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Peter Anthony Campochiaro, M.D.

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  • Director, Retinal Cell and Molecular Laboratory
  • Professor of Ophthalmology


Diabetic Macular Edema, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Degeneration, Macular Degeneration (Age-Related), Macular Disorders, Macular Holes, Macular Puckers, Medical Diseases of the Retina, Ophthalmology, Proliferative Vitreoretinopathy, Retinal Detachment, Retinal Specialist, Retinal Surgery, Retinal Vascular Disease, Retinal Vessel Occlusion, Surgical and Medical Diseases of the Retina, Surgical Diseases of the Retina, Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery Service more

Research Interests

Mechanisms involved in ocular neovascularization; Development of new treatments for ocular neovascularization; Mechanisms involved in retinal degenerations; Development of new treatments for retinal degenerations; Ocular Gene Therapy; Clinical trials of ocular neovascularization and macular edema more

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Appointment Phone: 410-955-3518
600 N. Wolfe Street
Wilmer Eye Institute
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-3518 | Fax: 410-614-7083


Dr. Campochiaro was trained at the University of Notre Dame, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, the University of Virginia, and Wilmer, joining the Wilmer Faculty in 1991. He is currently the George S. and Dolores Dor Eccles Professor of Ophthalmology and Neuroscience at the Wilmer Institute. His major research interests are in gaining a greater understanding of the roles of peptide growth and trophic factors in the retina and retinal pigmented-epithelium with an ultimate goal of developing new treatments for proliferative retinopathies, choroidal neovascularization and retinal degenerations. more


  • Director, Retinal Cell and Molecular Laboratory
  • George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Professor of Ophthalmology and Neuroscience
  • Professor of Ophthalmology
  • Professor of Neuroscience

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Centers & Institutes



  • MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1978)


  • University of Virginia School of Medicine / Ophthalmology (1982)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology / Ophthalmology (1983)

Research & Publications

Lab Website: Retinal Cell and Molecular Laboratory

Clinical Trial Keywords

Diabetic macular edema, Ranibizumab, Central retinal vein occlusion, Branch retinal vein occlusion, Choroidal neovascularization, Gene therapy

Activities & Honors


  • Retina Hall of Fame, 2017
  • Arnall Patz Medal, Macula Society, 2012

Videos & Media

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

What's the Difference Between Dry and Wet AMD? - US News and World Report (Sept. 2019)

Johns Hopkins Researchers Advance Search For Safer, Easier Way to Deliver Vision-Saving Gene Therapy to The Retina - Hopkins Newsroom (Sept. 2019)

Therapeutic Eye Injections May Be Needed Less Often - JHM News (Aug. 2013)

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