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The Division of Ophthalmology is home to specialists with a wide variety of backgrounds and areas of focus. As a team, this diversity makes us better prepared to care for your child’s unique needs. Learn more about our faculty and staff.
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Michael B. Yang, MD Director, Pediatric Ophthalmology 513-636-4751
Director, Pediatric Ophthalmology
Associate Professor, UC Department of Ophthalmology
Cataract; glaucoma; pediatric and adult strabismus; surgery for
nystagmus patients with abnormal head posture; periocular capillary
hemangiomas; retinopathy of prematurity
BS: Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 1988.
MD: Harvard Medical School-Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Joint Program in Health Sciences and Technology, Boston, MA, 1993.
Internship: Internal Medicine, St. Elizabeth Hospital, Boston, MA, 1993-1994.
Residency: Ophthalmology, Estelle Doheny Eye Institute, University of Southern California/LosAngeles County Hospital, Los Angeles, CA, 1994-1997.
Fellowship: Pediatric Ophthalmology, W.K. Kellogg Eye Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1998-1999.
Board Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology, 2000; Recertified 2011.
Liu H, Yang MB, Li SK, Hao J. Effects of dosing protocol on distribution of propranolol in periocular tissues after topical ocular instillation. Current Eye Research. 2015 May;40(6):638-45.
Yang MB, Rao S, Copenhagen DR, Lang RA. Length of Day during Early Gestation as an Independent Predictor of Risk for Severe Retinopathy of Prematurity. Ophthalmology. 2013 Dec;120(12):2706-13.
Yang MB, Melia M, Lambert SR, Chiang MF, Simpson JL, Buffenn AN. Fibrin Glue for Closure of Conjunctiva in Strabismus Surgery: a Report by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Ophthalmology. 2013 Sep;120(9):1935-41.
Lambert SR, Melia M, Buffenn AN, Chiang MF, Simpson JL, Yang MB. Rebound Tonometry: a Report by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Published Online. Ophthalmology. 2013 Apr;120(4):e21-7.
Rao S, Chun C, Fan J, Kofron M, Yang MB, Hegde R, Ferrara N, Copenhagen DR, Lang RA. A direct and melanopsin-dependent fetal light response regulates mouse eye development. Nature. 2013 Feb 14;494(7436):243-6.
Chiang MF, Melia M, Buffenn AN, Lambert SR, Recchia FM, Simpson JL, Yang MB. Detection of Clinically Significant Retinopathy of Prematurity Using Wide-Angle Digital Retinal Photography: a Report by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Ophthalmology. 2012 Jun;119(6):1272-80.
Simpson JL, Melia M, Yang MB, Buffenn AN, Chiang MF, Lambert SR. Current Role of Cryotherapy in Retinopathy of Prematurity: a Report by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Ophthalmology. 2012 Apr;119(4):873-7.
Hao J, Yang MB, Liu H, Li SK. Distribution of Propranolol in Periocular Tissues: A Comparison of Topical and Systemic Administration. J Ocul Pharmacol Ther 27:453-9, 2011.
Yang MB, Donovan EF. Risk Analysis and Alternative Protocols for Reduction of Screening for Retinopathy of Prematurity. J AAPOS. 2009;13(6)-539-45.
Yang MB, Donovan EF, Wagge JR. Race, Gender, and Clinical Risk Index for Babies (CRIB) Score as Predictors of Severe Retinopathy of Prematurity. J AAPOS. 2006;10:253-61.
G-ROP: Growth in Retinopathy of Prematurity Model Development. Site Principal Investigator. National Eye Institute: Subaward from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Aug 2012-Jul 2017.
INS-3: A Phase 3, Randomized, Double-Masked, Placebo Controlled Study of the Efficacy and Safety of myo-Inositol 5% Injection to Increase Survival without Severe Retinopathy of Prematurity (Reduce-ROP) in Extremely Premature Infants. Site Co-Investigator. National Institutes of Health: Subaward from University of Rochester. 2014–2019.
