Grace M. Richter

Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
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Areas of treatment:

Cataract Surgery
Complex cataracts
Glaucoma
Glaucoma Surgery

Specialty:

  • Ophthalmology

Department:

  • Department of Ophthalmology

Languages:

  • English
  • Spanish

Grace M. Richter, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology

Practicing locations:

  • Keck Medicine of USC - Pasadena
  • USC Eye Institute (Arcadia)
  • USC Roski Eye Institute (Los Angeles)

About this doctor:

Dr. Richter’s research areas focus on ocular epidemiology and improving glaucoma diagnostics. She has published and presented widely in these areas. She is passionate about international ophthalmology and enjoys volunteering her time to perform and teach manual small incision extracapsular cataract surgery in developing areas of the world.

Philosophy of Care:
I believe in treating patients how I myself would want to be treated. I deliver compassionate care, trying to understand all of each patient’s suffering and concerns. I empower my patients by educating them to the best of my ability about their eye conditions and their options for treatment. I treat each and every patient with the utmost respect and deliver the highest quality of care.

Education:

MD, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 2009
MPH, Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, 2009
BA, Washington University, Biochemistry and International Studies

Internships:

St. Mary’s Medical Center, Preliminary Internal Medicine, 2010

Residencies:

University of Southern California, Department of Ophthalmology, 2013

Fellowships:

UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute, Glaucoma, 2015

Certifications:

American Board of Ophthalmology

Professional society memberships:

American Glaucoma Society
American Academy of Ophthalmology
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
Los Angeles Society of Ophthalmology
Society of Heed Fellows

Awards:

Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellow, 2014-2015
Department of Ophthalmology, University of Southern California Medical Knowledge Award, 2012
Department of Ophthalmology, University of Southern California Medical Knowledge Award, 2011
Department of Ophthalmology, University of Southern California Research Travel Grant, 2012
Department of Ophthalmology, University of Southern California Research Travel Grant, 2011
ARVO National Eye Institute Travel Grant, 2009
Wyman Merit Scholarship in Public Health, Columbia University, 2007-2008
Louis and Rachel Rudin Scholar, Columbia University, 2005-2007
NIH Research Fellowship, Columbia University, 2005
Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, 2004
Washington University Arts and Sciences Scholar, 2000-2004
Charles E. Thoele Scholarship, 2001-2003
Robert C. Byrd Scholar, 2000-2003
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Grant, Washington University, 2002