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About Dr. Richard J. Ruckman

Richard J. Ruckman, M.D., F.A.C.S. - Medical Director, CEO Richard J. Ruckman, M.D., F.A.C.S. - Medical Director, CEO


Richard J. Ruckman, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Medical Director, CEO


Dr. Ruckman was born in Houston, TX and has been a practicing ophthalmologist for twenty-four years. He has practiced in Lufkin, TX since 1978, and has substantial experience in ophthalmic surgery including the most modern techniques of refractive and cataract surgeries. Under Dr. Ruckman's leadership, The Center For Sight has grown into a successful medical practice with offices in Lufkin and Livingston, serving the residents of East Texas.

Dr. Ruckman has authored numerous articles and papers, and a nationally recognized instructor having taught on a number of ophthalmic topics at the American Academy of Ophthalmology and at other meetings. Dr. Ruckman is Board Certified by American Academy of Ophthalmology and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Eye Surgeons. Dr. Ruckman is licensed to practice medicine in Texas and Louisiana.

EDUCATION

      College

       Rice University
Houston, TX — 1971, Bachelor of Arts, Biology

 

      Medical School

       Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX — 1974, Medical Doctorate

 

      Postgraduate

       Internship, Straight medicine, 1974 – 1975
Shands Teaching Hospital and Clinics, University of Florida

 

       Residency, Ophthalmology, 1975 - 1978
Department of Ophthalmology, Tulane University School of Medicine

 

MEDICAL LICENSES

      Texas1974
By State Board Exam

      Louisiana1975
By F.L.E.X

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

      The Center For Sight, P.A.
Medical Director and Chief Executive Officer

Private medical practice

1978 - present

      Baylor Eye Bank — Houston, TX
1973 – 1974

      Baylor College of Medicine — Houston, TX.

       1967 - 1968, Assistant in the Department of Experimental Surgery

       1969 - 1970, Research Assistant in the Department of Experimental Biology

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

      American College of Eye Surgeons

      American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

      American College of Surgeons

      American Academy of Ophthalmology

      Angelina County Medical Society

      International Society of Refractive Surgery Outpatient Ophthalmic Surgery Society

      Texas Medical Association

      Texas Ophthalmology Association

 

ACTIVITIES

      Ophthalmology Management Magazine
Editorial Board

      Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Instructor

      Angelina Farm Bureau
Member

      Museum of East Texas
Board Member, President 2000

      Lions Eye of Texas Eye Bank, Houston
Board of Directors, 1986 – 1990

      Woodland Heights Medical Center
Chief of Staff, 1984 - 1986

      Lions Club
Sight Conservation Chairman, District 2SII, 1986 - 1990

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