Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

206 Patient Ratings
239 Patient Comments

Albert T. Vitale, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

206 Patient Ratings
239 Patient Comments



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Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 581-2352
John A. Moran Eye Center
65 N Mario Capecchi
Salt Lake City, UT 84132


Albert T. Vitale specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of patients suffering from diseases of the retina and vitreous. He is also one of the only ophthalmologists in the Intermountain West specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of uveitis and other infections and inflammatory diseases of the eye. His research interests include ocular manifestations of systemic diseases, novel therapeutic agents and new drug delivery systems in the treatment of ocular inflammatory disease, retinal vascular disease, and the pharmacotherapy of age-related macular degeneration. He is also one of about a handful of people in the country with dual training in ocular immunology and inflammatory disease as well as vitreoretinal surgery, and the only provider of such expertise in the Intermountain West. He is also co-author of the definitive text on the subject, with Dr. Steven Foster, entitled, Diagnosis and Treatment of Uveitis.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Ophthalmology/Visual Sciences - Professor (Clinical)
Board Certification National Board of Medical Examiners
American Board of Ophthalmology

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
My confidence in care provider
Time care provider spent with me
Care provider spoke using clear language
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
Wait time at clinic
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

January 27, 2017

I am very happy with Dr. Vitale and his staff.

January 13, 2017

Dr. Vitale and the staff at the Moran Eye Center are exceptional in every way possible.

January 11, 2017

Dr. Vitale was very calming, understood my anxiety related to health care issues, and was informative. I left my appointment feeling like I was under good care.

December 27, 2016

Dr. Vitale and staff are and provide an exceptional and professional service!!

December 19, 2016

Dr. Vitale is exceptional, a first-rate care provider.

December 15, 2016

it is a privilege to be a patient of Dr. Vitale. I believe he is genuinely concerned about me. he is kind, patient, and the Intermountain West is very fortunate to have someone of his caliber here in Utah.

November 07, 2016

Dr. Vitale is simply one of the best doctors we've seen, period. He is engaged, informative and takes great care in his decisions. He is an exemplary physician and this carries over to his staff that meet his high standards.

October 24, 2016

Dr. Vitale is great! Very concerned and caring.

October 10, 2016

I consider myself very fortunate to have access to Moran Eye Center and Dr. Albert Vitale as my doctor.

October 10, 2016

Professional and communicative

September 30, 2016

It was obvious that they were seeing more to the exam than they wanted to discuss. The only information they cared to share with me was regarding inflammation. I presume because that was why I referred there. However medical students were brought in to see a "vein" without explaining to me the significance of it. This gives cause for worry along with a referral to see another colleague without a reason why to see him either. I am very sure that I am not selected as the favorite patient of the month to meet the favorite colleague. As a person that needs to know their "total health", being examined by kind and professional people that selected to share with me the "you can know what I choose to tell you" information is difficult for me. As much as I liked working with them and thought they were knowledgeable, I left feeling half informed. Simply because they only wanted to inform me of their "specialty area". The 2nd visit was much better than the 1st visit to this office in every way. A huge THANK YOU for that.

September 26, 2016

I appreciate the time and care the staff and Doctor showed me while I was there.

September 23, 2016


September 11, 2016

Dr. Vitale is a very kind Doctor. he explains what is going on in my eyes. he takes the appropriate amount of time with me.

September 02, 2016

The doctor provided an explanation for a question...but it was mostly in technical terms. But that's okay, he can't necessarily take the time to explain everything to everybody.

July 26, 2016

It's 7 months now that I have been seeing Dr. Vitale. I have NO doubt that he is an excellent physician, and I absolutely believe that he is trying to help me. However, after 7 month's time, I still feel like I am talking to a stranger when he comes into the room. He runs in says "Hi, how are ya?" and immediately sticks his head into the computer. For a person with anxiety, such as myself, it would help a lot if he actually treated me like a person and not just a patient. That would help me calm down a lot when I am there. As I said, I have NO DOUBT that he is an excellent physician, and I fully believe that he is trying to help me, but our personalities are such that if I had another choice, I would most likely see someone else. To be fair, it was an extremely busy clinic this day, but after 7 months we are still only civil to each other and not friendly at all? Not good, not good. Also, it was late enough in the day when I left that I got no instructions about how long to take my antibiotic eye drop after my injection, and the clinic had to call me the next day to schedule my next appointment.

July 23, 2016

He was VERY courteous, thorough, and considerate. However the lights invoked a severe migraine which he didn't pick up on. I was soon beyond any reasonable state of thinking capacity that I feel diminished in the overall purpose of the visit. I still don't feel I have any explanation to work with, or future plan. Basically I am just continuing the same medicinal treatment I have for the last several months.

July 20, 2016

Dr. Vitale is always great, however I can tell when he is busy and has other patients/things on his mind. I often delay asking him questions because of a rushed feeling, but if I call with questions they always get answered, sometimes by him personally which I appreciate greatly.

