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 and earned Alpha
Omega Alpha honors.

Dr. Boss completed his ophthalmology residency at Kresge Eye Institute – Wayne State University, where he served as chief resident. He then completed his 2-year vitreoretinal surgery fellowship at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic Foundation – Cole Eye Institute. At the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Boss received emphasis training in both pediatric retinal surgery and ocular inflammation (uveitis). As a uveitis specialist, he is a member of the American Uveitis Society. He is board certified by the American Academy of Ophthalmology and is also a member of the American Society of Retina Specialists.

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 Cleveland Clinic Foundation – Cole Eye Institute. He has published 25 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, complex lens fixation, and uveitis/ocular inflammatory disorders. Dr. Boss is uniquely specialized in west Michigan for these conditions and 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)- “Intern of the Year” Award; Chief Intern
  • Ophthalmology Residency, Kresge Eye Institute, Wayne State University (2017)- Chief Resident
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship, Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic (2019)
      • Subspecialties – Uveitis and Pediatric retinal diseases

What Our Patients Are Saying

” Dr. Boss is caring, kind, and excellent at his job. I would recommend him to anyone who needs eye surgery. His whole staff is fantastic and caring and relatable. Thank you all so much. “

” Dr. Boss exudes confidence and makes me feel confident that my issues are getting the best care possible.”

” Dr. Boss is the best! The combination of being so knowledgeable yet also kind and empathetic makes him one of the best doctors I’ve ever seen”

” Dr. Boss and his entire staff are wonder! Dr Boss is always so kind and has gone above and beyond to help me. This office staff is one of the kindest, compassionate, courteous office I have ever known. I would highly recommend them to anyone! Thank you!! “