Faculty & Staff

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Ron Afshari Adelman, MD, MPH, MBA, FACS

Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

Director of the Retina and Macula Center

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Jessica H. Chow, MD

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

Residency Director

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Luciano V. Del Priore, MD, PhD

Chair of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

Robert R. Young Professor and Chair, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Yale University School of Medicine

Chief of Ophthalmology, Yale - New Haven Hospital

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Michael S. 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 A. Fisayo, MD, PharmD

Assistant Professor of Neurology and of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

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Susan H Forster, MD

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

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Jennifer A. 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 E 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 Emang 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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Kristen Nwanyanwu, MD, MBA

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

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Kathleen M Stoessel, MD

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

Director, Retina Fellowship Program

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Christopher Teng

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

Director, Glaucoma Section and Glaucoma Fellowship

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Erica Leigh Volker, OD

Clinical Instructor in Ophthalmology and Visual Science

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Research

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Ron Afshari Adelman, MD, MPH, MBA, FACS

Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

Director of the Retina and Macula Center

Dr. Adelman is the 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, Spain, Mexico and Canada. His clinical interests include macular...

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Bo Chen, PhD

Associate Professor

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Miguel Coca-Prados, PhD

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

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Luciano V. Del Priore, MD, PhD

Chair of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

Robert R. Young Professor and Chair, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Yale University School of Medicine

Chief of Ophthalmology, Yale - New Haven Hospital

Lucian V. Del Priore, MD, PhD specializes in the surgical and medical treatment of retinal disease, including age-related macular degeneration, retinal detachment, diabetic retinopathy, macular holes, epiretinal membranes, and ocular trauma.

He received his BS in physics from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, an MD with Distinction in research from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, and an MS and PhD in Physics from Cornell University. He...

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Jonathan B. Demb, PhD

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

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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

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Clinical Research

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Ron Afshari Adelman, MD, MPH, MBA, FACS

Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

Director of the Retina and Macula Center

Dr. Adelman is the 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, Spain, Mexico and Canada. His clinical interests include macular...

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Jessica H. Chow, MD

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

Residency Director

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Luciano V. Del Priore, MD, PhD

Chair of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

Robert R. Young Professor and Chair, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Yale University School of Medicine

Chief of Ophthalmology, Yale - New Haven Hospital

Lucian V. Del Priore, MD, PhD specializes in the surgical and medical treatment of retinal disease, including age-related macular degeneration, retinal detachment, diabetic retinopathy, macular holes, epiretinal membranes, and ocular trauma.

He received his BS in physics from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, an MD with Distinction in research from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, and an MS and PhD in Physics from Cornell University. He...

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Michael S. 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 A. 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, cataract and anterior segment diseases. His clinical interests include medical and surgical management of glaucoma, complex cataract surgery, premium intraocular lens implant, and anterior segment surgeries. Dr. Liu completed ophthalmology residency at the George Washington University and served as Chief Resident during his senior year of training. He completed a glaucoma clinical...

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Kathleen M 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

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 C 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 J 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 James Rizzolo, PhD, FARVO

Professor of Surgery (Gross Anatomy)

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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Vasilis Vasiliou, PhD

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

Vasilis Vasiliou, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Environmental Health Sciences. He received his BSc in Chemistry (1983) and PhD in Biochemical Pharmacology (1988) from the University of Ioannina, Greece. He then trained in gene-environment interactions, molecular toxicology and pharmacogenetics at the Department of Environmental Health in the College of Medicine at the University of Cincinnati (1991-1995). In 1996, he joined the faculty of the University of Colorado School of...

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Caroline J Zeiss, PhD, DACVP, DACLAM

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

Director, Mouse Research Pathology Core

Unit Chief, Pathology

Dr Zeiss Is a double-boarded veterinary pathologist and laboratory animal veterinarian. She has over 20 years’ experience in veterinary pathology, with particular expertise in in ophthalmic- and neuropathology. She directs the Yale Mouse Research Pathology Core, and collaborates on multiple studies with Yale and external investigators in academia and industry. Her research focuses on mechanisms of neurodegeneration with a strong focus on translation of basic studies towards clinical relevance....

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David Zenisek, PhD

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

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Susan H Forster, MD

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

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Alberto Giuseppe Distefano, MD

Instructor

Oculoplastics Fellow

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David Scott Ketner, MD

Instructor in Ophthalmology and Visual Science

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