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William J. Dunn, MD, FACS, CHE


Bachelor of Science Degree, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado
Doctor of Medicine Degree, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
Transitional Internship, Malcolm Grow USAF Medical Center, Andrews AFB, Washington D.C.
Ophthalmology Residency, Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas
Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery/Retinal Vascular Disease, Mt. Sinai Medical Center
Case Western University/Retina Associates of Cleveland, Ohio, Fellowship


Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners
Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology
Diplomate, American College of Healthcare Executives

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Doctor Dunn is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs and received his medical degree from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He then completed a flexible internship at Andrews Air Force Base, MD, (home of Air Force One) followed by an ophthalmology residency at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. After residency training and twelve years of Active Duty in the Air Force, Dr. Dunn completed a fellowship in Retina and Vitreous Disease and Surgery at Retina Associates of Cleveland, Mt. Sinai Medical Center/Case Western University in Cleveland, Ohio.

Doctor Dunn holds an FAA Airline Transport Pilot and Single Pilot Jet Rating with over 4,000 flying hours. Dr. Dunn achieved the rank of Colonel, USAF, with more than 30 years of active duty, guard and reserve service to our country. Doctor Dunn volunteers on third world eye missions and is a principal investigator on multiple national clinical studies in vitreo-retinal research.

Raised in Arizona, Dr. Dunn enjoys running, flying, skiing, and traveling the world. The proud father of four adult children. Doctor Dunn joined the Florida Retina Institute in 1991.

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The Florida Retina Institute is proud to share with their patients that Dr. Dunn has been named by Castle Connolly for the past 17 years in a row, and Dr. Mavrofrides since 2011. The Doctors included in Castle Connolly's Top Doctor listings were selected after peer nomination, extensive research and careful review and screening by Castle Connolly's Doctor-directed research team.

Congratulations to Doctor Dunn and Doctor Mavrofrides for this very special award!

Diamond Pin Award, Cessna Citation Jet Single Pilot, awarded for achieving over 1,000 hours as Jet Pilot in Command
Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)
Certified Healthcare Executive (CHE)
Command Flight Surgeon of the Year
Air War College Graduate
Air Force Commendation Medal - 1983 & 1988
Air Force Achievement Medal - 1991
Meritorious Service Medal - 1998
US News and World Report — Top Doctors of the United States 2011 and 2012
William J. Dunn, MD
Castle Connolly Top Doctor from 1999 to Present

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
American Medical Association (AMA)
American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS)
American College of Surgeons
American College of Healthcare Executives
Association of Military Surgeons (AMSUS)
Florida Medical Association (FMA)
Halifax Medical Center
Twin Lakes Surgery Center
Volusia County Medical Society
Colonel, U.S. Air Force Reserve, Senior Flight Surgeon
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), Bethesda, Maryland, Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery, October, 1986 to Present
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Board of Visitors, 2002 to Present
Children’s Advocacy Center of Volusia and Flagler Counties, Board of Directors, 2010 to Present
Surgical Instrument Design Consultant, Katalyst Surgical, LLC, Ophthalmic Instruments & Eye Instruments

  1. Julie was amazingly knowledgeable, kind, and friendly. What an absolute gem to have in the office! (note: She explained everything very well.)

  2. Lawrence M.September, 2016

    Dr. Dunn was very professional and I liked his confidence and knowledge of my condition. I was referred to your office by a friend in NY, and was more than happy he referred me.

  3. Sherry J.June, 2016

    My first time there and was very impressed with the professionalism and caring treatment of all concerned. All in all a very good experience.

  4. Janet T.May, 2016

    I have had such a good experience from making an appointment. Every question I asked was answered and explained in such a clear manner; and for the first time I have an understanding of my eye issues. Thanks!

  5. David A.M.March, 2016

    We used the internet to find Florida Retina Institute. We also consulted our ophthalmologist in Indiana. Both inquiries led us to Dr. Dunn. I could not have been more satisfied with this experience and treatment. Thanks to all employees of the Florida Retina Institute. Thanks again!

  6. Dear Dr. Dunn, Thank you so much for treating my macular edema. I am thrilled with the results and grateful! The desire of my heart was always to look after my husband. And then I was not able to see or drive a car. I felt so sad. You have through God’s grace restored my vision. I can now see and drive. Thank you.

  7. Dear Dr. Dunn, Monday was a very thankful and blessed day for me and my family! We want you to know how appreciative we are of you, your talents and kindness. Please thank your staff for us. They were very professional, patient and compassionate. With many thanks and appreciation!

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