Dr. Steven M. Bloom completed his undergraduate and medical education as part of a combined 6-year BA-MD program at Lehigh University (summa cum laude) and the Medical College of Pennsylvania (cum laude). He did his residency in ophthalmology at the Tufts-New England Medical Center in Boston and returned to Philadelphia for his fellowship in medical and surgical vitreoretinal diseases at the Scheie Eye Institute and the University of Pennsylvania. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Dr. Bloom has been practicing in the Kentuckiana area since 1989 and joined Bennett & Bloom Eye Centers in 1995. His practice is devoted solely to diseases and surgery of the retina and vitreous. He has built his reputation through a knowledgeable, personalized and caring approach to patient management.
He is the founder and co-curator of retinarocks.org, the world’s largest online multimedia retina image and bibliography repository.
He has published extensively in his field, including the textbook, “Laser Surgery of the Posterior Segment,” and has served as a scientific reviewer for several ophthalmic and retinal journals. Dr. Bloom’s academic honors include memberships in the Phi Eta Sigma, Phi Beta Kappa, and Alpha Omega Alpha honor societies. He is a member of the American Society of Retinal Specialists, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and was the first Kentucky ophthalmologist to be inducted into the Macula Society. Dr. Bloom has been honored by his peers on numerous occasions by selecting him for inclusion in The Best Doctors in America. He is consistently included in the Guide to America’s Top Ophthalmologists and has been included in Who’s Who in America.
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