Richard P. Gibralter, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Richard Gibralter co-founded Cataract & Corneal Associates, P.C. in 1982 with Dr. Stephen E. Kelly. His is an honors graduate of Amherst College and the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and received the prestigious Oppenheimer Surgery Award. After completing his ophthalmology residency as Chief Resident at the Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital in 1980, he continued his training there by completing a Corneal Fellowship. In 1981 he became the first R. Townley Paton Research Fellow in Cornea Disease awarded by the New York Eye Bank for Sight Restoration where he subsequently served as assistant medical director.
Dr. Gibralter was appointed Director of Ophthalmology Residency Training at the Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital and served as the Director of that institution's Corneal Fellowship for ten years as well as Director of the Corneal Service. He is Board Certified and a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American College of Surgeons. He has served as a Surgeon Director at the Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital and served as the chairman of the Hospital's Quality Assurance Committee. In addition to his position as an attending surgeon at the Manhattan Eye and Ear, he is on the staff of the New York Eye & Ear Infirmary of Mt. Sinai and is an associate clinical professor of ophthalmology at the New York University School of Medicine.
As a clinical researcher, he was named a principal investigator for the excimer laser at the Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital investigation site. He has worked with other members of the Manhattan Laser Vision team in conducting the first excimer laser clinical research studies in New York City which were reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration prior to approval. Dr. Gibralter served as an instructor at excimer laser courses and has published several articles in scientific journals on corneal disease and the use of the excimer laser.
Dr. Gibralter currently serves as a member of the Eye Bank for Sight Restoration Medical Advisory Board and Previously held the Position of Secretary of the Board. He is a member of the prestigious Manhattan Ophthalmologic Society and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.
His current clinical scope of practice focuses on cataract surgery, laser vision correction as well as corneal and ocular surface diseases.