Michael A. Callahan, Sr., MD

Dr. Michael Callahan received his medical degree from UAB and serves as a full-time professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at UAB’s Callahan Eye Hospital. Prior to his academic appointment he was a prolific Birmingham eye surgeon at the Eye Foundation Hospital (1977-2018) and for many years worked with his father, Dr. Alston Callahan. He is widely known as the president of the International Retinal Research Foundation (IRRF) that to date has raised more than $23 million to support scientists and eye research around the world. Dr. Callahan serves on the boards of the Eyesight Foundation and the Callahan Eye Hospital. The recipient of many awards, he received the Distinguished Service Award from the University of Alabama Medical Alumni Association.