Phase 1 Trial of Bevacizumab Treatment for Severe Retinopathy of Prematurity. Site Principal Investigator. National Eye Institute: Subaward from Pediatric Eye Disease Investigators Group. 2015-2016.
Eniolami O. Dosunmu, MD Pediatric Ophthalmologist, Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology 513-636-4751
Pediatric Ophthalmologist, Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Ophthalmology
Anterior segment pathologies; pediatric glaucoma; amblyopia; strabismus.
A summa cum laude graduate of Kentucky State University, Eniolami Dosunmu received her medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine (OSUCOM), where she graduated, cum laude, in 2008. During her years at OSUCOM, she served on committees and received many scholarships and awards, including the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award and The Ohio State University College of Medicine Service Award, in her graduating class. She completed her internship and residency training at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. Her last year of residency, which was also a rotating chief year, allowed her to participate in medical student and resident education. She also received the Mayo International Health Program Scholarship which allowed her to pursue her goal of participating in International Medicine – she worked in Bomet, Kenya where she provided ophthalmic care and performed both adult and pediatric cataract surgeries. Dr. Dosunmu completed her fellowship training in pediatric ophthalmology at Duke University, Durham, NC where she performed research on pediatric glaucoma that earned her the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Research Fellow Award and the Pediatric Glaucoma and Cataract Family Association Award.
MD: The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH, 2008.
Internship: Preliminary Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 2009.
Residency: Ophthalmology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 2012.
Fellowship: Pediatric Ophthalmology, Duke University, Durham, NC, 2013.
Dosunmu EO, Bakri SJ. Mimickers of age-related macular degeneration. Semin Ophthalmol. 2011 May;26(3):209-15.
Martin LT, Glass M, Dosunmu E, Martin PT. Altered expression of natively glycosylated alpha dystroglycan in pediatric solid tumors. Hum Pathol. 2007 Nov;38(11):1657-68.
Snyder CA, Selegue JP, Dosunmu E, Tice NC, Parkin S. C,O-dialkylation of Meldrum's acid: synthesis and reactivity of 1,3,7,7-tetramethyl-4H,10H-6,8,9-trioxa-2-thiabenz[f]azulen-5-one. Journal of Organic Chemistry. 2003 Sep 19;68(19):7455-9.
Michael E. Gray, MD Pediatric Ophthalmologist, Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology 513-636-4751
Pediatric cataracts; strabismus; ROP
BA: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 2002.
MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH, 2007.
Internship: Internal Medicine (PGY1), The Jewish Hospital, Cincinnati OH, 2007-2008.
Residency: Ophthalmology (PGY2-4), University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH, 2008-2011.
Fellowship: Pediatric Ophthalmology (PGY5), Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2011-2012.
Gray ME, West CE. Corneal Injuries from Liquid Detergent Pods. J AAPOS. 2014 Oct;18(5):494-5.
Gray ME, Shaikh AH, Correa ZM, Augsburger JJ. Primary Uveal Melanoma in a 4 year old black child. J AAPOS. 2013 Oct;17(5):551-3.
Motley WW, Melson A, Gray ME, Salisbury S. Outcomes of Strabismus Surgery for Esotropia in Children with Down Syndrome Compared with Matched Controls. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2012 Jul;49(4):211-4.
Gray ME, Correa ZM, Augsburger JJ, Barrett W. Ciliary body melanoma with limited nodular extrascleral extension and diffuse iris-angle infiltration treated by whole anterior segment plaque radiotherapy. Int Ophthalmology. 2007 Aug;27(4):273-6.
Virginia A. Miraldi Utz, MD Pediatric Ophthalmologist, Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology 513-636-4751
Pediatric eye diseases such as amblyopia, cataracts and strabismus; diagnosis and management of genetic eye disorders and syndromes (retinal dystrophies such as retinitis pigmentosa, Stargardt disease, ocular malformations and mitochondrial disorders); pediatric uveitis and ocular inflammation.
