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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


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