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Anthony Musto, MD, FACS

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

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Anthony Musto, MD, FACS

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Dr. Anthony Musto specializes in comprehensive ophthalmology.

He has been named “Top Doctor” in the annual Castle Connolly survey nearly every year since 1999. He served as Chief of Ophthalmology at Bridgeport Hospital for more than 25 years, where he previously served as Chief of Staff and President of the Medical Staff. In 2004, Bridgeport Hospital honored him with a “University Chair” lifetime achievement award for his service. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology as well as the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Musto previously held academic appointments at Cornell University and Yale University. Dr. Musto completed his Doctor of Medicine and Bachelor of Science degrees at Georgetown University. He completed his residency in Ophthalmology at Manhattan Eye Ear & Throat Hospital in New York. He is one of the most respected ophthalmologists in the region. Dr. Musto is a founding member of Eye Surgery Associates and has been active in Fairfield County ophthalmology for more than 47 years.

Education & Training

  • Resident
    Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital (1973)
  • Resident
    USPHS Hospital (1971)
  • Resident
    USPHS Hospsital (1970)
  • Intern
    USPHS Hospital (1969)
  • MD
    Georgetown University, School of Medicine (1968)
  • BS
    Georgetown University, Pre-Med/Chemistry (1964)


  • Board Certification
    AB of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology (1975)


  • Surgical Missions to Jamaica BWI
    May Pen, Clarendon, Jamaica (1999-2006)
    Annual volunteer trips with Dr Arnold Pearlstone to Clarendon Parish, Jamaica BWI to perform surgery -- mainly cataracts -- through the Lions Club of Clarendon Eye Care program. We screened many patients, and performed surgery as needed on as many as possible (generally 10-12 daily) with limited facilities and staff. We were forced to stop due to the increasingly violent crime rate in the area.

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Physician Recognition Award (Lifetime Achievement Award)Bridgeport Hospital Board of Trustees2004

Professional Service

Connecticut Burns Care Foundation, Inc.Board member; currently Vice President1995 - Present
Bridgeport HospitalMember of Surgical Services Committee and Surgical Department Executive Committee. Member [and sometime Chair] of Bylaws Committee and Medical Staff Executive Committee1975 - 2018

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