Patient Rating:

4.6 out of 5

225 Patient Ratings
139 Patient Comments

Albert T. Vitale, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.6 out of 5

225 Patient Ratings
139 Patient Comments

Specialties

Languages

  • English

Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 581-2352 John A. Moran Eye Center
65 N Mario Capecchi
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
Map
(801) 213-8841 Redwood Health Center
Ophthalmology
1525 West 2100 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84119
Map

Bio

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 American Board of Ophthalmology
National Board of Medical Examiners

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
4.8
My confidence in care provider
4.8
Time care provider spent with me
4.5
Care provider spoke using clear language
4.6
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.6
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
4.6
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
4.6
Wait time at clinic
3.6
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy
4.7

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.

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

GOOD VISIT

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

good

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

Good

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

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

January 13, 2014

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

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

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

November 15, 2013

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

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

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

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 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

I WAS NEVER EXPLAINED ABOIUT THE CONFUSION MU APPOINTMENT TIME . I WAS LEFT T;HINKING IT WAS ABOIUT MENEY

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 great.

September 02, 2013

Dr Vitale is always 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

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 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 10, 2013

excellent provider

February 10, 2013

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

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

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

November 01, 2012

Good and lots of care

October 26, 2012

Thanks

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

Good

April 23, 2012

DR VITALLI IS AN EXCELLENT DOCTOR AND KNOWS HIS STUFF.

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

Care proviider is always very sensitive to concerns and care.

April 11, 2012

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

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 06, 2012

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

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

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

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?

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

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.

January 05, 2012

Totally Great Experience

Academic Profile

Research Interests

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

Board Certification and Academic Information

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

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-2352 John A. Moran Eye Center
Ophthalmology
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

Education History

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

Publications

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