Dr. Michael Oswald, MD

Dr. Oswald is board certified in Ophthalmology and has been in private practice as a comprehensive ophthalmologist for 20 years. He treats medical and surgical diseases of the eye with special emphasis on cataract surgery.

Dr. Oswald was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and completed medical school at LSU Medical center in New Orleans. He completed his ophthalmology residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and has been in private practice since then.

He is currently in practice in western North Carolina. Dr. Oswald is a fellow of the American Board of Ophthalmology and is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

In his spare time, Dr. Oswald enjoys spending time with his wife and four children, traveling, and amateur astronomy.

 

Professional Highlights

  • Private Practice Ophthalmologist at Asheville Eye Associates – Sylva, NC
  • Ophthalmology Consultant at GlaxoSmithKline
  • Private Practice Ophthalmologist at Williamson Allemond Regional Eye Center – Zachary, LA
  • Private Practice Ophthalmologist at Piedmont Health Care – Statesville, NC
  • Private Practice Ophthalmologist at Mountain Eye Associates – Clyde, NC
  • Private Practice Ophthalmologist at MCOA – San Antonio, TX

 

License and Certification

  • Board Certified in Comprehensive Ophthalmology

 

Awards and Accomplishments

  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Medical Honor Society
  • Phi Beta Kappa – 1991
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta – Pre-Med Honor Society
  • Outstanding College Students of America
  • Phi Eta Sigma – Freshman Honor Society
  • Gamma Beta Phi – Freshman Honor Society
  • Dean’s List 1986 – 1991

 

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • North Carolina Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
  • North Carolina Medical Society
  • Louisiana State Medical Society

 

Research:

  • 1998 ARVO (The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology) Comparison of Peribulbar versus Topical Anesthesia in Clear Cornea Phacoemulsification) (M.R. Oswald, H.R. Katz, L.S. Snyder)
  • 1998 ARVO Topical Ciprofloxacin 1.3% Compared to Topical Ofloxacin 0.3% in the Early Treatment of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Keratitis in a Rabbit Model. (SE Laborwit, HR Katz, MJ Hirschbein, MR Oswald, LS Snyder)
  • 1998 ARVO (The Learning Curve for Conversion from Scleral Tunnel to Clear Cornea Phacoemulsification) (L.S. Snyder, H.R. Katz, M.R. Oswald)
  • 1999 ARVO (Risk Factors in Corneal Transplant Rejection) (M.R. Oswald, H.R. Katz)
  • 2016 Clinical Trial Alcon LME636 – 2201 Acute Anterior Uveitis

 

Education

  • Ophthalmology Residency at Sinai Hospital – Baltimore, MD (July 1997 – June 1999)
  • Ophthalmology Residency at LSUMC -Shreveport, LA (July 1996 – June 1997)
  • Internship during his transitional year at the University of Tennessee – Chattanooga, Tennessee (July 1995 – June 1996)
  • Doctor of Medicine (MD) from Louisiana State University School of Medicine – New Orleans, LA (August 1991 – May 1995)
  • Bachelor of Science in Zoology from Louisiana State University – Baton Rouge, LA (August 1986 – May 1991)