About Dr. Zusman

Dr. Neil Zusman, Port Charlotte, FLNeil B. Zusman was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1958. Early on, he knew he wanted to be an eye physician due to the positive influence of his optometrist father.

His interests include small incision cataract and lens implant surgery under topical anesthesia, eyelid surgery, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, ocular infections and certain laser procedures. Dr. Zusman is Board Certified in Ophthalmology and has been serving the residents of Charlotte County since 1988.

Dr. Zusman’s hobbies include spending time in the gym, travel, and sports. For years, he was the team eye consultant for the Texas Rangers during spring training. Currently, he is the team ophthalmology consultant for the Tampa Rays organization and Team Eye Physician for the Charlotte Stone Crabs.

He is married to his high school sweetheart, Amy. They feel fortunate to reside in Charlotte County, where they enjoyed raising their three children.

Board Certification

  • America Board of Ophthalmology, 1990
  • Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners

State Licensure

  • Florida


  • Kalamazoo College (Kalamazoo, MI): B. A., Health Sciences 1976-1980
  • Wayne State University School of Medicine (Detroit, MI): M.D. 1980-1984
  • Oakwood Hospital (Dearborn, MI): Internship 1984-1985
  • Emory University(Atlanta, GA): Residency, Ophthalmology 1985-1988

Professional Practice

  • Port Charlotte, Fl, 1988 - present

Professional Affilations

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Florida Society of Ophthalmology
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Charlotte County Medical Society
  • Florida Medical Association
  • Charlotte Surgery Center
  • Fawcett Memorial Hospital
  • Peace River Regional Medical Center


Honors/ Awards

  • Southfield Lathrup Senior High School: Salutatorian; National Honor Society
  • Kalamazoo College: Magna Cum Laude; Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Society (President); Phi Beta Kappa; Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities
  • Wayne State University School of Medicine: “Distinction in Biomedical Research Award” and Numerous scientific publications (1st author)
  • Emory University: Publication in American Journal of Ophthalmology (1st author)
  • Charlotte County’s Best Ophthalmologist
  • Consumers’ Guide to Top Doctors
  • Florida Monthly: Top Florida Doctors
  • Most Recommended Physicians, 2011 National Consumers Survey for Florida