Douglas J. RheeMD
Dr. Douglas J. Rhee arrived at the University Hospitals Eye Institute in 2013 and serves as the Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. He is a glaucoma specialist, molecular biologist, and board-certified ophthalmologist. Previously, he had served at the Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary (MEEI), Children’s Hospital Boston (CHB) and was an associate professor at Harvard Medical School. Prior to MEEI and CHB, Dr. Rhee was an attending physician at Wills Eye Hospital and was an assistant professor at Jefferson Medical College in both the departments of Ophthalmology and Pathology, Anatomy, and Cell Biology.
Dr. Rhee cares for both adult and childhood glaucomas. He has an interest in complex and high-risk cases, rare clinical syndromes, as well as the more common forms of glaucoma. Some of Dr. Rhee’s clinical research interests include the outcomes of both traditional and novel/advanced surgical procedures. Combining his research and personal experience with these procedures, Dr. Rhee is a surgical innovator and strives to optimally customize the treatment for an individual patient.