Mark S. Dorfman, M.D. is a board-certified pediatric ophthalmologist. He specializes in the surgical correction of strabismus (misalignment of the eyes) and blocked tear ducts. In addition, he has extensive experience in treating premature infants (retinopathy of prematurity), amblyopia, eyelid pathology, genetic malformations of the visual system, and in providing comprehensive pediatric ophthalmic examinations.
A native of Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Dorfman joined Eye Surgery Associates in 1994. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Cum Laude from Albany Medical College in 1989. He completed his medical internship at Mount Sinai Medical Center and Ophthalmology Residency at the Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Dorfman then went on to do a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology at Northwestern University in Chicago.
Dr. Dorfman has been involved in numerous local and statewide programs, to help to protect our children’s visual development. In Broward County, he participated in the Vision Steering Committee of the Broward County School Board, and he is a current board member of the Broward County Pediatric Society. One year after coming to Florida, he participated in the Child and Adolescent Health Care Committee of the Broward County Medical Association.
Dr. Dorfman was Chief of Surgery at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital for six years and is now the senior pediatric ophthalmologist at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital.
In 2002, he was the President of the Florida Society of Ophthalmology and led the public awareness poster campaign for the early diagnosis of retinoblastoma, the most common intraocular tumor in childhood. In this same year, the Society produced a PSA, documenting the dangers of BB gun-related eye injuries. Since his presidency, Dr. Dorfman has remained on the board of the state society and is actively involved in legislative bills that affect visual development.
Dr. Dorfman has lectured extensively throughout the country, and he has been listed year after year in several magazines, as one of our top doctors in South Florida. He has written articles that have been published in both pediatric and ophthalmology journals. He has been a member of the following societies: American Medical Association, Alpha Omega Alpha Society, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Florida Society of Ophthalmology, Broward County Medical Association, Florida Medical Association, Broward County Ophthalmology Society, Miami Ophthalmology Society, American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, American College of Surgeons, American Academy of Pediatrics, Broward County Pediatric Society, and the Greater Miami Pediatric Society.
In 2005, Dr. Dorfman became the managing partner at Eye Surgery Associates. He is married to Alisa Dorfman. If he is not working at the office, Dr. Dorfman can be found at the ball fields in Weston, where he coaches his three sons in baseball, football and basketball. Dr. Dorfman currently accepts new patients at all three of our locations Pembroke Pines, Weston, and Hollywood.
June 1989 M.D. – Albany Medical College, Albany, New York (Cum Laude)
June 1987 B.S. – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York: Biology (Magna Cum Laude)
1990-1993 Ophthalmology Residency, Medical College of Virginia, Department of Ophthalmology, Richmond, Virginia
1989-1990 Medical Internship, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, Florida
Licensure and Board Certification
November 1994 Board Certified in Ophthalmology
July 1994 Florida Medical License
July 1993 Illinois Medical License
June 1990 National Board Certified (Medicine)
July 1990 Commonwealth of Virginia (Medicine)
2002 – 2008, Chief of Surgery, Joe Dimaggio Children’s Hospital.
1998 – present Chief of Pediatric Ophthalmology, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Hollywood, Florida
Memberships, Offices and Committee Appointments
2007 – present Board Member, Broward County Pediatric Society
2002 President, Florida Society of Ophthalmology
2001 President-elect, Florida Society of Ophthalmology
2000 Vice President, Florida Society of Ophthalmology
2000 Associate Examiner of the Board of Ophthalmology
1998 Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
1997 Fellow, American College of Surgeons
1995 American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
1994 Miami Ophthalmological Society
1994 Broward County Ophthalmological Society
1994 Florida Medical Association
1994 Broward County Medical Association
1994 Florida Society of Ophthalmology
1990 American Academy of Ophthalmology
1988 Alpha Omega Alpha Society
1986 American Medical Association
Other Professional Positions & Major Appointments
1998 Public Information Committee, American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
1995-2000 Broward County School Board Vision Steering Committee
1995-1999 Public Relations Chairman, Florida Society of Ophthalmology
1994-1996 Broward County Medical Association Child & Adolescent Health Care Committee, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Awards & Honors
1985-1989 Albany Medical College, Albany, New York, Cum Laude & Alpha Omega Alpha Society
1983-1987 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – Magna Cum Laude
Lichtenstein SJ, Dorman MS, Kenedy et al: Controlling Contagious Bacterial Conjunctivitis. Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus 43:19-26> 2006.
Dorfman MS “Managing Bacterial Conjunctivitis” Contemporary Pediatrics August 2004
Dorfman MS, Benson W: Marginal Eyelid Laceration after Episiotomy. American Journal of Ophthalmology 116:778, 1993 (In Press)
Weinberg, RS, Dorfman MS: Vitritis as the Initial Presentation of Bacterial Endocarditis. Third International Symposium in Uveitis, Brussels, Belgium. Kulger Publications, The Netherlands. (In Press)
Dorfman MS, Wagner RS, Jamison T, Bell B, Stroman DW. The pharmacodynamic properties of azithromycin in a kinetics-of-kill model and implications for bacterial conjunctivitis treatment. Adv Ther. 2008;25(3):208-217.
Abstracts & Presentations
Differential Diagnosis and Management of the Red Eye” Florida Society of Ophthalmology, August 2004, Orlando, Florida
Managing the Red Eye”: SW Children’s Conference, May 2004 Sanibel FL
Differential Diagnosis of the Red Eye”, Florida Society of Ophthalmology, August 2003, Sarasota FL
Dorfman MS: Strabismus and Amblyopia. Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Sixth Annual Pediatric Symposium; November 1995, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Dorfman MS: Pediatric Eye Trauma. Pediatric Trauma Conference, Memorial Regional Hospital; July 1995, Hollywood, FL
Dorfman MS, Greenwald MJ, Rosenfeld EA, et al.: Non-Surgical Management of Sinusitis Related Subperiosteal Orbital Abcess in Children. Poster Presentation, American Academy of Ophthalmology; November 1995, Atlanta, GA
Dorfman MS, Weinberg RS, Combs JL, et al.: Vitritis as the Initial Presentation of Bacterial Endocarditis. Poster Presentation, Third International Symposium on Uveitis; May 1992, Brussels, Belgium.
Dorfman MS, Weinberg RS, Combs JL, et al.: Vitritis as the Initial Presentation of Bacterial Endocarditis. Poster Presentation, ARVO; May 1992, Sarasota, Florida
Rosenfeld EA, Dorfman MS, Greenwald MJ, et al.: Non-Surgical Management of Sinusitis Related Subperiosteal Orbital Abscess in Children. The Ambulatory Pediatric Association 35th Annual Meeting; May 1995, San Diego, CA