Thomas M Aaberg, MD

Thomas M Aaberg, MD

Contact information

Locations
  • Retina Specialists of Michigan
    5030 Cascade Road SE, Suite 100, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
    616-954-2020
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Website

Specialty
Ophthalmic Oncologist

Education and Fellowships

Medical school
University of Wisconsin
Other
Internship: St. Joseph's Hospital - Medical College of Wisconsin
Residency
The Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
Fellowship
Vitreoretinal Fellowship: The Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
Fellowship
Fellowship in Ocular Oncology: University of California, San Francisco

Current Positions

Retina Specialists of Michigan


Biography

Dr. Thomas M. Aaberg, Jr. finished his undergraduate training at Dartmouth College receiving his degree from Thayer School of Engineering. He went on to medical school at the University of Wisconsin and completed his residency training, vitreoretinal surgical fellowship, along with the prestigious chief residency position at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Following this he completed an ocular oncology fellowship at the University of California.

After completing his medical training, Dr. Aaberg became the Director of the Ocular Oncology Unit at Emory University, the Director of Ocular Photography and Ultrasonography, and the Atlanta Veterans Administration Hospital’s Retina Service Director. From 2001 to 2008, Dr. Aaberg practiced with Associated Retinal Consultants in Michigan.

He has been an investigator in twenty clinical trials, authored over 30 peer-reviewed articles and wrote seven textbook chapters. He completed the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Leadership Development Program in 2007 and received an Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology in 2008.

Dr. Aaberg is board certified in ophthalmology and has extensive training in retinal diseases and ocular tumors. He is an active member in the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Retinal Specialists, Michigan Society of Eye Physicians, The Retina Society, and the American Association of Ophthalmic Oncologist and Pathologists.

He is passionate about teaching and research. As an adjunct clinical professor at Michigan State University, he trains medical students and residents. He is currently investigating therapies for ocular melanoma, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular disorders, as well advancing vitreoretinal surgery techniques.



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