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Michelle Tarver, MD

Michelle Tarver, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Michelle Tarver is a board certified ophthalmologist specializing in ocular inflammation. She attended Spelman College in Atlanta, GA where she received a bachelor's of science in biochemistry. She completed the MD/PhD program at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2003.

She completed a residency in ophthalmology with fellowship training in ocular inflammation at the Wilmer Eye Institute (Johns Hopkins). She is board certified in ophthalmology and was previously an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the Division of Ocular Immunology. She joined the Food and Drug Administration in 2009 working in the Center for Devices and Radiological Health where she works on ensuring that ophthalmic devices are safe and effective before entering the US marketplace. She is actively involved in research on ophthalmic devices and incorporating the patient's voice in the evaluation of medical devices. She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and has received the Secretariat's Award from the AAO for her contributions to ophthalmology.