Dr. Michael J. Pro

Glaucoma and Related Disorders
Cataract Surgery

Dr. Pro is a graduate from the Pennsylvania State University in 1993 with dual degrees in German literature and Political Science. After graduation he completed a post-baccalaureate pre-med program at Penn State Brandywine. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann University School of Medicine (now Drexel College of Medicine) in 2001. He completed his medical internship at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ and Ophthalmology Residency at the New York Eye & Ear Infirmary where he was Chief Resident, graduating in 2005. He then stayed at the New York Eye & Ear Infirmary for a one-year Glaucoma Fellowship. After Fellowship Dr. Pro joined Ophthalmic Partners. He is an Associate Surgeon at Wills Eye Hospital and an Assistant Professor at Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University. He is board-certified with the American Board of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Michael J. Pro

The Wills Eye Hospital has a very busy Glaucoma department training three clinical Fellows per year as well as numerous research Fellows. In addition to the surgical and clinical training of the clinical Fellows, Dr. Pro is involved in resident Glaucoma education. Aside from clinical practice, Dr. Pro is a frequent lecturer regionally and nationally. Dr. Pro is a member of several medical associations including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Glaucoma Society, and the Pennsylvania Medical Society. He is a past President of the Greater Philadelphia Ophthalmic Society. His expertise includes all types of glaucoma treatment and surgeries, including state-of-the-art minimally invasive surgeries such as Gonitomy procedures, Hydrus micro stent, and istent devices, which are frequently combined with cataract surgery. His research interests include novel glaucoma surgical techniques and devices. He has published studies in numerous peer-reviewed journals and is a peer reviewer for the Journal of Glaucoma and Graefe’s Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology.  He teaches an instructional course that he initiated on Glaucoma Drainage Devices (tube shunts) at the annual American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting.  He has been the course director and organizer for the annual Glaucoma Update, a part of the Saturday Update Courses at Wills Eye Hospital.

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Pennsylvania State University
B.A., German Literature
B.A., Political Science
Phi Beta Kappa

Medical Degree

Pennsylvania State University
Post Baccalaureate Pre-Med Program
Merit Scholarship for Academic Achievement

MCP Hahnemann University School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Class President
Alpha Omega Alpha

Transitional Internship Program

St. Barnabas Medical Center
Livingston, New Jersey
Transitional Residency Program
Abdul H. Islami, M.D. Award for Outstanding Transitional Resident of the Year

Residency Program

The New York Eye & Ear Infirmary
Ophthalmology Residency Program
Chief Resident, June 2004 – June 2005

Fellowship Program

The New York Eye & Ear Infirmary
Glaucoma Clinical Fellowship


“How can I thank you enough for coming to my rescue when I was in a dire emergency with my right eye.”

Rosemary Miller
(regarding Michael Pro, MD)


“Dr Pro is the best, wouldn’t go anywhere else!”

Drea Hart
(regarding Michael Pro, MD)


“I just wanted to thank you for everything you’ve done and continue to do for me and my eyes. Seeing my mother losing her eyesight to glaucoma has always weighed heavy on me. You have put my mind at ease that everything is being done to help preserve my vision and for that I am grateful. I am so fortunate to be under the care of an excellent surgeon who is also a caring and dedicated doctor.”

Eileen Ditolla
(regarding Michael Pro, MD)