Robert Ritch, MD, FACS, FARVO, an Ophthalmologist in Private Practice – New York Eye – Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai


Get to know Ophthalmologist Dr. Robert Ritch, who serves patients in New York, New York.

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(Spin Digit Editorial):- New York City, New York Nov 2, 2021 ( – An esteemed ophthalmologist & world-renowned glaucoma specialist, Dr. Ritch sees patients at his private practice in New York, New York. He holds the Shelley and Steven Einhorn Distinguished Chair and is Surgeon Director Emeritus; Chief of Glaucoma Services; Director of International Ophthalmic Education and Director of Glaucoma Research at the New York Eye & Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai in New York City. 

As for his academic appointment, he serves as a Professor of Ophthalmology at New York Medical College.

Academically, Dr. Ritch received his Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from Harvard College and a Master of Arts degree in Cell Biology from Harvard University. He received his medical degree from the Albert Einstein School of Medicine and, after an internship at St. Vincent’s Medical Center and a residency in ophthalmology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, he received fellowships in glaucoma from the Heed Foundation and the National Institutes of Health.

A Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology, he is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and a Fellow of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (FARVO). 

Serving on numerous medical and scientific advisory and editorial boards, Dr. Ritch is a member of the Glaucoma Research Society, the Steering Committee of the World Glaucoma Association, the Board of Directors of the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology, the Advisory Board of Helen Keller International, the Board of Governors of the International Society for Imaging in the Eye, the International College of Surgeons, the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, the New York Academy of Medicine, the American Ophthalmological Society, the International Council of Ophthalmology, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the International Society for Eye Research, the Glaucoma Research Society, the American Glaucoma Society, the American Telemedicine Association, the World Glaucoma Association, Independent Doctors of New York, the International Society of Ocular Circulation and Oximetry, the South East Asia Glaucoma Interest Group, the Asian Angle Closure Glaucoma Club, Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, the Von Graefe Society, the International Society for Self-Tonometry, the Middle East Africa Council of Ophthalmology, and the Middle East Africa Glaucoma Society.

Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine and surgery, which deals with the diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders. Ophthalmologists are experts in the diseases, functions, and anatomy of the eye. Ophthalmologists are also surgeons. They repair traumatic injuries to the eye and may perform cataract, glaucoma, and corneal surgery.

Among his most notable achievements include the Patients’ Choice Award (2018, 2017, 2009, 2008) and Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2018, 2017).

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