Dr. Virginia Miraldi Utz, MD, FAAP, is an assistant professor of pediatric ophthalmology at the Abrahamson Eye Institute of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center within the UC Department of Pediatrics. She completed her undergraduate degree in biochemistry and religious studies at The College of Wooster (Wooster, Ohio) and Kanda University (Chiba, Japan). She received her Doctor of Medicine from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio, where she was served as co-president of the Alpha Omega Alpha Society chapter. During her residency at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, she was awarded the Ocular Immunology and Uveitis Foundation Travel Grant for her basic science research in ocular microbiology and immunology and the Humanism in Ophthalmology Award. She completed her fellowship training in pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus at the Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute. She recently completed additional clinical training in the field of ocular inflammation and uveitis preceptorship to serve patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis and related disorders.
Dr. Miraldi Utz specializes in the management of pediatric eye disorders such as amblyopia, strabismus, and pediatric cataracts. She has special clinical and research interests in ocular inflammatory disease and ophthalmic genetic disorders, including ocular malformations and retinal dystrophies. Dr. Miraldi Utz has published multiple research articles in peer-reviewed journals, as well as having contributed abstracts and presentations at a number of professional association meetings. She is a peer reviewer for several journals, including Ophthalmic Genetics, Molecular Vision, and British Journal of Ophthalmology. She is a member of American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Uveitis Society, Ophthalmic Genetic Study Club, International Society for Genetic Eye Diseases and Retinoblastoma, and Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Medical School: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH.
Residency: Ophthalmology, University Hospitals Eye Institute Case Medical Center, Case Affiliated Hospitals Residency Program, Cleveland, Ohio.
Fellowship: Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus, Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic; Cleveland, Ohio.
Preceptorship: Pediatric Uveitis, The Retina Group, Columbus, OH; Cincinnati Eye Institute, Cincinnati, OH.
Board Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology, 2013.
Utz VM, Coussa RG, Marino MJ, Chappelow AV, Pauer GJ, Hagstrom SA, Traboulsi EI. Predictors of Visual Acuity and Genotype-Phenotype Correlates in a Cohort of Patients with Stargardt Disease. Br J Ophthalmol. 2014 Apr:98(4):513-8.
Utz VM, Chappelow AV, Marino MJ, Beight CD, Sturgill-Short GM, Pauer GJ, Crowe S, Hagstrom SA, Traboulsi EI. Identification of Three ABCA4 Sequence Variations Exclusive to African-American Patients in a Cohort of Patients with Stargardt Disease. Am J Ophthalmol. 2013 Dec;156(6):1220-1227.
Utz VM, Beight CD, Marino MJ, Hagstrom SA, Traboulsi EI. Autosomal Dominant Retinitis Pigmentosa Secondary to Pre-mRNA Splicing Factor Gene PRPF31: Review of Disease Mechanism and Report of Family with a Novel 3-Base Insertion. Ophthalmic Gen. 2013 Dec;34(4):183-8.
Utz VM, Tang J. Ocular Manifestations of Antiphospholipid Syndrome. Br J Ophthalmol. 2011 Apr;95(4):454-9.
Mucci JJ, Utz VM, Galor A, Jeng BH. Recurrence Rates of Herpes Simplex Virus Keratitis in Contact Lens Wearers: Eye Contact Lens. Eye Contact Lens. 2009 Jul;35(4):185-7.
Utz VM, Krueger RR. Management of Irregular Astigmatism Following Rotationally Disoriented Free Cap After LASIK. J Refract Surg. 2008 Apr;24(4):383-91.
W. Walker Motley, MS, MD Pediatric Ophthalmologist, Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology 513-636-4751
Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
UC Department of Ophthalmology
Strabismus; amblyopia; cataract; intraocular lens implantation; retinopathy of prematurity
BE: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 1992.
MS: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 1993.
MD: University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, 1997.
Internship: Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, 1997-1998.
Residency: Ophthalmology, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1998-2001.
Fellowship: Pediatric Ophthalmology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2001-2002.
Board Certification: Ophthalmology, 2003.
Golnik KC, Motley WW, Atilla H, Pilling R, Reddy A, Sharma P, Yadarola B, Zhao K. Ophthalmology surgical competency assessment rubric for strabismus surgery. JAAPOS.2012 Aug;16(4):318-21.
