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“My love of ophthalmology dates back to high school. My wife’s father, Dr. Hatch, introduced me to the relatively unknown world of eye surgery. I was also fortunate to enter the subspecialized field of retina surgery under the tutelage of some of the country’s highest caliber professors. The capability to mesh this level of academic training with the joy of delivering eyesight-saving procedures is what keeps me coming to work every day. That I am practicing in a renaissance of blossoming discoveries of new medicines and surgical techniques is a blessing from above.”

Dr. Switzer practices full-time retina surgery in his hometown of Billings, Montana. His vitreoretinal surgery training in New York City was of the finest academic caliber. However, his true calling was in clinical practice; providing medical and surgical care of macular degeneration, retinal detachment, retinal vein and arterial occlusions, and diabetic retinopathy, among others. Outside the office, Dr. Switzer’s life focuses on raising a beautiful growing family with his loving wife. They enjoy skiing, hiking, and travelling.

BOARD-CERTIFIED: Ophthalmology

MD: Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC

SURGERY: Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC

RESIDENCY: Ophthalmology, Nassau University Medical Center / SUNY-Stony Brook, Long Island, NY

MEDICAL RETINA FELLOWSHIP: Manhattan Eye, Ear, & Throat Hospital, Manhattan, NY

SURGICAL RETINA FELLOWSHIP: Columbia University Harkness Eye Institute, Manhattan, NY

MEMBER: American Society of Retinal Specialists,

American Academy of Ophthalmology,

Montana Academy of Ophthalmology,

Montana Medical Association,

Yellowstone Valley Medical Society