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James A. McHale, M.D.



Get to Know Dr. McHale

Dr. James A. McHale is Director of Cataract Surgery at Columbus Ophthalmology Associates and has been with our practice since 2004. He was born the fifth of five children in Cleveland, Ohio. Having been in practice for nearly two decades, he has grown to understand the great privilege and responsibility that comes with being an eye surgeon.

Dr McHale received undergraduate degrees in Biology and Psychology from Miami University, where he also minored in Neuroscience. He went on to attend medical school and complete his residency at the Ohio State University, where he served as President of the Medical School Student Council. He also founded, managed, and played on the OSU medical soccer team.

Dr. McHale is married to his college sweetheart, Jennifer, who he credits as “the glue that holds his family together.” They have three children, Kaitlyn, James, and Will. Dr. McHale enjoys spending time with family friends, and he and his family love soccer, hiking, skiing, and the mountains. They also love their Boston terrier, Max, who enjoys playing tug-of-war, napping, and being a good boy.

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  • Education and Training
  • Memberships and Affiliations

Last Updated:

Education and Training
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biology and Psychology – Magna Cum Laude
    Miami University
  • Medical Degree
    The Ohio State University, College of Medicine
  • Ophthalmology Residency
    The Ohio State University
Memberships and Affiliations
  • Columbus Eye Surgery Center
    Board Member
  • Mount Carmel Health System
    Chairman, Ophthalmology Department
  • Columbus Crew Soccer Club
    Consulting Ophthalmologist

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