Motley WW, Melson AT, Gray ME, Salisbury SR. Outcomes of strabismus surgery for esotropia in children with Down syndrome compared with matched controls. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus 2012 Jul-Aug;49(4):211-4.
Motley WW, Saltarelli DP. Ophthalmic manifestations of mosaic Down syndrome. JAAPOS 2011 Aug;15(4):362-6.
Motley WW, Asbury T. Strabismus. In: Riordan-Eva P, editor. Vaughn and Asbury’s General Ophthalmology. 18th edition, May 2011.
Motley WW, Melson AT. Pediatric intraoperative floppy iris syndrome associated with persistent pupillary membrane. JAAPOS 2011 Apr;15(2):196-7.
Motley WW, Melson AT, Mortensen JE. Pediatric Metarhizium anisopliae keratitis. JAAPOS 2011 Feb;15(1):101-3.
Motley WW, Vanderveen DK, West CE. Surgical Management of Infantile Cataracts in Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa. JAAPOS 2010 Jun;14:283-4.
Chhabra MS, Motley WW, Mortenson JE. Eikenella Corrodens as a Causative Agent for Neonatal Conjunctivitis. JAAPOS 2008;12:524-5.
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Best Evidence Statement Team - Motley WW, Yang M, West C. Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Best Evidence Statement Retinopathy of Prematurity Screening. Cincinnati Children's online publication, Aug 27, 2007.
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Best Evidence Statement Team - Lopper S, Motley WW, West C, Graham B, Passo M, Taylor J. Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Best Evidence Statement Screening for Uveitis in Children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA). Cincinnati Children's online publication, Aug 15, 2007.
Terry L. Schwartz, MD Pediatric Ophthalmologist, Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology 513-636-4751
Professor, UC Department of Ophthalmology
BS: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 1976.
MD: West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV, 1982.
Internship: Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 1982-1983.
Residency: Ophthalmology, Department of Ophthalmology, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, 1985-1988.
Fellowship: Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA, 1988-1989.
Lusk K, Schwartz T. Management of Vision Impairment in Children. Chapter in: Practical Management of Pediatric Ocular Disorders and Strabismus. Eds. Traboulsi E, Utz V, and Ariss M. Springer, East Brunswick, NJ. 2014.
Kondo T, Tillman W, Schwartz T, Linberg J, Odom JV. Health Related Quality of Life after surgical removal of an eye. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Jan;29(1):51-6.
Shultz R, Schwartz T. Hydrocephalus. Chapter in: Challenging Cases in Pediatric Ophthalmology. Eds, Granet D, Baber L, Robbins SL. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics. 2012.
Schwartz, T. Medical Issues: Pathology and Its Implications. Chapter in: Foundations of Low Vision.2nd Edition. Eds. Corn A, Koenig A. Publisher: AFB Press, NY, 2009.
Connor IP, Odom JV, Schwartz T, Mendola JD. Monocular activation of V1 and V2 in of Amblyopic Adults Measured with functional MRI. J AAPOS. 2007 Aug;11(4):341-50.
Agrawal R, Conner IP, Odom JV, Schwartz TL, Mendola JD. Relating Binocular and Monocular Vision in Strabismic and Anisometropic Amblyopia. Arch Opthalmol. 2006 Jun;124(6):844-50.
Mendola JD, Conner IP, Roy A, Chan ST, Schwartz TL, Odom JV, Kwang KK. Voxel-Based Analysis of MRI Detects Abnormal Visual Cortex in Children and Adults with Amblyopia. Hum Brain Mapp. 2005 Jun;25(2):222-36.
Schwartz T; Bradford G. Be Careful What you Mandate: Vision Screening is Better Targeted and Less Expensive. Charleston Daily Mail. January 2003.
Schwartz T. What do you tell parents who ask “Why My Child Cannot Read Well?” American Orthoptic Journal: 52; 2002: 31-34.
Macsai M, Schwartz T, et al. Tyrosinemia type II: nine cases of ocular signs and symptoms. American Journal of Ophthalmology. 2001; 132(4): 522 – 527.
