Joseph Dowling


Dr. Joseph Dowling is a past Board Chair and a current board member of Trinity Repertory Company. He is a current Board member of Bradley Hospital, the Gilbert Stuart Birthplace and Museum, Friends of the South Ferry Church, Tides Family Services, Common Cause and the Marine Biological Laboratories in Woods Hole Massachusetts.

A veteran of the Navy from the Korean War, Dowling is a board certified ophthalmologist and The Rhode Island Eye Institute’s founder, focusing his practice on primary care ophthalmology. He is a senior staff member at both Rhode Island Hospital and Miriam Hospital, where he previously spent 15 years as Director of Ophthalmology. He also works as an ophthalmology consultant for both Butler Hospital and Women & Infants Hospital and is an Assistant Clinical Professor (Emeritus) at the Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University, a trustee emeritus of Brown University, and the author of numerous original publications. Dowling is the co-author of a book entitled “Vision” to be published in April.