Richard J. Zimbalist received his optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 2008 and then completed a residency in ocular disease at the Baltimore VA Medical Center. He has been awarded Fellowship status in the American Academy of Optometry.
Dr. Zimbalist is currently on staff at the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital in Columbia, Missouri. He holds clinical adjunct appointments at the University of Missouri-Saint Louis College of Optometry and Southern College of Optometry.
In additional to his clinical responsibilities, Dr. Zimbalist serves as the Technology Director for NAVAO, has authored multiple journal articles, serves as a peer-reviewer for a major ophthalmic journal, and is actively involved with teleretinal imaging and virtual medicine in his facility and region.
In his free time Dr. Zimbalist enjoys weightlifting, racquetball, golf, and spending time with his family. He is also the founder of Ignite Medical which specializes in website design and management.