J. Morgan Micheletti, MD, FACS is a board-certified ophthalmologist who specializes in cataract surgery, refractive surgery, minimally invasive glaucoma surgery, and complex anterior segment surgery. He was named to the Best Cataract Surgeons in America list, recognized as Castle Connolly Top Doctor, received the award for Incredible Innovation and Scientific Contribution from RW Ophthalmology, and was recently named to the top 40 under 40 list of ophthalmologists in the United States.
He attended The University of Texas at Austin, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Cellular and Molecular Biology with High Honors and Special Honors in Biology. In addition to being an honors scholar, he earned multiple endowed presidential scholarships, was a University of Texas Distinguished College Scholar, and was selected as an inaugural member in the Freshman Research Initiative which generated multiple scientific publications in the field of RNA aptamers and DNA pools.
He received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, where he served as the president of the BCM Ophthalmology Interest Group. He also served his fellow classmates as an elected class officer and as a representative on the Medical Student Council.
He then completed a transitional internship at Emory University School of Medicine before starting his residency training in ophthalmology at the prestigious Emory Eye Center. While at Emory, he published multiple peer-reviewed articles, served as an Advocacy Ambassador with the American Academy of Ophthalmology where he worked with local, state, and national leaders in Washington to improve eye care nationwide.
At Berkeley Eye Center, his clinical interests include advanced cataract surgery, surgical correction of presbyopia, cutting-edge refractive surgery, minimally invasive glaucoma surgery, complex IOL management, and complex anterior segment surgery. He is the Director of Research and is an investigator on numerous industry-sponsored clinical trials (FDA studies) and Investigator Initiated Trials and Studies.
He is an innovator who has created multiple surgical instruments with 3 patent pending devices at present. He has developed novel approaches to surgical challenges such as the “punch and rescue” technique for dislocated IOLs and the modified twist and out technique for IOL exchange, both of which were recently published in the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.
He is a diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology, a fellow of the American Academy of ophthalmology (AAO), and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He serves on the AAO ONE Network Cataract Committee and the Young Eye Surgeons committee for the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He is also a member of the Health Policy Committee for the Society for Excellence in Eyecare. He is an active member of the American-European Congress of Ophthalmic Surgery (AECOS), the Texas Ophthalmological Association, and the Houston Ophthalmological Society.
Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, woodworking, snowboarding, and golf.
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