July 17, 2016


July 14, 2016

Always GOD care

July 05, 2016

After Dr. V. finished his exam he said all looks good, reduce meds, and that was about all. I would like more details. For example; show me on the scans what looks better and why, what happened to all the floaters in my right eye? Where did they go? Will they come back?

May 04, 2016

I am so happy I am being care for by this very professional Staff and Dr. I am not so frightened about my future Vision problems. Very grateful to them.

May 01, 2016

Dr. Vitali is always positive and upbeat. I am honored that he would take me for a patient!

April 26, 2016

Perhaps in the future we will look back at the treatment of sticking a needle in your eye as a form of medieval torture (which it is). I have found this process extremely painful and the last one bloodied the left side of my eye for a week and made my vision difficult. I am considering terminating the procedure as it is really gruesome.

April 26, 2016

Dr. Vitale is awesome! The ONLY reason I put up with the long wait times when I visit the Moran is because I like and trust Dr. Vitale so much!

April 20, 2016

Dr Vitali explained everything to me and answered all my questions.

April 05, 2016

dr vitale is the best. he has saved my vision

April 04, 2016

Dr. Votale is the best.

April 04, 2016

Dr. Vitale and his staff are the very best!

March 31, 2016

Dr. Vitale is great. I think he really is trying to help me and I appreciate that. He is always pleasant when he comes in the room to see me.

March 28, 2016

Dr. Vitale is kind and interested as well as being a world-class retina specialist.

March 20, 2016

Dr. Vitale is great. The frustrating part was trying to be seen sooner than the appointment I had already scheduled. I get that Dr. Vitale's clinic is very busy and I'm not his only patient, but changing my appointment 3 times in 2 days seemed a bit excessive.

March 18, 2016

The doctor was impatient and talked down to us. There were issues with the computer program, medications and tests were not ported over from the VA's hospital records correctly. Dr. Vitali was going to have our patient rerun all the lengthy tests that were done just less than 30 days ago. He wouldn't listen to us. He kept talking over us and even snapped at us when we told him what another doctor told us what to do. Luckily the VA's medical records ported over and he ran out to us to change all of his directions on what to do. I'm sure Dr. Vitali is very talented and full of knowledge. However his bedside manner is extremely vital to both the patient as well as the patients family that comes along. All that knowledge gets downgraded and ridiculed when the Doctor is obtuse towards his patients. Please remind him that we are people, not just numbers.

March 13, 2016

Have already recommended Dr. Vitale and Moran to several friends

February 27, 2016

18 months ago Dr. Gibbons had prescribed me glasses with the left eye perscription plano, but giving no explanation for this; nor did his receptionist,when I queried her about this anomaly. A month ago I went for a new perscription; Dr. Gibbons tried, but finally explained that nothing he tried wold help improve my eyesight in the left eye, so he referred me to consultation and a possible steroid shot with Dr. Vitale. Dr. Gibbons spoke a little about the possible causes, but he did not really mention or speculate about possible consequences or possible later improvemente, worsening, etc. Dr. Vitale explaied clearly that I would have shots that day in both eyes (why also in he right eye?), another pair of shots in one month, and further evaluation in two months. I tried to ask about my eyesight; i.e., could i get new glasses and 'be ok' by the tie I will travel to Germany in late May? I didn't articulate this query very well, because Dr. Vitale responded that the APPOINTMENTS would be finished before my trip; however, he didn't say or speculate much about whether my condition should affect my plans or not.

February 22, 2016

I recommend the Moran Eye Center to everyone, especially my doctors: Dr. Vitale and Dr. Zabriskie

February 20, 2016

Excellent retina specialist

February 08, 2016

Dr. Vitale is a very sympathetic man and seems to cares deeply about his patients. He explains everything to you in a way you can understand and in the case where you do not, he will re-explain it in a different way so that you do understand. He takes the time to answer all of your questions and you never feel like you are being rushed out or brushed off.

February 05, 2016

I have complete confidence in Dr. Vitale.

January 31, 2016

I was upset about a condition unrelated to my primary problem that I was being seen for, but Dr. Vitale was very helpful in explaining it and setting up photography and ultrasound to allay my fears over the secondary problem.

January 19, 2016

Dr.Vitale is AMAZING. He always takes such great care of me and explains everything that needs to be done or that is happening.

January 18, 2016


January 11, 2016

Dr Vitale is the best!

December 12, 2015

very good to all these questions. could not have been better. I have recommended the clinic to everyone I know who need help with their eyes. Thank you all so much.

December 11, 2015

The most friendly Dr and Nurses, I love them all. Merry Christmas

December 04, 2015

Still no clear answers on what is going on, but they also don't know what it is.

November 24, 2015

Dr Vitale demonstrates an extreme amount of concern, spends more time than your typical physician, and seems to sincerely care about me as a patient. He is an anachronism, and refreshing presence, in today's, "run them through as fast as you can", practice of medicine.

