Work History

Work History
1986 - 2010

Retired Ophthalmologist

Bruce Ungerleider, M.D.

Bruce Ungerleider, M.D., prior to retiring, ran a private medical and surgical practice in St. Petersburg, Florida, from 1986 through 2010, specializing in Ophthalmology. During this time he received recognition from leading professional organizations, including the American Medical Association. In addition to operating a family friendly and professional practice, he patented several medical and surgical devices related to reducing intraocular pressure for glaucoma patients. These patents taught an innovative method for constructing biocompatible highly porous biophysical surgically implantable intraocular devices for installation of intraocular medications and release of excess eye pressure in a surgically friendly and patient friendly manner.Up until his retirement, Bruce Ungerleider, M.D., served as a physician and surgeon focused on diagnosing and treating various eye diseases and injuries. He and his staff primarily handled cases of complex eye diseases including but not limited to glaucoma, cataracts, retinal and corneal disorders, neurological eye conditions, allergies, inflammations, refractive errors, oculoplastic, and orbital conditions. Bruce Ungerleider, M.D. specialized in performing glaucoma surgery, several ophthalmological laser and surgical procedures, neuro-ophthalmological treatments, corneal transplantation, cataract extraction with implantation of an intraocular lens, and oculoplastic surgery. During his career, Dr. Ungerleider also donated his experience and skills to the National Eye Care Project, an initiative of The Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology that provided free eye exams and treatments to qualifying citizens throughout the United States.Bruce Ungerleider, M.D. attended the University of Pennsylvania on a Marie Selby Foundation scholarship. He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Physics in the accelerated three year program achieving the High Honors Award. While there, he studied under renowned American theoretical and physical chemist, Jerry Donohue, Ph.D, a former graduate student of two-time Nobel Laureate Linus Pauling, Ph.D. Dr. Donohue was known for having made significant contributions to the discovery of the structure of DNA while at the lab of Watson and Crick in Cambridge, England. While at the University of Pennsylvania, Bruce Ungerleider, M.D. received instruction from Physics Nobel Laureate John Robert Schrieffer, Ph.D., a contributor to the theoretical explanation of superconductivity.Bruce Ungerleider, M.D. earned a Doctor of Science in Medicine degree from Emory University School of Medicine, where he won an award from the American Society of Bariatric Physicians. Bruce Ungerleider, M.D. performed post-graduate training at the University of South Florida’s Morsani College of Medicine during periods from 1978 to 1986. He has been awarded the Diplomate status and is Board Certified by both the American Board of Ophthalmology and the American Board of Family Medicine. Bruce Ungerleider, M.D. was awarded the American Medical Association’s Physician’s Recognition Award.

Education

Education
1978 - 1986

Diplomate of American Board of Ophthalmology

University of South Florida School of Medicine

Diplomate of American Board of Ophthalmology 1988 Diplomate of American Board of Family Medicine 1981

Skills

Skills

Ophthalmology

glaucoma, cataracts, retinal and corneal disorders, neurological eye conditions

Interest

Hobbies & Interests Piano, Travel, Literature, HistoryCharitable ActivitiesA National Eye Project ParticipantMEMBERSHIPSADA

Summary

Bruce Ungerleider, M.D., is a Diplomate of both the American Board of Ophthalmology and the American Board of Family Medicine. He retired from his medical and surgical practice specializing in Ophthalmology in St. Petersburg, Florida, in 2010. He patented methods and apparatus for the surgical implantation of intraocular biocompatible porous devices for the purpose of releasing excess eye pressure in glaucoma and the installation of intraocular medications.Dr. Bruce Ungerleider’s office practice focused on diagnosing and treating various forms of complex eye diseases and injuries, including cataracts, orbital and oculoplastic conditions, refractive errors, disorders of the retina and cornea, and neurologically related eye problems. His surgical competence extended to corneal transplantation, glaucoma surgery, neuro-ophthalmological procedures, and a variety of ophthalmological laser procedures. Additionally, he performed oculoplastic surgery and cataract extraction with implantation of an intraocular lens. Bruce Ungerleider, M.D., completed his undergraduate studies as a high honors graduate in Physics and Biology at the University of Pennsylvania. In the course of a three-year independent curriculum, he received instruction from distinguished physical chemist Jerry Donohue, Ph.D., who contributed to the discovery of the structure of DNA in the lab of Watson and Crick in Cambridge England, and Physics Nobel Laureate, John Robert Schrieffer, Ph.D., who contributed to the mathematical formulation of superconductivity.Bruce Ungerleider, M.D., earned his Doctorate in Medicine from the Emory University School of Medicine, where he received the American Bariatric Physician Award and completed two postgraduate residencies at the Morsani College of Medicine at the University of South Florida in Ophthalmology and Family Medicine. Dr. Bruce Ungerleider, has volunteered professionally through the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s National Eye Care Project, providing patients in need with eye treatment and examinations. With personal interests spanning music, literature, and history, Bruce Ungerleider, M.D., has achieved distinction as a National Poetry Anthology Award recipient.