Profile - William M. Kirber, MD

William M. Kirber, MD

Dr. Kirber attended Harvard College and graduated Magna Cum Laude with Highest Honors in Biology, Phi Beta Kappa. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Alpha Omega Alpha. His internship in Internal Medicine and Residency in Ophthalmology were done at Barnes Hospital, Washington University in St. Louis.

Dr. Kirber moved to Lakeville with his young family in 1982 and established his practice and began his association with Sharon Hospital. At Sharon, he was the first physician to do a number of surgical procedures including lens implant surgery, small incision cataract surgery, combined cataract and glaucoma surgery, laser procedures, and more recently, cataract surgery using multifocal and astigmatism correcting lenses. He is a past Chief of Staff of Sharon Hospital as well as a former member of its Board of Trustees.

Dr. Kirber is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, a Fellow in the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, the New England Ophthalmologic Society, the Connecticut Society of Eye Physicians, the Connecticut State Medical Society and the Litchfield County Medical Society. He has published articles on diverse subjects in journals ranging from The Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society and The Lapidary Journal to Archives of Ophthalmology.


Outside of the office, Dr. Kirber can often be found on Twin Lakes where he trains as a competitive masters rower. If not there, he might be out for a ride with his wife Sue in their old car or in the basement making toys for his grandchildren. He is often accompanied by his 3 dogs.