November 06, 2015

Dr. Vitale is awesome

October 30, 2015

Dr. Vitale is awesome! Absolutely the best! If he wasn't I would have found a new doctor with the amount of wait time I typically have when I come for an appointment. He cares about me as a person not just a patient/paycheck.

August 31, 2015

The staff in general seemed to be stressed and perhaps disorganized

August 29, 2015

Dr Vitale and his staff always take time to deal with any questions I might have. They tailor things to my needs and care about my comfort and input.

August 04, 2015

Dr. Vitale is outstanding in every way.

July 31, 2015

Fantastic Dr.

July 30, 2015

Excellent to all of the above and more.

July 28, 2015

I would recommend Dr. Vitali to anyone. I trust him completely and have total confidence in his abilities.

July 18, 2015

Dr. Vitale was a very compassionate and caring doctor.

July 14, 2015

Love this guy. He's not only super competent, he's informative, personable, and excellent to work with in all ways.

June 25, 2015

Dr. Vitale is outstanding in every way. I met another of his patients this week who agreed that he is amazing

June 23, 2015

Dr. Vitale is someone I am truly grateful to have in my life. He is very skilled and I have no doubt that I owe my eyesight to his skilled care. That alone is enough to recommend him highly but that is only part of how he cares for me. He involves me in every decision about my care. He shares his thoughts, weighs the pros and cons all while taking into consideration not only my eyesight but my overall quality of life. Dr. Vitale has comforted me as I have shed many a tear over my diagnosis and all the frustrations that have accompanied it. I truly believe he has my best interest at heart and I trust him completely (something quite rare for me).

May 27, 2015

Best Doctor that I have ever seen in my life.

April 28, 2015

Dr. Vitale is outstanding in every way.

April 18, 2015

Best Dr. Ever

April 16, 2015

DR. Vitrelie was wonderful

April 06, 2015

Dr. Vitale is the best! I would recommend him to any one! I am grateful to be his patient!

March 25, 2015

Dr. Vitale is outstanding in every way.

March 08, 2015

Dr. Vitale was very professional also, look at my eyes very carefully.

March 05, 2015

I had hoped that Dr. Vitale would have explained things better to me when switching to my new healthcare provider since I am moving and will be seeing a different eye doctor from now on. I also wished that he had talked to me about my medicine and what dosages to follow or if he would keep filling them etc. I will have to call the office to gather all of this information. He seemed to be very hasty with getting done with me and on to the next patient.

March 03, 2015

Dr. Vitale and his staff and the BEST! I owe them my eyesight and my eye. I can't say enough good about them.

February 23, 2015

On my last visit, not much was said about my care or the plan going forward. I am having a series of injections in both eyes for macular degeneration. I would like to know when another test will be done to determine if these shots are helping.

February 15, 2015


February 10, 2015

I have utmost respect and appreciation for Dr. Vitale. He has taken care of my eye problems for 10 years. He knows me personally -- studies charts, and considers the best treatment.

February 05, 2015

I always learn new and useful information about eyes and my disease from the medical staff. I was expecting changes to my treatment after this visit, but my doctor had information from studies that he learned since our last visit, shared the relevant information, and asked if I'd like to go with the expected changes or to adjust the plan according to the new information. Understanding the benefits of each option made it easy to decide to trust my doctor's expertise.

January 26, 2015

after waiting 3 hours the doctor spends 5 minutes with me and goes through a quick exam tells me new dosage and is gone before you can even process what he said.

January 23, 2015

Everyone in the clinic, and particularly Dr. Vitale, study coordinator Kim Wegener, the photo technicians (Jim, Paula and others) have been wonderful for the past years during my visits.

January 20, 2015

I am thankful for the care I have received from Dr Vitale. I feel as if he has an honest concern for me. He seeks my feedback and makes me a partner in treatment decisions.

January 13, 2015


January 13, 2015

Dr Vitale is outstanding in everything he does

December 26, 2014

It was all excellent.

December 07, 2014

I know that Dr Vitale is concerned about me keeping my vision. I am very grateful for his knowledge, and care for my problem.

November 27, 2014

Good Experience

November 24, 2014

Dr. Vitale is a great doctor and guy otherwise there is no way I would continually spend the amount of time waiting for him that I do every appointment.

November 24, 2014

Dr Vitale is the outstanding in everything he does

November 23, 2014

U recommend it to evereyone.

November 11, 2014

Dr. Vitale was patient when my son asked questions and showed concern. Dr. Vitale asked about school and my son's hobbies.

November 02, 2014

very please with Doctor and all staff

October 17, 2014

provider uses all medicall terminology.. which i understand most of because i work in medical.. but he snaps if he has to repeat and is condescending if u dont understand and not on first appt but second appt.. first appt he wanted to help.. but you still feel he's about to snap.. second appt he didnt care or want to answer questions

October 05, 2014

I've been seeing Dr. Vitale for about 8 years and have the utmost confidence in him.

