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Dr Michael Stanko, born in South Dakota, spent most of his childhood in White Pine County Nevada. He graduated from White Pine County High School, (Ely, NV) in 1973. He graduated from the University of Nevada Reno in 1978 with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. From 1978 to 1982 he served in the United States Army with the 101st Airborne Air Assault Division stationed in Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He received an Honorable Discharge in 1982 at the rank of Captain. From 1982 to 1984 he worked as a chemical engineer at Hercules Aerospace in Salt Lake City, Utah. Dr Stanko returned from Utah to attend the University Of Nevada School Of Medicine from 1984 to 1988, graduating 4th in his class and elected into Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society for his academic excellence. Following an internal medicine internship at Reno Veterans Administration Hospital and Washoe Medical Center, Dr Stanko attended the University of Arizona for his Ophthalmology Residency. He then completed a one year glaucoma fellowship at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, California in 1993. Dr Stanko joined Sierra Eye Associates in 1993. Since then he has practiced as Northern Nevada's only fellowship trained glaucoma specialist. He has completed over 3,000 complex glaucoma surgeries and 10,000 cataract surgeries while practicing in Reno. He has also completed over 5,000 in office glaucoma and after cataract laser procedures. Dr Stanko also served for four years as the Chairman of the ophthalmology departments at both Renown Regional Medical Center and Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center. Dr Stanko and his wife Paula have two children. He enjoys multiple outdoor activities that the great state of Nevada offers.
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Sierra Eye Associates
950 Ryland St
Reno, NV, 89502
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"It was wonderful ! He is one of the best Doctors I have ever known. His check ups or thorough and he explains everything well. I would highly recommend Dr. Stanko."
  • January 13, 2021


950 Ryland St
Reno, NV, 89502
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Medicaid Accepted
Mon8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Medicaid Accepted
Saint Marys Regional Medical Center
235 W 6th St
Reno, NV, 89503




Medical School
University Of Nevada School Of Medicine
Graduated 1988
Ca Pacific Medical Center


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