Get to Know Our Ophthalmologists

David M. Ringel, D.O.

Dr. Ringel is a past president of the New Jersey Academy of Ophthalmology and has served on the Council for the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He has received many distinguished awards and has been invited to present at lectures across the country. In addition to training ophthalmology residents, Dr. Ringel also attends regional and national professional ophthalmology meetings on a regular basis to stay current with new advances in the field. Dr. Ringel has also served on an ophthalmology surgical mission in Honduras.
Undergraduate: Michigan State University; East Lansing, Michigan; Bachelor of Science, 1979
Medical School: University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey; School of Osteopathic Medicine; Stratford, New Jersey; Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, 1984
Internship: Kennedy Memorial Hospitals, Chief Intern, 1984-1985
Residency: Ophthalmology, Michigan State University, Metropolitan Hospital; Grand Rapids, Michigan; 1985-1988
Fellowship: Cornea & External Diseases, Ohio State University, Department of Ophthalmology; Columbus, Ohio; 1988-1989
Fellow: American Osteopathic College of Ophthalmology & the American Academy of Ophthalmology
Currently: Private Practice, Program Director of Ophthalmology Residency Program at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, & Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

Kenneth C. Heist, D.O.

Dr. Heist served as a past program director for the Ophthalmology Residency at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is now a current, active faculty member of the school. Dr. Heist maintains staff privileges at Will Eye Hospital as well.

Undergraduate: Villanova University; Villanova, Pennsylvania; Bachelor of Arts, 1982
Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Doctor of Osteopathy, 1987
Internship: University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey; Stratford, New Jersey, 1988
Residency: Family Practice, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, St. Agnes Hospital; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1988-1989 & Ophthalmology, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1992-1993; Chief Resident, 1991–1993

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