Rishi Singh, MD


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Rishi Singh, MD
Department: Ophthalmology
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code i32
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Rishi Singh, MD
Department: Ophthalmology
Location: Twinsburg Family Health & Surgery Center
Mail Code i32
8701 Darrow Road
Twinsburg, OH 44087
Type of Doctor:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Dr Rishi Singh MD is a staff surgeon at the Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic and Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Lerner College of Medicine in Cleveland Ohio.  He also currently serves as the medical director of informatics at the Cleveland Clinic.  He received his medical degree from Boston University in the prestigious accelerated medical program and completed his residency at the Massachusetts Eye and Infirmary Harvard Combined Program in Boston MA.  Dr. Singh then completed a medical and surgical fellowship at the Cole Eye Institute in Cleveland Ohio. 
He specializes in the treatment of medical and surgical retinal disease such as diabetic retinopathy and age related macular degeneration.  Dr. Singh has authored greater than 60 peer reviewed publications, books, and book chapters and serves as the principal investigator of numerous national clinical trials advancing the treatment of retinal disease.  He is a frequent invited speaker at national and international meeting as well as continuing medical education seminars.  Dr Singh is also a reviewer for various ophthalmology and diabetes medical publications, including Archives of Ophthalmology, American Journal of Ophthalmology, IOVS, and Ophthalmology. He maintains a strong relationship with drug development and commercial entities by serving on scientific advisory boards.  
Dr. Singh's current work focuses on the electronic medical records implementation, lean process improvement, and decision support modules for clinical practice.  He operates the Cleveland Clinic Electronic Health Record Consulting program.  He has been honored with several research recognitions such as the Alpha Omega Alpha Research Award and the American Society of Retina Specialists Senior Honor Award.

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Boston, MA USA
Internship - Lemuel Shattuck Hospital
Boston, MA USA
Medical School - Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, MA USA
Undergraduate - Boston University
Boston, MA USA


  • Ophthalmology

Specialty Interests

Diabetic retinopathy, emphasis on treating conditions such as age-related macular degeneration, macula and vitreous, Retinal Detachment, Surgical and medical treatment of the retina

Awards & Honors

  • Fellow Teaching Award
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Research Award
  • International Medical Congress Research Achievement Award
  • American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin Research Award
  • Research to Prevent Blindness Fellowship
  • National Institutes of Health/American Association of Medical Colleges Basic Science Research Award


  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Association of American Retinal Specialists

Treatment & Services

  • Clinical Trials
  • Diabetic Eye Examinations
  • Eye Examinations
  • Fluorescein Angiography
  • Intravitreal Injections For Retinal Disease
  • Laser For Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Laser Treatment Of Retinal Disease
  • Macular Degeneration Evaluations
  • Ophthalmology
  • Optical Coherence Tomography
  • Pars Plana Vitrectomy
  • Scleral Buckle

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

Industry Relationships

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As of 8/31/2015, Dr. Singh has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by the Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about the Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Singh receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Alcon, Inc.
  • Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
  • Genentech, Inc
  • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • ThromboGenics NV

Donation of Financial Interest. Dr. Singh has consulted for, received compensation for serving as a fiduciary from, or received royalties from the following companies but instructed them to donate all compensation to not-for-profit causes or to the Cleveland Clinic to support research and education:

  • Shire US, Inc.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers’ discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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