Joshua Mali, MD

I'm dedicated to preserving my patients' sight with the most advanced treatments available.

Dr. Joshua Mali graduated Summa Cum Laude in Biology from West Virginia University (WVU) where he received the prestigious WVU Foundation Outstanding Senior Award. He then continued at WVU School of Medicine for his medical degree and internship in which he was awarded the WV Medical Scholarship Award. Upon deciding to specialize in ophthalmology, he went on to Albany Medical College for his residency and was elected Chief Resident by his peers and faculty. He also did his medical and surgical Vitreo-Retinal fellowship training at Retina Consultants/Albany Medical College while serving as an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology. During his fellowship, he became one of the first retinal specialists in the United States to use Iluvien, a new steroid implant for diabetic macular edema.

Currently, Dr. Mali is a board-certified ophthalmologist and award-winning retinal specialist for The Eye Associates, a multispecialty ophthalmology private practice in Sarasota, Florida and is an Attending Physician at Manatee Memorial Hospital (Bradenton, FL) where he performs retinal surgeries. In addition, Dr. Mali is the Founder & CEO of Mali Enterprises, a very successful ophthalmology product company.

Dr. Mali utilizes the most advanced surgical techniques and technology in the world to deliver the highest quality retinal surgery for his patients. He has published research in esteemed medical publications including JAMA Ophthalmology, is a regular contributing author for Ophthalmology Times and Healio, and serves on the editorial advisory board of Ocular Surgery News, Ophthalmology 360, Modern Retina, and HCPLive. Additionally, he hosts a worldwide broadcasted award-winning Podcast: Eye Care Insider with Dr. Joshua Mali. He also hosts a regular monthly video retina blog on the Ophthalmology 360 platform: The Retina Project. Dr. Mali has been featured as a medical expert in both TV and Films, most recently in the PBS Documentary Film: Medical Stories: Finding Light in the Darkness.

Dr. Mali is a principal investigator for many clinical trials including a new treatment for wet macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and uveitis. He has presented at national and international research meetings and has given lectures across the country. In addition, his retinal surgical video was included in the American Society of Retinal Specialists (ASRS) Innovative Retina Surgical Video Series. Dr. Mali was named 2020 America’s Top Ophthalmologist. Additionally, he was recognized as the 2021 Castle Connolly Top Doctor. He also was recently recognized by his peers with the 2022 Healio Honors award which is award to healthcare professional that go above and beyond in their fields for their patients. The American Society of Retina Specialists recently bestowed upon him the new Fellow of the ASRS (FASRS) designation which is awarded based to the retinal specialist who has demonstrated consistent commitment to the Society, expertise in the management of vitreoretinal disorders, and the highest ethical and professional standards. He was also recently honored with the 2018 Outstanding Alumnus for the West Virginia University Department of Biology for being a leader in his field and all his success as an accomplished retinal surgeon and innovator. In addition, he was awarded the 2019 West Virginia University Homecoming Parade Marshal in honor of his successful career and service to his community.

He has also been recognized by several honored organizations including Alpha Epsilon Delta (serving as vice-president for the WVU chapter), a prestigious National Premedical Honor Society, Beta Beta Beta (WVU Chapter), a National Biological Honor Society, and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. In addition to these honors, he was also selected for membership in the Golden Key International Society, American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS), American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS), and the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). He is the proud member of the Manatee County Medical Society (MCMS), Sarasota County Medical Society (SCMS), Florida Medical Association (FMA), and Florida Ophthalmological Society (FSO). Dr. Mali has given his time and contributed his medical expertise to worthy organizations such as Medical Ministry International, Georgia Lions Camp for the Blind, Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind, and Baha’i inspired Health for Humanity. He has participated in mission trips all over the world including most recently in Mexico and Nicaragua. Locally, he serves as a volunteer ophthalmologist in Bradenton (FL) with Remote Area Medical (RAM) which provides free medical services for under-served patient populations in the United States. He was also a mentor/preceptor for a NASA sponsored WVU Robotics Team.

Dr. Mali has dedicated his career to serving his patients and providing the highest quality eye care for the community.


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