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.


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

American Board of OphthalmologyOphthalmology1979