Dr. Virasch is an assistant professor of Ophthalmology at Rush University Medical Center and an attending physician at both Rush University Medical Center and NorthShore University Health System. She completed her internship and ophthalmology residency at Rush University Medical Center, where she served as chief resident. She went on to pursue a fellowship in Cornea, External Disease and Refractive surgery at Washington University School of Medicine / Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.

Dr. Virasch is a Chicago native who graduated with honors from Washington University in St. Louis with a bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering. She completed her medical degree with honors from the University of Illinois College of Medicine.

Dr. Virasch is a board-certified member of numerous professional groups including the Chicago Ophthalmological Society, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Dr. Virasch is also dedicated to the clinical and surgical teaching of residents and medical students. She has presented and published scientific papers and has co-authored multiple textbook chapters. She currently serves as a course instructor for skills-transfer courses at several national meetings of the Academy of Ophthalmology.

Cornea & External Disease Fellowship

Washington University in St. Louis


Rush University Medical Center

Medical School

University of Illinois College of Medicine

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
Chicago Ophthalmologic Society