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Ophthalmologist, Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology

Associate Professor, UC Department of Ophthalmology



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About Me


Dr. Sisk specializes in medical and surgical vitreoretinal diseases including diabetic retinopathy, macular pucker, macular hole, macular degeneration, complicated retinal detachment, retinopathy of prematurity, vascular diseases of the retina, uveitis, histoplasmosis, complications of anterior segment surgery, and ocular trauma. He has special interests in pediatric retinal and surgical diseases, hereditary diseases of the retina, and retinal electrophysiology.

Dr. Sisk is a board certified diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. His peers selected him as one of The Best Doctors in America. He is a member of the Retina Society, the Association of Pediatric Retinal Surgeons, the American Society of Retinal Specialists, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, and a board member of the Cincinnati Society of Ophthalmology.

Clinical Interests

Pediatric retinal surgery; hereditary retinal diseases

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Ophthalmology


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My Education

BS: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 1999.

MD: University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, KY, 2003.

Internship: Internal Medicine, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, 2003-2004.

Residency: Ophthalmology, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, 2004-2007.

Fellowship: Vitreoretinal Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, 2007-2009.

Board Certification: Ophthalmology, 2008.


My Publications

Sisk RA, Leng T. Multimodal imaging and multifocal electroretinography reveal new insights into Gass’ Type 1 Stargardt disease. RETINA. 2014;34(8):1567-75.

Sisk RA, Hufnagel RB, Bandi S, Polzin WH, Ahmed ZM. Invited Report: Planned preterm delivery and treatment of retinal neovascularization in Norrie disease. Ophthalmology. 2014;121(6):1312-3.

Sisk RA, Riemann CD, Petersen MR, et al. Fundus Autofluorescence Findings of Choroidal Osteoma RETINA. 2013;33(1):97-104.

Sisk RA. Valproic Acid Treatment May Be Harmful In Non-Dominant Forms of Retinitis Pigmentosa. British Journal of Ophthalmology. 2012;96:1154-5.

Sisk RA, Motley WW III, Yang MB, West CE. Surgical Outcomes Following Repair of Traumatic Retinal Detachments in Cognitively Impaired Adolescents with Self-Injurious Behavior. Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. 2012;9:1-7.

Sisk RA. Enhanced Visualization with Intravenous Sodium Fluorescein 10% for Laser Ablation of Occult Retinal Neovascularization in Familial Exudative Vitreoretinopathy. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus 2012 49(2):126-7.

Sisk RA, Berrocal AM, Murray TG. Visual and Anatomic Outcomes With or Without Surgery For Persistent Fetal Vasculature. Ophthalmology 2010 Nov;117(11):2178-83.e1-2.

Sisk RA, Berrocal AM, Albini TA, Shi W, Feuer WJ. Bevacizumab for the Treatment of Pediatric Retinal and Choroidal Diseases.  Ophthalmic Surgery Lasers and Imaging 2010 Nov/Dec:1-11.

Sisk RA, Murray TG. Combined Phacoemulsification and Sutureless 23 Gauge Pars Plana Vitrectomy for Complex Vitreoretinal Diseases. British Journal of Ophthalmology. 2010;94(8):1028-32.

Sadaka A, Sisk RA. Dramatic Regression of Macular and Peripheral Retinoschisis with Dorzolamide 2% in X-linked Retinoschisis. J Med Case Rep. 2016;10(1):142.