Ronald L. Gross, M.D.
Southern Eye Group

Dr. Gross, a board-certified ophthalmologist, specializes in treating patients for glaucoma. Dr. Gross’s areas of special interests include glaucoma consultation and treatment, including surgery, eye disease screening, and population health.

He was professor and chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology and Director of the WVU Eye Institute from 2013 through 2018. Dr. Gross held the Jane McDermott Shott Chair of Ophthalmology. He was also on the consulting staff of the Louis A. Johnson V.A. Hospital. Dr. Gross previously held The Clifton R. McMichael Chair in Ophthalmology, and was Professor of Ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine and the Cullen Eye Institute in Houston, Texas. He was Director of the Glaucoma Service for over 25 years and medical director at the Alkek Eye Center of Baylor College of Medicine.

He has communicated his findings to the scientific community in more than 155 peer-reviewed publications having completed over 80 research projects where he served as principal investigator. He has hundreds of national and over 80 international presentations and invited lectures. He is also the Editor of a textbook: Clinical Glaucoma Management and authored over 20 book chapters. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Glaucoma. He served on the committees that wrote both the Preferred Practice Patterns and Basic and Clinical Science Course in Glaucoma for the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Among other honors, he is a member of the American Ophthalmological Society, has received the Honor Award and the Senior Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and is an examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is the treasurer of the American Glaucoma Society and a member of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.

He is originally from Huntington, West Virginia, graduating as valedictorian from Huntington High School. He is a graduate of Rice University in Houston, Texas (cum laude); and West Virginia University Medical School in Morgantown, West Virginia (Alpha Omega Alpha); and he completed his residency and internship at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas; and his subspecialty training in glaucoma at Jefferson Medical College, Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.