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    Kenneth Greenberg, MD, catalyst in development of excimer laser, dies


    A friend and colleague of Dr. Greenberg’s for more than 25 years, Vincent Reppucci, MD, also of Danbury, CT, recalls numerous coffee and “mental health” breaks spent together given their adjoining office spaces.Courtesy of Abbott Medical Optics

    “Ken would approach and solve a situation or problem, be it ophthalmic, personal, or professional, in a very straightforward and insightful manner,” Dr. Reppucci said. “Energetic, compassionate, and professional in his clinical practice, he was loved by his patients.”

    Despite his intense work-life, Dr. Greenberg would always accommodate his work schedule around important family events. When he needed to travel to Europe, he was known to fly out on a Friday and be home by Saturday night so as not to miss his children’s piano recitals, baseball games, and basketball games, Dr. Reppucci said.

    “Ken was a genuine man of utmost personal integrity devoted to his family and patients,” Dr. Reppucci said. “He will be greatly missed!”

    Dr. Greenberg’s memory lives on in his wife, ENT-otolaryngologist Barbara E. Safran, MD; his two children, Rachel and Daniel; his family, and the countless other lives he touched over the years.

    Memorial contributions can be made to The Dr. Kenneth A. Greenberg Fund at Fight for Sight.


    Dr. Greenberg left a lasting influence not only with fellow ophthalmologists, but also among many in the ophthalmic industry. Following are some of their reflections: 

    Remembering Dr. Ken Greenberg

    Jolie Higazi
    Jolie is the Content Specialist for Ophthalmology Times. She can be reached at [email protected]

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