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Robert A. D'Amico, MD

Department of Ophthalmology

Tel: (718) 818-1234


Background and Expertise

In 1970 Dr. D'Amico succeeded Dr. Castroviejo as Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at St. Vincent's Hospital in Manhattan, a position he held until 2010 when the institution closed. In his 40 years as Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology, Dr. D'Amico trained generations of ophthalmologists who now practice throughout the United States. Dr. D'Amico is a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine, and a member of numerous national and international societies including the Transplantation and Xenotransplantation Societies, the Corneal Society, and the Keratoprosthesis Study Group. He is a former Chairman of the Medical Advisory Board of the Eye Bank for Sight Restoration in New York. He is the principal ophthalmic consultant for the Dysautonomia Foundation, and is an author on this topic on He has also been an examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology.

Dr. D'Amico has held an academic title at the New York University School of Medicine for over 45 years, where he is a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology. He continues in active medical and surgical practice in New York City, and will serve as local director for the new resident rotations at Richmond University Medical Center in July 2010.

Selected Publications

Optic nerve dysfunction in familial dysautonomia. Diamond GA, D'Amico RA, Axelrod FB. Am J Ophthalmol. 1987 Dec 15;104(6):645-8.

Obtaining consent for eye donation. Diamond GA, Campion M, Mussoline JF, D'Amico RA. Am J Ophthalmol. 1987 Feb 15;103(2):198-203.

Orbital aspergillosis in an immunocompromised host. Vitale AT, Spaide RF, Warren FA, Moussouris HF, D'Amico RA. Am J Ophthalmol 1992 Jun 15;113(6):725-6.


Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine

Residency: Temple University

Fellowship: Corneal and Anterior Segment Disease and Surgery under Dr. Ramón Castroviejo