About

Norman F. Woodlief, MD,is a native of Hopewell, Virginia. His medical degree is from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After his internship at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital, Dr. Woodlief completed his ophthalmology residency at The Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia. He continued his training with a vitreoretinal fellowship at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, FL. He is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgery.

Dr. Woodlief spent 24 years of his career with the Wolfe Eye Clinic in Iowa. He initially specialized in both anterior and posterior segment surgery but went on to specialize in cataract and refractive surgery. Dr. Woodlief and his wife decided to move back to the Southeast and the warmer climate and he ultimately relocated back to his home state of Virginia.

His passion is helping provide people with better vision, so that they can enjoy happier, more productive lives. He has done this not only in private practice, but in mission trips to Africa, Haiti, and mission days in the United States providing care to the underprivileged. He has performed more than 29,000 cataract surgeries and many glaucoma, retina, and oculoplastic procedures. His current practice is devoted to Anterior Segment, Cataract Surgery and General Ophthalmology.

Professional Societies and Memberships:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Wills Eye Hospital Resident Alumni
  • Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Alumni
  • Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS)
  • Board Certified Member of the American College of Eye Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Retinal Specialists
Education
  • Fellowship
  • Bascom Palmer Eye Institute University of Miami Miami, FL
  • Residency
  • Ophthalmology Wills Eye Hospital-Thomas Jefferson University Philadelphia, PA
  • Internship
  • Medical/Surgical/OB-GYN/PSY/ER/OPH/PEDS Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital Columbia University Affiliate Cooperstown, NY
  • Medical School
  • Doctor of Medicine University of North Carolina School of Medicine Chapel Hill, NC
  • College
  • B.A. Math and Biology University of North Carolina Greensboro, NC
Medical Interests
Special Clinical Interests:
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Diabetic Eye Care
  • Glaucoma (medical and surgical)
  • Lens Implantation
  • Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
  • Refractive Surgery