Dr. Robin Ross specializes in retina and vitreous disorders and has been an accomplished, board certified surgeon for over 20 years. Throughout her career, she has championed technology and clinical research to improve the quality of compassionate care delivered to her patients. She was one of the first to embrace non face down positioning for macular hole patients, embrace 25g technology and utilize wide angle imaging to enhance retinal care. She spent the majority of her career in private practice until the University of Michigan acquired her practice.
She was born in California and attended Stanford University on scholarship. She received her medical degree from Cornell University Medical College in New York where she was a Scudder Fellow. As a medical student, she was part of a revolutionary research team that developed a new tool to repair detached retinas.
She completed her ophthalmology residency at the prestigious University of Iowa where she was awarded the Charles D. Phelps Faculty Award for developing a community clinic. She was one of the first residents in the US to serve as a section editor for Archives of Ophthalmology. She was awarded the Heed Fellowship throughout her 2-year Vitreoretinal fellowship at Associated Retinal Consultants in Michigan.
Dr. Ross has conducted ophthalmology training worldwide and is certified by the International Red Cross for Health Emergencies. She recently completed her Masters in Public Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to improve quality of eye care delivery to patients in the US and Globally. She received the Fulbright Specialist Award in 2017 while serving with the US National Institute of Health in West Africa to train eye professionals.
Dr. Ross recognizes that navigating US health care is complicated for our patients. “I wanted to be part of a forward thinking team in Arizona who understood that vision was more than eyesight. Vision loss and cancer are the two health conditions Americans fear most so joining a team of experts, delivering personal retinal care with kindness was important to me.”