Richard Scartozzi MD FACS FICS CPI

Doctor Details

Specializing in diseases and surgery of the retina, macula, and vitreous including macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, macular holes and puckers, retinal detachments and tears, floaters, retinal vein occlusions, uveitis, complications of cataract surgery, sutureless vitrectomy surgery, laser eye surgery, macular eye vitamins, etc.

OFFICE:

Danbury Eye Physicians & Surgeons, P.C.
69 Sand Pit Road, Suite 101
Danbury, Connecticut 06810 – 4005

TEL: (203) 791-2020 FAX: (203) 778-6238

Greater Waterbury Laser Eye Physicians & Surgeons
166 Waterbury Road, Suite 201
Prospect, CT 06712
TEL: (203) 758-5733 FAX: (203) 758-7400

COLLEGE:

State University of New York at Stony Brook
Stony Brook, NY
B.S Biochemistry with Honors
Valedictorian

MEDICAL SCHOOL:

Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD
Class Rank: 14/114

MEDICAL INTERNSHIP:

Long Island Jewish Medical Center
New Hyde Park, NY

OPHTHALMOLOGY RESIDENCY:

Wills Eye Hospital
Philadelphia, PA

VITREORETINAL SURGERY FELLOWSHIP:

Doheny Eye Institute of the University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

ACADEMIC TEACHING POSITION:

Clinical Instructor, Yale Medical School
New Haven, CT

HONORS & AWARDS:

  • Principal Investigator for several clinical research trials for retinal diseases including the Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network (DRCR.net)
  • Scientific manuscript reviewer for Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging journal
  • Scientific manuscript reviewer for Ophthalmology journal
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor Award
  • Named Top Doctor by the International Association of Ophthalmologists 
  • Named one of “America’s Top Ophthalmologists,” Consumers’ Research Council of America
  • National Eye Institute Travel Grant winner
  • Barry M. Goldwater Research Scholarship winner
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Fellowship winner
  • National Science Foundation Research Fellowship winner

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

  • American College of Surgeons - Fellow
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology - Fellow
  • International College of Surgeons - Fellow
  • American Society of Retina Specialists – member
  • New England Ophthalmological Society – invitation-only member
  • American Board of Ophthalmology - Board Certified Diplomat
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology – member
  • American College of Eye Surgeons – member
  • Research to Prevent Blindness – Ophthalmological Associate Member
  • Connecticut Society of Eye Physicians – member
  • Vit-Buckle Society - member 
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society – member
  • Association of Clinical Research Professionals - Certified Principal Investigator

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Board Certified
Yes
Primary Specialty
Macular Degeneration
Secondary Specialty
Retina
Title
Ophthalmologist (MD)