Richard B Rosen

Richard B Rosen, MD

  • PROFESSOR | Ophthalmology


Ophthalmology (Eye), Retina - Medical and Surgical

Research Topics:

Aging, Biophotonics, Diabetes, Image Analysis, Imaging, Mitochondria, Ophthalmology, Oxidative Stress, Retina, Robotic Surgery, Stem Cells, Translational Research, Vision

Dr. Richard Rosen came to New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) in July 1986, as an Ophthalmology resident. He had previous training as a professional photographer and ophthalmic photographer for Dr. Morton Rosenthal and is a long time member of the Ophthalmic Photographers Society achieving Certified Retinal Angiographer status. He completed his residency in 1989 and his retinal fellowship, under Dr. Muldoon at the Infirmary in 1991 prior to joining the staff. During his time at NYEE, Dr. Rosen has been a mainstay of the teaching program and has been honored by graduating residents on numerous occasions for his devotion and dedication to teaching and patient care. During his fellowship Dr. Rosen served as Director of Medical Student Education and went on to serve as Program Director for the Department of Ophthalmology from 1992 – 2002. In 2002 he was named Vice-Chair of the Department and Director of Research and Surgeon-Director, Ophthalmology. Dr. Rosen has maintained a wide interest in vision and has been involved in basic science, translational and clinical projects. He has numerous grants especially in Retinal Imaging where he has achieved a well-deserved international reputation. He has authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications, numerous abstracts and lectures extensively locally, nationally and internationally. 



Clinical Focus

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Angiography
  • CMV Infection
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Detached Retina
  • Diabetic Retinopathy


MD, Univ of Miami-School of Medicine

Internship, Ophthalmology, Mount Sinai Medical Center

Residency, Ophthalmology, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary

Fellowship, Ophthalmology/Retina, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary

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