Michael J. Davis, MD, FASRS
- Retina Disease/Surgery
Michael J. Davis, MD, FASRS Partner, Fellowship Educational Director
Dr. Davis completed his undergraduate and medical degrees through an accelerated BS/MD program at Kent State University and the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine. During the undergraduate program, he spent a semester studying abroad in Geneva, Switzerland, where he interned at the International Federation of the Red Cross/Red Crescent. He worked on a project through the Relief Health Department designed to strengthen the Red Cross organizations in Africa. He graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor of science degree from Kent State University. During medical school, he was active in numerous committees, earning him the Service to College award. He was inducted into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Society during his junior year of medical school. He graduated with an MD in 2004 at the top of his class and was selected by his peers to serve as the commencement speaker at his medical school graduation.
After earning his medical degree, Dr. Davis completed his internship and his ophthalmology residency at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. During his residency he served as Chief Resident. After residency, he completed a two-year vitreoretinal surgical fellowship with Illinois Retina Associates and Rush University Medical Center, where he trained under nationally and internationally respected clinicians and surgeons.
Dr. Davis’ research interests include treatment of diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment surgery, ocular infections, and retinal imaging. He has published several peer-reviewed articles in journals, such as RETINA and the Archives of Ophthalmology. He has presented his work at national and international meetings including the Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, the American Society of Retina Specialists Retina Congress and the International Conference on Ocular Infections. He has also published a book chapter and co-reviewed articles for several journals. He is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Retina Specialists, the Ocular Microbiology and Immunology Group, and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.
- Bachelor of Science: Kent State University
- Doctor of Medicine: Kent State University
- Internship: Rush University Medical Center
- Ophthalmology Residency: Rush University Medical Center
- Vitreoretinal Surgical Fellowship: Illinois Retina Associates and Rush University Medical Center
Professional Affiliations and Awards
- Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
- American Academy of Ophthalmology
- American Society of Retina Specialists
- Ocular Microbiology and Immunology Group
- Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology