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Neil M Bressler, M.D.

Chief - Retina Division
Professor of Ophthalmology


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Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute

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  • Chief - Retina Division
  • Professor of Ophthalmology

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Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute

Appointment Phone: 410-955-3518

600 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-8342
Fax: 410-955-0845


Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Degeneration, Macular Disorders, Ophthalmology, Retina, Medical Diseases, Retinal Vein Occlusion

Research Interests

Retinal Diseases; Age-Related Macular Degeneration; Diabetic Retinopathy


Dr. Neil Bressler has been a member of the Wilmer Eye Institute''s faculty since 1988 and is currently chief of the Retina Division and the inaugural James P. Gills Professor of Ophthalmology. He specializes in retinal diseases, with special interests in diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration.

Dr. Bressler's main research interests have been collaborative efforts in clinical trials of common retinal diseases, including age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, having chaired several NIH-sponsored and industry-sponsored multicenter randomized clinical trials and authored almost 300 peer-reviewed publications. He is a past chair of the NIH-sponsored Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network, and was responsible for guidelines, policies, protocol development as well as implementation, and to facilitate Network operations in a way that maintains academic integrity and optimal clinical trial performance. He also has chaired the National Eye Institutes Data and Safety Monitoring Committee for intramural clinical trials and the FDA Ophthalmic Devices Panel. Dr. Bressler is currently editor-in-chief of JAMA Ophthalmology. more

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  • Education +


    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / MD; Medicine (1982)


    • Harvard Medical School / Ophthalmology (1986)


    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Retina (1987)


    • American Board of Ophthalmology / Ophthalmology (1987)
  • Research & Publications +

    Clinical Trial Keywords: Retina

  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +


    • Fellows Award, Society of Heed
    • Gertrude Pyron Award, American Society of Retina Specialists
    • Gold Fellow in ARVO
    • J. Donald M. Gass Medal, Macula Society
    • Secretariat Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology's
    • Senior Scientific Investigator Award, Research to Prevent Blindness
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