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Thomas A. Barnard, MD


  • Bachelor of Science, Stetson University
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of South Florida
  • Internship, St. Luke’s Medical Center
  • Ophthalmology Residency, St. Luke’s Medical Center
  • Chief Resident, St. Luke’s Medical Center
  • Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery Fellowship, West Virginia University


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

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About Thomas A. Barnard, MD

Doctor Barnard holds a Bachelors of Science degree from Stetson University and earned his medical degree from the University of South Florida College of Medicine.

He completed an internship and ophthalmology residency at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Ohio. Following residency training, Dr. Barnard completed a fellowship in retina at West Virginia University.

Doctor Barnard enjoys running, golfing and reading, in addition to spending time with his wife and their three children. Doctor Barnard joined Florida Retina Institute in July, 1998.

Nominated as Top Doctor of the United States since 1999

  • America's Most Honored Professionals 2017
  • America's Most Honored Professionals 2016 - Top 5%
  • Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award 2015
  • Vitals Patients' Choice Award 2015
  • Vitals Top 10 Doctor by Metro Area 2014
  • Vitals Patients' Choice Award 2013
  • Vitals Most Compassionate Doctor 2012
  • Vitals Patients' Choice Award 2012
  • Vitals Patients' Choice Award 2011

Gamma Sigma Epsilon
Beta Beta Beta
Chemistry Honorary Society
Biology Honorary Society
John F. Conn National Award for Chemistry Research, 1988

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS)
Central Florida Society of Ophthalmology
Florida Society of Ophthalmology
Florida Medical Association (FMA)
Schepens International Society
Seminole County Medical Society
Florida Hospital, Altamonte
Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center
Halifax Medical Center
Orlando Regional Medical Center
Volusia County Medical Society

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Wonderful care and very polite people work with him.

I was very impressed with the quality of care.

Was happy with visit – everyone made me feel comfortable.

Staff - warm, caring, helpful.

We were very impressed with everyone. Their willingness to answer all of our questions and immediate responses without hesitating.

I loved everything about my visit to this office. Dr. Barnard and the technicians were all friendly, informative, interacted in what I had to say, and satisfied my every concern (and I had lots of them!). Very professional!

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