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Allison E. Rizzuti, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Ophthalmology


Background and Expertise:

Dr. Rizzuti is a board certified ophthalmologist who specializes in comprehensive ophthalmology, cornea/external disease and cataract surgery. She is actively involved in the clinical and surgical training of the residents at Kings County Hospital Center and SUNY Downstate. Dr. Rizzuti is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Cornea Society, and was elected for the Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society in 2014.

Research Interests

Dr. Rizzuti's clinical research currently focuses on the medical and surgical management of corneal and external disease, and on advances in cataract surgical technique. She is the author of numerous peer reviewed publications and textbook chapters, and her research has been presented at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology annual meeting in 2012 and 2015.

  • Undergraduate: Barnard College of Columbia University
  • Medical School: SUNY Downstate
  • Residency: SUNY Downstate, Ophthalmology
  • Fellowship: SUNY Downstate, Cornea and Refractive Surgery
Selected Publications
  • Rizzuti AE, Goldenberg A, Lazzaro DR. Amniotic Membrane Allografts; Development and Clinical Utility in Ophthalmology. Chronic Wound Care Management and Research. 2014 Dec(1):67-72.
  • Swanenberg IM, Rizzuti AE, Shinder R. Spontaneous Subperiosteal Hematoma Precipitated by Anxiety Attack. Orbit. 2013 Dec;32(6):402-4.
  • Rizzuti AE, Vastardi M, Hajee M, Lazzaro DR. Scope of Resident Ophthalmology Consultation Service and Patient Follow-up Rates at a Level 1 Trauma Center in Brooklyn, New York. Clin Ophthalmol. 2013;7:643-7
  • Frances, JH, Rizzuti, AE, Abramson, DH. Chemotherapy for Retinoblastoma; Losing Sight of Visual Outcome. Retinal Physician, 2009.
  • Rizzuti AE, Dunkel IJ, Abramson DH. The Adverse Effects of Chemotherapy for Retinoblastoma. What Are They? Do We Know? Arch Ophthalmol. 2008 Jun;126(6):862-5.