Michael J. Cooney, M.D., M.B.A.

Meet Dr. Cooney

Dr. Cooney is a practicing vitreoretinal surgeon who was previously an assistant professor of ophthalmology at Johns Hopkins University and later became the director of the Medical Retina Service, the Duke Center for Macular Degeneration, and the medical retina fellowship program from 2001 to 2005. He received a MBA degree from Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Dr. Cooney serves as a consultant and advisory board member for several pharmaceutical companies. In 1998, Dr. Cooney helped to establish InnoRx, an ophthalmic drug delivery and pharmaceutical company acquired by SurModics and served as a consultant from 2000 to 2002.

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Clinical Practice

Dr. Cooney’s clinical practice focuses on the medical and surgical treatment of vitreoretinal diseases, particularly age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. He is actively involved in the clinical development of new diagnostic and therapeutic modalities for vitreoretinal disease and the training of residents and fellows.


Undergraduate: Siena College

Medical School:Columbia University

Ophthalmology Residency:Johns Hopkins University

Vitreoretinal Surgical Fellowship:Johns Hopkins University

MBA:University of North Carolina

Academic Appointments & Innovations

Academic Appointments
Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology,

Helped establish InnoRx, an ophthalmic drug delivery and pharmaceutical company acquired by SurModics

In the Press


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