Gerard P. Barry, M.D. is an Associate Professor in ophthalmology and pediatrics at Albany Medical College in Albany, NY. He is a board certified physician and ophthalmic surgeon. His role as a clinician and educator has steadily grown over the decade plus since joining the practice. He manages the busy retinopathy of prematurity service, including screening and treatment, at the Level 4 neonatal ICU at Albany Medical Center. He has authored or co-authored over a dozen papers or presentations at national meetings, with a particular interest in retinopathy of prematurity. Despite filling multiple academic and administrative roles, his role as a clinician for patients in need will remain the most important in his professional life.
Dr. Barry completed a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus surgery at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania. This hospital is routinely ranked among the best children’s hospitals in the nation. It provided him an opportunity to focus on the surgical and medical care of children with a wide variety of eye disorders, including strabismus (misaligned eyes), amblyopia (“lazy eye”), blocked tear duct, and retinopathy of prematurity. He also performs strabismus surgery on adults.
Dr. Barry is a native of the Albany, NY area and considers himself very lucky to have the opportunity to provide compassionate eye care to children and adults with strabismus in his hometown. He attended the University at Buffalo for both undergraduate and medical school. In medical school, he served as the chapter president of the American Medical Association. He completed ophthalmology residency at Albany Medical College, where he received awards for excellence in research and clinical ability. In his free time, Dr. Barry enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, and playing guitar.