Dr. Bodnar is a lifelong resident of Northeast Ohio. Upon graduation from Parma High School, he studied chemistry at the prestigious Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, earning a B.A. in Chemistry, with the distinction of summa cum laude.
After obtaining his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and completing residencies and his Board Certification in Ophthalmology at St. Luke’s Hospital, Dr. Bodnar wished to remain and start his career in Northeast Ohio. He accepted a position with Eye Care of Medina, maintaining a special interest in medical retina. After 5 years, he purchased the well established Medina Eye Associates, where he has been in solo ophthalmology practice since 1993. Over his 32 years of practice in Medina County, he has established many meaningful relationships with patients, colleagues, and local physicians.
Dr. Bodnar is honored and excited to be joining the highly regarded Northeast Ohio Eye Surgeons. He looks forward to continuing to provide his patients with the highest quality care, as well as welcoming new patients to the practice. Each patient’s eye care is intrinsically linked to their overall medical health, and Dr. Bodnar strives to merge the art of Medicine with Ophthalmology.
Residing in Medina since 1988, Dr. Bodnar and his wife have two adult daughters, one a registered nurse, and the other a physician/hospitalist. He enjoys nature photography, hiking, reading, and sports.
Comprehensive Medical Ophthalmology, including diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, cataracts, glaucoma, and dry eyes
Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry, summa cum laude, Case Western Reserve University, 1978
Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) ,Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, 1982
Flexible Internship, St. Luke’s Hospital, Cleveland,1983
Pre-Residency Fellowship in Retinal Physiology, St. Luke’s Hospital, Cleveland, 1984
Ophthalmology Residency, St. Luke’s Hospital, Cleveland, 1988
Board Certified, American Board of Ophthalmology, 1990
Presentation entitled “Clinical Aspect of Eyes with Opaque Media” at the Evoked Potential Meeting, 1983
Presentation entitled “Clinical Aspect of Eyes with Opaque Media” at CSET/Tri-State EEG Meeting, 1984
Research Project entitled “The Visual Evoked Response in Evaluation of Eyes with Opaque Media,” St. Luke’s Hospital, Cleveland, OH. Co-Principal Investigator, 1984-1986
Second place, St. Luke’s Hospital Annual House Staff Science Day, “Using the Visual Evoked Response to Evaluate Eyes with Opaque Media”, 1984
Winner of the St. Luke’s Hospital House Staff Essay Contest, “Progression of Diabetic Retinopathy and Diabetes Control”, 1987
Clinical Instructor in Ophthalmology at St. Luke’s Hospital, 1988-1991
American Academy of Ophthalmology
Cleveland Ophthalmology Society
Ukrainian Medical Association of North America, Past Treasurer
Served on the Executive Committee at Medina General Hospital