Richard J. Grostern, M.D., is the is the Director of Comprehensive Ophthalmology at Rush University Medical Center, as well as the Director of Ophthalmic Pathology and an assistant professor of Ophthalmology and Pathololgy at Rush. He completed dual fellowships in Uveitis and Eye Pathology at the University of Wisconsin after completing his residency in ophthalmology at Rush in 1999. He completed medical school at the Chicago Medical School after graduating with Distinction from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

Dr Grostern has published approximately 14 papers and abstracts and 6 book chapters. He has received the Golden Apple teaching award as both clinical and surgical teacher of the year from the ophthalmology residents at Rush. He has also received an Achievement Award and the Secretariat Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He currently serves the American Academy of Ophthalmology as the Chairperson of the Comprehensive Ophthalmology section of the Practicing Ophthalmologists’ Curriculum Panel, responsible for developing the curriculum upon which board recertification is tested.

Dr Grostern has been practicing ophthalmology in Chicago and Skokie since 2000, and has a busy practice as a comprehensive ophthalmologist and uveitis specialist. His concentrations include cataract surgery, diabetic eye care, and uveitis. He is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.

Uveitis Fellowship

University of Wisconsin – Madison

Ophthalmic Pathology Fellowship

University of Wisconsin – Madison


Rush University Medical Center

Medical School

The Chicago Medical School

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Ophthalmology
Chicago Ophthalmologic Society