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Neil M Bressler, MD

Chief - Retina Division
Professor of Ophthalmology

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  • Chief - Retina Division
  • Professor of Ophthalmology

Centers & Institutes

  • Retinal Vascular Center
  • Wilmer Eye Institute Research


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

Research Interests

Age-Related Macular Degeneration; Diabetic Retinopathy; Retinal Diseases


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.


  • English

Clinical Trial Keywords

  • Retina
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    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Baltimore MD ) (1982)


    • Harvard Medical School / Ophthalmology (Boston MA ) (1986)


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


    • Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology (1987)
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    Macula Society''s J. Donald M. Gass Medal
    Society of Heed Fellows Award
    American Society of Retina Specialists Gertrude Pyron Award
    American Academy of Ophthalmology''s Secretariat Award
    Gold Fellow in ARVO
    Research to Prevent Blindness Senior Scientific Investigator Award
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    Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-955-8342
    Appointment Phone: 410-955-3518
    Fax: 410-955-0845
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