October 03, 2014

Dr. Vitale is always very professional and friendly. We chat briefly as he is busy. But it is obvious to me that he is absolutely dedicated to my eye health first and foremost!!!

September 25, 2014

Doctors Vitale and Zabriskie are awesome.

September 25, 2014

Dr. Vitale is kind, caring and has a great knowledge of his field of expertise. I know that I am in the best care when I go to see him, and I have trusted him with my eyesight for the last several years. Without his help, I am sure I would be blind by now. I am very thankful that he is there and that I can be one of his patients! I am also thankful that he is sharing his knowledge with young doctors, so they can also take care of people. Dr. Vitale is definitely one of my heroes!

September 22, 2014

I have trusted Dr. Vitale's decisions regarding my vision for close to 10 years now, and with his dedication, compassion, and knowledge we have not only maintained my eyesight, but improve it! I am thankful for each and everyday I can see.

September 21, 2014

I know my eyes are in the best care with Dr. Vitale. I am facing the reality that I may go blind (and this is terrifying), but I know that that this provider is truly concerned about my vision.

September 19, 2014

The doctor giving the shot was only with me long enough to put the device to hold my eye open and give the shot itself. He did not talk to me other then to introduce himself. The nurse did not spend more time with me either but did walk me out to the front to schedule my next appointment. No one seemed concerned about whether I had any questions.

September 13, 2014

excellent Staff and Dr. Vitale is the greatest

September 11, 2014

Dr. Vitale is always very thorough in explaining the treatments and what options are available for treatment should this form not work. I feel confident in his diagnosis and his genuine concern for me as an individual.

September 05, 2014

Very caring, kind and excellent! I am extremely grateful for my doctors at the Moran!

August 28, 2014

Vitale is a good professional

August 26, 2014

Dr Vitale is top notch in every way

August 25, 2014

I forgot to ask if I was to continue the eye drops. I will call in when the prescription refill runs out.

August 06, 2014

I cannot say enough good things about Dr Vitale and his staff. Dr Vitale has a way of making me feel completely comfortable. He is confident, reassuring and kind.

July 18, 2014

Several professionals att6ended me during the course of my appointment, all of who were competent and kind. I would have liked Dr Vitale to have spent a little more time with me, however.

July 17, 2014

Dr. Vitale and staff all were very helpful and informative every step of my visit.

July 02, 2014

Dr Vitale and his office techs are the greatest! which is why I travel from Nevada or Idaho to go to John Moran, I have the utmost confidence in my treatment plan and care from my team of doctors!

June 26, 2014


June 10, 2014

Dr Vitale is the very best

June 05, 2014

I have recommended this Doctor and office to anyone having problems such as mine.

June 01, 2014

dr vitali was amazing informative and sincere

May 15, 2014


May 10, 2014

I think Dr. Vitale is fabulous. He is calm and unassuming. He is kind and soft-spoken but makes me feel like he really cares about me and that I can trust him, even though I know he has tons of other patients waiting for him. He and Dr. Warner at Moran are the best doctors I have ever been to by far...and I have been to a lot!

May 07, 2014

Dr Vitale is excellent in every way

May 05, 2014


April 29, 2014

I have been a patient of Dr. Vitale for several years. Because of his expertise, I am able to see today. I have great confidence in his abilities. I feel he is a kind, and compassionate doctor. He is a wonderful doctor and my husband and I consider him our friend.

April 15, 2014

very sharp individuals, great explanations. brought in other Dr.s for opinions. I am confident Dr. Vitale will find out what this is.....

April 12, 2014

I love the EPIC system that the U is using. I would recommend that the provider speaks to the patient instead of just to the scribe in the room. It was weird that he was talking to the scribe as if I wasn't there. He was describing how "serious" my problem was to the scribe to put in the computer before telling me I had a problem! He then turned to me and said "you have very serious eye damage". I said, "I know, I just heard you tell the scribe that, and watched her type it into my chart before you told me". weird

March 30, 2014

generally good

March 25, 2014

Thought team were interested and I did feel confident that condition was understood.

March 24, 2014

I wish I was given more information about other medications besides the one that I'm on that has birth defects possible. I'm a young married women and you would think that a doctor would be worried about me being on this medicine. I always ask about other options and it is never addressed with real concern.

March 24, 2014

The staff were awesome.

March 20, 2014

Fantastic doctor and human being. Can't express my trust in this doctor enough. Knowledgeable and personable.

January 27, 2014

Moran Eye saved my vision. Dr V is very informative and attentive I trust his expert opinion and feel he has my best interest at heart. I never feel rushed and he addresses any concerns I may have.

January 27, 2014

Dr Vitale is the greatest. Very knowledable and caring, best in every way

January 26, 2014

The care provider is an excellent professional, not only in regards to knowledge, but "bed-side" manners as well.

