July 20: Combined Program on Vision (sensors) in Opthamology
We welcome Dr. Jay Duker, Chairman of Ophthalmology for Tufts Medical Center, where he is responsible for managing the hospital's Eye Clinic. His responsibilities include oversight of the academic mission
of our department: teaching of medical students, residents, fellows and
practicing eye care providers.
The New England Eye Center (NEEC) is an academic,
multi-specialty eye care group with 26 full time ophthalmologists, 5
part-time ophthalmologists, 9 optometrists, 1 orthoptist and almost 200
employees. NEEC has its main office at Tufts Medical Center in Boston as
well as seven satellites offices in Eastern Massachusetts (Mt. Auburn
Hospital, St. Elizabeths Hospital, Watertown, Brookline, Wellesley,
Framingham and Leominster). We perform almost 100,000 patient encounters
per year and have annual revenues in excess of $ 22 million, making us
among the largest academic practices in the United States.
Dr. Duker's department has an active and productive research program including
both basic research vision scientists as well as clinical research
specialists. They currently have four NEI funded researchers within the
department and another 10 NIH-sponsored vision researchers based in
other Tufts departments. An umbrella organization, the Tufts Center of
Vision Research (TCVR) ties all these reseachers together. Clinical
innovations that have come from the work of NEEC physicians include
optical coherence tomography, intravitreal triamcinolone for diabetic
macular edema, and topical lidocaine gel for ophthalmic procedures.
Committee: Pete Allen, Kryngle Daly, Patti Durr, Andrew Halpert, Peter Allen, Kartik Shah, Jerry Shapiro,
Committee Co-Chairs, Kryngle Daly, Jerry Shapiro