Michael J. Dodd, M.D is a board certified ophthalmologist with over 35 years of experience as a medical doctor. He founded Maryland Eye Associates in 1977. Dr. Dodd has since expanded the practice to include other physicians and optometrists. He has performed many “firsts” in Southern Maryland such as the first cataract and lens implant surgery in Calvert County and the first laser assisted cataract surgery in Southern Maryland. He has performed thousands of surgeries including cataract, glaucoma, and corneal operations as well as various types of refractive and laser surgeries. Dr. Dodd studied at Villanova University in Philadelphia, PA from 1964 – 1965 and then the University of Maryland in College Park, MD where he graduated in 1968 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology. Dr. Dodd continued his education at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD where he graduated as a Doctor of Medicine in 1973. He spent his internship at Maryland General Hospital in Baltimore, MD from 1973 – 1974 and completed his residency at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center from 1974 – 1977. Dr. Dodd completed two one-month fellowships in 1977, the first at Duke University in Durham, NC and the second at Christian (Eye) Hospital in Taxila, Pakistan. Dr. Dodd has been a Board Certified Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners since 1974, and has been as Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology since 1978. He has held an affiliation as both an Active Staff Member with Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, MD from 1992 to present, and as a Consulting Staff Member with Calvert Memorial Hospital in Prince Frederick, MD from 1977 to present. Dr. Dodd has written articles in professional publications in such works as Archives of Ophthalmology (“Adult Cystinosis: A Case Report,” June 1978; “Suspected Malignant Hyperthermia in a Strabismus Patient,” July 1981) and Maryland Medical Journal (“Future Doc 2025,” January 1996; “Anatomy of a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit,” February 1996).Dr. Dodd is a member of many different professional organizations, including American Academy of Ophthalmology, Med Chi Peer Review Committee (1980 – 1985), Calvert Memorial Hospital (Chief of Surgery, 1983), Maryland Ambulatory Surgery Association (Board Member, 1995 – present), Calvert Memorial Hospital (first Chief of Department of Ophthalmology 1996 – 1997), University of Maryland School of Medicine (Clinical Instructor, Department of Ophthalmology, 2001 – present), and Annapolis Surgery Center (Medical Director, 2006 – present).