J. Michael Roach, M.D.


J Michael Roach, MD's surgical focus includes cataract and lens implant surgery. He performs complete eye exams and closely evaluates patients' eye health as well as general health problems, such as diabetes and hypertension, that can be detected through thorough eye exams. Dr. Roach is involved in the design of surgical instruments that improve the safety of cataract surgery. Dr. Roach joined Eye Consultants of Atlanta in 1999 when selected by William O. Martin, III, MD as his successor.


  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology
  • Cataract and Implant Surgery

Board Certified:

  • American Board of Ophthalmology, 2000. Recertified in 2010.

Eye Consultants Offices Served:

Medical Memberships & Affiliations:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology, 1996-present
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, 2000-present
  • Medical Association of Atlanta, 2004-present
  • Emeritus Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, Emory University, 1999-2005
  • Georgia Society of Ophthalmology, 2000-present
  • Mercer University Guest Lecturer, 2005-present
  • Ophthalmology Journal, article reviewer, 2002-present
  • WebMD article reviewer, 2011-present

Community Service:

  • Atlanta Braves & Atlanta Falcons team ophthalmologist, Braves 1999-present; Falcons 2005-present
  • Center for the Visually Impaired, Atlanta, GA, board of trustees, first term 2002-2010; second term 2011- present; Recipient of the organization's inaugural Beacon Award for the significant contributions he has made over the past 10 years to CVI, an organization which empowers people with vision loss to live with independence and dignity, 2013
  • Childspring International, volunteer ophthalmologist, 2005-present, David T. Watson, MD, Global Service Award, 2012
  • EyeCare America, volunteer ophthalmologist, 2001-present
  • Good Samaritan Health Center, volunteer ophthalmologist, 2005-present
  • National Eye Care Project, 2000-present



  • Wake Forest University Eye Center, Winston-Salem, NC, 1999
  • Honors: Co-chief resident, 1998-1999


  • University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, 1996
  • Honors: Most Outstanding Resident, 1995-1996

Medical School:

  • Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA, M.D., 1995
  • Honors: Alpha Omega Alpha national medical honor society

Undergraduate Degree:

  • Davidson College, Davidson, NC, B.S., biology, 1990
  • Honors: Omicron Delta Kappa, Honor Council, Alpha Epsilon Delta

Other Community Service:

Dr. Roach has an interest in automobile safety and is a volunteer driving instructor for youths in the Street Survival program as well as a high-performance driving instructor at regional race tracks. He also enjoys car restoration and is a member of the Iron Data bicycle racing team. He and Drs. Hamilton and Pastor provide musical entertainment for non- profit fundraising events while performing as the Macular Degenerates.