Michael David Ober was
born and raised in the Detroit
metro area. He joins RCM from Henry Ford Health System where he served as
the Director of Retinal Research as well as Senior Staff Ophthalmologist.
He completed a fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery at the Edward S. Harkness
Eye Institute of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons as
well as the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat
Hospital. He performed his
residency in Ophthalmology at the Cornell University Medical Center
campus of New York-Presbyterian Hospital, where he also served as Chief
Resident. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and holds
a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University in chemistry.
is board certified in Ophthalmology. He has published numerous research
articles and has authored many book chapters in addition to being invited to
lecture at national and international meetings. He has received several
local and national awards for his work including The Margherio Award for
outstanding work in macular diseases for surgery given at the annual meeting of
The Retina Society, The Hanna Obertynski Award for the most outstanding
research paper published in ophthalmology by a resident or medical student at the
Kresge Eye Institute, and The Dong H. Shin Outstanding Ophthalmology Research
Award for his work at the Wayne State University School of Medicine.
Dr. Ober is a member of
the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Medical Association, American
Society or Retina Specialists, Association for Research in Vision and
Ophthalmology, Michigan Society of Eye Care Physicians and Surgeons, The
Retina Society, and is the founding member and President of CONNECT Network
(Collaborative Network of Innovative Vitreoretinal Specialists; http://www.retinaconnect.org/).
Dr. Ober is on staff at
Straith Hospital for Specialty Surgery, Providence Hospital, St. John
Macomb-Oakland Hospital Center, and William Beaumont Hospital.