Jesse T. McCann, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. McCann joined the Retina Associates of Sarasota to continue and to expand his practice in the Sarasota area. He completed his fellowship at the joint Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital and Columbia University program. Dr. McCann has participated in research into diabetic retinopathy, age related macular degeneration, controlled release formulations of medication, and intra-ocular silicone oil. He has particular interest in the development of novel imaging modalities.
Originally from New York, Dr. McCann trained as a materials chemist with an undergraduate degree in chemistry from Dartmouth College followed by a Ph.D. from the University of Washington in materials chemistry. In graduate school, he worked on designing advanced nanoscale materials used in the aerospace and biomedical fields. He completed his medical degree (Alpha Omega Alpha) from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx and residency training in ophthalmology at New York University. His interest in ophthalmology was cemented after volunteering to help prevent night blindness caused by Vitamin A insufficiency in the Thar Desert region of India.
Dr McCann is currently an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the European Society of Retina Specialists, and the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.
Since becoming a retina specialist, Dr. McCann has volunteered internationally to expand eye care and diabetic retinopathy care in Bolivia with Retina Global.
In his free time, Dr McCann enjoys kayaking, swimming, rescuing parrots, and spending time outdoors in the Florida sunshine.
“I’m dedicated to use the latest technology to preserve and restore vision.”— Dr. McCann
- Dartmouth College
- University of Washington
- Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Alpha Omega Alpha)
- Greenwich-Yale New Haven Health
- New York University
- Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospitals
- Columbia University
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