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Matthew D. Council, M.D.

Matthew Council, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Saint Louis University Eye Institute

Subspecialty:  Cornea & External Disease

Education

Fellow - Cornea, External Disease, and Refractive Surgery - Washington University, St. Louis, MO - July 2009 to June 2010

Ophthalmology Residency - Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University, St. Louis, MO - July 2005 to June 2008

Transitional Internship - St. John’s Mercy Medical Center, St. Louis, MO - July 2004 to June 2005

M.D. - Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO August 2000 to May 2004

B.S. - University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS Major: Forensic Science; August 1996 to May 2000

Honors and Awards
Alpha Omega Alpha, Washington University School of Medicine
Max & Evelyn Grand Prize for outstanding research in ophthalmology
Morris Alex, M.D. Prize for excellence in Clinical Medicine
Howard A. McCordock Book Prize in Pathology
McGraw-Hill and Appleton & Lange Publication Student
Award for highest pre-clinical scholastic standing
Summa Cum Laude Graduate, Phi Kappa Phi
Taylor Medal for highest scholastic achievement
Member of the McDonnell-Barksdale Honors College

Professional Experience

Chief Resident – University Eye Service, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University, St. Louis, MO – 2008

Staff Ophthalmologist – John Cochrane VA Hospital, St. Louis, MO – January to June 2009
Assistant Professor – St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO – August 2010 to Current

Licensure and Certification
Medical License – State of Missouri
American Board of Ophthalmology Diplomat
VISX Laser Certification
Intralase Laser Certification

Professional Societies
American Academy of Ophthalmology
St. Louis Ophthalmological Society
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Professional Experience
Chief Resident – University Eye Service, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University, St. Louis, MO – 2008

Staff Ophthalmologist – John Cochrane VA Hospital, St. Louis, MO – January to June 2009
Assistant Professor – St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO – August 2010 to Current

Licensure and Certification
Medical License – State of Missouri
American Board of Ophthalmology Diplomat
VISX Laser Certification
Intralase Laser Certification

Professional Societies
American Academy of Ophthalmology
St. Louis Ophthalmological Society
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Publications
Council MD. Ophthalmology consults. The Washington Manual Internship Survival Guide. 3rd Edition. Thomas M. De Fer, Editor. 2008.

Council MD, Shah GK, Lee HC, Sharma S. Visual outcomes and complications of epiretinal membrane removal secondary to rhegmatogenous retinal detachment. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2004 45: E-Abstract 2044.

Council MD, Shah GK, Lee HC, Sharma S. Visual outcomes and complications of epiretinal membrane removal secondary to rhegmatogenous retinal detachment. Ophthalmology. 2005 Jul;112(7):1218-21.

Knopf HL, Carter K, Council MD, Brantley MA Jr. Peripapillary hemorrhage. Comprehensive Ophthalmology Update. 8(1): 53-54, 2007 Jan-Feb.

Council MD, Huang A. Modified deep lamellar keratoplasty for the treatment of advanced-stage keratoconus with steep curvature. Evidence-Based Ophthalmology. 11(3):173-175, July 2010.