Training (Medical School, Residency, Fellowship, Etc)
University of Miami Medical School
Jackson Memorial Hosiptal internship
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
Natioanl Eye Institute, fellowship
About Me (Personal URL, Bio, Languages, Etc)
Steve Charles, MD is one of the world’s leading vitreoretinal surgeons and has developed many of the techniques and devices used by all vitreoretinal surgeons. He has performed over 29,000 vitreoretinal surgeries, lectured in 50 countries and operated in 25, delivered 14 named lectures, over 1000 speaking trips. He authored a leading textbook in the field which is now in the 5th edition and in 5 languages, authored over 140 articles in the medical literature and 44 book chapters. He is on the editorial board of Retina and a reviewer for Ophthalmology, Archives of Ophthalmology, American Journal of Ophthalmology, and British Journal of Ophthalmology. He is a mechanical and electrical engineer and has 105 issued or pending patents. He is a consultant for Alcon Laboratories and the principal architect of the Alcon Accurus and Alcon Constellation Vision System. He is the Founder of MicroDexterity Systems, developing robots for dexterity enhancement for minimally invasive knee and hip replacement, spine surgery, and skull base neurosurgery. He is the President of Infinity Research, Inc. He has received the Wacker Medal from the Club Jules Gonin, the first Founders Medal from the Vitreous Society, was inducted into the University of Miami School of Medicine Medical Alumni Association Hall of Fame, and was named by Ocular Surgery News as one of the top ten innovators in the past 25 years. He is a Clinical Professor at the University of Tennessee and an Adjunct Professor at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons and Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is a member of the Retina Society, Macula Society, Club Jules Gonin, American Society of Retinal Specialists, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
After four years in engineering school, he completed medical school at the University of Miami School of Medicine. He did research all four medical school years at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. After a medical internship at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami he completed a residency at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute followed by a two year Clinical Associate appointment at the National Eye Institute (NIH); focused on vitreoretinal surgery, angiogenesis research and medical device engineering.
Commercial, multi-engine, instrument and ATP rated pilot with type ratings in Citation 500, 560 and 650 jets, currently flies a Citation VII
Practice Information (Clinic/Hospital Schedule, Insurances Taken, Etc)
Office at Charles Retina Institute on Monday and Wednesdays. Surgery at Hamilton Eye Institute Tuesday and Thursday. Lecturing and product development engineering on Friday and Saturday.