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John Donovan, MD

Ophthalmologist in Jacksonville, FL

John Donovan, MD joined Clay Eye in 1985 and was the third Navy Flight Surgeon to join the group. His specialties include LASIK eye surgery and oculoplastics.

John Donovan, MD is currently accepting new patients.

Education & Training

Medical Degree:

  • Albany Medical College, Albany, NY


  • Naval Regional Medical Center, Portsmouth, VA


  • University of Florida, Gainesville, FL


  • Board Certified Ophthalmologist, American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners
  • American Board of Eye Surgeons, Certified Cataract Surgery
  • U.S. Navy Aerospace Medical Institute (Flight Surgeon)
  • LenSx Laser Cataract Surgery Certified

Professional Organizations:

  • Florida Society of Ophthalmology
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Christian Ophthalmology Society
  • American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery
  • American College of Eye Surgeons
  • Florida Medical Association
  • American Medical Association
  • Clay County Medical Society-Past President
  • Duval County Society of Ophthalmology-Past President

Honors / Awards:

  • National Merit Scholar
  • New York State Regents Scholarship
  • Rensselaer Alumni Club Scholarship
  • Outstanding Student Research Paper, Albany Medical College
  • American Cancer Society Fellowship for Radiation Oncology Studies in Edinburgh Scotland
  • Physicians’ Recognition Award of AMA

Academic Appointments:

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Florida, Jacksonville, FL

Military Service:

  • U.S. Navy, Captain, Medical Corps
  • U.S. Navy, Active Duty 1978-1982
  • U.S. Navy, Reserves 1982-2014

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