Ronald C. Gentile MD, FACS, FASRS is Professor of Ophthalmology, Director of the Ocular Trauma Service (posterior segment), and Coordinator of the Retina Service at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary (NYEEI) affiliated with New York Medical College. He is also an attending surgeon at Winthrop University Hospital on Long Island with a local satellite office. Dr. Gentile dedicates his time to clinical ophthalmic care, research, teaching, and humanitarian work. He is a retinal specialist and surgeon with expertise in diabetic eye disease, retinal vascular disorders, macular diseases, ultrasonography, UBM, retinal detachments and ocular trauma. Growing up in Queens and a graduate of Saint Francis Preparatory School, he was a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the School of Medicine at SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn. He completed his internship at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and his ophthalmology residency at the NYEEI. He performed his Retina Fellowship at the prestigious Kresge Eye Institute in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Gentile has been consistently listed as one of Best Doctors in New York (Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.) and New York Super Doctors®, recommended by his peers. He has been and continues to be a principal investigator for many trials, devoted to scientific research. Some of these trials have resulted in the newest therapies used today that save the vision of thousands of patients worldwide. He has over a hundred publications, with many published in peer-review journals describing pathophysiological concepts, novel surgical techniques, and diagnostic tests for ocular diseases, helping him remain on the cutting edge while advancing his field. Dr. Gentile serves as a reviewer for many scientific ophthalmic journals and is a member of the American Board of Ophthalmology, American Society of Retina Specialists, Macula Society, and the New York Ophthalmological Society. He is past president New York Academy of Medicine, Ophthalmology Section and continues to be active within organized medicine. He has been a mentor to hundreds of young doctors and ophthalmologists, who he has helped train on both the art and science of medicine. He is also involved in leading humanitarian missions (operationrestorevision.org) to Africa, Asia, and Latin America to help those in need accompanied by one of his best friends and also an alumnus of St. Francis Prep, Ivanhoe Gadpaille.