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James Martone, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology & Visual Science; Director of International Ophthalmology and Global Eye Health, Ophthalmology; Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health

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James Martone, MD, MPH

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Dr. Martone received his B.A. from Providence College and his M.D. from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where he also completed his ophthalmology residency. In addition, he received a master’s degree in public health in epidemiology from The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. He received fellowship training in glaucoma at Duke University and has also completed fellowships at The Wilmer Eye Institute (Preventive Ophthalmology), Bethesda Eye Institute (International Ophthalmology), and Cullen Eye Institute of Baylor University (International Ophthalmology).

Dr. Martone has served on the faculty teaching at The Doheny Eye Institute of the University of Southern California School of Medicine, as well as within the International Eye Foundation, Bethesda, Maryland, and at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, and the Glaucoma Service, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. He was Medical Director of ORBIS International, a global nongovernmental organization dedicated to fighting blindness worldwide, and, through this, oversaw teaching of clinical and surgical ophthalmology in countries around the world. He has personally worked in over 100 locations in more than eighty countries. He has worked extensively in countries such as China, Cuba, Cameroon, India, and Mongolia. He was also Director of the Eye Clinic, Victoria Hospital, Castries, St. Lucia and Consultant Ophthalmologist to the Ministry of Health, St Lucia.

Prior to joining the department as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Dr. Martone held a voluntary appointment as an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Yale School of Medicine where he received the residency program’s Excellence in Teaching Award. He is an attending ophthalmologist at the Veterans Administration Hospital in West Haven, CT. He is president of the Connecticut Society of Eye Physicians. He is a past president of the New York Glaucoma Society and is a founding member of the Connecticut Glaucoma Society. He is a member of several other professional societies, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

During his many years of experience as a glaucoma specialist, Dr. Martone has routinely lectured in the United States and countries around the globe, with well over 100 presentations. Moreover, he is the author of numerous scientific and clinical articles and papers in peer-reviewed journals, as well as being an author of chapters in books on the subject of ophthalmology.

Education & Training

  • MPH
    Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Epidemiology (1988)
  • Fellowship in Preventive Ophthalmology
    Wilmer Eye Institute (1988)
  • MD
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1978)
  • AB
    Providence College, Humanities (1971)


  • Board Certification
    AB of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology (1986)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Resident Teaching AwardDepartment of Ophthalmology2018

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