Dr. Michelle Akler is a board certified ophthalmologist in Detroit who has been in practice for 18 years . Dr. Akler has been proudly providing ophthalmic care to the Dearborn and Downriver, and East Side communities for the past 18 years. Born and raised in Canada Dr. Akler attended the University of Toronto Medical School where she graduated with top honors. Her ophthalmology residency was completed at the University of Colorado in Denver where she was known as the resident with “golden hands”. Dr. Akler has performed over 12,000 LASIK procedures and over 6,000 cataract surgeries with extraordinary results. She was honored as a Laservision® Top 5 LASIK surgeon in the USA. She was awarded 7 awards by Vitals.com, a leading physician review site including the Patients’ Choice Award for the last 7 years, Compassionate Doctor Award 5 Year Honoree and Top 10 Doctor – Metro and State. Click to see the Patients’ Choice Award 2011-2017 and Compassionate Doctor Recognition 2011-2017.
Dr. Akler is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, and the International Society of Refractive Surgery. She actively participates in the Michigan Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons and the local chapter of the Women in Ophthalmology. She serves on the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons EyeConnect Committee and presents at national meetings.
When she is taking a break from her professional responsibilities, Dr. Michelle Akler likes to spend time with her husband, Jonathon State MD and their two sons. On weekends she can be found at local hockey arenas and baseball fields taking in her sons’ games.
Her hobbies include reading and practicing Iyengar yoga.
Dr. Akler is delighted to be practicing in Dearborn, Michigan and Sterling Heights, Michigan. She is on staff at the Dearborn Surgery Center, Southgate Surgery Center, Beaumont Hospital Southshore Campus in Trenton, and at the Michigan Outpatient Surgery Center in Fraser.
Dr. Akler on a medical mission in Kenya
Dr. Akler recently completed a medial mission trip to Migori, Kenya where she had the opportunity to provide medical and surgical ophthalmology services to the local population. Their group, Kenya Relief Team 15, saw over 500 patients and performed over 100 surgeries over 3 days.