Dr. McHale specializes in cataract surgery, surgery- utilizing the most recent surgical techniques and advanced lens implant technologies. In his clinic, he also treats a variety of conditions, including diabetic eye disease and glaucoma, with both medical and laser treatments. He encounters and manages a variety of external eye and eyelid diseases and infections routinely.

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, James McHale, M.D. graduated cum laude from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in 1995. His medical degree is from The Ohio State University. There he served as President of Student Council and graduated with the highest honors. He completed his ophthalmology residency at The Ohio State University Hospitals and joined Columbus Ophthalmology Associates in August of 2004.

Dr. McHale is Chairman for the Department of Ophthalmology at Mount Carmel West Hospital and is also a part-time faculty staff member for the Department of Ophthalmology at The Ohio State University. He teaches medical students, residents and optometrists at The Ohio State University and Columbus Ophthalmology Associates.

As the father of three beautiful children, Dr. McHale is quite busy out of the office. Some of his favorite pastimes are going to father-daughter dances, coaching soccer teams and backyard camping with his kids. He enjoys playing golf in the warm months and skiing in the cold. More than anything, he enjoys spending time with his wife, family and friends.

JAMES A. MCHALE M.D., one of our physicians at Columbus Ophthalmology Associates.

2005 -The American Board of Ophthalmology
Director of Cataract Services
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery
American Medical Association


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