Seymour B. Goren graduated from The University of Chicago School of Medicine in 1958, interned at Philadelphia General Hospital, and then returned to The University of Chicago where he completed his residency and fellowship in Ophthalmology.
He went on to serve as Captain in the United States Army from 1963-1965. In 1965 he entered private practice in Chicago, was appointed Attending Physician at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Children's Memorial Hospital, and joined the faculty of Northwestern University Medical School where he currently holds the position of Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology.
Dr. Goren has authored more than 25 articles in peer-reviewed journals and has delivered numerous scientific lectures both in this country and abroad. He has been a scientific referee for the American Journal of Ophthalmology and the AMA Archives of Ophthalmology. He is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and served as an Associate Board Examiner for many years. Dr. Goren has been listed in Who's Who in America and Who's Who in The World. Dr. Goren has been an active member of numerous medical societies including the Chicago Ophthalmological Society (vice-president, secretary, chairman of the clinical conference), Chicago Medical Society (counselor, ethics committee), Society of the Sigma Xi (honorary society fro research in science), American Academy of Ophthalmology, American College of Surgeons, Royal Society of Medicine, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Pan American Association of Ophthalmology, Research to Prevent Blindness and the American Intraocular Implant Society.
Dr. Goren retired from practice in 2019.