Constance E. West, MD Pediatric Ophthalmologist, Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology 513-803-2230
Dr. West is an associate professor of ophthalmology at the University of Cincinnati, and immediate past director of the Abrahamson Pediatric Eye Institute and the Department of Pediatric Ophthalmology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She lectures and teaches extensively on pediatric ophthalmology, strabismus, and ophthalmic optics and refraction.
BS: Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 1980.
MD: University of Massachusetts Medical School, North Worcester, MA, 1986.
Internship: St. John's Mercy Medical Center, St. Louis, MO, 1986-1987.
Residency: Ophthalmology, Barnes Hospital, Washington University Medical Center, St. Louis, MO, 1987-1990.
Fellowship: Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 1990-1991.
Connolly B, Faist R, West C, Holland KD, Matykiewicz P, Glauser TA, Pestian J. A statistical approach to visualizing the quality of multi-hospital data. Visible Language. 2014;48(3).
Gray ME, West CE. Corneal injuries from liquid detergent pods. J AAPOS. 2014;18:494-5.
West CE, Hunter DG. Displacement of optical centers in over-the-counter readers: a potential cause of diplopia. J AAPOS. 2014;18:293-4.
Chabbra MS, Bonsall DJ, Cassedy AE, Wallace GH, Schoenberger SD, West CE. The intra- and the inter-observer reliability of grading retinal hemorrhages in abusive head trauma among pediatric ophthalmologists. J AAPOS. 2013;17:343-6.
Nathan ST, Jain V, Lykissas MG, Crawford AH, West CE. Transient cortical blindness as a complication of posterior spinal surgery in a pediatric patient. J Pediatr Orthop. 2013;22:416-9.
Sisk RA, Motley WW 3rd, Yang MB, West CE. Surgical outcomes following repair of traumatic retinal detachments in cognitively impaired adolescents with self-injurious behavior. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2013;50:20-26.
Wallace DK, Lazar EL, Melia M, Birch EE, Holmes JM, Hopkins KB, Kraker RT, Kulp MT, Pang Y, Repka MX, Tamkins SM, Weise KK, Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group. Stereoacuity in children with anisometropic amblyopia. J AAPOS. 2011;15:455-61.
Qu J, Wang Y, Tong Y, Zhou X, Zhao F, Yang L, Zhang S, Zhang J, West CE, Guan MX. Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy affects only female matrilineal relatives in two Chinese Families. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2010; 51: 4906-12.
Motley WW 3rd, Vanderveen DK, West CE. Surgical management of infantile cataracts in dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa. J AAPOS. 2010 Jun;14(3):283-4.
Sarah L. Lopper, OD, FAAO Pediatric Optometrist, Division of Ophthalmology 513-636-4751
Pediatric Optometrist, Division of Ophthalmology
Instructor, UC Department of Ophthalmology
Amblyopia; low vision; children with special needs; JIA/iritis
BS: Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 1996.
OD: The Ohio State University College of Optometry, Columbus, OH, 2000.
Residency: Ocular Disease, Cincinnati Eye Institute, Cincinnati, OH, 2000-2001.
Certification: National Board of Examiners in Optometry; Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO), 2007.
Melissa L. Rice, OD Pediatric Optometrist, Division of Ophthalmology 513-636-4751
Pediatric Optometrist, Division of Ophthalmology
Amblyopia; strabismus; binocular vision.
BS: Indiana University, 1997.
OD: Indiana University School of Optometry, 1999.
Residency: Pediatric Optometry and Binocular Vision, New England College of Optometry, 1999-2000.
Certification: National Board of Examiners in Optometry; Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, 2002.
Post-Graduate: Postdoctoral Certificate, Clinical Research Training Program, 2007.
Schornack M, Rice M, Hodge D. Tonopen XL Assessment of intraocular pressure through silicone hydrogel contact lenses. Eye Contact Lens. 2012 Sep;38(5):270-3.
