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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 New York City, New York
  • Ophthalmology Residency, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, Florida
  • 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, Miami, Florida


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

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About Benjamin J. Thomas, MD

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.

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.

Congratulations Benjamin J. Thomas, MD, for receiving the Castle Connolly Top Doctors® Award in Ophthalmology!

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