Dr. Mirate is a board-certified ophthalmologist. He received his MD degree from Albany Medical College in Albany, NY in 1978. Dr. Mirate completed his residency in Ophthalmology at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta from 1979 through 1982, and was Chief Resident from 1981 to 1982. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Practicing ophthalmology in Valdosta since 1983, Dr. Mirate has years of experience performing pain-free stitchless cataract surgery, eyelid surgery, glaucoma surgery, and laser surgery for glaucoma. Dr. Mirate is married to The Rev. Galen Mirate. Along with their son, they enjoy running.