Stephen P. Verb, M.D., M.H.S.A., F.A.C.S. is a board-certified cataract and glaucoma surgeon practicing in Madison Heights, Michigan.
Dr. Verb was born and raised in Metro-Detroit. His father is a practicing ophthalmologist in Grosse Pointe Woods since 1982 and his mother is a retired catholic schoolteacher. After earning his Bachelor of Science (B.S) degree with a major in psychology, Dr. Verb attended the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine in St. Maarten to achieve his lifelong dream of becoming a medical doctor (M.D.) like his father.
While Dr. Verb had an interest in ophthalmology, he enjoyed the intense rigor of surgical life. After medical school, he began a residency in general surgery at Providence Hospital and Medical Center in Southfield, Michigan, with a desire to become trained as a general surgeon. As an intern in general surgery, Dr. Verb was awarded “Outstanding Junior Resident of the Year” by peers and faculty only given to one resident in the first 3 years of training. However, during his second year of residency he decided that ophthalmology was his true passion and transferred to the residency program at Kresge Eye Institute in Detroit.
As an ophthalmology resident he was awarded the David Barsky, M.D. Award, Third Prize, awarded for best research presentation at the 53rd Clinical Conference, Kresge Eye Institute. Additionally, he was the recipient of the American Academy of Ophthalmology Ambassador Program Scholarship and travelled to Washington, D.C, to engage with policy maker’s key political issues affecting eye care and health care delivery in the United States.
Upon graduation from residency, Dr. Verb began private practice in Grosse Pointe Woods with his father at the Grosse Pointe Eye Center. For two years he practiced ophthalmology and learned first-hand from his father the intricate details of cataract surgery.
While in practice, Dr. Verb completed a two-year graduate program in Health Administration (M.H.S.A) from the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. During his master’s degree, he followed his passion to learn in depth how health and hospital services are run in the United States. He uses much of what he has learned to provide the highest quality and most compassionate care to his patients.
After graduating from U of M, Dr. Verb decided to leave private practice to begin fellowship sub-specialty training in glaucoma surgery at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. While in fellowship he first authored a chapter on “Surgical Iridectomy” published in the Essentials of Glaucoma Surgery.
Dr. Verb joined Ophthalmic Specialists of Michigan in 2011 and provides surgical treatment of glaucoma and cataracts focusing on treatment of refractory and complex glaucoma as well as minimally invasive glaucoma surgery in conjunction with cataract surgery. He approaches each patient's case with care and attention to detail.
Dr. Verb is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (F.A.C.S) and a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is an active member of the American Glaucoma Society and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons.
Dr. Verb has been honored in Newsweek Magazine as one of “America’s Best Ophthalmologist” in 2021 and 2022. He has also been named a “Top Doc” by Hour Detroit Magazine from 2012-2017.
Dr. Verb is married with six children, four boys and two girls, and spends his free time with his family. He is an avid runner and marathoner and enjoys laughing and watching old movies from the 1980’s.