David C. Ritterband, M.D.
Assistant Director Cornea and Refractive Surgery Service
Assistant Director Trauma Service
The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
310 East 14th Street
New York, NY 10003
Dr. Ritterband is committed to providing the highest quality vision care of his patients. He is a member of a refractive team including ophthalmologists, optometrists, and ophthalmic technicians who are dedicated to offering the finest quality in laser vision correction. Dr. Ritterband received his undergraduate degree from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina and his doctorate in Medicine from New York Medical College. While in medical school, he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical honor society. He served a transitional year internship at St. Vincent's Medical Center in New York, and completed his ophthalmology residency at New York Medical College where he was elected Chief Resident. Dr. Ritterband completed a corneal and external disease fellowship at The Eye and Ear Institute of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
A board certified ophthalmologist since 1995, Dr. Ritterband holds both academic and clinical appointments at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Currently he is also a Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at New York Medical College. Dr. Ritterband currently serves as assistant director of the Trauma Service at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. He was recently named to the medical advisory board of the New York Eye and Ear Vision Correction Center.
Dr. Ritterband has published numerous clinical articles and several book chapters on corneal and external disease topics. He is also a principal investigator of several research protocols ongoing at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Ritterband is a frequent lecturer on refractive surgery and related topics.
He is a member of numerous professional societies including The American Academy of Ophthalmology, The Association for Research in Vision, The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, The Ocular Microbiology and Immunology Group, and The New York State Ophthalmology Society.