January 21, 2014

Dr. Vitale and his staff are excellent and so kind. I could not ask fore a better doctor. I believe he saved my eye sight in my right eye. I am so Thankful

January 19, 2014

Dr. Vitale is really nice

January 13, 2014

I am fortunate to have Dr. Vitale as my doctor. He is excellent, caring, and I appreciate him.

January 13, 2014

Dr. Vitale is so attentive and kind. His knowledge and skills are so appreciated.

January 10, 2014

we are fortunate that Dr. Vitale is here in Utah to share his expertise with us.

January 09, 2014

The clinic was very good and Dr Vitale was informative and consistent in his care. He instructed and assisted in understanding the diagnosis and care. Am very happy that my husband and I were able to fine him and be under his care.

January 07, 2014

all is fine and professional and caring.. I thank the whole department

December 24, 2013

Dr Vitale is amazing, extremely competent and very caring

December 13, 2013

excellent Doctors especial Dr. Vitale

November 28, 2013

Dr. was interested in the well being of patient

November 15, 2013

We, and so many others, are blessed with the excellent care given to us at Dr Vitale's clinic.

November 15, 2013

I am very pleased with my doctor, Dr. Vitalie.

November 14, 2013

He noticed I was stressed and seemed caring about what I was stressed about. I appreciated that because that doesn't always happen with doctors. He read my body language to be able to tell. I don't think I was exuding stress or anything, but he picked it up. Very appreciated.

November 11, 2013

Dr. Vitale is great. He is incredibly intelligent, he cares about his patients and I love his dry wit. :) He's good at discussing options and possible problems down the road. It makes me not quite as nervous because he tells me so much.

October 24, 2013

Dr Vitale and his associates are outstanding

October 23, 2013

You don't have a number high enough on your scale to describe the level of confidence I have in Dr. Vatale!

October 21, 2013

Many things were told to an assistant as if I wasn't even in the room. I asked for normal speak citing I wasn't current on medical terminology involving the eyes and was completely ignored. I trust Dr. Vitale so I am just going to assume that since he didn't need to see me for a year, all the notes he made aren't about a problem I need to be concerned with now. I was instructed on what things to watch for and to return to the clinic sooner if anything changed.

October 21, 2013

Dr. Vitale was very comforting and reassured us that he would take good care of the patient, as he always has.

October 21, 2013

I have the highest regard for the staff at Moran and would always recommend your facility above any other. Thank you!!!

October 04, 2013

Dr Vitale is great!

September 30, 2013

Dr Vitale is fantastic. He is always very caring and understanding when I ask questions.

September 23, 2013


September 21, 2013

There is no question that Dr. Vitale is an excellent doctor. I trust him. His bedside manner has improved and he tries in that area. However, I have been a patient of his for 6-7 years and the wait times are always deplorable.

September 09, 2013

There is always a wait time when I am here.. That is just the way it has always been. We are working with someone who specializes in this disease and that takes time. I have been going to the Moran Eye Center for nearly 14 years and have always received the best care. Dr Vitale has been my doctor for at least 10 of these years. I recently just learned that I have to have eye surgery and I am getting married in 3 weeks... So bummed but feel so good to know that Dr Vitale will take care of me. Dr Vitale and everyone on his team feel more like a family and that is the kind of care I want and need. I have never been unhappy with my care and I know I am getting the best of the best. Thank you to all of you at the Moran Eye Center!! Good job!

September 04, 2013

We are always bragging on the team at Dr Vitale's office

September 03, 2013

I have the utmost confidence in Dr. Vitale.

September 02, 2013

Dr Vitale is always great.

September 02, 2013

Dr. Vitale is great.

August 28, 2013

Vitale was very good

August 27, 2013

it was not clear if the doctor had looked closely at my medical history; it was clear he had not looked at the new patient intake form -- I had to repeat the same information re: med history to 3-4 different people -- all of this while my eyes are dilated and I can't see my notes -- this is A LOT to ask of a patient who has a complex medical history.

August 26, 2013

There was lots of discussion between the staff about all the tests that needed to be given and how to fill out the new computer program that the "U" has just installed. I did not need to be in the room for most of it. I had to find my way to the testing areas. It is good I had a good memory as If I had forgotten I would have had to go back to ask where I was to go. It was not written down.

July 04, 2013

Super in all ways

June 10, 2013

Dr. Vitale is beyond very good, he is excellent.

June 07, 2013

All good. They made me feel special!

June 06, 2013

I have seen Dr. Vitale for the last seven years. I accredit him with saving the eyesight in my left eye. I couldn't be more pleased with his care. Also the staff who works with him are great. I have had a similar experience with Dr. Mamalis and his staff for my cataract surgery. Thank you all!

June 05, 2013

Dr. Vitale is always in a rush whenever I meet with him; I wish that there was a more patient uveitis specialist that I could see.