Rice ML, Leske DA, Smestad CE, Holmes JM. Results of ocular dominance testing depend on assessment method. J AAPOS. 2008 Aug;12(4):365-9.
Rice ML, Leske DA, Holmes JM. Comparison of the amblyopia treatment study HOTV and electronic-early treatment of diabetic retinopathy study visual acuity protocols in children aged 5 to 12 years. Am J Ophthalmol. 2004 Feb;137(2):278-82.
Rice ML, Birch EE, Holmes JM. An abbreviated reading speed test. Optom Vis Sci. 2005 Feb; 82(2):128-33.
Cotter SA, Chu RH, Chandler DL, Beck RW, Holmes JM, Rice ML, Hertle RW, Birch EE, Moke PS. Reliability of the electronic early treatment diabetic retinopathy study testing protocol in children 7 to less than 13 years old. Am J Ophthalmol. 2003 Oct;136(4):655-61.
Daniele P. Saltarelli, OD, FAAO Pediatric Optometrist, Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology 513-636-4751
Pediatric Optometrist, Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology
BS: McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario 1995.
OD: New England College of Optometry, Boston, MA, 2000.
Residency: Primary Care Optometry / Ocular Disease, Illinois Eye Institute, Chicago, IL, 2000-2001.
Certification: National Board of Examiners in Optometry.
Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, 2004.
Motley WW, Saltarelli DP. Ophthalmic manifestations of mosaic Down syndrome. JAAPOS. 2011 Aug;15(4):362-6.
Saltarelli, D. Treating Pediatric Aphakia with Hypertransmissible GP Lenses. Horizons (North America). 2009;1(1):2-3.
Saltarelli DP. Hyper oxygen-permeable rigid contact lenses as an alternative for the treatment of pediatric aphakia. Eye Contact Lens. 2008 Mar;34(2):84-93.
Saltarelli D, Wildsoet C, Nickla D, Troilo D. Susceptibility to form-deprivation myopia in chicks is not altered by an early experience of axial myopia. Optom Vis Sci. 2004 Feb;81(2):119-26.
Adam H. Kaufman, MD Ophthalmologist, Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology 513-475-7295
Ophthalmologist, Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology
Corneal and external diseases; uveitis; ocular immunology; cataracts
MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, 1987.
Residency: Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, Columbia University, New York, NY.
Fellowship: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.
Certification: Ophthalmology, 1994.
Baughman RP, Lower EE, Kaufman AH. Ocular sarcoidosis. Semin Respir Crit Care Med. 2010 Aug;31(4):452-62.
Baughman RP, Lower EE, Bradley DA, Raymond LA, Kaufman A. Etanercept for refractory ocular sarcoidosis: results of a double-blind randomized trial. Chest. 2005 Aug;128(2):1062-47.
Bradley D, Baughman RP, Raymond L, Kaufman AH. Ocular manifestations of sarcoidosis. Semin Respir Crit Care Med. 2002 Dec;23(6):543-8.
Motley WW 3rd, Kaufman AH, West CE. Pediatric airbag-associated ocular trauma and endothelial cell loss. J AAPOS. 2003 Dec;7(6):380-3.
Cionni RJ, Barros MG, Kaufman AH, Osher RH. Cataract surgery without preoperative eyedrops. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2003 Dec;29(12):2281-3.
Hutchins RK, Kaufman AH, Augsburger JJ. Perfluoro-octane internal tamponade when using a temporary keratoprosthesis during retinal detachment repair. Retina. 2003 Feb;23(1):106-10.
Zalta AH, Sweeney CP, Zalta AK, Kaufman AH. Intracameral tissue plasminogen activator use in a large series of eyes with valved glaucoma drainage implants. Arch Ophthalmol. 2002 Nov;120(11):1487-93.
Kaufman A, Medow N, Phillips R, Zaidman G, Wagner RS. Treatment of epibulbar limbal dermoids. J Ophthalmic Nurs Technol. 1999 Jul-Aug;18(4):172-6.
Drew AF, Schiman HL, Kombrinck KW, Bugge TH, Degen JL, Kaufman AH. Persistent corneal haze after excimer laser photokeratectomy in plasminogen-deficient mice. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2000 Jan;41(1):67-72.
