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John P. Donovan, MD

Eye Surgeon in Jacksonville, FL

John P. Donovan, MD
John P. Donovan, MD

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


  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (cum laude)
  • Albany Medical College
  • Naval Regional Medical Center, Portsmouth, VA (internship)
  • U.S. Navy Aerospace Medical Institute (Flight Surgeon)
  • University of Florida (Ophthalmology Residency)

Academic Appointments:

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Florida Jacksonville


  • Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Diplomat, American Board of Ophthalmology
  • American Board of Eye Surgery, Certified Cataract Surgery

Professional Organizations:

  • Florida Society of Ophthalmology
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Christian Ophthalmology Society
  • American Society of Cataract and 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

Military Service:

  • Captain, Medical Corps, US Navy
  • Naval Flight Surgeon
  • Active Duty 1978-1982
  • Carrier Air Wing 8 — USS NIMITZ CVN-68
  • Selected Reservist 1982-2014
  • Carrier Air Wing Reserve 20 — NAS Cecil Field
  • VR-58 — NAS Jacksonville


  • Physicians’ Recognition Award of AMA


  • Eagle Scout
  • 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
  • Paul Harris Fellow – Rotary International

John P. Donovan, MD is currently accepting new patients.

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