Posted on September 16, 2017

David W. Shoemaker, M.D., Founder of Center For Sight, is pleased to announce the addition of Jesse T. McCann, M.D., Ph.D., as Center For Sight’s newest vitreo-retinal surgeon.

“Dr. Jesse McCann is not only a pioneer in medical research, but he has a compassionate, investigative nature that will greatly benefit our patients and practice,” said Dr. Shoemaker. “I’m excited to welcome Dr. McCann to Center For Sight and am confident he will be an invaluable addition to our team.”

Dr. McCann received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Dartmouth College and attained his Ph.D. from the University of Washington in Seattle for his work in materials chemistry, where he designed a number of novel high-performance materials for use in the aerospace industry, remote sensing, and tissue engineering. Dr. McCann then acquired his medical degree at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society. He completed his internship at Greenwich Hospital in Greenwich, Connecticut, affiliated with Yale University, and finished his residency training in Ophthalmology at New York University.

Dr. McCann received fellowship training in vitreoretinal surgery at Columbia University and the Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital, where he conducted extensive research in diabetic eye disease, non-invasive angiography, and the use of silicone oil in ophthalmology. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications, case reports, book chapters and abstracts on subjects including ocular trauma, ocular pathology, diabetic retinopathy and ocular medications, in addition to presenting his research at national and international academic conferences.

Dr. McCann is a member of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), the American Society of Retinal Specialists, the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), and the Materials Research Society.

“Center For Sight is a model for ophthalmology practices across the nation. I’m excited to work alongside some of the country’s top providers to offer unsurpassed retinal care to the patients of Center For Sight,” said Dr. McCann.

Dr. McCann will be treating patients in the Sarasota, Venice and Englewood locations of Center For Sight. To schedule an appointment with Dr. McCann, call 941-925-2020 or visit

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