Ronald M. Burde

Ronald M. Burde, MD
Member Since 1979
Date of Death: February 23, 2015

The entire Montefiore and Einstein family is deeply saddened by the passing of our great friend and cherished colleague, Ronald M. Burde, M.D., emeritus university professor of Ophthalmology, Neurology and Neurological Surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Burde served as chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology from 1988 until his retirement in 2000. Born in the Bronx, and brought up in Connecticut, he received his bachelors degree from MIT and his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College. He completed his ophthalmology residency at Washington University, and, after a fellowship there, assumed the leadership of the Neuro-Ophthalmology Department. Dr. Burde compiled an enviable roster of academic honors and recognition by his peers. He wrote and edited 11 books, authored 200 scientific papers and served on the editorial boards of many journals. He was chairman of the American Board of Ophthalmology, a fellow of the American Board of Ophthalmology and the American College of Surgeons, president of the Association of University of Professors in Ophthalmology and a fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences. We have lost an extraordinary physician, and a remarkable teacher and leader who helped make Montefiore the compassionate, world-class medical center that it is today. We extend our heartfelt condolences to his wife, Sharon, three sons, Howard, Brad and Jeff, and his grandchildren. Steven M. Safyer, M.D. President and CEO Montefiore Health System Allen M. Spiegel, M.D. Marilyn and Stanley M. Katz Dean Albert Einstein College of Medicine David A. Tanner Chair, Board of Trustees Montefiore Health System Roger Einiger Chair, Board of Overseers Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Published in The New York Times on Feb. 26, 2015.