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Wilmer Research Faculty

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Abraham, Alison G., M.H.S., M.S., Ph.D.

Research Interests: HIV-infection, age-related eye disease, vision function, cognitive disease, kidney disease, analytic methods
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Akpek, Esen, M.D.

Research Interests: Dry Eye, Artificial Cornea, Corneal Transplantation, Cataracts
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Arevalo, Jose Fernando, M.D.

Research Interests: Vitreoretinal surgery, Diabetic retinopathy, Retinal detachments, Vitreoretinal complications of refractive surgery, Age-related macular degeneration
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Behrens, Ashley, M.D.

Research Interests: Surgery of the Cornea, Cataract Surgery, Dry Eye, Refractive Surgery, Infections of the Eye, Infections of the Cornea
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Berkenstock, Meghan Kathleen, M.D.

Research Interests: Ocular Complications of Cancer Immune Therapy, Syphilis, Quality improvement
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Bicket, Amanda Kiely, M.D.

Research Interests: Intraocular devices, minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS)
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Blackshaw, Seth, Ph.D.

Research Interests: Regulation of hypothalamic cell fate specification and function, Functional analysis of candidate regulators of cell specification and survival in retina, High throughput screening, Molecular basis of neuronal and glial cell fate specification and survival
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Boland, Michael Vincent, M.D., Ph.D.

Research Interests: Glaucoma, Medical Informatics, Optic Nerve Imaging
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Bosley, Thomas McCarthy, M.D.

Research Interests: optic neuropathy, neurologic causes of visual loss, diplopia, eye movement abnormalities, genetic abnormalities causing neuro-ophthalmologic problems
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Bower, Kraig Scot, M.D.

Research Interests: refractive surgery, ocular trauma, teleophthalmology, ocular microbiology
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Brem, Henry, M.D.

Research Interests: Delivery of chemotherapy directly to the brain, Anti-angiogenesis therapies, Computer navigation systems used during surgery, Brain tumor vaccines, New clinical treatments for brain tumors
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Bressler, Neil M, M.D.

Research Interests: Retinal Diseases, Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy
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Bressler, Susan B, M.D.

Research Interests: Clinical trials, Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Venous Occlusive Disease, Ocular Imaging
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Campochiaro, Peter Anthony, M.D.

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
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Carey, Andrew Rising, M.D.

Research Interests: Novel treatments for optic neuropathies, Comparative effectiveness and cost-benefit of intravitreal medications, Long term visual outcomes of choroidal neovascularization, Novel retinal and optic nerve imaging modalities, Medical student and resident education
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Christoff, Alexander,

Research Interests: Pediatric ophthalmology, Strabismus, Double vision
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Chun, Robert E, O.D.

Research Interests: visual function in retinitis pigmentosa, clinical outcome measures, vision impairment classification
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Coleman, Stan L, M.D.

Research Interests: 1961 National Institute of Health Production of pine pollen granulomata
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Craven, Earl Randy, M.D.

Research Interests: Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS)
Photo of Dr. Gislin Dagnelie, M.S., Ph.D.

Dagnelie, Gislin, M.S., Ph.D.

Research Interests: Retinitis Pigmentosa, Retinal implants, Low vision rehabilitation
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Daoud, Yassine Jamil, M.D.

Research Interests: Femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery, DSAEK corneal transplant, Secondary intraocular lens implant, Outcome of DSAEK cornea transplant in complex cases
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Deemer, Ashley Danielle, O.D.

Research Interests: Depression in the Low Vision Population, Head-mounted Video Display Systems
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Edwards, Malia Michelle, Ph.D.

Research Interests: retinal glia, particularly their role in vascular development and disease
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Eghrari, Allen Omid, M.D., M.P.H.

Research Interests: Ebola Virus Disease, Fuchs Corneal Dystrophy, Cataract Surgery, Corneal Dystrophies
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Elisseeff, Jennifer H., Ph.D.

Research Interests: Stem cells, Regenerative medicine, Biomaterials, Cornea repair, Biomaterials and stem cells for tissue engineering, Cartilage regeneration, Stem cell research, Regenerating tissue
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Ensign-Hodges, Laura, Ph.D.

Research Interests: Nanomedicine, Drug delivery systems
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Esumi, Noriko, M.D., Ph.D.

