Elizabeth Richter, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Richter joined the Retina Associates of Sarasota after completing her two-year fellowship in vitreoretinal disease and surgery at the renowned Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA in Los Angeles, California. As a native of the southeast, she is an engineer-trained retina surgeon originally from Georgia. She earned dual undergraduate degrees in mechanical engineering (summa cum laude) from Georgia Institute of Technology and biology from Emory University, and her M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the Medical College of Georgia. There, her thesis was in a laboratory that focused on virology and its effects on the retina in diseases such as Acute Retinal Necrosis.
Dr. Richter then completed her surgical internship and ophthalmology residency at Storm Eye Institute in Charleston, South Carolina, then vitreoretinal surgery fellowship at Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA. There she treated patients and instructed residents at UCLA-Ronald Reagan Medical Center, the Los Angeles County hospital system, and the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center. She is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, an inaugural member of the American Retina Forum, and is a Fellow of the American Society of Retina Specialists (FASRS). In the last decade, she has been active in many clinical trials on Retinal Stem Cell Transplantation, MacTel Type 2 CNTF Implants, Age-Related Macular Degeneration Treatments, and with Diabetic Retinopathy Trials (DRCR Retina Network).
Her free time is spent enjoying family activities with her two young boys and husband Mike; they enjoy participating in many of the outdoor adventures that Florida offers year-round.
“My goal is to provide personal retinal care with compassion…and anesthetics!”— Dr. Richter
- Georgia Tech (summa cum laude)
- Emory University
- Medical College of Georgia
- Storm Eye Institute
- Jules Stein Eye Institute - UCLA
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