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Become a member and receive career-enhancing benefits

Our top priority is providing value to members. Your Member Services team is here to ensure you maximize your ACS member benefits, participate in College activities, and engage with your ACS colleagues. It's all here.

Become a Member
Become a member and receive career-enhancing benefits

Our top priority is providing value to members. Your Member Services team is here to ensure you maximize your ACS member benefits, participate in College activities, and engage with your ACS colleagues. It's all here.

Membership Benefits
ACS
ACS Fellow Since 1995

Paul A. Edwards, MD FACS

Board Certification

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Society Memberships

  • Assn, Res in Vision/Ophth
  • Amer Acad of Ophth & Otol
  • Ntnl Med Ass-Surgical Sec

Additional Information

Gender

Male

Type of Practice

Full-time Academic

Ophthalmic Surgery

2799 W Grand Blvd

Department of Ophthalmology

Henry Ford Hospital

Detroit, MI 48202

United States

Contact Information

Biography

Paul A. Edwards is the distinguished Cornelius McCole Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, the flagship of the Henry Ford Health System. As Department Chair he is in charge of one of the busiest Ophthalmology departments in the Midwest. He has guided the department in the development of innovative clinical care, research and teaching programs. Dr. Edwards is a retina specialist, who is also active in basic and clinical research at the hospital. He was appointed Professor of Ophthalmology at Wayne State University, Detroit Michigan in 2010. Dr. Edwards received his medical training at the University of the West Indies and following years in General Surgery training, he completed a fellowship at the National Eye Institute and then Ophthalmology residency and fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital. He was appointed to the staff in 1993. Dr. Edwards is noted for many medical publications and his service to many professional organizations. Dr. Edwards is the former chair the Ophthalmology Advisory Council of the American College of Surgeons and is still a member of that council. He also serves on the Council of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He member of the executive and serves on the board of the Michigan Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons (MiSEPS). He is also President of MiSEPS for 2020-2022. Dr. Edwards was recently honored with the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Achievement Award in 2020 and honor award by the American Society of Retina Specialists. He is recognized as a “Top Doctor” by Hour Magazine, Detroit continuously since 2003, Marquis Who’s Who in Medicine and Health Care since 1994, Consumer Guide to America’s Top Ophthalmologist since 2002 and Castle–Connoly Best Doctors in America since 2005. He was recognized among the top 1% of Ophthalmologists in the United States as a US News & World Reports’ Top Doctor in 2011. He serves on the Board of Directors of Leader Dogs for the Blind.

Subspecialties and Areas of Clinical Concentration

Retinal Disorders/Procedures

  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Inherited eye diseases
  • macular degeneration
  • macular edema
  • macular telangiectasia
  • retinal and vitreous surgery
  • retinal detachment
  • retinal disease
  • Retinal Disorders/Procedures
  • retinal occlusions

Hospital Appointments

Henry Ford Hosp

DETROIT, MI

Attending

07/1993—Present

Academic Appointments

Henry Ford Hospital, Department of Ophthalmology

Chairman

03/2002—Present

Wayne State University School of Medicine

Detroit, MI

Professor

10/2010—Present