FSO Member Gary Dolin, MD Confirmed to Fla. Board of Medicine
(Tallahassee) – The Florida Senate confirmed Gov. Rick Scott’s appointment of Dr. Gary Dolin, MD, FACS to the Florida Board of Medicine for a three-year term. Dolin is a former president and Ethics Chairman of the Florida Society of Ophthalmology (FSO).
“I’m honored and humbled by the Governor’s appointment and Senate’s confirmation,” Dolin said shortly after the Senate voted. “Similar to FSO’s mission, the Board of Medicine is here to protect the people of Florida and I’m eager to fulfilling that duty.”
Dolin began his training as a university scholar in biomedical engineering at Princeton University. He received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University in 1977.
He completed a one-year medical internship and three-year ophthalmic surgical residency in 1981 at the University of Florida in Gainesville, where he was named the first chief resident of his year.
Later that year, Dolin established his ophthalmology practice in Manatee County. In 2006, he joined The Eye Depot group practice. Dolin treats a full line of general ophthalmic conditions, including those for glaucoma, macular degeneration, dry eye syndrome, and diabetic eye disease.
He has already set some goals for his tenure. "Protecting the citizens of Florida by ensuring only proficient physicians receive licenses to practice is my primary concern," Dolin says. "I’ll also focus on currently licensed physicians to ensure their practices meet the standard of care…I’m looking forward to making a difference."
About the Florida Society of Ophthalmology
The Florida Society of Ophthalmology is the state’s leading advocate for providing Floridians the highest standard of eye care. The FSO’s mission is to promote and protect the medical specialty of ophthalmology through active participation in legislative advocacy and providing continuing medical education and responsible information to its members, physicians and the citizens of Florida. Please visit www.mdeye.org for more information.