Meet Dr. Peter E. Liggett


Meet Peter E. Liggett, M.D.

This Connecticut-Based Doctor is A Nationally Recognized Expert
In Retinal Disease and Injury.

It’s easy to see why Dr. Peter E. Liggett is a leader in the field of evaluation and treatment of retinal disease and injury. He is a nationally renowned educator who served as a professor of ophthalmology at Connecticut’s Yale University and was the Director of the Retina/Vitreous Service and Ocular Oncology Department. Before that, Dr. Liggett was the director of the Ocular Oncology Service and Retina-Vitreous Fellowship program at the University of Southern California. Dr. Liggett has also taught at Johns Hopkins University, Georgetown University and the Doheny Eye Institute at USC. He is currently a clinical professor of ophthalmology at Cornell Medical Center.

Dr. Liggett received his medical degree from Columbia University. He completed his internal medicine and ophthalmology residencies at Cornell University Medical Center in New York City, and his vitreoretinal surgery fellowship from the University of Southern California.

Dr. Liggett and Dr. Chaudhry are the only two Connecticut physicians to be invited to be members of the Retina Society, the Macula Society and the Jules Gonin Society (the international society for retinal diseases). He has received numerous grants and awards and has written more than 50 articles and chapters in peer-reviewed literature. He has served on the invitation-only faculty of Harvard University's Lancaster Course in Ophthalmology, offered each summer to ophthalmology residents worldwide. He was also an invited associate examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Liggett was a principal investigator in the National Eye Institute's National Collaborative Ocular Melanoma Study and the Silicone Oil Study for Complicated Retinal Detachments. He is listed in "Best Doctors in America," a peer-compiled book, and Los Angeles Magazine named him one of the best doctors in Los Angeles in 1991.

In 1998, Dr. Liggett created the New England Retina Research and Education Foundation, a not-for-profit organization to encourage and support research for the development of new treatments for retinal disease, and to promote a multi-disciplinary approach to eye care. He is board certified in internal medicine and ophthalmology.