Dr. Thomas C. Spoor

Dr. Thomas C. Spoor

D.M.D.

Areas of Care:

  • Oculoplastics
  • Facial Plastic Surgery

Dr. Spoor is known by his fellow professionals the world over for his pioneering work in oculoplastic, orbital and neuro-ophthalmic surgery. He is especially noted for his outstanding work in optic nerve surgery and innovative treatments of patients with optic nerve dysfunction. His surgery is respected for its excellent results and for the innovative ways he has personally modified procedures for increased effectiveness. His practice is limited to oculoplastic, orbital and neuro-ophthalmic surgery.

CHANGING THE FACE OF MEDICINE AND MAKING A DIFFERENCE

It’s important to Dr. Spoor that he spreads his talents and the results of his pioneering research in various techniques, procedures and disorders in order to benefit the most people that he can. Over the past 25 years of practice, he has trained scores of resident physicians, lectured to hundreds of medical students and trained 17 American and 3 foreign fellows in a year long, one on one preceptorship. His fellows have gone on to serve their patients throughout the world with innovative treatments. 

He has not only practiced excellent medicine for his own patients, but he’s made it a priority to share his knowledge with fellow specialists around the world through textbooks (7), published articles (over 60) , textbook chapters (over 50) and presentations(over 200).

PRESENT APPOINTMENT:

1998

  • Private Practice/St. John Macomb Hospital
  • Oculoplastic, Orbital, and Neuro-ophthalmic Surgery

2006

  • Sarasota Retina Institute
  • In 2006, Dr Spoor joined the Sarasota Retina Institute in Sarasota, Florida. He has established an active practice in Sarasota while maintaining his active practice in metro Detroit with the help of his three associates. His practice remains exclusively oculoplastic/orbital surgery and neuro-ophthalmology

FACULTY APPOINTMENTS:

1979-1980 Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Ophthalmology; University of South Carolina School of Medicine; Columbia, South Carolina

1980-1983 Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology; University of South Carolina School of Medicine; Columbia, South Carolina

1983-1984 Associate Professor of Surgery/Ophthalmology, and Associate Professor of Neurosurgery; University of South Alabama College of Medicine; Mobile, Alabama

1984-1992 Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology; Kresge Eye Institute of Wayne State University; Detroit, Michigan

1984-1998 Director, Neuro-ophthalmic/Orbital Service; Kresge Eye Institute of Wayne State University; Detroit, Michigan

1984-1998 Director, Oculoplastic Service; Kresge Eye Institute of Wayne State University; Detroit, Michigan

1990-1992 Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery; Wayne State University; Detroit, Michigan

1992-1998 Professor, Department of Ophthalmology; Kresge Eye Institute of Wayne State University; Detroit, Michigan

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology Honor Award: 1989
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Oculoplastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • Diopter and Decibel Society
    • President: 1987-1989
    • Vice-President: 1985-1987
    • Program Chairman: 1985-1989
  • FB Walsh Society (Neuro-ophthalmology)
  • International Society of Orbital Disorders
  • Michigan Ophthalmological Society
  • Neuro-ophthalmic Surgical Society (NOSS)
    • President 1995-present
  • North American Clinical Dermatology Society (Honorary)
  • North American Neuro-ophthalmologic Society (NANOS)
  • Sigma XI
  • AAO Senior Honor award 2003

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