Research Interests: Molecular mechanisms of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE), Age-related macular degeneration
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Finkelstein, Daniel, M.D.

Research Interests: Vein Occlusion, Bioethics
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Frick, Kevin D., M.A., Ph.D.

Research Interests: Health Policy and Management International Health
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Fu, Roxana, M.D.

Research Interests: Orbital trauma, emergent ophthalmic conditions, patient safety, surgical education
Photo of Dr. Katharine Ariana Funari, O.D.

Funari, Katharine Ariana, O.D.

Research Interests: Pediatric Eye Diseases
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Gehlbach, Peter Louis, M.D., Ph.D.

Research Interests: Angiogenesis, Gene Therapy, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Degeneration, Microsurgical Instrument Development, Novel surgical tool development, Robotic Surgery, Gene Therapy
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Goldberg, Morton F., M.D.

Research Interests: macular degeneration, diabetic and vascular retinopathies, Genetic eye disease, Incontinentia pigmenti, Persistent fetal vasculature, Sickle cell eye disease
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Gonzales, Anthony Franco, O.D.

Research Interests: Glaucoma, Diabetes, Vascular Disease
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Gottsch, John D, M.D.

Research Interests: Inherited Ophthalmic Diseases, Fuchs Dystrophy
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Gramatikov, Boris I., Ph.D.

Research Interests: Retinal birefringence scanning, Pediatric vision screening, Optical coherence tomography, Determination of ocular defocus using the double-pass blur image of a point source of light
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Green, Jordan J., Ph.D.

Research Interests: Developing biomaterials, stem cells, nanobiotechnology to meet challenges in regenerative medicine, ophthalmology, cancer
Photo of Dr. Lee Wei Guo, O.D.

Guo, Lee Wei, O.D.

Research Interests: Dry eyes, ocular surface disease, developmental myopia control
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Guyton, David L, M.D.

Research Interests: Strabismus surgical techniques, especially adjustable sutures in children and adults, Novel instruments for screening for strabismus, amblyopia, and refractive errors, Ophthalmic instrumentation, Novel techniques for the treatment of amblyopia and defects of binocular function, Ophthalmic optics, Causes and mechanisms of changes of strabismus over time, especially cyclovertical strabismus, Novel instruments for screening for neurologic dysfunction, Feedback techniques to treat blink deficiency
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Handa, James Tahara, M.D.

Research Interests: Mechanisms of Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Development of Robotic Surgical System
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Hanes, Justin Scot, Ph.D.

Research Interests: Nanomedicine, Drug delivery, Nanotechnology for Drug and Nucleic Acid Delivery
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Henderson, Amanda D, M.D.

Research Interests: Non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy, Visual loss due to optic nerve conditions
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Jabs, Douglas Alan, M.B.A., M.D., M.S.

Research Interests: Uveitis, Ocular Oncology
Photo of Dr. Henry D Jampel, M.D.

Jampel, Henry D, M.D.

Research Interests: clinical research, glaucoma treatment, glaucoma surgical outcomes
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Jun, Albert Suk, M.D., Ph.D.

Research Interests: Cataract Surgery, Corneal Genetics, Fuchs Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy, Granular Corneal Dystrophy, Keratoconus, Endothelial Keratoplasty, Lamellar Keratoplasty, Refractive Surgery
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Karakus, Sezen, M.D.

Research Interests: Ocular surface diseases, dry eye, tear film, Sjogren's syndrome, ocular rosacea, meibomian gland dysfunction, ocular surface microbiome, serological markers, ocular surface inflammation
Photo of Dr. Philip Kim, O.D.

Kim, Philip, O.D.

Research Interests: Ocular Disease, Double Vision, Optic Nerve Pathologies
Photo of Dr. Courtney Lynn Kraus, M.D.

Kraus, Courtney Lynn, M.D.

Research Interests: Pediatric glaucoma
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Kuo, Irene C, M.D.

Research Interests: antibiotics in corneal storage medium, corneal wound-healing after laser refractive surgery, clinical outcomes after refractive surgery, wound-healing after infectious keratitis
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Lee, Seulki, Ph.D.

Research Interests: Role of TRAIL signaling in fibrosis and cancer
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Liu, Tin Yan Alvin, M.D.

