Dr. Sarah Read earned her Bachelor of Science degree from New York University College of Arts and Sciences and graduated Summa Cum Laude as a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. She received her M.D. from Tufts University, where she graduated at the top of her class with Alpha Omega Alpha distinction. During medical school, she received numerous awards including the American Women’s Association for academic achievement. While at Tuft’s University, she also completed a PhD sponsored by the National Institute of Health developing novel gene therapies in the treatment of retinal diseases.
She completed her ophthalmology residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida, the number one residency and eye hospital in the country. While at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, she was selected as Chief Resident. As Chief Resident, Dr. Read completed a Vitreoretinal fellowship and then served as Director of Ocular Trauma and Chief of Services for the residency program. She strongly values the importance of research and teaching, as she continues to pursue the best care for her patients.
She was awarded the Heed Fellowship for her outstanding research and dedication to the field of ophthalmology. Dr. Read specializes in the latest techniques for the medical and surgical management of macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, macular hole, retinal vascular disorders, and macular pucker. Dr. Read has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and book chapters and spoken at several national meetings.
Dr. Read is happily married. She and her husband love to travel and explore the outdoors. In her spare time, she enjoys oil painting—a passion passed on by her artistic parents.