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Cleveland Eye Bank Foundation Scientific Symposium
Cleveland Eye Bank Foundation Vision Research Symposium
Physicians & Researchers from the Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute, Akron Children's Vision Center & University Hospitals Eye Institute will present breakthrough research into preventing, treating and curing eye diseases in adults and children.

Oct 27, 2020 03:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Douglas Rhee, MD
Professor and Chairman, CWRU Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences & Director, University Hospitals Eye Institute @CWRU & University Hospitals Eye Institute
Douglas J. Rhee, MD has been chair of the CWRU Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences and Director of the UH Eye Institute since 2013. He is a nationally and internationally recognized glaucoma specialist, National Eye Institute funded-molecular biologist and board-certified ophthalmologist. In 2016 and 2020, Dr. Rhee was voted by The Ophthalmologist as one of the Power 100 (the most influential people in ophthalmology worldwide). Prior to UH, Dr. Rhee was an associate professor at Harvard Medical School serving the associate chief of operations for the Department of Ophthalmology at the Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary (MEEI).
Richard W. Hertle, MD, FAAO, FACS, FAAP
Chief of Pediatric Ophthalmology and The Children's Vision Center Director of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Fellowship @The Dr. Robert "Boomer" and Jill Burnstine Chair of Ophthalmology Professor, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine
Dr. Hertle is a pediatric ophthalmologist and an investigator in the areas of nystagmus and eye movement disorders. He then received his Bachelor’s Degree from The Ohio State University, his Medical Degree from Northeast Ohio Universities College of Medicine and fellowships and residencies in Ocular Motility, Emergency Medicine, Ophthalmology, and Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus at a variety of medical centers around the country. An avid researcher and publisher, Dr. Hertle has written 2 textbooks and over 250 refereed publications and almost as many abstracts, editorials, reviews and invited lectures. He currently serves as a reviewer for multiple journals and has been a recipient of over 2 million dollars of research funding. He has been principal investigator on many NIH-funded research projects, including ongoing studies on the treatment of strabismus, nystagmus, amblyopia, infantile cataracts and retinopathy of prematurity.
Daniel F. Martin, MD
Chair, Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute @Professor of Ophthalmology in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
Dr. Martin completed medical school at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine followed by residency and chief residency in ophthalmology at Emory University School of Medicine. He completed a fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery and Diseases at Duke University Eye Center followed by a fellowship in Uveitis and Ocular Immunology at the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Martin currently serves as the Network Chair for the DRCR Retina Network. Dr. Martin previously served as the Study Chair for the Comparison of AMD Treatments Trials (CATT) and has served as Study Chair for many other national clinical trials including those that led to FDA approval of the ganciclovir implant and valganciclovir. He has served as PI, member of the DSMC, and/or member of the Steering Committee for dozens of other studies including AREDS, SOCA, and MUST.