- ABMS Certification:
- Research Interests:
Retinal Diseases and Surgery; Medical Education
- Clinical Practice:
- Detached Retina, Macular Degeneration, Retinitis Pigmentosa, Detached Retina Repair, Eye Care
- Assistant Professor
Michael Cusick, MD, MHSA, is an ophthalmologist who specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of conditions that involve the retina. Some of the most common medical conditions he treats are diabetic eye disease, macular degeneration and retinal vascular diseases. The most common surgical conditions he treats are retinal detachments, retinal tears, vitreous hemorrhages, macular holes and epiretinal membranes. His research interests include remote screenings and early intervention for diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration.
Originally from Allentown, Pennsylvania, Cusick completed his undergraduate and medical degrees at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. During his medical training, he worked as a Howard Hughes Scholar in clinical research at the National Eye Institute (NEI), National Institutes of Health (NIH). He then completed his residency in ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute of the Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Cusick then went on to pursue a two-year medical and surgical vitreoretinal fellowship at the Duke Eye Center in Durham, North Carolina, where he was awarded the Heed Foundation Award and was selected as the Duke Eye Center Hornaday Fellow for excellence in teaching, ethics and research. In 2020, he obtained a Masters of Health Systems Administration (MHSA) degree from Georgetown University. Cusick joined the faculty at the University of Virginia in 2020 after 10 years in private practice in Pennsylvania.
Married with two daughters, Cusick enjoys spending time with family, hiking, swimming and visiting national historic sites.
- Howard Hughes Scholar in Clinical Research, National Eye Institute
- Heed Foundation Award
- Hornaday Fellow, Duke Eye Center
- Georgetown University
- Johns Hopkins University- Wilmer Institute
- Duke Eye Center