John D. Roarty


John D. Roarty, MD

Dr. Roarty is Chief of Ophthalmology at Children’s Hospital of Michigan. He is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Wayne State University School of Medicine and the Kresge Eye Institute.

He is committed to excellence in clinical care in pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus and in educating future physicians in these areas of medicine. He has received the Distinguished Teaching Award from the residents at Wayne State University School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology.

His clinical and research interests encompass pediatric eye cancer, pediatric glaucoma, pediatric cataracts and pediatric strabismus. He participates in National Institute of Health, National Eye Institute sponsored clinical trials.

Dr. Roarty has been recognized and named in Best Doctors in the Midwest and Top Docs in Hour Detroit and the Michigan Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons. He has also served as President of the Michigan Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons and as examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, International Society of Ophthalmic Genetics, Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology, American Medical Association, Michigan State Medical Society, Wayne Count Medical Society and the Michigan Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons.


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Bachelor’s Degree
University of Michigan (Biology), Ann Arbor, MI

Masters of Public Health
University of Michigan, School of Public Health (Epidemiology), Ann Arbor, MI

Medical School
Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Residency #1
University of California-Davis (Pediatrics), Davis, CA

Residency #2
Henry Ford Hospital (Ophthalmology), Detroit, MI

Fellowship #1
Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (Ocular Pathology), Washington, DC

Fellowship #2
The Hospital of Sick Children (Pediatric Ophthalmology), Toronto Ontario


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Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI

McLaren Macomb Hospital, Mt Clemens, MI

Oakwood Hospital, Dearborn, MI

St John’s Hospital, Detroit, MI and Warren, MI

William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI