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Merina Thomas M.D.

  • (503) 494-7891
    • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology School of Medicine
    • Casey Eye Institute School of Medicine

Dr. Merina Thomas is a retina specialist. Her clinical interests include age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, disease of the retina and vitreous and vitreoretinal surgery.

Dr. Thomas went to medical school at Vanderbilt University, then went on to complete her residency at the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary at the University of Illinois and a fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery at the University of Michigan’s Kellogg Eye Center.

An Illinois native, Dr. Thomas enjoys discovering new restaurants, live music performances and traveling with her husband. She is also interested in international ophthalmology, having participated in a medical outreach trip to India in medical school and being named a Unite for Sight Global Impact Fellow selected to provide eye care with their program in Accra, Ghana.

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  • B.A., Northwestern University, Evanston Illinois United States 2007
  • M.D., Vanderbilt School of Medicine, Nashville Tennessee United States 2012
  • Internship:

    • General Surgery, Atlanta Medical Center--Atlanta, GA, 2012-2013
  • Residency:

    • Ophthalmology, Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, University of Illinois at Chicago--Chicago, IL, 2013-2016
  • Fellowship:

    • Vitreoretinal Surgery, Kellogg Eye Center, University of Michigan--Ann Arbor, MI, 2016-2018
    • Research Fellow, Retina, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University--Baltimore, MD, 2010-2011
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Ophthalmology, 2017

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