Michael David Ober was born and raised in the Detroit metro area.  He joins RCM from Henry Ford Health System where he served as the Director of Retinal Research as well as Senior Staff Ophthalmologist.  He completed a fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery at the Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons as well as the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital.  He performed his residency in Ophthalmology at the Cornell University Medical Center campus of New York-Presbyterian Hospital, where he also served as Chief Resident.  He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and holds a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University in Chemistry.

Dr. Ober is board certified in Ophthalmology.  He has published numerous research articles and has authored many book chapters in addition to being invited to lecture at national and international meetings.  He has received several local and national awards for his work including The Margherio Award for outstanding work in macular diseases for surgery given at the annual meeting of The Retina Society, The Hanna Obertynski Award for the most outstanding research paper published in ophthalmology by a resident or medical student at the Kresge Eye Institute, and The Dong H. Shin Outstanding Ophthalmology Research Award for his work at the Wayne State University School of Medicine.

Dr. Ober is a member of the American Medical Association, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Michigan Society of Eye Care Physicians and Surgeons,  and is the founding member and President of CONNECT Network (Collaborative Network of Innovative Vitreoretinal Specialists).

Dr. Ober is on staff at Straith Hospital for Specialty Surgery.