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Michael J. Pro, M.D

Michael J. Pro, MD

Glaucoma and Related Disorders
Cataract Surgery

 

Patient Care Philosophy

“I believe that an informed patient is a better advocate for his or her own glaucoma care.  To that end, we have informational videos available in the office or though our website and I encourage my patients to learn more about the condition.  One aspect of glaucoma care that I enjoy is having long-term relationships with my patients.  My patients and I often function as a team.  I make recommendations based on information obtained from glaucoma tests and patient exam and together we pick the best option with the same goal in mind: to maintain the excellent quality of life that my patients deserve and enjoy!”

Biography

Dr. Pro is a graduate from the Pennsylvania State University in 1993 with dual degrees in German literature and Political Science. After graduation he completed a post-baccalaureate pre-med program at Penn State Brandywine. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann University School of Medicine (now Drexel College of Medicine) in 2001. He completed his medical internship at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ and Ophthalmology Residency at the New York Eye & Ear Infirmary where he was Chief Resident, graduating in 2005. He then stayed at the New York Eye & Ear Infirmary for a one year Glaucoma Fellowship. After Fellowship Dr. Pro joined Ophthalmic Partners of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, a multispecialty practice with locations in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania; Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia; and Marlton, NJ. He is an Associate Surgeon at Wills Eye Hospital and an Assistant Professor at Thomas Jefferson Medical College. He is board certified with the American Board of Ophthalmology.

The Wills Eye Hospital has a very busy Glaucoma department training three clinical Fellows per year as well as numerous research Fellows. In addition to surgical and clinical training of the clinical Fellows, Dr. Pro is involved in resident Glaucoma education. Aside from clinical practice Dr. Pro is a frequent lecturer regionally and nationally. Dr. Pro is a member of several medical associations including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Glaucoma Society, and the Pennsylvania Medical Society. He is a past President of the Greater Philadelphia Ophthalmic Society. His expertise includes all types of glaucoma treatment and surgeries, including state of the art “bleb-less” and minimally invasive surgeries such as ECP and istent, which are frequently combined with cataract surgery. His research interests include novel glaucoma surgical techniques and devices. He has published studies in numerous peer-reviewed journals and is a peer reviewer for the Journal of Glaucoma and Graefe’s Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology.

Dr. Pro is also a frequent guest doctor in a monthly on-line question and answer chat session for patients with glaucoma at www.willsglaucoma.org.

 

Education

Undergraduate

Pennsylvania State University

B.A., German Literature

B.A., Political Science

Phi Beta Kappa

1993-1996

Pre-Med

Pennsylvania State University

Post Baccalaureate Pre-Med Program

Merit Scholarship for Academic Achievement

1996-1998

Medical Degree

MCP Hahnemann University School of Medicine

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Class President

Alpha Omega Alpha

1998-2001

Internship

St. Barnabas Medical Center

Livingston, New Jersey

Transitional Residency Program

Abdul H. Islami, M.D. Award for Outstanding Transitional Resident of the Year

2001-2002

Residency

The New York Eye & Ear Infirmary

Ophthalmology Residency Program

Chief Resident, June 2004 – June 2005

2002-2005

Fellowship

The New York Eye & Ear Infirmary

Glaucoma Clinical Fellowship

2005-2006

 

Service Locations

Dr. Pro sees patients at the the following locations: