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Patients trust their eyes to Drs. Qureshi and Koreishi

Busy Southlake-area couple dedicate their talents to superlative eye care

Married couple Dr. Aaleya Koreishi and Dr. Jawad Qureshi are both well-known eye specialists in the North Texas area.

Dr. Qureshi specializes in retina care at his practice, Retina Center of Texas, with locations in Southlake, Fort Worth, Plano and Dallas, and Dr. Koreishi specializes in cornea and cataract services. Her Cornea Consultants of Texas locations are in Fort Worth, Arlington and Plano. In 2020, Dr. Qureshi won an Entrepreneur of Excellence in Healthcare award from Fort Worth Inc. magazine for the outstanding work of his practice.  

The two met during their ophthalmology residency training at Johns Hopkins University and were married at the end of Dr. Koreishi’s cornea fellowship at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami.  Dr. Qureshi accepted a retina Fellowship at Duke University.

During football and basketball seasons, the two physicians cheer for different teams, as Dr. Qureshi completed his undergraduate degree, medical training and business degree at Duke University, while Dr. Koreishi completed her undergraduate and medical studies at the University of Michigan. Mrs. Qureshi, who grew up in Buffalo, New York, is a Bills fan, while Dr. Qureshi, who grew up in Denton, roots for the Dallas Cowboys.

Mrs. Qureshi played field hockey at Michigan and is still involved in the game today, through Lone Star Field Hockey Club of Dallas. Their twin daughters, both high school freshmen at Greenhill School in Addison (dad’s alma mater), have followed in their mother’s footsteps, playing field hockey when they were younger; one has continued with the sport, while the other is now pursuing acting and dance.

“One of our daughters is hoping to get recruited to play field hockey in college, while our other daughter is trying to sign with an agent to pursue her acting passion,” Dr. Qureshi says.

Life is busy for the family, driving their daughters to different activities and shuttling their 11-year-old son to martial arts training and keeping up with his interests in running and basketball, all while managing two busy practices and often putting in long hours as patient emergencies arise. In a couple years, it will be time for the girls to learn to drive, which will be dad’s duty, Mrs. Qureshi says.

The family lives in Westlake, which provides a nice getaway from all the hustle and bustle of the Metroplex yet is close enough to the freeway to allow them to travel to their office locations and the kids’ school.

Dr. Qureshi’s father was a local interventional cardiologist, and his mother managed his father’s practice. The move back to Texas was a special one when he returned home with his wife and two daughters on the way.

“It’s nice to be around family, and especially so now that our children are older and can connect even more to their North Texas roots on my side,” Dr. Qureshi says.

Mrs. Qureshi also grew up in a medical family. Her father was a retina specialist, and her mother was a pediatrician and child psychiatrist.

Both doctors are involved in Tarrant County’s Project Access, a nonprofit initiative providing free healthcare services to uninsured and underserved Tarrant County families. Both also provide “shadowing” opportunities to medical students, where they can spend time observing the doctors at work and learn from the experience.

Dr. Koreishi is also involved in a mentorship program with Frisco ISD high school students, conducts trainings at Alcon Laboratories and lectures for the Joint Commission of Allied Health Professions.

“Educating patients is also very important,” she says, “so they can follow along with their treatment plan, working together with their doctor.”

Both physicians place a high emphasis on taking special care of their patients.

“It can sometimes be hard to balance our work with family and other activities,” she adds, “but we hope that our children will understand when they grow up and see that the hard work we put in for our patients is well worth it.”

  • The Qureshi's dughter playing field hockey
  • The Qureshi Family
  • The Qureshi Family
  • Family Vacation
  • The Qureshi's Son wins an award in martial arts

As people age, taking care of their eyes becomes especially important. Many conditions are very treatable if caught early, both doctors agree.