Mandeep Singh, M.B.B.S., M.D., Ph.D.

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  • Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

Languages: English, Malay, Mandarin, Punjabi


Diabetic Macular Edema, Epiretinal Membranes, Genetics and Inherited Diseases, Macular Degeneration, Macular Holes, Macular Puckers, Proliferative Vitreoretinopathy, Retinal Detachment, Retinal Dystrophies, Retinal Surgery, Retinal Vein Occlusion, Surgical and Medical Diseases of the Retina, Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery Service more

Research Interests

Retinal stem cell transplantation; Photoreceptor transplantation; Clinical trials in retinal gene therapy; Retinal surgery technology and device development more

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Baltimore, MD 21287
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Bel Air, MD 21014
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Mandeep S. Singh, M.D., Ph.D., is assistant professor of ophthalmology in the Retina Division of the Wilmer Eye Institute and the recipient of the 2023 Andreas C. Dracopoulous Professorship in Ophthalmology. Dr. Singh is a retinal specialist. He is Co-Director of the Genetic Eye Diseases (GEDi) Center, and is a principal investigator at the Center for Stem Cells and Ocular Regenerative Medicine (STORM).

Dr. Singh completed his medical degree at the National University of Singapore. In 2009, he was elected to the Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He earned a PhD in ophthalmology from the University of Oxford, United Kingdom, in 2014. He completed fellowships in vitreoretinal diseases and surgery at the Oxford Eye Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital, both in the United Kingdom.

His clinical expertise includes surgical, medical and genetic conditions of the retina and macula. Dr. Singh is specialty-trained in vitrectomy surgery for retinal detachment, macular holes, macular pucker, epiretinal membrane, proliferative vitreoretinopathy, complex retinal detachments including reoperations, vitreous hemorrhage removal, and other retinal surgeries. He also specializes in age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema, retinal vein occlusion, and choroidal neovascularization.

Dr. Singh sees patients and families with genetic retinal diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa, Usher syndrome, Stargardt disease and macular dystrophies.

His research focus is retinal stem cell transplantation. Dr. Singh’s work has been recognized through the Eye Institute–Allergan Research Prize, the Merton College University of Oxford Graduate Prize Scholarship, the Oxford Ophthalmological Congress Founder’s Cup and Medal, the Ruskell Medal, the Johns Hopkins Clinician Scientist Award, and the Bert M. Glaser, MD Award for Innovative Research in Retina. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. He is also a member of the Club Jules Gonin and the Macula Society. more


  • Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
  • Associate Professor of Genetic Medicine

Departments / Divisions



  • MBBS; National University of Singapore - School of Medicine (2001)


  • Orthopaedic Surgery; National University of Singapore (2004)
  • Ophthalmology; National University of Singapore (2009)


  • Vitreoretinal Surgery; Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (2015)
  • Ophthalmology; The John Radcliffe Hospital (2014)

Research & Publications


The goal of the Singh lab is to cure retinal degeneration due to genetic disease in patients. There are many retinal diseases such as Stargardts, Macular Degeneration, and Retinitis Pigmentosa, that are currently incurable. These diseases damage and eventually eliminate photoreceptors in the retina.

Our aim is to take healthy photoreceptors derived from stem cells and transplant them into the patient’s retina to replace the lost photoreceptors.

Lab Website: Singh Lab

Academic Affiliations & Courses

Courses and Syllabi

  • Johns Hopkins School of Public Health – Eye Disease Epidemiology Course
  • Johns Hopkins School of Medicine – “Genes to Society” Program

Activities & Honors


  • Bert M. Glaser, M.D. Award for Innovative Research in Retina, ARVO, 2019
  • Biomedical Research Award, Hartwell Foundation, 2018
  • Ruskell Medal, 2013
  • Founder's Cup & Medal, Oxford Ophthalmological Congress, 2013
  • Graduate Prize Scholarship, Merton College University of Oxford, 2011
  • Leadership in Academic Medicine Award, National University Health System, 2006 - 2007
  • The Eye Institute-Allergan Research Prize, The Eye Institute-Allergan, 2005 - 2005
  • Outstanding Surgical Intern Award, National University Health System, 2001 - 2001
  • Clinician Scientist Career Development Award, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 2016


  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Association for research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
  • The Macula Society
  • Club Jules Gonin

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A Center for Genetic Eye Disease, Wilmer Insider (Oct. 2021)

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