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Benjamin J. Thomas, MD


Bachelor of Science, Biology, Presbyterian College
Doctor of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina
Internship, The Mount Sinai Hospital (NYC)
Ophthalmology Residency, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
International Ophthalmology Fellowship, John A. Moran Eye Center/University of Utah
Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship, Associated Retina Consultants/William Beaumont Hospital
Voluntary Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute


Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology
Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners

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Doctor Thomas holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from the Presbyterian College and earned his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. He completed an internship at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City and an ophthalmology residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.

Following residency training, Dr. Thomas completed an international ophthalmology fellowship at John A. Moran Eye Center, at the University of Utah and a vitreoretinal surgery fellowship and associated retinal consultants at William Beaumont Hospital. Dr. Thomas was a voluntary assistant professor of ophthalmology at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.

Dr. Thomas' involvement in international missions has always grown from a love of travel that has carried to almost 60 countries. Whether skiing, scuba-diving, or surfing, travel and time outdoors have always been his favorite means of exploring the world.

Doctor Thomas is now seeing patients and available to care for patients in the North Florida and Georgia region.

Research Experience

Dr. Thomas has been involved in numerous research projects at every stage of his medical training, with a strong focus on surgical and medical retina. Additionally, he has participated in multiple international research projects from Nepal to Ethiopia, and continues to devote time to advancing care in the developing world through education and research.

Valedictorian, Undergraduate & Medical School
Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society
Gold Humanism Honor Society
Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award

  1. Everyone was kind and helpful. Very professional staff, they all introduced themselves and smiled. They all seem that they enjoy their jobs. Dr. Thomas was great, calm and thorough exam.

  2. Sherri R.March, 2017

    I cannot say enough about the exceptional care of Dr. Thomas and staff. Beginning with Ms. Deborah at desk upon our arrival. Thank you for your kindness and great care at my first visit. We have more visits to come but I am very confident in the staff and Dr. Thomas.

  3. Barbara G.March, 2017

    Dr. Thomas fit us into his busy schedule after 5:00 in the afternoon. If he was in Atlanta I would change doctors to be in his care.

  4. Lavada S.March, 2017

    I felt good about my visit, everyone treated me very well and talked about what to expect.

  5. Very professional/highly recommend to others.

  6. Was impressed with knowledge and expertise of staff. Explaining ways to make patient confident an comfortable to new staff members.

  7. I enjoyed the visit from start to finish. Everything was highly professional.

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