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Michael Millstein, MD

216.831.0120

Michael Millstein, MD

Appointed: 1999

Michael Millstein, MD
Department: Ophthalmology
Location: Cole Eye Institute, Beachwood
Mail Code BE11
One Chagrin Highlands
Beachwood, OH 44122
WorkAppointment:216.831.0120
WorkFax:216.292.5544
Michael Millstein, MD
Department: Ophthalmology
Location: Twinsburg Family Health & Surgery Center
8701 Darrow Road
Twinsburg, OH 44087
WorkAppointment:330.888.4000
WorkFax:216.292.5544
Surgeon:
Yes
Treats:
Both Adults and Children & Adolescents

Biographical Sketch

Michael Millstein, MD, is a Staff Ophthalmologist in the Department of Ophthalmology, located on the main campus of Cleveland Clinic. He was appointed in 1999 subsequent to serving as a partner in a private practice, Group Ophthalmology Practice, Eye Associates, LLC.

Dr. Millstein is board-certified in ophthalmology. His special interests include glaucoma, cataracts and LASIK laser vision correction.

Dr. Millstein received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, followed by a transitional internship at Mount Sinai Hospital of Cleveland, and a residency in ophthalmology at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio.

He has co-authored several articles and presented ophthalmic information to peers in the United States as well as Canada and Mexico. He received the Senior with the Highest Academic Record award from Case Western Reserve University, and the Senior with the Best Performance in Chemistry award from the Lubrizol Corporation. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Cleveland Ophthalmology Society, among others.

Professional Highlights

  • Royal College Speaker, Atlantic Provinces Ophthalmological Society Meeting, 2007
  • Chairperson, Cataract Symposium of the Cole Eye Institute's Innovations in Ophthalmology meeting in Los Cabos, Mexico, 2007

Education & Fellowships

Residency - University Hospital
Ophthalmology
Cincinnati, OH USA
1990
Internship - Mount Sinai Medical Center (Closed)
Transitional
Cleveland, OH USA
1987
Medical School - Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA USA
1986
Undergraduate - Case Western Reserve University
Chemistry
Cleveland, OH USA
1982

Certifications

  • Ophthalmology

Specialty Interests

Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, lasik, Refractive Surgery

Awards & Honors

  • Senior with the Highest Academic Record, Case Western Reserve University
  • Senior with the Best Performance in Chemistry,  Lubrizol Corporation

Additional Training

  • Accommodative intraocular lenses -- apodized diffractive IOLs
  • Certified on Visx and Ladarvision excimer lasers for refractive surgery

Memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • American Medical Association
  • Cleveland Ophthalmology Society

Treatment & Services

  • Ophthalmology

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. The Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, the Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 9/2/2014, Dr. Millstein has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by the Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about the Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Fiduciary Role. Dr. Millstein serves in a fiduciary capacity, such as an elected officer, director or chief medical officer, for the following companies or other entities:

  • Signature Optical

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers’ discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Languages Spoken

  • English