Faculty & Staff

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Ron Adelman, MD, MPH, MBA, FACS

Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

Interim Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

Interim Chief of Ophthalmology, Yale New Haven Hospital

Director, Retina and Macula Center

Biography

Dr. Adelman is Interim Chairman of Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science and Director of Retina and Macula Service at Yale University School of Medicine. He is an internationally recognized expert in diseases and surgery of macula, retina and vitreous and currently serves as the Scientific Director of European Vitreo-Retinal Society (EVRS) and President of Connecticut Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons (CSEP). He has been invited faculty in 14 countries including Germany, Italy,...

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Jessica Chow, MD

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

Residency Director

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Michael Ehrlich, MD

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

Director, Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgery, Yale Ophthalmology

Biography

Dr. Michael Ehrlich is a fellowship trained oculoplastic surgeon and board certified ophthalmologist. Dr. Ehrlich specializes in evaluation and treatment of functional and aesthetic disorders of the eyelids, mid-face (cheeks), eyebrows, forehead, lacrimal (tearing) system and orbit (eye socket).

Dr. Ehrlich performed a 2-year fellowship at Duke University Hospital in oculoplastic surgery where he received the Hornaday award for outstanding fellow in clinical care, ethics and research. Prior to...

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Hilary Fazzone, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

Biography

Dr. Hilary E. Fazzone is a Board Certified physician by the American Board of Ophthalmology. She is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. She completed her fellowship in Neuro-Ophthalmology at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Fazzone is a Neuro-Ophthalmologist in the department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science of the Yale School of Medicine and Director of Ophthalmology at the Cornell Scott Hill Health Center in New Haven, CT. Dr. Fazzone is a teacher of residents in...

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Adeniyi Fisayo, MD, PharmD

Assistant Professor of Neurology and Ophthalmology and Visual Science

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Jennifer Galvin, MD

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science and of Pediatrics

Director, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

Principal Investigator, Yale site for PEDIG (Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group)

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Tomas Grippo, MD

Assistant Professor (Adjunct) of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

Biography

Tomas M. Grippo, M.D., is a clinician, a surgeon and a scientist in the Department of Ophthalmology at Yale School of Medicine. He is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology & Visual Science.

Dr. Grippo’s clinical interests include all aspects of glaucoma diagnosis and treatment as well as the surgical management of visually impairing cataracts.

His surgical expertise encompasses the full spectrum of glaucoma procedures including laser surgery, trabeculectomy, placement of drainage tube implants...

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James Kempton, MD

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

Associate Director of Vitreoretinal Fellowship Program

Director, Eye Care Services, VA CT

Biography

Dr. James E. Kempton joined the Yale University School of Medicine in July of 2009 as an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology specializing in Vitreo-Retinal Diseases and Retina Surgery. He received his undergraduate degree with Honors at The Ohio State University where he stayed and completed his medical school in 1997. He did his Internship in a Combined Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Program at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. He completed his first residency in the Yale University...

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Ninani Kombo, MD

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

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Ji Liu, MD

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

Biography

Dr. Liu, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science at Yale Eye Center, specializes in glaucoma surgery, cataract surgery and anterior segment diseases. His clinical interests include medical and surgical management of glaucoma, laser treatment, routine and complex cataract surgery, premium intraocular lens implant, and other anterior segment surgeries. Dr. Liu completed his ophthalmology residency in the George Washington University and served as Chief Resident during his senior...

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Miguel Materin, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology) and of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

Director of Ophthalmic Oncology

Biography

Dr. Materin joined the Yale University School of Medicine on January 1, 2009 as Director of Ophthalmic Oncology. He is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology & Visual Science. His clinical practice involves diagnosis and treatment of patients with ocular tumors, including benign and malignant tumors of the eye. He has special interests in ocular melanoma, retinoblastoma, choroidal hemangiomas, retinal hemangioblastomas, metastases, astrocytic tumors and tumors related to other conditions or...

