Amde Selassie Shifera, M.D., Ph.D., is an assistant professor of ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute. In addition to comprehensive ophthalmology, he specializes in ocular immunology, including uveitis, panuveitis, scleritis and ocular inflammatory and infectious diseases. His research focuses on investigating the causes of uveitis and in developing new and better means of treatment for uveitis.
Dr. Shifera received his M.D. from Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia. After ten years of clinical practice in Ethiopia as a general practitioner, he moved to the United States and completed a master’s degree in clinical chemistry at West Chester University and then a Ph.D in microbiology and immunology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Following postdoctoral research fellowships at both Albert Einstein and the University of California, San Francisco, he completed an internship in surgery at the University of Colorado and then his residency in ophthalmology at the University of Florida. Prior to joining the Wilmer faculty in 2015, Dr. Shifera completed a clinical fellowship in uveitis at the Casey Eye Institute at Oregon Health & Science University.