Dr. Michael Lawrence Stanko , MD


(775) 329-0286

Sierra Eye Associates
950 Ryland St
Reno, NV 89502


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.

Gender: N/A

Years in Practice: 32 Years

Languages Spoken: Spanish and English

Education & Training

Medical School: University Of Nevada School Of Medicine,University Of Nevada School Of Medicine

Graduation Date: in 1988

Specialties & Hospital Affiliations

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Renown Regional Medical Center
  • Saint Mary's Reno Regional Medical Center

Specialties: Ophthalmology

Health Insurance and Affiliations

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Anthem HMO Nevada
  • Anthem NV Choice PPO
  • Anthem PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • First Health PPO
  • Health Plan of NV HMO My HPN MIPLAN BIEN Northern NV Plan HMO
  • Health Plan of NV HMO Northern NV
  • Health Plan of NV HMO Rural NV
  • Hometown Health Commercial PPO
  • Hometown Health Premier HMO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Prominence N Nevada - Preferred Healthcare PPO Employer
  • Prominence N NV - HealthFirst HMO/POS Network Employer
  • Prominence N NV - Premier HMO Employer
  • Sierra Health Northern Nevada PPO
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Navigate HMO
  • UHC Navigate POS
  • UHC Options PPO

Dr. Stanko's Office Information

Fax: (775) 532-9424
Website: sierraeyeassociates.com
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Medicaid Accepted: Yes

Office Hours:

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

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