Roy S. Chuck, MD, PhD, is Chairman and Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at Montefiore-Einstein. Dr. Chuck’s clinical focus is in cornea and external diseases as well as refractive surgery.
After earning his Bachelor of Science in engineering at University of California, Berkeley, in 1986, Dr. Chuck attended Columbia University, earning his Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy in 1993. He started his postdoctoral training at St. Mary’s Health Center, completing a yearlong internship in internal medicine in 1994. From then until 1998, he pursued a residency in ophthalmology at Washington University and Barnes Hospital, acting as chief resident and faculty director of ocular trauma in his final year. In 1999, he completed one of the earliest year-long fellowships in cornea and refractive surgery and uveitis, at Doheny Eye Institute, University of Southern California.
Dr. Chuck’s research follows his clinical focus. His research has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals as well as shared through many abstracts, book chapters and podium and poster presentations. He has been an editor and served on the editorial boards of many publications including American Academy of Ophthalmology Preferred Practice Patterns, Journal of Refractive Surgery, Translational Vision Science & Technology, Cochrane Reviews Eyes and Vision, Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, BMC Ophthalmology, and Current Opinion in Ophthalmology.
Dr. Chuck has been recognized for many achievements and contributions to his discipline and the community. Among his many accolades include being awarded the American Academy of Ophthalmology Senior Achievement and Secretariat Awards, Fight For Sight Physician Scientist of the Year, the Lions Club International Melvin Jones Fellow/Humanitarian Award and the NYC Chinatown Honor Award for Community Service. He is board certified and is a member of many local, national and international professional societies including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, International Society for Refractive Surgery, the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Chinese American Ophthalmological Society, and the Manhattan, Westchester and Bronx Ophthalmological Societies.