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Monte A Del Monte

Dr. Monte A Del Monte MD

Pediatric, Strabismus, Genetics
Job Title:
Skillman Professor of Pediatric Ophthalmology
Medical School:
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Residency Program:
Wilmer Eye Institute/ Johns Hopkins Hospital
Ann Arbor, United States
American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Association For Research in Vision & Ophthalmology (ARVO), Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology (PAAO)
Contact Information:
1000 Wall St
Ann Arbor, Michigan
United States 48105
Phone: 1 734 764 4163
Fax: 1 734 936 2340
Web site:

Dr. Monte A Del Monte, MD, received his undergraduate and medical degrees from John's Hopkins University in 1974. He completed a complete residency in Pediatrics at the Harvard Boston Children's Hospital Medical Center and a residency in Ophthalmology at the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute where he served as chief resident and assistant chief of service in 1982. He also completed postdoctoral fellowship training in ocular biochemistry and genetics at the Wilmer Institute and in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus at the National Children's Hospital Medical Center in Washington D.C. Dr. Del Monte is board certified in ophthalmology. He is a past member of the Board of Directors of the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, past president of the American Orthoptic Council and has served as committee chair of numerous committees on the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, The American Orthoptic Council, the Joint Commission for Allied Health Professionals in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) and the American Board of Ophthalmology. He has lectured and performed Medical Mission teaching and clinical care widely throughout the world with ORBIS and other organizations and has presented 32 invited, guest, keynote and named lectures. He has been director of Pediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship training at the University of Michigan for the past 26 years training clinical and research fellows from the United States and many countries throughout the world. He has also been medical director of the AOC accredited Orthoptic Training Program at the University of Michigan with program directors Ida Iaccobucci and Bruce Furr. He is an international expert on pediatric cataracts as well as pediatric and adult strabismus and strabismus surgery and has been involved in developing new treatment protocols and surgical techniques; especially for the treatment of cranial nerve palsies, complex strabismus, lost or damaged extraocular muscles and Thyroid Eye Disease. He has also done extensive research in the cell biology and tissue culture of human retinal pigment epithelium, was among the first to report the successful culture of differentiated human Retinal Pigment Epithelium (hRPE) and was involved in the early research involving the biochemistry and culture of other human ocular tissues for the study of inborn errors of metabolism such as cystinosis, muccopolysacharidosis and lipidoses. He is currently Director of of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus, Skillman Professor of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, all at the University of Michigan, and Director of Pediatric Ophthalmology at the Mott Children's Hospital.

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