C. Maxwell Medert

UChicago Faculty Physicians

C. Maxwell Medert, MD

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

C. Maxwell Medert, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist who specializes in glaucoma and advanced anterior segment surgery. Dr. Medert cares for patients with all forms of glaucoma and offers the full suite of glaucoma laser and surgical procedures. Along with his expertise in glaucoma, Dr. Medert also has experience treating cataracts and complex anterior segment surgical dilemmas, including intraocular lens (IOL) repositioning, IOL exchange and pupilloplasty procedures.

In conjunction with his clinical practice, Dr. Medert uses research to investigate and evaluate a wide range of issues in ophthalmology. His work has been published in Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology Glaucoma and the American Journal of Ophthalmology. Additionally, he has presented at annual meetings for the American Glaucoma Society and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, amongst others.


Areas of Expertise

  • Cataract Surgery
  • Complex Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology

Languages Spoken

  • English

Medical Education

  • Emory University School of Medicine


  • Aventura Hospital and Medical Center


  • Bascom Palmer Eye Institute / Jackson Memorial Hospital


  • Washington University in St Louis

  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus HMO
  • United Choice HMO (specialists only)
  • University of Chicago Health Plan (UCHP)

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