Ricardo "Richie" Couso, MD, a native of New Jersey, graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude from Rutgers University in 2010 with a BS in Exercise Science. He has always had a love for education, and as an undergraduate was an MCAT instructor for the Office for Diversity and Academic Success in the Sciences (ODASIS) at Rutgers. He then pursued his MD at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He cultivated his love for Ophthalmology during a Pediatric Oculoplastics rotation at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. His research in Oculoplastics has led to peer-reviewed publications, including a podium presentation at ASOPRS. He holds academic interests in medical student and resident education, as well as product/device development. He enjoys spending time with his wife Megan, lifting weights, playing squash, playing the guitar, and exploring Pittsburgh.