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

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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

Fellowship Director - Oculoplastic Surgery

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Hilary Fazzone, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

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Adeniyi Fisayo, MD, PharmD

Assistant Professor of Neurology and of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

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Susan Forster, MD

Clinical Professor and Director of Medical Studies, Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Chief of Ophthalmology, Yale Health

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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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James Kempton, MD

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

Associate Director of Vitreoretinal Fellowship Program

Director, Eye Care Services, VA CT

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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

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Miguel Materin, MD

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

Director of Ophthalmic Oncology

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Kristen Nwanyanwu, MD, MBA

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

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Kathleen Stoessel, MD

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

Director, Retina Fellowship Program

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Christopher Teng, MD

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

Director, Glaucoma Section and Glaucoma Fellowship

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Erica Volker, OD

Clinical Instructor in Ophthalmology and Visual Science

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Thomas Walsh, MD

Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science and of Neurology

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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

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 Neuroscience

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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 Neuroscience

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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 Professor of Neuroscience

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

Fellowship Director - Oculoplastic Surgery

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

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

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

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

Director, Glaucoma Section and Glaucoma Fellowship

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 Neuroscience and Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

Deputy Chair, Department of Neuroscience

Director, Graduate Studies in Neuroscience

Michael C. Crair is the William Ziegler III Professor and Deputy Chair of the Department of Neuroscience and Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science. 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 Berkeley, where he earned his A.B., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees, Crair was a postdoctoral researcher at Kyoto University and Kyoto Prefectural...

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Josephine Hoh, PhD

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

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

Professor, Clinician-Educator

Director of Medical Studies

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

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

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

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Susan Forster, MD

Clinical Professor and Director of Medical Studies, Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Chief of Ophthalmology, Yale Health

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Patrick Coady, MBA, MD

Instructor in Ophthalmology and Visual Science

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Andrew Garcia, MD

Instructor in Ophthalmology and Visual Science

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David Ketner, MD

Instructor in Ophthalmology and Visual Science