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Finkelstein, Daniel

Daniel Finkelstein

Professor of Ophthalmology
Retina Division

The Wilmer Eye Institute
The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine                                                      

Dr. Finkelstein is Professor of Ophthalmology and a member of the Retinal Vascular Center staff with particular interests in the laser management of venous occlusion, laser management of diabetic retinopathy, and retinitis pigmentosa.

Dr. Finkelstein sees patients at the Wilmer Eye Institute's Johns Hopkins Hospital location.

For appointments at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, call: 410-955-3429

National Positions:

  • Editorial Board, American Academy of Ophthalmology, "Focal Points" series, 1988-1993
  • Editorial Board, Retina, 1980-1990
  • Editorial Board, Current Eye Research, 1993
  • Deputy Chairman, Nationwide Collaborative Central Vein Occlusion Study, 1987-1994
  • Chairman, Executive Committee, National Collaborative Branch Vein Occlusion Randomized Clinical Trial, 1976-1986
  • ARVO, Retinal Section, Chairman, 1981
  • Consultant, National Diabetes Advisory Board, Ocular Complications, October, 1979
  • Study Section, NIH, 1981-1984
  • Chairman, NIH Study Section, Visual Disorders, 1984
  • Co-Chairman, NIH Diabetes Coordinating Committee Task Force on Animal Models, OcularComplications
  • Program Chairman, Macula Society, 1987-1990
  • Credentials Chairman, Macula Society, 1995-1998
  • Treasurer, Macula Society, 1998-2000
  • Secretary, Macula Society, 2000-present
  • Chairman, Data and Safety Monitoring Board, Krypton-Argon Regression of Neovascularization Multi-Center randomized Clinical Trial, 1987
  • Director, Skills Transfer Course, Vein Occlusion American Academy of Ophthalmology, 1992
  • Data and Safety Monitoring Board, Silicone Study Multi-Center Randomized Clinical Trial
  • Retinal Disease Committee, National Society to prevent Blindness, 1986
  • Publication Review Board, Early Treatment Diabetic Study Multi-Center Randomized Clinical Trial, 1986-1991


  • Harvard College, 1958-1962
  • University of Pennsylvania, Medical School, 1962-1967
  • Free University of Berlin, Post-Sophomore Fellowship, 1964-1965
  • Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, Internship, 1967-1968
  • The Wilmer Eye Institute, Residency, 1970-1973,
  • Chief Resident, The Wilmer Eye Institute
  • The Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1974-1975
  • The Wilmer Eye Institute, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Fellowship


  • Professor of Ophthalmology, The Wilmer Eye Institute, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Bioethics Institute, Faculty
  • Medical Ethics Committee, 1987-1998
  • Chairman, Medical Ethics Committee, 1997-1998
  • Editor, Medical Ethics Newsletter, 1991-1998

Dr. Sheila West on the Link Between Smoking and Eye Disease in Women - 7/23/2014

Dr. Pradeep Ramulu and Colleagues Study Relationship Between Vision Loss and Work Status - 7/18/2014

Wilmer Resident Receives Lindstrom Research Grant - 7/11/2014

Four Wilmer Researchers Receive BrightFocus Foundation Awards - 7/10/2014

Dr. Michael Repka Part of Team Researching Telemedicine and ROP - 6/27/2014

Dr. M. Valeria Canto-Soler and Colleagues Featured on WBAL-TV - 6/24/2014

Dr. M. Valeria Canto-Soler and Colleagues Use Human Stem Cells to Create Light-Sensitive Retina in a Dish - 6/10/2014

Wilmer's Division of Ocular Immunology Announces "Living With Uveitis" Support Group - 6/10/2014

Dr. Neil Bressler to Speak on Diabetic Retinopathy at National Eye Health Summit and Webcast - 6/10/2014

Dr. Donald Zack Receives a Research to Prevent Blindness Nelson Trust Award for Retinitis Pigmentosa - 6/9/2014

Dr. Michael Boland Leads Study on Effectiveness of Automated Telecommunication-Based Reminders on Adherence to Glaucoma Medication Dosing - 6/4/2014

Dr. Christina Prescott Discusses Summer Eye Protection on Fox 45 News - 6/1/2014

Dr. Jonathan Song Discusses Treatment Options for Pediatric Cataracts - 5/23/2014

Johns Hopkins' Jordan Green Discusses His Work at Wilmer's Translational Tissue Engineering Center - 5/21/2014

Longtime Wilmer Employee Lillie Alston Honored by Hopkins - 5/19/2014

Dr. Richard Semba: Diets Rich in Antioxidant Resveratrol Fail to Reduce Deaths, Heart Disease or Cancer - 5/12/2014

Dr. Neil Miller Explains Eye Twitching in The Wall Street Journal - 5/12/2014

Dr. Hendrik Scholl Receives ARVO Award - 5/7/2014


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