Daniel Ritacca, MD
Dr. Daniel Ritacca is an honors graduate from the University of Illinois Medical School, class of 1979. He finished medical school at the top of his class as a member of alpha omega alpha honor society. He furthered his education and graduated in Ophthalmology at Northwestern Hospital, in 1984, where he trained in microsurgery of the eye; he has also received training in laser corrective vision surgery, plastic surgery of the eyelids and small cannula liposuction.
He is a volunteer surgeon at the John Stroger hospital teaching 12 doctors a year in vision correction, cosmetic/reconstructive surgery of the eyelids and liposuction. In addition, Dr. Ritacca has implemented the Gang Outreach Program in Illinois in which former gang members can remove old gang tattoos at minimal cost while they break free from the gang and improve their lives.
He is involved in donations that include raising money for the Leukemia Foundation, the Allendale Association, a not-for-profit organization that dedicates to the education treatment for foster children in the Chicago area and the organization ‘Feed the Poor’. Dr. Ritacca is well known for his philanthropy work across the world and has served on committees to help the poor as he operates voluntarily in underprivileged countries worldwide.
Dr. Ritacca’s vision is to establish a laser and surgery center that deals with cosmetic and reconstructive procedures, improve the quality of patient’s lives, helping the underserved and poor, while devoting his free time to his family. We are happy to say that his vision is now a reality.