Dr. Kathleen Morno is a native Chicagoan and graduate of Loyola University Medical School, where she finished at the top of her class. She completed her residency in ophthalmology at Loyola University Medical Center, and later, completed additional training in laser vision correction (LASIK) and facial aesthetic enhancements. Dr. Morno has had a thriving private practice for the past 12 years in the northwest suburbs with thousands of loyal patients. In addition, she has served an underprivileged, inner-city community by providing much needed ophthalmic care. Her spirit of service has allowed her to participate in several medical missionary trips to Guatemala. She is an active fundraiser for many non-profit organizations such as SHARE, Haiti earthquake relief fund, No Kid Hungry and Eye Care America, to name a few. She is active in her church, where she has recently implemented a Health and Wellness Ministry, has been a contributing writer for Northwest Suburban Woman, and regularly lectures for several hospitals and community groups. She sits on the board of directors for the Barrington Area Council on Aging, an organization that services the elderly. Despite her busy career and philanthropic spirit, Dr. Morno enjoys spending time with her friends and family by preparing gourmet meals, traveling to new locales and long distance biking. Dr. Morno is excited to join Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa, where she hopes to continue to grow her following of happy patients with her warm and friendly personality.


Kathleen Morno, M.D.
Curriculum Vitae

Professional Experience

Ritacca Cosmetic and Laser Center 2013- Present
Vernon Hills, Illinois

Specialty Care Institute 2012-Present
Barrington, Illinois

Marcos Lopez M.D, S.C. and Associates 2004-Present
North Riverside, Illinois

Northwest Eye Center 2001-2012
Barrington, Illinois

Loyola University Medical Center/Hines VA Hospital 2006-2008
Consultant Ophthalmologist
Maywood, Illinois

Hospital Affiliations
Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital 2012- Present

Resurrection St. Mary and St. Elizabeth Hospital 2012- Present

Adventist LaGrange Hospital 2006-2012

Adventist Hinsdale Hospital 2006-2012

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital 2001-2006

Edwards Hospital 2001-2006

Postgraduate Training
Loyola University Medical Center 1998-2001
Department of Ophthalmology
Maywood, Illinois

MacNeal Hospital 1997-1998
Transitional Internship Program
Berwyn, Illinois

Medical Education
Loyola University Medical Center 1993-1997
Doctor of Medicine
Maywood, Illinois

Undergraduate Education
Northwestern University 1989-1993
Bachelor of Arts
Evanston, Illinois

Professional Affiliations
American Academy of Ophthalmology 1998-Present
Chicago Ophthalmological Society 1998-Present
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery 1999-Present

Research Experience
Refractive Outcomes Utilizing the Holladay II Formula for Intraocular Lens Determination. Loyola University 2000.
Human Amniotic Transplantation: Current Uses, Successes and Failures. Loyola University 1999.
Ocular Complications in Burn Patients. Journal of Trauma 1999.
Effects of Bone Acidic Glycoprotein on the Calcification of Glutaraldehyde Preserved Bovine Pericardium. Children’s Memorial Hospital.

Community Service
Barrington Area Council on Aging, Board Member.
Health and Wellness Ministry Coordinator, Lighthouse Church
Lions Eye Club, Medical Missions
Northwest Suburban Woman, Contributing Writer
Eye Care America Provider
American Cancer Society, March of Dimes, SHARE program, Haiti Earthquake Relief Fundraiser

Personal Interests
International Medicine, Long Distance Biking, Gourmet Cooking