John D. Roarty, MD

John Roarty, MD, MPH is a board-certified pediatric ophthalmologist seeing patients at Children’s Eye Care’s Clinton Township and Detroit offices. He is primarily affiliated with Children’s Hospital of Michigan. He’s also on staff at Ascension St John’s Hospital, Beaumont Hospital and Hurley Medical Center to service the neonatal intensive care unit by screening premature babies’ eyes for retinopathy of prematurity

Dr. Roarty was Chief of Ophthalmology at Children’s Hospital of Michigan from 2004-2020. He is a Clinical 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 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.

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.

Dr. Roarty has published many peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on pediatric ophthalmology and participates in clinical research projects, including national multi-center trials. 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.


He enjoys playing squash and spending time with his wife and four adult children. He’s recently began studying to become a Master Gardener through Michigan State University.

        Undergraduate Degree
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MIuniversity of michigan

Masters of Public Health
University of Michigan, School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI

Medical School
Wayne State University, Detroit, MIwayne state university medical school

Pediatric Residency
University of California-Davis, Davis, CA

Ophthalmology Residency
Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MIHenry Ford Health System Ophthalmology Residency Training Program

Ocular Pathology Fellowship
Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DCArmed Forces Institute of Pathology

Pediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship
The Hospital of Sick Children, Toronto OntarioSick Kids the Hospital for Sick Children Pediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship Training Program


Children's Hospital of Michigan Pediatric Ophthalmologist

Beaumont Hospital Pediatric Ophthalmologist