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Laura Robbins

Clinical Instructor in Ophthalmology and Visual Science

Pediatric Optometrist

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Kathleen Stoessel, MD

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

Director, Retina Fellowship Program

Biography

Dr. Stoessel is a full-time retina faculty, specializing in Medical Retina and Director of the Retina Fellowship Program. She graduated from the College of New Rochelle and received her medical degree (MD) from the State University of New York – Downstate Medical Center . She completed her ophthalmology residency training at the Yale University School of Medicine , followed by a vitreoretinal fellowship, also at Yale. Dr. Stoessel joined the Yale Eye Center as a full time faculty in Retina.
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Christopher Teng, MD

Director, Glaucoma Section and Glaucoma Fellowship

Biography

Dr. Christopher Teng is a board certified subspecialty trained glaucoma specialist. He is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science at Yale University School of Medicine and is the Director of the Glaucoma Service and Glaucoma Fellowship.

Dr. Teng received his undergraduate degree from The University of Chicago and Doctor of Medicine from SUNY Downstate College of Medicine. He completed his Ophthalmology residency at New York University Medical Center and fellowship in Glaucoma...

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Erica Volker, OD

Clinical Instructor in Ophthalmology and Visual Science

Biography

Dr. Erica Volker joined the Yale Eye Center in August 2011 as Director of the Contact Lens Service. She specializes in comprehensive eye exams, spectacle corrections and contact lenses. She fits specialty contact lenses for astigmatism, presbyopia (bifocal lenses), keratoconus, post-refractive surgery patients, post-corneal graft patients, and pediatric and adult aphakia. She earned her BA in Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of California, Berkeley where she also earned her...

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Thomas Walsh, MD

Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science and of Neurology

Biography

Dr. Thomas Walsh is the neuro-ophthalmologist at the Yale School of Medicine. He was trained and graduated from Bowman-Gray in 1958 and did his residency at North Carolina Baptist Hospital from 1962-1964. He then did a fellowship in neuro-ophthalmology at the Bascom-Palmer Eye Institute. Since that time, he has practiced neuro-ophthalmology at Yale, where he runs the Neuro-ophthalmology Service. He is also Senior Consultant to the Surgeon General of the Army at Walter Reed Hospital in...

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Research

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Ron Adelman, MD, MPH, MBA, FACS

Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

Interim Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

Interim Chief of Ophthalmology, Yale New Haven Hospital

Director, Retina and Macula Center

Biography

Dr. Adelman is Interim Chairman of Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science and Director of Retina and Macula Service at Yale University School of Medicine. He is an internationally recognized expert in diseases and surgery of macula, retina and vitreous and currently serves as the Scientific Director of European Vitreo-Retinal Society (EVRS) and President of Connecticut Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons (CSEP). He has been invited faculty in 14 countries including Germany, Italy,...

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Bo Chen

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science and of Neurobiology

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Miguel Coca-Prados, PhD

Professor Emeritus of and Professor (Adjunct) of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

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Jonathan Demb, PhD

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science and of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

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In-Jung Kim, PhD

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science and of Neurobiology

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Z. Jimmy Zhou, PhD

Marvin L. Sears Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science and Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology and of Neurobiology

Vice Chairman and Director of Research, Ophthalmology and Visual Science

Clinical Research

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Jessica Chow, MD

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

Residency Director

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Michael Ehrlich, MD

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

Director, Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgery, Yale Ophthalmology

Biography

Dr. Michael Ehrlich is a fellowship trained oculoplastic surgeon and board certified ophthalmologist. Dr. Ehrlich specializes in evaluation and treatment of functional and aesthetic disorders of the eyelids, mid-face (cheeks), eyebrows, forehead, lacrimal (tearing) system and orbit (eye socket).