Research Interests: application of artificial intelligence in the screening, diagnosis, prognostication and treatment of ophthalmic diseases, with a specific focus on vitreoretinal diseases, the pathogenesis of and treatment for pathologic myopia and the management of severe ocular trauma
Photo of Dr. Tiffany Sara Liu, M.D.

Liu, Tiffany Sara, M.D.

Research Interests: dry eye disease management
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Lutty, Gerard A., Ph.D.

Research Interests: Angiogenic and anti-angiogenic growth factors, Angioblasts or vascular precursors, Oxygen radicals, Vaso-occlusion mechanisms that cause nonperfusion of the retinal and choroidal vasculatures in diabetic and sickle cell retinopathy
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Massof, Robert W., Ph.D.

Research Interests: Low vision service policy and service delivery, Physiological optics
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McDonnell, Peter J, M.D.

Research Interests: ophthalmology, cornea/anterior segment disease, corneal disorders, corneal dystrophies, external diseases of the eye, laser surgery, refractive surgery, corneal disease, microbial keratitis, nanotechnology
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Merbs, Shannath Louise, M.D., Ph.D.

Research Interests: Role of Epigenetics (molecular biology) in Retinal Development and Disease, Trichiasis Surgery in Africa, Orbital Trauma
Photo of Dr. Neil R Miller, M.D.

Miller, Neil R, M.D.

Research Interests: Orbital tumors, Optic Nerve Disease
Photo of Dr. Eleanor Min, O.D.

Min, Eleanor, O.D.

Research Interests: Pediatric eye disease, Developmental visual anomalies, Correlation of visual processing disorders and learning disabilities, Strabismus, Amblyopia
Photo of Dr. Jeffrey S. Mumm, Ph.D.

Mumm, Jeffrey S., Ph.D.

Research Interests: Retinal regeneration, Retinal circuitry, Drug delivery
Photo of Dr. Jeremy Nathans, M.D., Ph.D.

Nathans, Jeremy, M.D., Ph.D.

Research Interests: Molecular mechanisms of visual system development, function and disease
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Newman-Toker, David Edward, M.D., Ph.D.

Research Interests: Recognition and prevention of diagnostic errors in frontline healthcare settings, stroke misdiagnosis in the emergency department, dizziness and vertigo, eye movement analysis, informatics tools and devices at the point of care, diagnostic decision support.
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Ong, Sally Shin Yee, M.D.

Research Interests: Imaging, Optical Coherence Tomography, Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography
Photo of Dr. Kunal Sailesh Parikh, Ph.D.

Parikh, Kunal Sailesh, Ph.D.

Research Interests: Drug delivery, Nanomedicine, Medical Devices, Bio-design, Ophthalmology, Global Health
Photo of Dr. Ian Pitha, M.D., Ph.D.

Pitha, Ian, M.D., Ph.D.

Research Interests: Developing glaucoma medicines that eliminate the need for daily eye drops
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Prescott, Christina Rapp, M.D., Ph.D.

Research Interests: Pediatric Corneal Surgery, Improving Patient Experience and Outcomes in Cataract Surgery
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Prince, Jack F, O.D.

Research Interests: Dr. Prince is interested in preventing eye disease and slowing its progression. This is especially important for his diabetic and cataract patients. He has lectured on the ocular effects of smoking as well as the risk of light on eye disease pathogenesis and progression. Other lectures include the use of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) imaging technology in-order to diagnose eye disease at its earliest stages, the evidence for the use of vitamins to prevent eye disease, and the clinical guidelines for early diagnosis of plaquenil retinopathy.
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Qian, Jiang, M.S., Ph.D.

Research Interests: Retinal gene regulation
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Quigley, Harry A, M.D.

Research Interests: Causes of vision loss in glaucoma, New imaging technology in the diagnosis of angle closure glaucoma, Neuroprotective treatments for glaucoma, Evaluation of surgical operations for glaucoma, Research into solutions to glaucoma treatment worldwide
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Ramulu, Pradeep Yammanuru, M.D., Ph.D.

Research Interests: Visual Disability and Rehabilitation, Dry Eye, Glaucoma, Aging and Vision
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Rangaramanujam, Kannan, M.S., Ph.D.

