Dr. Richard H. Fish is a Houston native who graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Texas at Austin and received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine. He completed an ophthalmology residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Eye Foundation Hospital and his vitreoretinal Fellowship at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. Subsequently, Dr. Fish was an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas for two and a half years prior to moving back to Houston to join RCH in 1992.
Dr. Fish has lectured extensively and published numerous scientific papers and book chapters on inflammatory and infectious conditions, vitreomacular diseases, and neuro-ophthalmologic disorders. He is a nationally recognized specialist in the research and treatment of opportunistic infections of the eye and is a scientific reviewer for two major ophthalmic journals.
Dr. Fish is a Clinical Associate Professor at Baylor College of Medicine and Weill Cornell Medical College, a member of the American Society of Retina Specialists, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a past President of the Houston Ophthalmological Society. At Houston Methodist Hospital, he is the Deputy Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology and a physician member of the Center for Performing Arts Medicine (CPAM), lecturing regularly on “Eye Diseases of Visual Artists” and “Blind Musicians.”
Dr. Fish is fluent in Spanish and in his spare time is an avid photographer and an active musician, playing drums in the University of Texas Longhorn Alumni Band, two rock and roll bands comprised of doctors, and in a jazz band with professional musicians.