I am a clinician-scientist with a broad background in clinical and basic research and extensive training in retina diseases and ophthalmic pathology. I have research experience with major focus in the field of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). My research includes a range of basic and translational research exploring early mechanisms contributing to the pathogenesis of AMD. The ultimate goal of my research is to identify early events in AMD that will permit a better understanding of the underlying disease mechanisms, which can be used as a potential treatment target. My research also aims to define a long sought out sensitive and specific discriminators between early AMD and normal aging that can be used in epidemiological studies and clinical trials.
I am privileged to be a member of a diligent and enthusiastic team at Penn's Scheie Eye Institute that stresses collaboration while encouraging a pursuit towards excellence. Penn Medicine provides me the opportunity to be involved in a myriad of clinical practice, research, teaching, and mentoring students and residents; and apply my experience and knowledge as a clinician-scientist.