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Benjamin J. Thomas, MD


Bachelor of Science, Biology, Presbyterian College
Doctor of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina
Internship, The Mount Sinai Hospital (NYC)
Ophthalmology Residency, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
International Ophthalmology Fellowship, John A. Moran Eye Center/University of Utah
Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship, Associated Retina Consultants/William Beaumont Hospital
Voluntary Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute


Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology
Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners

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Doctor Thomas holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from the Presbyterian College and earned his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. He completed an internship at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City and an ophthalmology residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.

Following residency training, Dr. Thomas completed an international ophthalmology fellowship at John A. Moran Eye Center, at the University of Utah and a vitreoretinal surgery fellowship and associated retinal consultants at William Beaumont Hospital. Dr. Thomas was a voluntary assistant professor of ophthalmology at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.

Dr. Thomas' involvement in international missions has always grown from a love of travel that has carried to almost 60 countries. Whether skiing, scuba-diving, or surfing, travel and time outdoors have always been his favorite means of exploring the world.

Doctor Thomas is now seeing patients and available to care for patients in the North Florida and Georgia region.

Research Experience

Dr. Thomas has been involved in numerous research projects at every stage of his medical training, with a strong focus on surgical and medical retina. Additionally, he has participated in multiple international research projects from Nepal to Ethiopia, and continues to devote time to advancing care in the developing world through education and research.

Valedictorian, Undergraduate & Medical School
Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society
Gold Humanism Honor Society
Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award

  1. He was ADORABLE! Very good conversationalist, very thorough, and explained all in a manner an old lady like me could understand!

  2. We were very impressed with Dr. Thomas and whole staff.

  3. I was very impressed from my first appointment - thru my surgery and post op visit. I saw Dr. Thomas at 3 different facilities and all were wonderful.

  4. Was very pleased with this office doctor and staff.

  5. Top-notch treatment - thank you.

  6. I can honestly say this is the 1st time I saw a doctor and my blood pressure was not high. Everyone was well mannered, informative, and caring. I will recommend them highly to anyone.

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