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Ruth Marie Mattern, MD, PhD - Cornea and External Disease

Ruth Marie Mattern, 
MD, PhD

Cornea and External Disease

Education:
M.D., Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Ph.D., Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

Residency (Ophthalmology):
University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Fellowship (Cornea):
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX

Ruth Marie Mattern, M.D., Ph.D. specializes in non-refractive cornea, including immune diseases of the cornea, corneal vascularization, corneal melts and perforations, corneal infections and dry eye disease. As the only cornea specialist in northern Arizona, she cared for patients in the Navajo and Hopi tribes and also treated patients in southwest Alaska, India, Nigeria and Nicaragua.
Dr. Mattern’s published research appears in Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Cornea and other publications. She has lectured nationally on the cornea and comprehensive ophthalmology, and taught courses in medical ethics at the University of Pennsylvania and Rice University.

We at the Ross Eye Institute have been saddened by recent events surrounding race and inequality, but buoyed by the opportunity for lasting change. As healthcare providers, we are in a unique position to lead by example, and to further the goals of diversity and inclusion among our patients, students, and staff. We recognize there are systemic impediments to equal care for all, but we continue to be committed to the provision of excellent healthcare to all patients regardless of race or insurance status. We are proud of our efforts to provide equal access to eye care for all.

Today we renew our commitment to the Buffalo and the Western New York community, and we will continue to treat everyone as equals.​