Jonathan Isaac Macy, M.D., Q.M.E., earned his B.A. and M.D. degrees at Boston University in 1976, with election to Phi Beta Kappa. After graduation, Dr. Macy moved to Los Angeles to complete a medicine internship at the Los Angeles/USC Medical Center. A subsequent research fellowship at the Doheny Eye Institute led to an Ophthalmology residency at USC, which was completed in 1981. Since completing his Ophthalmology training, Dr. Macy has been in private practice adjacent to Cedars Sinai Medical Center.
In addition to a busy office and surgery practice, Dr. Macy has found time to serve as President of the Beverly Hills District of the Los Angeles County Medical Association, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Junior Blind of America, and the Board of Trustees of Olympia Medical Center. He is past President of the California Academy of Ophthalmology, as well as Vice President of the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation. To teach future ophthalmologists, Dr. Macy is a Clinical Professor at both USC and UCLA. He serves as an Examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology. As the author of more than 100 book chapters and peer-reviewed papers, Dr. Macy has delivered more than 300 lectures around the world. He is frequently called upon as an expert witness/consultant for government agencies, major corporations and in judicial proceedings. Dr. Macy has been certified as a Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) by the State of California. Due to extensive experience in Medical and Surgical Ophthalmology, He has served as Expert Witness, Independent Medical Evaluator (IME), and Agreed Medical Evaluator (AME). Dr. Macy works with several pharmaceutical companies as a clinical researcher into new drug therapies and often seeks patients to participate in the final phases of FDA trials. An expert in cataract surgery, Dr. Macy has been a leader in laser surgery for myopia (near-sightedness), astigmatism (surface irregularity) and hyperopia (far-sightedness). Dr. Macy has written, lectured, and taught courses for other ophthalmologists in Cataract Surgery, Radial Keratotomy (RK), Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK), and Laser in situ Keratomileusis (LASIK).