MICHAEL D. BENNETT, MD, FACS
FOUNDER & PRESIDENT
Dr. Michael D. Bennett, founder and president of Retina Institute of Hawaii and the ENGINE Sports Lab, understands the relationship between how quickly the brain processes information the eye can see – and how that information can lead to intuitive reactions. An accomplished swimmer, proven waterman and active athlete, Dr. Bennett qualified twice for the U.S. Olympic swim team trials, was ranked in the 400 individual medley and subsequently competed as a professional tri-athlete. He has completed multiple Ironman races and has been awarded All-American tri-athlete honors. Dr. Bennett specializes in the treatment of diseases of the vitreous, macula and retina and is actively involved in stem cell research and Hawaii’s first implantable miniature telescope (IMT). Dr. Bennett is also an associate professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine. He trained at the premier Vitreoretinal Surgery division of Emory School of Medicine.