- Wound Healing
- Retinal Vascular Disease
- Corneal Wound Healing
- Ocular Trauma
- Vitreoretinal Disease
- Age-related Macular Degeneration
- Ocular Inflammatory Disease
Board Certification and Academic Information
||Ophthalmology/Visual Sciences - Professor (Clinical)
||American Board of Ophthalmology
National Board of Medical Examiners
Academic Office Locations
|Academic Office Phone Number
||Academic Office Address
||John A. Moran Eye Center
65 N Mario Capecchi
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
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.