Kaufman A, Medow N, Phillips R, Zaidman G. Treatment of epibulbar limbal dermoids. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 1999 May-Jun;36(3):136-40.
James J. Augsburger, MD Co-Director, Retinoblastoma Program 513-475-7300
Co-Director, Retinoblastoma Program
Ocular Oncologist, Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology
Retinoblastoma; medulloepithelioma; retinal and choroidal hemangiomas; conjunctival tumors; iris tumors
James J. Augsburger, MD, is professor and chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and chief of the Ocular Oncology Service at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of eye tumors, including uveal and conjunctival melanomas, retinoblastomas, metastatic carcinomas to the eye, ocular lymphomas, hemangiomas of the retina and choroid, and other benign and malignant tumors in or on the eye.
Dr. Augsburger completed his undergraduate studies at Heidelberg College, Tiffin, Ohio. After receiving his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, he completed his internship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Augsburger then completed his residency at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, followed by a fellowship in retina and ocular oncology at Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PA. He joined the attending staff of Wills Eye Hospital immediately following this fellowship and remained there in ocular oncology practice until his relocation to Cincinnati in 1999.
Dr. Augsburger is a board certified diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology and a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He also belongs to the American Ophthalmological Society, ARVO (Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology), AUPO (Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology), Club Jules Gonin (European Retina Society), Macula Society and Retina Society.
BS: Heidelberg College, Tiffin, OH, 1970.
MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, 1974.
Internship: Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, 1974-1975.
Residency: Ophthalmology, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1975-1978.
Fellowship: Retina-Vitreous & Ocular Oncology, Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PN, 1978-1980.
Board Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology, 1979.
Zelia M. Correa, MD, PhD Ophthalmologist, Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology 513-475-7300 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ocular oncology; retinoblastoma and childhood ocular benign and malignant tumors
Dr. Correa has been recognized by her academic achievements and her volunteer service/leadership in the profession of ophthalmology. She has received an achievement award (2010) and the international ophthalmologist education award (2009) from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Additionally, she has been recognized by two Secretariat Awards also from the American Academy of Ophthalmology and has been the youngest Guest of Honor at their National Meeting in 2009. Here in Cincinnati, she has received the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Education (University of Cincinnati College of Medicine) in 2011.
Undergraduate: Faculdade Riopretense de Filosofia Ciências e Letras, São José do Rio Preto, Brazil.
MD: Faculdade Medicina de Rio Preto, São José do Rio Preto, Brazil, 1989.
Residency: Ophthalmology, Faculdade de Medicina de Marília, Brazil, 1992.
Certification: Ophthalmology, 1992.
Fellowship: Vitreoretinal surgery, Brazil, 1995.
Fellowship: Ocular oncology, Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, 1996.
PhD: UNIFESP (Federal university of São Paulo, SP, Brazil), 2003.
Post-doctoral fellowships: Ophthalmic pathology, Wills Eye Institute, Philadelphia, PA, 2005.
Ophthalmic pathology and translational research, McGill University-Montreal, QC, Canada, 2006.
Correa ZM, Augsburger JJ. Sufficiency of FNAB aspirates of posterior uveal melanoma for cytologic versus GEP classification in 159 patients, and relative prognostic significance of these classifications. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2013 Nov 24. [Epub ahead of print].
Augsburger JJ, Corrêa ZM, Trichopoulos N. Prognostic implications of cytopathologic classification of melanocytic uveal tumors evaluated by fine-needle aspiration biopsy. Arq Bras Oftalmol. 2013 Mar-Apr;76(2):72-9.
Onken MD, Worley LA, Char DH, Augsburger JJ, Correa ZM, Nudleman E, Aaberg TM Jr, Altaweel MM, Bardenstein DS, Finger PT, Gallie BL, Harocopos GJ, Hovland PG, McGowan HD, Milman T, Mruthyunjaya P, Simpson ER, Smith ME, Wilson DJ, Wirostko WJ, Harbour JW. Collaborative Ocular Oncology Group Report Number 1: Prospective Validation of a Multi-Gene Prognostic Assay in Uveal Melanoma. Ophthalmology. 2012 Aug;119(8):1596-603.
