B. David Garruto, MD

B. David Garruto, MD

Cornea Surgeon and
Medical Retina Specialist,
Board Certified Ophthalmologist

Dr. Garruto is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology with medical retina and cornea fellowships. He brings an abundance of knowledge and experience to Newsom Eye specializing in the treatment of retina, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and other diseases of the retina. His expertise of the cornea includes dry eyes, conjuntivitis, keratitiscollagen cross-linking and corneal transplants.

Dr. Garruto was born and raised in New Jersey, and now resides in the Tampa Bay area. His personal interests include skiing, playing tennis and visiting national parks with his wife and three children.


  • Medical Retina Fellowship, Southern Eye Associates, Raleigh, NC
  • Cornea Fellowship, University of South Florida Eye Institute, Tampa, FL
  • Residency in Ophthalmology, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
  • Transitional Year Internship, Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown, NY
  • Doctor of Medicine, New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
  • Bachelor of Science in History, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA


  • Advanced Fellowship Training in both Corneal and Retinal Diseases
  • Published in Behavioral Neuroscience Journal, “Rhinal Cortex Lesions Impair Simultaneous Olfactory Discrimination Learning in Rats”
  • “Safety of LASIK Performed on Eyes with Thin Corneas” Resident Research Project
  • Governing Association Member to Allocations and Academic Affairs Committees
  • Member of Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society
  • Student Representative to the Psychiatry Curriculum Review Committee, Rutgers University


  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
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