For North Florida & Georgia Patients

Our Team of Doctors


Bachelor of Science, Biology, Presbyterian College
Doctorate of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina
Internship, Internal Medicine, 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 Retinal Consultants, William Beaumont Hospital
Voluntary Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute


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

Assocations and Affiliations

American Academy of Ophthalmology
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
American Society of Retina Specialists
Duval Medical Society
St. Vincent Medical Center, Riverside
Parkside Surgery Center

Honors and Awards

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

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.

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.

Doctor Thomas joined Florida Retina Institute in September, 2016.


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