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Michael J. Cooney, MD MBA is a practicing vitreoretinal surgeon at the Vitreous Retina Macula Consultants of New York in Manhattan. Dr. Cooney attended Siena College in upstate New York and graduated as valedictorian from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University. Upon completing an internal medicine internship at the New York Hospital–Cornell Medical Center and the Memorial Sloan–Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Cooney completed his ophthalmology residency at The Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He was asked to stay on at Johns Hopkins for a medical and surgical retina fellowship at the Wilmer Retinal Vascular Center. Dr. Cooney was an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Johns
Hopkins until 2001, when he joined the faculty at Duke University Eye Center. At Duke, Dr. Cooney was the Director of the medical retina service, the Duke Center for Macular Degeneration, and the medical retina fellowship program from 2001 to 2005.
Dr. Cooney received his MBA degree from Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He 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.
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 at Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital.
Verified Patient Reviews
It's truly a pleasure seeing Dr. Cooney. He also has an excellent staff.
I consulted Dr. Cooney after an initial diagonisis of a macular pucker in my right eye. The Dr. I saw initially said that surgery was needed immediately. Having some practical knowledge of my condition, I sought another opinion. I choose Dr. Cooney based on his resume and ratings from patients available on the Internet. I was not disappointed. Dr. Cooney had his associates do a complete analysis of my eyes; gave me an accurate diagnosis and full explaination of my condition and recommended that I return for another follow-up in 4 months. He was direct, clear and thorough in his evaluation. I highly recommend this professional.
Dr. Cooney is extremely competent as well as an empathic and kind clinician.
Excellent, well informed doctor and staff.
Great visit. Top of the line equipment and very professional staff. Highly recommend this doctor / practice
Dr. Cooney was extremely thorough and explained everything to me in an easily understandable way.
Most comprehensive eye exam I ever had. It took almost 3 hrs-many tests I never had. He has the confidence that comes from really knowing your stuff.
By far the best eye doctor. Went to three eye doctors before this, and none of them could diagnosis my vision problem. This guy found it out by actually taking the time to evaluate tests. He went through the tests along with me, great bedside manners.
Great Doctor. I feel lucky to have him as my eye doctor.
Dr Cooney was great (professional, knowledgable, caring) but the wait for an 8:30am appointment was over an hour and a half. Unacceptable, especially for the start of the day!
The doctor was great but it took me 3 hours to complete my entire visit. Honestly, I was getting extremely frustrated at being shuffled around and made to wait for half hour stretches at a time. It took 45 minutes for the nurse to see me! From then on, it did not get any better. I'm not sure what to recommend, but definitely be wary if you don't have an extraordinary amount of time on your hands.