Thomas A. Bailey, MD, FACS
Thomas Bailey, MD is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in comprehensive eye care including diabetic eye disease, macular degeneration, glaucoma, and retinal problems. He also performs post- cataract laser surgery.
Dr. Bailey graduated from Columbia College in NYC where he was Battalion Commander of his ROTC unit. After serving 4 years in the United States Navy, and reaching the rank of Lieutenant, Dr. Bailey attended Albany Medical College where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and Alpha Omega Alpha in 1971.
Dr. Bailey trained under Dr. Robert Reinecke in ophthalmology at Albany Medical Center. He has done more than 9000 cataract surgeries, and he performed the first intra-ocular lens implant at the Albany VA Hospital, and the first YAG Laser in Albany to correct hazy vision after a lens implant.
Through the years, Dr. Bailey has trained many ophthalmology residents at the Albany VA Hospital and the Albany Medical Center. He has held several academic appointments at those hospitals along with The Childs Hospital, now the Albany Medical Center South Clinical Campus where he is currently an attending physician. He was formerly Chief of the Ophthalmology Department and Chairman of the Medical Staff there.
A native of White Plains, NY, Dr. Bailey has been in private practice since 1974. He is a partner and associate with Aida S. Wakil , MD at Bailey & Wakil Eye Physicians &Surgeons in Albany and Greenville, NY. He is married to Maxine Lynn Bailey. They have three children and six grandchildren.
Dr. Bailey is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a Life Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.