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Dr. Joshua Mali graduated Summa Cum Laude in Biology from West Virginia
University (WVU) where he received the prestigious WVU Foundation Outstanding
Senior Award. He then continued at WVU School of Medicine for his medical degree
and internship in which he was awarded the WV Medical Scholarship Award. Upon
deciding to specialize in ophthalmology, he went on to Albany Medical College for his
residency and was elected Chief Resident by his peers and faculty. He also did his
medical and surgical Vitreo-Retinal fellowship training at Retina Consultants/Albany
Medical College while serving as an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology. During his
fellowship, he became one of the first retinal specialists in the United States to use
Iluvien, a new steroid implant for diabetic macular edema.
Dr. Mali is a board-certified ophthalmologist and award-winning retinal specialist for
Paul Phillips Eye & Surgery Center. Dr. Mali utilizes the most advanced surgical
techniques and technology in the world to deliver the highest quality retinal clinical
services and vitreoretinal surgery for his patients. He has published research in
esteemed medical publications including JAMA Ophthalmology, is a regular
contributing author for Ophthalmology Times, and serves on the editorial advisory
board of Ocular Surgery News, Ophthalmology 360, Modern Retina, and HCPLive.
Dr. Mali has been featured as a medical expert in both TV and Films, most recently in
the PBS Documentary Film: Medical Stories: Finding Light in the Darkness.
Dr. Mali is a principal investigator for many clinical trials including a new treatment
for wet macular degeneration, dry macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and
uveitis. He has presented at national and international research meetings and has
given lectures across the country. In addition, his retinal surgical video was included
in the American Society of Retinal Specialists (ASRS) Innovative Retina Surgical Video
Series. Dr. Mali was named 2020 America’s Top Ophthalmologist. Additionally, he
was recognized as the 2023 Castle Connolly Top Doctor. He also was recently
recognized by his peers with the 2022 Healio Honors award which is award to
healthcare professional that go above and beyond in their fields for their patients.
The American Society of Retina Specialists recently bestowed upon him the new
Fellow of the ASRS (FASRS) designation which is awarded based to the retinal
specialist who has demonstrated consistent commitment to the Society, expertise in
the management of vitreoretinal disorders, and the highest ethical and professional
standards. He was also recently honored with the 2018 Outstanding Alumnus for the
West Virginia University Department of Biology for being a leader in his field and all
his success as an accomplished retinal surgeon and innovator. In addition, he was

awarded the 2019 West Virginia University Homecoming Parade Marshal in honor of
his successful career and service to his community.
Dr. Mali has given his time and contributed his medical expertise to worthy
organizations such as Medical Ministry International, Georgia Lions Camp for the
Blind, Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind, and Baha’i inspired Health for Humanity.
He has participated in mission trips all over the world including most recently in
Mexico and Nicaragua. Additionally, he served as volunteer ophthalmologist for
Remote Area Medical (RAM) which provides free medical services for under-served
patient populations in the United States. He was also a mentor/preceptor for a NASA
sponsored WVU Robotics Team.
Dr. Mali has dedicated his career to serving his patients and providing the highest
quality eye care for the community.


PO Box 5192, Sarasota, FL 34277

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