Raphael Addiego, M.D. - Ophthalmologist
May 27, 1961 – March 5, 2023
It is with a heavy heart that Specialty Eye Institute announces the sudden passing of one of our own physicians, Raphael Addiego, MD. Raphael was a Retina Specialist for Specialty Eye Institute for more than 15 years.
He attended Johns Hopkins as an undergraduate then onto Thomas Jefferson Medical College. He graduated residency from New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and completed his Retina Fellowship at Retina Associates of Cleveland/Mt. Sinai with Tom Rice, MD. He came to the Great Lakes State, to practice medicine in Lansing, from the New Jersey shore, a boy who grew up with the love of the sea. He enjoyed boating, reading and a good laugh with friends. Dr. Addiego was the definition of an altruistic physician and was beyond dedicated to his patients and his practice. His care for patients surpassed the clinic, from seeing patients in their homes to helping them pay for medical bills that were unrelated to their eye care. He was not one to ask for the limelight in his efforts, but those of us that were aware of his generosity thought he deserved more recognition.
He passed away unexpectedly but peacefully in his sleep on March 5th, 2023 at the age of 61. He is survived by his lovely wife and their four children. We will miss his dry humor, his clinical acumen, and his unwavering ethical standards.
Please click here to view Dr. Addiego’s obituary: HERE