Ophthalmologists are medical doctors who specialize in diagnosing and treating eye disease.  They have completed 4 years of medical school, a 1 year internship, a 3 year surgical residency, a rigorous 2-year-long board certification process, and re-certification every 10 years.  SMO has two nationally board-certified ophthalmologists on staff who are up-to-date on the latest developments in diagnostic testing, medical treatment, and micro-surgical techniques.


SMO Physicians


Darren Hathaway, M.D.

Dr. Darren Hathaway completed his undergraduate education at Kalamazoo College and earned his medical degree from Michigan State University, where he was president of his class.  He completed his internship at Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, Virginia, and graduated first in his class from his undersea medicine fellowship at Naval Undersea Medical Institute in Groton, Connecticut.  He then served in the naval submarine fleet as a Diving Medical Officer for six years before completing his residency in ophthalmology at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan where he served as Chief Resident.  He joined Oaklawn Hospital's active staff in June 2002.  Dr. Hathaway is board certified, and has been practicing general ophthalmology in Marshall and Coldwater, Michigan since 2002.

Shannon Martin, M.D.

Dr. Shannon Martin completed her undergraduate education at Denison University in Granville, Ohio and earned her medical degree from Rush Medical College in Chicago, Illinois.  She completed her internship and ophthalmology residency at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan, where she served as the program's first Chief Resident.  She joined Oaklawn Hospital's active medical staff in July 2010.  Dr. Martin is board certified, having passed boards in the top 10 percent of all ophthalmologists, and has been practicing general ophthalmology in Marshall, Michigan since 2010.