Dr. Joseph

Dr. Joseph Boss was born and raised in Michigan. He completed his undergraduate education at Kalamazoo College. He continued his education at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in Grand Rapids, MI, where he graduated in the highest designation of his class, earning Alpha Omega Alpha honors.

Dr. Boss completed his transitional year internship at Beaumont Hospital (formerly Oakwood Hospital). Subsequently, he completed his ophthalmology residency at Kresge Eye Institute-Wayne State University. Dr. Boss then completed his 2-year vitreoretinal surgery fellowship at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute. At the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Boss received emphasis training in pediatric retinal surgery and ocular inflammation. Dr. Boss is board certified by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Retina Specialists, and the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

Dr. Boss is passionate about research and teaching, and has been appointed as adjunct clinical professor at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. In addition, he received the Excellence in Teaching award by the Cole Eye Clinic – Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He has published many peer-reviewed articles, is a sub-investigator in clinical trials, has authored numerous book chapters, and has presented at 22 national and international conferences. His specific interests include macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, macular surgery, complex retinal detachment repair, surgical pediatric retina, secondary intraocular lens fixation, and uveitis/ocular inflammatory disorders. Dr. Boss is committed to providing expert and compassionate care to his patients


  • B.A. Kalamazoo College 2009

  • M.D. Michigan State University 2013

  • Internship, Beaumont Hospital Dearborn 2014

  • Ophthalmology Residency, Kresge Eye Institute, Wayne State University 2017

  • Vitreoretinal Fellowship, Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic 2019

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