Dr. Derick has conducted glaucoma research and clinical services at The Ohio State University for ten years prior to joining Columbus Ophthalmology Associates in March of 2000. His specialties include glaucoma surgery and consultation, small incision cataract surgery and general ophthalmology. He lectures and presents glaucoma-patient case studies throughout the Midwest to other ophthalmologists and optometrists, and is has conducted many research projects for major ophthalmic pharmaceutical companies.

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Robert Derick, M.D. received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame and medical school degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He completed his ophthalmology residency at The Ohio State University Hospitals in Columbus and completed a glaucoma fellowship at John Hopkins University Wilmer Eye Institute in Baltimore, Maryland.

A caring philanthropist at heart, Dr. Derick has taken his medical expertise across borders to help restore vision on medical mission trips to Nicaragua, Jamaica and India. Married to his medical school sweetheart, Dr. Derick is the proud father of two girls, loves to hike with his family, has run up to 10 marathons and competed in three Ironman races.

ROBERT J. DERICK M.D., one of our physicians at Columbus Ophthalmology Associates.

1991 – The American Board of Ophthalmology


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