Dr. Ehrlich performed a 2-year fellowship at Duke University Hospital in oculoplastic surgery where he received the Hornaday award for outstanding fellow in clinical care, ethics and research. Prior to...

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Jennifer Galvin, MD

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science and of Pediatrics

Director, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

Principal Investigator, Yale site for PEDIG (Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group)

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Ji Liu, MD

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

Biography

Dr. Liu, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science at Yale Eye Center, specializes in glaucoma surgery, cataract surgery and anterior segment diseases. His clinical interests include medical and surgical management of glaucoma, laser treatment, routine and complex cataract surgery, premium intraocular lens implant, and other anterior segment surgeries. Dr. Liu completed his ophthalmology residency in the George Washington University and served as Chief Resident during his senior...

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Kathleen Stoessel, MD

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

Director, Retina Fellowship Program

Biography

Dr. Stoessel is a full-time retina faculty, specializing in Medical Retina and Director of the Retina Fellowship Program. She graduated from the College of New Rochelle and received her medical degree (MD) from the State University of New York – Downstate Medical Center . She completed her ophthalmology residency training at the Yale University School of Medicine , followed by a vitreoretinal fellowship, also at Yale. Dr. Stoessel joined the Yale Eye Center as a full time faculty in Retina.
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Christopher Teng, MD

Director, Glaucoma Section and Glaucoma Fellowship

Biography

Dr. Christopher Teng is a board certified subspecialty trained glaucoma specialist. He is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science at Yale University School of Medicine and is the Director of the Glaucoma Service and Glaucoma Fellowship.

Dr. Teng received his undergraduate degree from The University of Chicago and Doctor of Medicine from SUNY Downstate College of Medicine. He completed his Ophthalmology residency at New York University Medical Center and fellowship in Glaucoma...

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Visual Scientists with Secondary Appointments

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Michael Crair, PhD

William Ziegler III Professor of Neurobiology and Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

Director, Graduate Studies

Biography

Michael C. Crair is the William Ziegler III Professor of Vision Research at Yale University and director of the Vision Core Program in the Department of Neurobiology and the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science and director of graduate studies for the Neurobiology Graduate Program. From 1998 to 2006, Crair taught at Baylor College of Medicine, where he was also the co-director of the Medical Scientist (M.D./Ph.D.) Training Program. A graduate of the University of California at...

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Josephine Hoh, PhD

Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Environmental Health) and of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

Biography

Josephine Hoh, associate professor in environmental health sciences and of ophthalmology and visual science, is currently involved in interdisciplinary research to elucidate disease pathophysiology, including how the genetic factors can actually lead individuals who carrying the risk variants to be ill at one point in life, what the environmental exposures are, and how they can influence an individual’s chance of contracting the disease.

Dr. Hoh was trained in mathematics in Taiwan and...

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Lawrence Rizzolo, PhD, FARVO

Associate Professor of Surgery (Gross Anatomy) and of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

Director of Medical Studies

Biography

Dr. Rizzolo received his Ph.D. in biochemistry from Duke University in 1977. He received postdoctoral training in biochemistry at Harvard Medical School and in cell biology at the New York University School of Medicine. Dr. Rizzolo joined the Yale faculty in 1993 where he serves as the Director of Medical Sciences for the Section of Anatomy, and Course Director of Human Anatomy and Development for first-year clinical students. He also holds a joint appointment in the Department of Ophthalmology...

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Caroline Zeiss, PhD, DACVP

Professor of Comparative Medicine and Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

Director, Mouse Research Pathology Service

Unit Chief, Pathology

Biography

Caroline Zeiss is a veterinary anatomic pathologist with expertise in rodent pathology, neuropathology and comparative ocular pathology. Her research interests include mechanisms of photoreceptor degeneration, rodent models of age-related macular degeneration, and evolution of the eye in vertebrates.

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David Zenisek, PhD

Associate Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology and of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

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Patrick Coady, MBA, MD

Instructor in Ophthalmology and Visual Science