New York, Dr. Parnell’s study in the fields of medicine and ophthalmology was deeply influenced as result of witnessing a child-hood friend severely impacted by vision loss as a result of illness. This experience has helped to fuel his hard-work passion, and dedicated to his work.

In his free time, Dr. Parnell shares a passion for the outdoors with his wife Michelle and their two labs. An avid club racer, he often spends weekends travelling the country participating in sports car races.


Robert P. Schroeder, M.D.

Dr. Schroeder joined Retina Services of Illinois, LLC in 1988.

An Associate Professor at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology in Chicago since 1988, Dr. Schroeder serves as an integral part of the teaching program for the Northwestern’s Vitreoretinal Fellowship program.

Dr. Schroeder has a unique specialty within retina, Ocular Oncology, focusing on choroidal melanomas and serves as one of only a handful of Ophthalmologists in the Country with this focus. Dr. Schroeder has served as a principal investigator and co-investigator in National Institute of Health’s clinical trials and has written and contributed to peer-reviewed publications.

Dr. Schroeder was an ophthalmology resident at the University of Chicago, and completed his internship at the Wilmer Eye Institute of the Johns Hopkins Hospitals and Maryland General Hospital both in Baltimore, Maryland. He completed a two-year fellowship in medical and surgical Retina and Ocular Oncology at the Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia in 1988.

Dr. Schroeder attended medical school at the Rush Medical College in Chicago where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society and completed his degree in 1982. He received Biochemistry and Chemical Engineering degrees from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

Board certified in Ophthalmology, Dr. Schroeder is a past President of the Chicago Ophthalmology Society, a past Board Member of the Illinois Association of Ophthalmology, and a Board Member of the Illinois Society for Prevention of Blindness. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Retinal Specialists, and Retina Society.

Dr. Schroeder is passionate and derives great solace from the unique work and research he does in the areas of retina and ocular oncology and is particularly interested in its link to the rest of internal medicine. He strives to find the optimal work/life balance and compliments his practice by embracing outdoor activities. He is an avid biker, expert skier and enjoys the challenge of participating in an annual heli-skiing outing in British Columbia. He resides in the Northern suburbs with his wife Deborah and two children.