Faculty Profile: Michael Migliori, MD, FACS

Michael Migliori
Michael Migliori, MD, FACS
Clinical Professor of Surgery (Ophthalmology)
Work: +1 401-274-6622


Dr. Migliori is currently Ophthalmologist-in-Chief and Director of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Rhode Island Hospital. His clinical practice is limited to ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery. He was recently elected Vice President of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.



Grants and Awards

Outstanding Contribution to Resident Education, University of Illinois Department of Ophthalmology June 1987

H. Frederick Stevens Award for Outstanding Teaching, Rhode Island Hospital Division of Ophthalmology June 1991

Achievement Award American Academy of Ophthalmology November, 2007

Distinguished Service Award American Academy of Ophthalmology November, 2007

Charles L. Hill Award, Rhode Island Medical Society 2009


American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (Vice President 2011-2012)
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American College of Surgeons
American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
New England Ophthalmological Society
Rhode Island Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
(President 1995-1997)
Rhode Island Medical Society 1987-present
(President 1997-1998)
American Medical Association
Providence Medical Association
Providence Surgical Society

Selected Publications

  • Migliori ME. How a bill becomes a law and how physicians can influence the process. Med Health R I. 2010 Jun;93(6):173-4. (2010)
  • McCracken MS, Khan JA, Wulc AE, Holds JB, Fante RG, Migliori ME, Ebroon DA, Amato MM, Silkiss RZ, Patel BC. Hyaluronic acid gel (Restylane) filler for facial rhytids: lessons learned from American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery member treatment of 286 patients. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2006 May-Jun;22(3):188-91. (2006)
  • Woog JJ, Dresner SC, Lee TS, Kim YD, Hartstein ME, Shore JW, Neuhaus RW, Kaltreider SA, Migliori ME, Mandeville JT, Roh JH, Amato MM. The smooth surface tunnel porous polyethylene enucleation implant. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 2004 Sep-Oct;35(5):358-62. (2004)
  • Bidar M, Hawes MJ, Dresner SC, Epstein G, Lucarelli MJ, Glover T, Fante RG, Migliori ME. Conjunctival melting syndrome associated with the use of bovine pericardium wrapping material. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2003 Jul;19(4):257-61. (2003)
  • Migliori ME. Enucleation versus evisceration. Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2002 Oct;13(5):298-302. (2002)
  • Migliori ME. Carbon Dioxide Laser-Assisted Transconjunctival Entropion Repair. Operative Techniques in Oculoplast Orbital Reconstr Surg. 1998 Sep 1(1):32-35. (1998)
  • Migliori ME. Endoscopic evaluation and management of the lacrimal sump syndrome. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 1997 Dec;13(4):281-4. (1997)
  • Migliori ME, Putterman AM. The domed dermis-fat graft orbital implant. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 1991;7(1):23-30. (1991)
  • Migliori ME, Putterman AM. Recurrent conjunctival papilloma causing nasolacrimal duct obstruction. Am J Ophthalmol. 1990 Jul 15;110(1): 17-22. (1990)
  • Migliori ME, Putterman AM. Recurrent Jones tube extrusions successfully treated with a modified glass tube. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 1989;5(3):189-91. (1989)
  • Migliori ME, Putterman AM. Silicone intubation for the treatment of congenital lacrimal duct obstruction: successful results removing the tubes after six weeks. Ophthalmology. 1988 Jun;95(6):792-5. (1988)
  • Migliori ME, Putterman AM. Orbital radiology for the ophthalmologist. Seminars in Ophthalmology 1988;3(1):64-80. (1988)
  • Putterman AM, Migliori ME. Combined viable composite grafting and eyelid sharing techniques to prevent blepharoptosis after extensive tumor excision. Am J Ophthalmol. 1988 Jul 15;106(1):53-9. (1988)
  • Putterman AM, Migliori ME. Elective excision of permanent eyeliner. Case report. Arch Ophthalmol. 1988 Aug;106(8):1034. (1988)
  • Migliori ME, Beckman H, Channell MM. Intraocular pressure changes after neodymium-YAG laser capsulotomy in eyes pretreated with timolol. Arch Ophthalmol. 1987 Apr;105(4):473-5. (1987)
  • Migliori ME, Gladstone GJ. Determination of the normal range of exophthalmometric values for black and white adults. Am J Ophthalmol. 1984 Oct 15;98(4):438-42. (1984)