FOUNDER, D. MICHAEL COLVARD, MD

D. Michael Colvard, MD
Philanthropy (from Greek φιλανθρωπία): The love of humanity, in the sense of caring, nourishing, developing, and enhancing what it means to be human.
A humanitarian at heart, D. Michael Colvard, MD founded Colvard Learning out of genuine concern for the low literacy statistics in the U.S. Born in a rural community to a farming family, Dr. Colvard hopes that the Colvard Learning programs will help children from all economic backgrounds learn to read well, and thus "level the playing field for students."


Dr. Colvard is also a multiple award-winning eye surgeon, professor, author, and philanthropist. He founded the charitable non-profit, Friends of Vision, in 1989. He has volunteered with SEE (Surgical Eye Expeditions) since 1997, and has been on 20 humanitarian expeditions to Namibia in Africa, where he has restored sight to 5,000 men, women, and children, completely free of charge. He has also donated aid to thousands of orphans in Namibia for their educational and nutritional needs. A dedicated philanthropist, Dr. Colvard received the SEE International Humanitarian Award in 2009.


D. Michael Colvard, MD's credentials include:

  • ·       Director of Colvard Eye Center in Encino, California

  • ·       Clinical professor of ophthalmology at USC Keck School of Medicine

  • ·       Named to the Super Doctors® list and chosen by independent consumer groups as one of America’s Top Ophthalmologists.

  • ·       Author of the textbook, Achieving Excellence in Cataract Surgery

  • ·       Author of over 50 articles and papers in medical literature

  • ·       Editor of several medical journals

  • ·       Recipient of the prestigious Honor Award and Senior Achievement Award by the American Academy of Ophthalmology recognizing his lifetime contributions to teaching and scientific advancements in ophthalmology.


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