Steven See Tau Ching, M.D.

Steven See Tau Ching, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 659
Rochester, NY 14642

Appointment: (585) 273-3937

Patient Care Bio

Dr. Ching is dedicated to treating disorders of the cornea, including the conjunctiva and sclera, and is a specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of dry eye syndrome. Simple treatments can prevent the cornea damage that threatens vision in patients with dry eyes. In addition, his research initiatives include clinical trials such as a bacterial conjunctivitis study completed in collaboration with Dr. Shobha Boghani for Alcon Laboratories, Inc.

Dr. Ching is director of the Ophthalmology Cornea Fellowship. He also serves as medical director of the Rochester Eye and Human Parts Bank and is actively involved in cornea research. A 1974 graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Dr. Ching has provided patient care at MI Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, completed residency training in Rochester (Class of 1981), and completed a cornea and external disease fellowship at the University of Iowa.

Dr. Ching's professional memberships include: the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Corneal Society, the Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists, the Eye Bank Association of America, the New York State Ophthalmological Society, the Ocular Microbiology and Immunology Group Research to Prevent Blindness, and the Rochester Ophthalmic Society.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Department of Ophthalmology Resident Educatioin Award for Excellence in Teaching 2005
Department of Ophthalmology Resident Education Award for Excellence in Teaching 1997
The Rochester Eye and Human Parts Bank Recognition Grant for Distinguish Service, $25, 000 1997

Current Appointments

Professor Emeritus - Department of Ophthalmology (SMD) - Primary


Ophthalmology - American Board of Ophthalmology


MD | Medicine | Univ Rochester Sch Med/Dent1974
BA | Biology | Wesleyan University1970

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Cornea & External Disease Fellowship, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 1982
Ophthalmology Residency, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 1981
Locum Tenons, Harvey, North Dakota 1978
Pathology Fellowship, MI Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown, NY 1977
National Health Service 1977
Rotating Internship MI Bassett Hospital Cooperstown, NY 1975