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.