May 23, 2013

Doctor A. Vitale does not generally share understandable information with the patient/care giver, has an impatient, condescending attitude toward patient/care giver - however he is obviously an experienced expert in hius field. I guess you can't have it all, huh?

April 30, 2013

Dr Vitale is an excellent doctor. Takes good care of my daughter.

April 27, 2013

I like both Dr. Shakoor and Dr. Vitale. Both seem to be completely competent.

April 10, 2013

We are never treated like "just another patient," but with true concern for who I am and how my problem effects me. Great care, great treatment.

April 04, 2013

He was very down to earth, which was nice. He seemed a little frustrated, but that is understandable since my daughter was not cooperating at all. I felt he really knew what he was talking about, and thought of questions to ask after the fact so I will hopefully get to ask those next week!

April 04, 2013

I would recommend others to the Moran Eye center if they needed to receive treatment and were trying to decide which hospital to go to. I have been treated so well here, and I am very appreciative. Thank you!!

April 01, 2013

The best there is. Thank you Thank you Thank you

March 28, 2013

very good

March 21, 2013

Dr Vitale is amazing. He always answers my questions clearly and seems concerned about my care.

March 21, 2013

I would have preferred my medication instructions were written down instead of just given to me verbally.

March 20, 2013

we have seen multiple doctors at the redwood moran and have received excellent care from all

March 18, 2013

moran is a class act and dr vitale is comprehensive in his explanation re: problem and solution. plus, he's a fabulous person

March 14, 2013

Dr/ Vitale is the best doctor for my condition and he has always treated me with kindness and in a professional way. I consider him a friend as well as my physician.

March 14, 2013

I am not sure Dr. Vitale understands how important it is for me to treat a flair up of iritis immediately when it begins! He was unwilling to prescribe the medicine I need to stop it before it gets bad. If I was out of town and had to wait several days to treat a flair up, it could do serious and permanent damage to my eye. He should trust that I know what is going on and give me the medicine I need to treat it as soon as it begins!

March 11, 2013

Dr. Vitale and his assistants gave clear explanations of my diagnoses, and were warm and concerned about my condition.

February 25, 2013

Dr. Vitale always provides the best of care and is genuinely interested in the outcome of treatment

February 14, 2013

Dr. Vitale is the only doctor I trust with my eyes. He has saved me from going completely blind and has always shown an incredible amount of concern for my health. He has been very informative, and is always quick to offer multiple solutions to any problem I might have. I can recommend no doctor more highly than him for anyone wishing to receive the best possible care.

February 14, 2013

I did feel that he was very concerned and thoroughly checked my eye for anything unusual. He explained very well what he saw and what his concerns were.

February 10, 2013

always takes time for my questions and concerns...very concerned about my condition and recovery

February 10, 2013

excellent provider

January 28, 2013

Excellent Doctors. I now know I came to the right place for treatment !!!!!

January 27, 2013

My son has been seen by Dr. Vitale for the last 6 years, and we have nothing but respect and gratitude for the treatment and care he provides. We feel 100% confident in his abilities, and feel lucky to have access to such an expert.

January 21, 2013

I felt as though the appointment was very rushed and did not leave time for much discussion on options of treatment.

January 18, 2013

Dr. Vitale is amazing.

January 07, 2013

I just felt blown off

December 20, 2012

We have consistently had a great experience with Dr. Vitale

December 18, 2012

Great staff, from start to finish!

December 17, 2012

I was extremely pleased with both Dr. Hobbs and Dr. Vitale - I felt confident about their decisons and comfortable that they were qualified to proceed with all procedures.

December 04, 2012

Once I got to Dr. Vitale, my medical experience was good though he didn't seem to care about the long wait either. While it is his job to be in the clinic all day, it is not mine. When I told him I was upset that I had been required to spend days going to 4 different clinics and hours on the phone with insurance to make sure all the labs that he requested were drawn and tested in aa way that they would be covered, his response was "Well, you wanted an assessment didn't you?". He didn't even have the results. So, no, I had not been assessed but I had been run around town.

December 03, 2012

I saw Dr. Vitale and Dr. Hobbs, his fellow. They were reassuring and thorough. They double-checked everything and I feel like they know what they are doing. Since it was Dr. Hobbs who performed my laser retinopexy procedure after an emergency room visit, I was glad he came in to discuss it with Dr. Vitale.

November 26, 2012

Dr. Vitale has always been very friendly and professional. I feel very confident in his abilities and enjoy being one of his patients.

November 01, 2012

Good and lots of care

November 01, 2012

I feel very confident that my condition is being carefully diagnosed.

October 26, 2012


September 24, 2012

I wish he talked more and explained more of why they were performing specific tests. I was worried about my eyes and didn't feel like I understood if I should be worried or not worry much at all. I wanted reassurance or a plan of where we were headed to find out what was wrong. I think he was just very quiet and didn't talk very much to me. But I have confidence in his abilities as a doctor and think he is a good doctor and is trying to figure out what is wrong.

