Jonathan Brugger, M.D. is a board certified ophthalmologist who completed a two-year vitreoretinal surgical fellowship at the esteemed Charles Retina Institute where he trained with the leader of modern-day vitreoretinal surgery.
Dr. Brugger is a native of Southwest Florida and attended Bradenton Christian High School. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences and Biomedical Physics from the University of South Florida in 2004. Thereafter, he earned his medical degree from SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY followed by an internship at the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, VA. Dr. Brugger went on to do his residency at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary in New York City, a top ranked ophthalmology program in the country.
A ten-year Navy Veteran, Dr. Brugger served as a comprehensive ophthalmologist at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth where he performed cataract and refractive surgery (PRK and LASIK) and implemented operational efficiencies as the Director of Surgical Logistics. During his military medical career, he was trained as a U.S. Navy Diver and served as a Diving Medical Officer at the Navy Experimental Diving Unit in Panama City, FL. He practiced hyperbaric and general medicine for SEALs, EOD, submariners, and divers. While serving as a medical officer, he also earned his M.B.A. from Liberty University.
Dr. Brugger is proud to serve the Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, and Bradenton area as a retina specialist using the most advanced and effective methods in treating any retinal condition. He is credentialed at Sarasota and Manatee Memorial Hospitals, and covers both Retina Care Consultants office locations to ensure patients receive timely and convenient care close to home.
When not seeing patients, Dr. Brugger enjoys spending time with his wife and son. He can also be found cheering on the Tampa Bay Lightning or working on his golf game.
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