Nathalie C. Rioux, M.D.

Nathalie C. Rioux, M.D. is a native of Montreal, Canada. She received a B.S. in Microbiology from McGill University, Montreal and her M.D. from the University of Montreal School of Medicine 1991.

Dr. Rioux completed her internship and residency at the University of Montreal Affiliated Hospitals in Montreal. She completed her Fellowship in Glaucoma in 1997 at the same institution, graduating Magna Cum Laude.

Dr. Rioux is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Canada) and is Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology. Dr. Rioux belongs to numerous professional organizations including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Medical Council of Canada, Quebec Medical Association, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, the New England Glaucoma Society and the New England Ophthalmological Society to name just a few.

Dr. Rioux was the Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Missouri at Kansas City prior to moving to Western Massachusetts in 1997. She was the Glaucoma Specialist at the Greenfield Eye Center until November of 2004 when she became partners with John P. Frangie, M.D. of Pioneer Valley Ophthalmic Consultants, with offices in Greenfield and Amherst, making them the only practice in Western Massachusetts with a Fellowship trained glaucoma and cornea specialist.

In the fall of 2007, Dr. Rioux and Dr. Frangie joined with Dr. Robert Donohue, a general ophthalmologist with over 40 years experience to form Donohue, Rioux, Frangie Ophthalmology in Holyoke, MA.

Dr. Rioux is fluent in French, Spanish and English. She resides with her husband, Ophthalmologist, Dr. John Thayer, in South Deerfield along with their two children, James and Julia.