September 17, 2012

Dr. Vitale is excellent in giving the care I need. The injection in my eye didn't hurt and I was comfortable during the procedure and after leaving the office. His staff is excellent and all try hard to give the best care.

September 14, 2012

Very good experience.

July 26, 2012

Total time at my appointment on that particular daywas 3 hours. Far too long to wait at any age.

July 18, 2012

Dr. Vitale was fantastic to work with. He brought in other specialists to help find a diagnosis for me, thouroughly explained the injection for my eye, and spent a lot of time examining me.

July 16, 2012

Our care provider was excellent! Happy, knowledgeable and very efficient!

July 01, 2012

Absolutely love Dr. Vitals and am very comfortable with his diagnosis and treatment plan. He has always showed a level of great concern and compassion for my situation and has made me feel comfortable even though the outcome of any and all treatments are

June 28, 2012

Thank you for cutting through the red tape so I could see Dr. Frech.

June 28, 2012

An excellent experience, as always. I trust Dr. Vitale implicitly, and know he has my best interests and well being in mind at all times.

June 27, 2012

Following an ocular tap, I was unable to see out of my left. This condition somewhat temporary and an unexpected consequence of the procedure. Dr. Vitale showed great concern about this keeping me in the clinic an extra amount of time examining me several times before releasing me, with the assurance that the condition was temporary. Dr. Vitale asked me a few days later how I was doing and I assured him by phone that I thought the post-procedure condition was clearing up and my site seemed to be returning, accept for the blind spot I went to see him regarding, of course.

June 26, 2012

I feel confident in the physician's ability to treat the illness, but not the patient. He doesn't seem to recognize the impact of the cost of tests that are ordered or medications that are prescribed. He also doesn't seem to notice inconveniences patients endure.

June 25, 2012

I recommend Dr Vitale to others all the time. We have so much confidence in him and his staff; "very good" isn't adequate when describing the amount of confidence we have in each person that has touched our lives while we are in his office. Each person is truely engaged with us.

June 22, 2012

I think the Drs. are exceptional!

June 21, 2012

everyone we met was a learning experience and so informative. Dr. Vitale explained everything and made sure we were comfortable and understood what was happening.

June 20, 2012

All a very good experience except wait time after my eyes were dilated.

June 20, 2012

Dr. Vitale was very busy and could only spend about 10 minutes with us.

June 14, 2012

If there was a category higher than very good I would check it!

June 11, 2012

Dr. Vitale is a top notch doctor, but between the scheduling, travel, and wait times, I would definately return to my doctor in Ogden if that were an option.

June 10, 2012

I travel from Nevada so I can remain under the care and guidance of Dr. Vitale and the staff at Moran Eye Center. I have great confidence in their care and ability to treat my issues. I will continue to remain under their care as long as necessary.

June 07, 2012

The doctor was much more empathetic this visit than ever before regarding my wife's concerns about her prescribed medicine's side effects. However, generally he has not advised us of any medicine's side effects when he prescribes them. We have to look up the information online about her medicines and then discuss it with him later. He is so busy that he never can spend enough time with us. This is a continual weakness in the Moran Eye Center's operations. If I ran my business with this poor method of work flow and lack of customer service I would have gone under long ago. I have mentioned these concerns before and the situation has actually gotten worse.

June 05, 2012

I am very pleased with the care I get there, and have great confidence in Dr. Vitale.

May 21, 2012

I only saw Dr. Vitale for about 15 minutes so I'm thinking about him when answering these questions.

May 03, 2012


April 23, 2012


April 23, 2012

We trust the Doctor

April 23, 2012

The doctor seems harried, hurried, and distracted, probably because he is over-scheduled.

April 19, 2012

I felt that he was in a hurry, and that he had others with more pressing problems.

April 19, 2012

I've recommended Dr. Vitale and the Moran Eye Center several times.

April 11, 2012

Dr. Vitale provides the best care and concern possible for me. I can't say enough good about him!

April 11, 2012

Care proviider is always very sensitive to concerns and care.

April 06, 2012

doc. found my problem, when no other eye doc could

April 06, 2012

Dr. Vitale was excellent. This appointment was difficult and even emotional as we had to make some challenging decisions for the proper care. Physician spent a lot of time explaining and helping us understand. They were compassionate and respectful. I am very grateful for this!

April 05, 2012

Very happy with my visits.

March 30, 2012

I love Dr Vitale. He is very good, thorough and concerned about your problem.

March 29, 2012

Dr. Vitale, very professional and courteous

March 22, 2012

He gave me the instruction/information print-out that went with the new medication they used and was exteremely competent in administering the shot.

