Thomas A. Deutsch, M.D., F.A.C.S., is Professor of Ophthalmology in Rush University and Senior Advisor to the CEO of the Rush University System for Health (RUSH). He is the emeritus holder of the James A. Hunter, MD Presidential Chair of Rush University, and previously served as the Henry P. Russe, M.D. Dean of Rush Medical College of Rush University, and Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs from 2002 to 2015. He concurrently was the Provost of Rush University from 2004 to 2019. Prior to these roles, Dr. Deutsch was Professor and Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at Rush.
Dr. Deutsch received his medical degree from Rush Medical College and was a resident in ophthalmology at the University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. He is the author of over 75 articles, books, and book chapters, and lectures extensively.
Dr. Deutsch is a member of many professional groups, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, for which he is past Secretary for New Ophthalmic Information, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, and the American College of Surgeons, where he formally sat on the Advisory Council for Ophthalmic Surgery and was the Ophthalmic Surgery Representative to the Program Committee. He is Past President of the Chicago Ophthalmological Society, and Past President of the Board of Directors of the Chicago Lighthouse, an agency supporting people who are blind or visually impaired. He is also the recipient of the American Academy of Ophthalmology Honor Award and Senior Achievement Award.
Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary
Rush Medical College of Rush University
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American College of Surgeons
Advisory Council for Ophthalmic Surgery
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
New Ophthalmic Information – Past Secretary
Ophthalmic Surgery Representative to the Program Committee
Chicago Ophthalmologic Society – Past President
Chicago Lighthouse – Past President of the Board of Directors