Dr. Joseph W. Spadafora, DO

Board Certified Ophthalmologist & Medical Director

An established and highly skilled Board Certified Ophthalmologist with over 30 years of experience, Dr. Spadafora serves as Medical Director at Community Eye Center (CEC).

Dr. Spadafora upholds CEC’s commitment to continuous improvement in quality through adaptation of technological advances with his national medical research. During the past three decades, Dr. Spadafora performed research in ocular anti-inflammatory agents, glaucoma, medicines, ocular antibiotic agents and laser-guided cataract extraction at St. Lucy’s Outpatient Surgery Center.

Sharing his knowledge and expertise, Dr. Spadafora acted as Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of South Florida, Tampa. An altruistic role, he considers the cultivation of future ophthalmologists the lifeblood of his discipline and field.

In addition to his national research and benevolent teaching endeavors, Dr. Spadafora is ingrained in the community. A part of countless efforts to give back to the local community, he also served on the Board of Governor of Prevent Blindness. Florida.

A true nature lover, Dr. Spadafora spends time outside of the office at his experimental farm in Arcadia.

Board Certification

AOA (American Osteopathic Association)


Fellowship(s): (Anterior Segment Surgery) Fellowship Training in Long Beach,CA

Residency: (Ophthalmology Residency) Oklahoma Osteopathic Hospital in Tulsa, OK

Internship: Metropolitan General Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL

Medical School: University of Health Science College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in Kansas, City, MO

Graduate: MS University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

Undergraduate: BA Boston University, Boston, MA

  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Member
  • Florida Medical Society Member
  • Charlotte County Medical Society Member
  • Former Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of South Florida, Tampa
  • All Area Hospitals

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