Rick S. Munsen M.D.

Rick S. Munsen M.D.


Dr. Munsen is a UW clinical associate professor of ophthalmology. His subspecialty is diseases and surgery of the retina and vitreous.

Patient Care Philosophy

Dr. Munsen takes a patient-centered approach and is excited to be practicing at a time when advances in treatment of macular degeneration have helped the vision of so many patients.

Personal Interests

Skiing, hiking, biking, singing, playing the piano and attending opera, classical and chamber music performances.

Clinical Interests

Macular diseases such as macular hole and macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment and eye trauma.

Research Interests

New and investigative treatments for macular degeneration.


  • InstitutionCredentialYear
  • Univ. of IowaMedical education1972
  • Harborview Medical CenterTeaching Appointment
  • Maricopa County General HospitalInternship
  • Univ. of Iowa College of MedicineFellowship
  • Univ. of Michigan Medical CenterResidency
  • UW - Dept. of OphthalmologyTeaching Appointment

Board Certifications

  • CertificationSpecialtyYear
  • American Board of OphthalmologyOphthalmology1979

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