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Amy Z. Martino, MD – Glaucoma Specialist

Ophthalmologist and Glaucoma Surgeon Amy Z. Martino, MD

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Amy Z. Martino, MD, completed her glaucoma fellowship at the world-renowned Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami Health System and School of Medicine, the #1 eye hospital and vision research center in the country.

She attended college at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. During college, she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious academic honor society. She then completed medical school at the University of South Florida where she was elected to the national honor medical society, Alpha Omega Alpha. She continued at the University of South Florida for both her Internship training in pediatrics and her Residency training in ophthalmology.

She was the first doctor in Hillsborough County to implant the Hydrus microstent for glaucoma and one of the first surgeons in Florida selected to implant the glaucoma iStent® device, the world’s smallest medical implant. Her surgical talents include glaucoma lasers and specialized glaucoma surgeries (such as trabeculectomies and glaucoma drainage devices).

Dr. Martino is also a staff physician at the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa, where she takes pride in serving those who have served our country. As a graduate of the University of South Florida, she enjoys giving lectures to the current ophthalmology residents. She volunteers her time through the Eye Care America program and Catholic Charities Medical Missions to help underprivileged patients receive eye care.

She is the co-author of a book entitled Eye Was There. She has presented her research at various scientific meetings across the globe, and her research has been published in the Journal of Glaucoma.

She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Glaucoma Society, the Florida Society of Ophthalmology, the Florida Glaucoma Society, and the Tampa Bay Ophthalmological Society where she is a cabinet member.

She enjoys playing tennis, practicing yoga, and spending time with her husband and two daughters.

Joined the Practice: 2020

Undergraduate: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Medical School: the University of South Florida, College of Medicine, Tampa

Internship: The University of South Florida, Department of Pediatrics, Tampa

Residency: The University of South Florida, Department of Ophthalmology, Tampa

Fellowship: Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Board Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology

Specialty: Glaucoma

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