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J. Mark Michael, MD, Former Chief of Staff of the St. Vincent Department of Ophthalmology and a founding partner of 20/20 Eye Physicians of Indiana, was the 129th President of the Indianapolis Medical Society, serving the Society during 2003-2004.
Dr. Michael received his medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1973. He completed a laboratory medicine residency, an internal medicine internship, and a second residency in ophthalmology, after which he served as a clinical instructor of ophthalmology at Washington University. In 1984, his wife, Dr. Helen B. Michael, obtained an appointment as a surgical pathologist at Indiana University Hospital, which prompted their move to Indianapolis. Soon after arriving, Dr. Michael joined the Indianapolis Medical Society and opened a solo ophthalmology practice. In 1990 he co-founded the ophthalmology group practice, 20/20 Eye Physicians of Indiana.
Dr. Michael received his board certification from the American Board of Ophthalmology in 1984. He has served on the IMS Board of Directors since 1995 and was an ISMA Delegate from 1999 to 2008. He is on staff at St. Vincent Hospital and IU Health North Hospital (Carmel) and at the Naab Road and Eagle Highlands Surgery Centers. He's a member of the Indiana Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the American Medical Association. Drs. Mark and Helen live in Indianapolis and have two sons, Justin and Kevin.