Benjamin J. Fowler, M.D., P.h.D.

Benjamin J. Fowler, MD, PhD, is a fellowship trained vitreo-retinal surgeon and physician. Dr. Fowler evaluates and treats patients with disorders that affect the vitreous and retina of the eye, including diabetic retinopathyretinal detachmentmacular degeneration, and severe eye injuries.

Dr. Fowler graduated from Middlebury College in 2009 and received his medical degree (MD) and doctorate (PhD) in Physiology from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He also completed a post-doctoral research fellowship and a medical internship at the University of Kentucky. Afterwards, he completed his ophthalmology residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida. He then completed vitreo-retinal fellowship training at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

His research in Dr. Jay Ambati’s lab, which was published in Science, focused on drug repurposing and the treatment of age-related macular degeneration. He was awarded a fellowship from the Heed Ophthalmic Foundation. He has published dozens of peer-reviewed publications with a focus on retinal disease. He is also an inventor on several issued patents.

Dr. Fowler is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a member of the American Society of Retina Specialists.

Dr. Fowler’s practice is at Maine Eye’s Marginal Way Campus location at 161 Marginal Way in Portland.