Department Ophthalmology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Management Of Age Related Macular Degeneration (Amd)
  • Ophthalmology
  • Surgical And Medical Treatment Of The Retina
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Infectious Diseases of the Retina
  • Macular Hole
  • Macular Pucker
  • Retinal Detachment
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Biography

About Daniel Martin, MD

Daniel F. Martin, MD was appointed Chairman of the Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute in December of 2008.  He joined Cole Eye Institute from Emory University in Atlanta, where he served as the Thomas M. Aaberg Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of the Retina Service.

Dr. Martin completed medical school at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine followed by residency and chief residency in ophthalmology at Emory University School of Medicine.  He completed a fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery and Diseases at Duke University Eye Center followed by a two-year fellowship in Uveitis and Ocular Immunology at the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health. 

Clinically, Dr. Martin’s specialty interests include both medical and surgical treatments of the retina.  Dr Martin has extensive experience in the management of age related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy, macular pucker, macular hole, retinal detachment, and inflammatory and infectious diseases of the retina. 

Dr. Martin’s has been involved in the design, development, and execution of many clinical trials having served as principal investigator for more than 25 studies including AREDS, SOCA, and numerous AMD and diabetes trials.  In addition, he has served on numerous clinical trial committees including three Data and Safety Monitoring Boards and five Steering Committees.  Finally, he has served as the study chairman for seven national randomized clinical trials.  Dr Martin currently serves as the Study Chair for the Comparison of AMD Treatments Trials, an NIH sponsored study evaluating the comparative safety and efficacy of Lucentis and Avastin for the treatment of neovascular AMD.  Dr Martin was extensively involved in the development of the ganciclovir implant and later valganciclovir for the treatment of CMV retinitis and led the clinical trials that resulted in FDA approval of both of these drugs.  He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and has delivered more than 220 invited lectures.  

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2008

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - National Institutes of Health
Fellow in Ocular Immunology and Uveitis
Bethesda, MD USA
1993

Fellowship - Duke University Medical Center
Fellow in Vitreoretinal Surgery & Diseases
Durham, NC USA
1991

Residency - Emory University Hospital
Ophthalmology
Decatur, GA USA
1990

Internship - Georgia Baptist Medical Center
Transitional
Atlanta, GA USA
1987

Medical School - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD USA
1986

Undergraduate - University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Fayetteville, AR USA
1982

Certifications

  • Ophthalmology

Specialty Interests

Management of age related macular degeneration (AMD), macular hole, macular pucker, retinal detachment, diabetic retinopathy, infectious and inflammatory diseases of the retina, and medical and surgical treatments of the retina

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 10/18/2016, Dr. Martin has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

73 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
5 out of 5
Explains 5
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

6 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2017

Dr. Martin was superb.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2016

I have great respect for Dr. Martin & the care he provides for my eye problem. He always makes you feel as if you are a special patient & important to him. I have complete confidence in his knowledge & his care of me. a Great Doctor!!!!

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2016

i feel that Dr. Martin has always taken good care of my eyes.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2016

Dr. Martin is Always so professional, helpful, & makes you feel that you are important to him. Fantastic doctor!!

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2016

Always very satisfied!

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2016

good

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