Ron Adelman

Ron Adelman

MD, MPH, MBA, FACS
Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science; Director of the Retina and Macula Service

Contact Information

Ron Adelman, MD, MPH, MBA, FACS

Patient Care Location

  • Temple Medical Center
    40 Temple Street, Ste 3rd Floor
    New Haven, CT, 06510

Office Location

Mailing Address

  • Ophthalmology

    P.O. Box 208061

    New Haven, CT, 06520-8061

    United States

Ron Adelman

Appointments

Biography

Dr. Adelman is the Director of the 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 holes and puckers, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, complex retinal detachments, retinal vein occlusion, retinal lasers and surgery.

He has received the “Senior Honor Award” of the American Society of Retina Specialists and the “Achievement Award” of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He has been recognized by the Lions of Connecticut as “Knight of the Blind” for “outstanding work throughout the state and in the global community.” Dr. Adelman’s education includes a Master of Public Health from the University of California at Berkeley, an Ophthalmology residency and a Retina fellowship at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary of Harvard Medical School. During his fellowship, he received many awards, including the Club Vit Fellow Research Award, the Ron G. Michels Fellowship Award, and Fellow of the Year 2000. He has been at the forefront of new advancements in macular and retinal diseases and has been Principal Investigator of numerous clinical trials. Dr. Adelman has published extensively, primarily in the area of retinal and macular diseases and surgery, with over 90 publications and 250 abstracts. He serves on the editorial board of several scientific journals and also serves on the Executive Committees of several medical societies.

Education & Training

  • MBA
    Yale University School of Management (2011)
  • MPH
    University of California at Berkeley (1994)
  • MD
    TUMS (1987)
  • Fellow
    Harvard Medical School-Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, Vitreo-retinal Diseases & Surgery
  • Resident
    Harvard Medical School-Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, Ophthalmology
  • Resident
    Stanford University Medical Center, Ophthalmology
  • Board Certification
    AB of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology (2000, recertified: 2011)

Activities

  • Scientific Director, EVRS
    France 2014
    Dr Adelman was elected as the Scientific Director of European Vitreo-Retinal Society (EVRS).
  • Scientific Director, EVRS
    Portugal 2014
    Dr Adelman was elected as the Scientific Director of European Vitreo-Retinal Society (EVRS).
  • President, CSEP
    United States 2014
    Connecticut Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons (CSEP)
  • Secretary and Executive Committee Member, EVRS
    Germany (2010-2014)
    Dr Adelman was elected as the Secretary and Executive Committee Member of European Vitreo-Retinal Society (EVRS).
  • Secretary and Executive Committee Member, EVRS
    Spain (2010-2014)
    Dr Adelman was elected as the Secretary and Executive Committee Member of European Vitreo-Retinal Society (EVRS).
  • Knight of the Blind
    Dominican Republic 2009
    Dr Adelman was named "Knight of the Blind" by Connecticut Lions Eye Research Foundation in recognition of “outstanding work throughout the state and in the global community.”
  • Ophthalmology Twinning Progam
    Brazil 2008
    Dr. Adelman coordinated with Dr. Brian DeBroff and Dr. Caleb Gonzalez a twinning program between the Yale Eye Center and the Sao Paulo Ophthalmology Program in Brazil. This included a joint course on the "Multspecialty Approach to the Complicated Cataract" which was been accepted as a course at the Pan American Congress. The project has been completed.

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding Organization
Senior Honor AwardAmerican Society of Retina specialists
Achievement AwardAmerican Academy of Ophthalomology
Knight of the BlindLions of Connecticut
Teacher of Year 2012Yale University Eye Center
Fellow of the Year 2000Harvard University, Department of Ophthalmology
Honor AwardAmerican Society of Retina Specialists

Professional Service

OrganizationRole
Connecticut Society of Eye Physicians and SurgeonsPresident
European Vitreo-Retinal Society (EVRS)Scientific Director
Yale University School of MedicineProfessor and Interim Chairman of Ophthalmology and Visual Science
Branford College
Yale New Haven Hospital

Departments & Organizations