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Eyes (Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences)

Meet the Ophthalmology Physicians

David C. Gritz, MD

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Practice Specialty
Ophthalmology (Eyes)
University of Texas Health Science Center
Board Certified
Academic Title
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences and Epidemiology & Population Health
Administrative Title
Director of Cornea and Uveitis Division
Research Focus
Cornea diseases and uveitis
Dr. Gritz is an ophthalmologist specializing in cornea, external disease, and uveitis and is associate professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He earned his medical degree from University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Medicine and completed his residency at University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio. Following training, he worked for two years as a subspecialty consultant at the King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the largest eye hospital in the world at that time. He has long term experience working at the largest and busiest eye hospital in the world, Aravind Eye Hospital in south India, where he gained experience in performing surgery and treating patients with very complicated eye diseases. He was a subspecialist in Northern California, caring for patients referred from all over the region, and was on the faculty of the Francis I. Proctor Foundation for Research in Ophthalmology and the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Gritz obtained his Master of Public Health degree in Epidemiology from the University of California, Berkeley. He uses this knowledge along with his ophthalmic training in numerous research projects such as a clinical trial to decrease cataracts through administering antioxidant vitamins and the some of the largest epidemiologic studies of eye diseases ever performed. He is a reviewer for and a published author in many peer-reviewed medical journals and has been an invited lecturer at conferences and training programs nationally and internationally. His special interests are: advanced cataract surgery and other advanced surgeries involving the front of the eye, including conjunctival and iris tumors.