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Cindy Xinji Cai, M.D.

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  • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Female

Languages: English, Mandarin, Spanish

Expertise

Diabetic Eye Related Issues, Epiretinal Membranes, Macular Degeneration (Age-Related), Macular Holes, Ophthalmology, Retinal Detachment, Retinal Surgery, Retinal Vein Occlusion ...read more

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Insurance Information

Maryland

410-955-3518

Outside of Maryland

410-464-6641
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+1-410-502-7683
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Locations

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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

Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station

Appointment Phone: 410-583-2802
10753 Falls Road
Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute, Pavilion II
Lutherville, MD 21093 map
Phone: 410-583-2802

Background

Cindy X. Cai, M.D., is a retina specialist seeing patients at the Wilmer Eye Institute’s locations in the Baltimore, Maryland area. Her primary focuses are in medical and surgical retina treatments, including:  diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema, age-related macular degeneration, retinal vascular occlusion, retinal detachment, vitreous hemorrhage, epiretinal membrane, and macular hole, among others.

Dr. Cai graduated summa cum laude with a major in biology at Columbia University and received her M.D. from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York. She completed her medical internship at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore and her ophthalmology residency training at the Wilmer Eye Institute. She received her vitreoretinal surgery fellowship training at Duke Eye Center.

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Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Departments / Divisions

Education

Degrees

  • MD, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (2014)

Residencies

  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Ophthalmology (2018)

Fellowships

  • Duke University Eye Center / Vitreoretinal Surgery (2020)

Board Certifications

  • Pending/Scheduled / Ophthalmology

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Cai’s research focuses on utilizing medical informatics to leverage social, clinical, and retinal imaging data to develop approaches for personalized medicine that take into account both medical and social aspects of patient care.

A former awardee of the prestigious Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellowship, Dr. Cai has been recognized for her innovative research with numerous awards and research grants and is pursuing a master’s degree in Applied Health Sciences Informatics at Johns Hopkins.

Activities & Honors

Honors

  • Summa Cum Laude, Columbia University, 2009
  • Phi Beta Kappa Society, Columbia University, 2009
  • AOA Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowship, Columbia University, 2011
  • Research Scholar Honoree, Ophthalmology Times, 2017
  • Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellowship Award, 2018
  • Mitchell Prize, Wilmer Eye Institute, 2018
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery Foundation Research Award, 2018
  • National Eye Institute Travel Grant, ARVO, 2019

Memberships

  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

    Member

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

    Member

  • American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS)

    Member

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