Michael Cooney

Michael Cooney, MD

About Me

Michael J. Cooney, MD MBA is a practicing vitreoretinal surgeon at the Vitreous Retina Macula Consultants of New York in Manhattan. Dr. Cooney attended Siena College in upstate New York and graduated as valedictorian from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University. Upon completing an internal medicine internship at the New York Hospital–Cornell Medical Center and the Memorial Sloan–Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Cooney completed his ophthalmology residency at The Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He was asked to stay on at Johns Hopkins for a medical and surgical retina fellowship at the Wilmer Retinal Vascular Center. Dr. Cooney was an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Johns Hopkins until 2001, when he joined the faculty at Duke University Eye Center. At Duke, Dr. Cooney was the Director of the medical retina service, the Duke Center for Macular Degeneration, and the medical retina fellowship program from 2001 to 2005. Dr. Cooney received his MBA degree from Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He 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. 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 at Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital.