Cornea and External Diseases
Department of Ophthalmology
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Anschutz Medical Campus
1675 Aurora Court, F731
Aurora, CO 80045
Appointments: (720) 848-2020
Dr. Richard Davidson joined the University of Colorado Department of Ophthalmology in 2002 as a specialist in cataract, corneal and refractive surgery. He is a Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Medical Director for the faculty practice at the University of Colorado Hospital Eye Center.
Dr. Davidson has presented research findings and instructional courses at national and international meetings, in addition to authoring multiple articles and book chapters.
His expertise includes small incision, no-stitch cataract surgery, corneal transplantation and refractive procedures such as LASIK and PRK. Dr. Davidson is also the co-medical director of the Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Bank.
Cataract, Cornea, External Ocular Diseases, Refractive surgery.
Cataract Surgery, Corneal Transplants (both penetrating keratoplasty and DSAEK), LASIK Surgery, Intraocular Contact Lens (ICL) Surgery.
- Medical School: Hahnemann University School of Medicine
- Residency: Ophthalmology, Wills Eye Hospital
- Fellowship: Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery, University of California, Davis
1994 Medical Student Professional in Residence Summer School Scholarship, Betty Ford Center, Rancho Mirage, CA
1994 Class of 1965 Academic Merit Scholarship, Hahnemann University School of Medicine
1995 Measy Foundation Academic Merit Scholarship, Hahnemann University School of Medicine
1996 Alpha Omega Alpha, Honor Society, Zeta Chapter, Hahnemann University School of Medicine
1997 Student Affairs Committee Award, Hahnemann University School of Medicine
1997 Distinguished Academic Performance Award, Hahnemann University School of Medicine
2000 Bausch and Lomb Travel Grant for Young Investigators Award, CLAO Annual Scientific Meeting, Las Vegas, NV
2001 Bausch and Lomb Travel Grant for Young Investigators Award, CLAO Annual Scientific Meeting, Las Vegas, NV
2000-2001 Elected Chief Resident, Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
2006 Recipient, 1st Annual Academic Faculty Teaching Award, University of Colorado Department of Ophthalmology
2006-2007 Recognition for Participation, Foundations of Doctoring Mentoring Program, University of Colorado School of Medicine
2008 Recipient, American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award
2009 “Best Poster” Award for Davidson, R, Shah, A, Richheimer, B, Forstot, SL, The Use of Visante OCT to Verify the Power of a Mislabeled IOL That Was Implanted During Cataract Surgery, American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, October 2009
2010 University of Colorado Hospital President’s Award – Awarded for “Working Together with the Pre-op Call Center Team”
2011 Appointment to the Basic Clinical Science Course (BCSC) Committee for Refractive Surgery
2011-2014 Castle Connolly "Top Doctor"
2012 Selected as one of four “Top Docs” in Ophthalmology in Denver’s 5280 Magazine, July 2012
2012 Selected as a “Top Doc” in US News and World Report Magazine, July 2012
2012 Appointment to the Refractive/Cataract Surgery Subcommittee for the Cataract Clinical Committee of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS)
2013 Appointment to the Cornea Clinical Committee of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS)
2014 Selected as one of four “Top Docs” in Ophthalmology in Denver’s 5280 Magazine, July 2014
2014 Invited panelist, 1st Global Consensus on Keratoconus and Ectatic Diseases