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James Bates, MD, Ophthalmology, Solon, OH, Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center


Ophthalmology Solon, OH


Professor of Surgery NEOMED Rootstown, OH

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Education & Training

  • Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
    Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical CenterFellowship, Neuro-Ophthalmology, 1988 - 1989
  • Summa Health System/NEOMED
    Summa Health System/NEOMEDResidency, Ophthalmology, 1984 - 1988
  • Northeast Ohio Medical University
    Northeast Ohio Medical UniversityClass of 1984

Certifications & Licensure

  • OH State Medical License
    OH State Medical License 1986 - 2025
  • MI State Medical License
    MI State Medical License 2009 - 2010
  • American Board of Ophthalmology Ophthalmology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification athenaClinicals EHR, athenahealth, Inc, 2013-2014
  • Fellow (FAAO) American Academy of Ophthalmology

Publications & Presentations


Authored Content

  • When a Physician Loses a Loved OneMarch 2023


  • Chair of Chairs, Chairs Committee at Summa Health System 2017 - 2020

Professional Memberships

Hospital Affiliations