March 05, 2012

He explained that I would be takimg the drops in my left eye and I wondered why not in both eyes. but I didn.t ask. The doctors checked and rechecked my eyes and that was a comforting feeling.

March 01, 2012

Dr. Vitale is the very best. He is obviously very competent as well as most courteous, attentive and most helpful. It was an extraordinary visit. I can't say enough about how positive it was.

February 27, 2012

I love my doctor and he always takes good care of me.

February 27, 2012

everyone has always been excellent for me

February 17, 2012

I feel fortunate to see Dr. Vitalie

February 03, 2012

I was refered to another provider but not given any information, do I call them, do they know I'm coming, do they need to transfer my records, do I need to chase down my records, I guess I just google the name and see what happens?

February 03, 2012

Great at treating the disease. Not so great treating the patient.

January 13, 2012

I know I need some tests done, but the waiting period before my insurance will cover my pre-existing condition has just begun. The doctor is very good about letting me know I can wait to have those tests done until insurance will cover it, and that the delay will not have a harmful effect on my condition.

January 09, 2012

I'm very happy in every way with the care I have received through the years with Dr. Vitale and staff.

January 05, 2012

Totally Great Experience

January 05, 2012

The doctor is very knowledgeable and capable. However, my questions are not answered in full, my ability to communicate my concerns are hampered by his hurried approach. I feel it is difficult to make him understand my concerns, it is much easier to tell them to the technician. Of course the technician cannot advise me. I wish he would take a few minutes to listen to me describe my personal observations with the treatment.

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Corneal Wound Healing
  • Age-related Macular Degeneration
  • Wound Healing
  • Vitreoretinal Disease
  • Ocular Inflammatory Disease
  • Retinal Vascular Disease
  • Ocular Trauma

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Ophthalmology/Visual Sciences - Professor (Clinical)
Board Certification National Board of Medical Examiners
American Board of Ophthalmology

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-2352 John A. Moran Eye Center
65 N Mario Capecchi
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Dr. Albert T. Vitale is Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Member of the Vitreoretinal Division and Director of the Uveitis Division at the John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Dr. Vitale attended Stanford University as an undergraduate and New York Medical College. Following internship in internal medicine at the University Health Centers of Pittsburgh, and residency in ophthalmology at St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center, he completed fellowship training in ocular immunology and uveitis at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary followed by vitreoretinal fellowship at the Retina Specialists of Boston.

Prior to coming to the University of Utah and the John A. Moran Eye Center, Dr. Vitale served as Chief of the Uveitis Division and Senior Consultant Ophthalmologist in the Vitreoretinal Division at the King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital in Saudi Arabia where he established the first uveitis service in this country.

At the Moran Eye Center, Dr. Vitale’s clinical practice encompasses the medical and surgical treatment of patients with complex ocular inflammatory disease and vitreoretinal pathology and is the only provider with such dual training and expertise in the intermountain West. Dr Vitale has incorporated his research interests into clinical practice and is focused on novel drugs and delivery systems for the treatment of ocular inflammatory disease and age related macular degeneration, diagnostic and therapeutic vitreoretinal surgery in the management of uveitis, pediatric uveitis, and the interface between ocular inflammatory disease and age related macular degeneration. In addition, he is involved in the delivery of comprehensive and sustainable retinal care in the developing world through the Division of International Ophthalmology at the Moran Eye Center and ORBIS and for the indigent and underserved in Salt Lake City, serving as Medical Director for the Moran Eye Clinic at the Fourth Street Homeless Clinic.

Dr. Vitale is committed to education, not only among residents and fellows at the Moran Eye Center, but nationally and internationally, serving as contributing editor for several American Academy of Ophthalmology publications, including Focal Points and the Basic and Clinical Science Series as well as an invited speaker at numerous continuing medical educational symposia around the world. He is the co-editor of and contributing author to “Diagnosis and Management of Uveitis”, the most definitive text on the subject of its kind, the second edition of which is forthcoming. He has published numerous articles in peer reviewed literature, reviews, and book chapters. Dr.Vitale has been a reviewer for major ophthalmology journals including, Ophthalmology, the American Journal of Ophthalmology, Archives of Ophthalmology, the British Journal of Ophthalmology, and Ocular Immunology and Inflammation.


Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship Retina Specialists of Boston
Vitreoretinal Surgery
Fellowship Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Ocular Immunology and Uveitis
Chief Resident St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center
Chief Resident
Residency St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center
Internship University Health Centers of Pittsburgh
Internal Medicine
Professional Medical New York Medical College
Undergraduate Stanford University
Biological Sciences and Humanities Special Programs


Selected Provider Publications

Global Impact

Global Impact


Institution Description Country
King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital (KKESH), Chief Uveitis Division, Member Vitreoretinal Division Consultant Ophthalmologist Saudi Arabia
King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital (KKESH), Chief Uveitis Division, Member Vitreoretinal Division Senior Consultant Ophthalmologist Saudi Arabia

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