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Michael J. Cooney, MD, MBA

Michael J. Cooney, MD, MBA ★★★★★

Brooklyn, Manhattan, Westchester

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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.

The VRMC is very efficient, clean and a very friendly staff. I was in for my annual Retinopathy exam and it went quick but thorough! The staff is so professional and yet personable. Dr. Cooney is great and always makes you feel like he's a personal friend.


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.

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

Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology,


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

Curriculum Vitae

View Dr. Cooney’s full academic history, professional achievements, and research accomplishments.

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Manhattan circle hover Manhattan950 THIRD AVENUE, 3RD FLOOR, NEW YORK, NY 10022
Conveniently located in Midtown East at 57th Street and 3rd Avenue. Subway access at 59th/Lexington with the 4/5/6 (N, R or W) and E/M lines to the Lexington Avenue/53rd Street station.
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Located in White Plains on Westchester Avenue near the William L. Butcher Bridge. For public transportation, take the Metro North Harlem line to the White Plains station and transfer to the Bee Line Bus Service Loop A to stop A8.
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