Research Interests: Drug delivery for ocular and neurodegenerative diseases, Nanomedicine
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Repka, Michael Xavier, M.D.

Research Interests: Amblyopia, Strabismus, Neuro-ophthalmology in children, Cataract in infants and children
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Rivers, Richard, M.D., Ph.D.

Research Interests: Regulation of blood flow, Vascular communication
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Sachdeva, Mira Menon, M.D., Ph.D.

Research Interests: Retinal Neurodegeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy and Edema
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Schein, Oliver Douglas, M.D., M.P.H.

Research Interests: Epidemiology of major eye diseases, Assessment of ocular technology, Assessment of outcomes and complications of ocular surgery, Evidence-based improvement in quality and safety of ophthalmic care and surgery, Bioengineering of human corneal substitutes
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Scott, Adrienne Williams, M.D.

Research Interests: age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, pathologic myopia, optical coherence tomography
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Semba, Richard D., M.A., M.D., M.P.H.

Research Interests: macular degeneration, malnutrition, sarcopenia, proteomics, metabolomics, mass spectrometry
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Shifera, Amde Selassie, M.D., M.S., Ph.D.

Research Interests: sarcoidosis, Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada syndrome, development of nanotechnology-based treatment modalities for uveitis
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Sikder, Shameema, M.D.

Research Interests: Surgical Education, Keratoconus, Thyroid Eye Disease, Cataract Surgery, Granular Corneal Dystrophy
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Singh, Mandeep, M.B.B.S., M.D., Ph.D.

Research Interests: Retinal stem cell transplantation, Photoreceptor transplantation, Clinical trials in retinal gene therapy, Retinal surgery technology and device development
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Singman, Eric Lowell, M.D., Ph.D.

Research Interests: telemedicine, eye trauma, tramautic optic neuropathy, neuromyelitis optica
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Sodhi, Akrit Singh, M.D., Ph.D.

Research Interests: ocular tumors, pathological angiogenesis
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Soiberman, Uri Simcha, M.D.

Research Interests: keratoconus, applications of nanomedicine in the field of cornea, intraocular lenses, corneal transplants, corneal collagen cross-linking
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Solomon, Sharon Denise, M.D.

Research Interests: Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular holes
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Sommer, Alfred, M.D., M.H.S.

Research Interests: Blindness prevention, Vitamin A deficiency
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Suk, Jung Soo, M.S.E., Ph.D.

Research Interests: Nanomedicine, Viral and non-viral nucleic acid delivery, Mucus biophysics
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Swenor, Bonnielin, M.P.H., Ph.D.

Research Interests: Ophthalmology, Visual impairment, Low Vision, Aging, Epidemiology
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Thorne, Jennifer Elizabeth, M.D., Ph.D.

Research Interests: birdshot chorioretinitis, pediatric uveitis, JIA uveitis, uveitic macular edema, ocular inflammatory disease
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Valle, David Lee, M.D.

Research Interests: Clinical, biochemical, and molecular bases of disease, Genetic factors in neuropsychiatric disease, Inborn errors of metabolism, Medical sequencing, genome sequencing and comparative genomics
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Weinberg, Robert S, M.D.

Research Interests: Ocular manifestations of systemic disease, Cataract surgery complications
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Wolle, Meraf Amde, M.D., M.P.H.

Research Interests: corneal transplants, preloaded DMEK, public health ophthalmology, trachoma
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Yau, King-Wai, Ph.D.

Research Interests: Pupil constriction, Photoreceptors, Retinal ganglion cells, Light-signal transduction, Retinal rod and cone cells, Olfaction, Vision, Molecular neuroscience, Cellular neuroscience
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Yiu, Samuel Chi-Hung, M.D., M.S., Ph.D.

Research Interests: Basic Research, Dry Eye, Lacrimal Gland Physiology, Nanodrug delivery
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Zack, Donald J., M.D., Ph.D.

Research Interests: Glaucoma, Gene expression in retinal ganglion cells
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Zee, David S, M.D.

Research Interests: eye movement disorders including nystagmus, ataxia and imbalance, strabismus, vestibular disorders
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Zimmer-Galler, Ingrid E, M.D.

Research Interests: Telemedicine, Diabetic retinopathy, Age-related macular degeneration