Simoes CC, Call MK, Correa ZM, Spaulding AG, Augsburger JJ. Clinical and histopathological features and immunoreactivity of human choroidal and ciliary body melanomas as prognostic factors for metastasis and death. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2011;249(12):1795-803.
Augsburger JJ, Correa ZM, Trichopoulos N. Surveillance testing for metastasis from primary uveal melanoma and effect on patient survival. Am J Ophthalmol. 2011 July;152(1):5-9.
Palakurthi NK, Correa ZM, Augsburger JJ, Banerjee RK. Toxicity of a biodegradable microneedle implant loaded with methotrexate as a sustained release device in normal rabbit eye: a pilot study. J Ocul Pharmacol Ther. 2011 Apr;27(2):151-6.
Correa ZM, Marshall JC, Souza Filho JP, Odashiro AN, Burnier Jr MN. Fine needle aspiration biopsy to reestablish cell culture in an animal model of uveal melanoma. Arq Bras Oftalmol. 2009 Jul-Aug;72(4):515-8.
Augsburger JJ, Corrêa ZM, Shaikh AH. Quality of evidence about effectiveness of treatments for metastatic uveal melanoma. Trans Am Ophthalmol Soc. 2008;106:128-35; discussion 135-7.
Augsburger JJ, Corrêa ZM, Trichopoulos N, Shaikh A. Size overlap between benign melanocytic choroidal nevi and choroidal malignant melanomas. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2008 Jul;49(7):2823-8.
Augsburger JJ, Corrêa ZM, Schneider S, Yassin RS, Robinson-Smith T, Ehya H, Trichopoulos N. Diagnostic transvitreal fine-needle aspiration biopsy of small melanocytic choroidal tumors in nevus versus melanoma category. Trans Am Ophthalmol Soc. 2002;100:225-32; discussion 232-4.
Robert A. Sisk, MD Ophthalmologist, Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology 513-636-4751
Pediatric retinal surgery; hereditary retinal diseases
BS: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 1999.
MD: University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, KY, 2003.
Internship: Internal Medicine, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, 2003-2004.
Residency: Ophthalmology, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, 2004-2007.
Fellowship: Vitreoretinal Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, 2007-2009.
Board Certification: Ophthalmology, 2008.
Sisk RA, Riemann CD, Petersen MR, et al. Fundus Autofluorescence Findings of Choroidal Osteoma RETINA, accepted, publication pending.
Sisk RA, Berrocal AM. Are Intravitreal Bevacizumab Injections Safe For Retinopathy of Prematurity? Theoretical vs Observed Complications. ASRS Website Clinical Updates 2012.
Sisk RA. Enhanced Visualization with Intravenous Sodium Fluorescein 10% for Laser Ablation of Occult Retinal Neovascularization in Familial Exudative Vitreoretinopathy. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus 2012 49(2):126-7.
Sisk RA, Berrocal AM, Albini TA, Shi W, Feuer WJ. Bevacizumab for the Treatment of Pediatric Retinal and Choroidal Diseases. Ophthalmic Surgery Lasers and Imaging 2010 Nov/Dec:1-11.
Sisk RA, Berrocal AM, Murray TG. Visual and Anatomic Outcomes With or Without Surgery For Persistent Fetal Vasculature. Ophthalmology 2010 Nov;117(11):2178-83.e1-2.
Sisk RA, Berrocal AM, Schefler AC, Dubovy SR, Bauer MS. Congenital Epiretinal Membranes Indicate a Severe Phenotype of Neurofibromatosis Type 2. RETINA 2010;30(4):S51-58.
Sisk RA, Murray TG. Combined Sutureless 23 Gauge Pars Plana Vitrectomy and Phacoemulsification for Complex Vitreoretinal Diseases. British Journal of Ophthalmology 2010;94(8):1028-32. (Retina Today online piece)
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