• Boulton, Michael E., Ph.D.

    boulton web 2Susan and Dowd Ritter/RPB Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology Research; Professor

    Areas of Interest
    Using cell and molecular approaches to better understand retinal aging and the pathogenesis of age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.

  • Curcio, Christine A., Ph.D.

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    Professor; Director of the AMD Histopathology Lab

    Areas of Interest
    aging and age-related macular degeneration — pathogenesis, image validation, and genomics

  • DeCarlo, Dawn K., O.D., MS, MSPH


    Director, UAB Center for Low Vision Rehabilitation; Professor

    Areas of Interest
    low vision rehabilitation, pediatric vision impairment, macular degeneration

  • Downs, J. Crawford, Ph.D.


    Professor of Ophthalmology

    Areas of Interest
    ocular biomechanics, glaucoma

  • Dreer, Laura, Ph.D.


    Director, Psychological & Neuropsychology Clinical Research Services; Associate Professor

    Areas of Interest
    adjustment to chronic health conditions; development of health promotion interventions for patients and family caregivers

  • Fazio, Massimo Antonio, Ph.D.


    Assistant Professor

    Areas of Interest

    investigating intraocular pressure (IOP) and structural changes in the eye in relationship to age, race, and ocular diseases like glaucoma

  • Gamlin, Paul D., Ph.D.



    Areas of Interest
    neural control of eye movements, retinal and central visual processing, circadian rhythms, autonomic control of the eye, ocular gene therapy

  • Girkin, Christopher A., M.D., MSPH, FACS

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    EyeSight Foundation of Alabama Chair, UAB Callahan Eye Hospital

    Areas of Interest
    pediatric and adult glaucoma, complex cataracts

  • Grant, Maria, M.D.

    grant webEivor and Alston Callahan, M.D., Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology; Professor

    Areas of Interest
    stem cells for repair and regeneration 

  • Grytz, Rafael, Ph.D.


    Associate Professor

    Areas of Interest
    growth and remodeling mechanisms in myopia, keratoconus, and glaucoma

  • Kwon, MiYoung, Ph.D.


    Assistant Professor

    Areas of Interest
    form perception and eye movements in the presence of eye disorders; perceptual learning and brain plasticity

  • Mason, John O., M.D.


    Associate Professor

    Areas of Interest
    diagnostic evaluation, treatment, and surgical management of diseases of the vitreous, retina, macula, and choroid

  • McGwin, Gerald, M.S., Ph.D.


    Professor; Associate Director, Clinical Research Unit

    Areas of Interest

  • Owsley, Cynthia, Ph.D., MSPH


    Nathan E. Miles Chair of Ophthalmology; Director, Clinical Research Unit; Professor

    Areas of Interest
    aging-related vision impairment and eye disease; vision and driving; improving eye care access and quality for underserved populations

  • Racette, Lyne, Ph.D.

    racette webAssociate Professor

    Areas of Interest
    early detection of glaucoma progression, structure-function relationship and racial differences in glaucoma, adherence to glaucoma treatment

  • Read, Russell W., M.D., Ph.D.


    Max and Lorayne Cooper Professor for Ophthalmology; Residency Training Director; Uveitis/Ocular Inflammatory Disease Service

    Areas of Interest
    ocular inflammatory diseases, including uveitis, iritis, and scleritis; role of complement in ocular diseases

  • Rhodes, Lindsay, M.D.


    Assistant Professor

    Areas of Interest
    cataract surgery, medical and surgical management of adult glaucoma, clinical research

  • Samuels, Brian C., M.D., Ph.D.


    Associate Professor 

    Areas of Interest
    medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma including laser therapy; comprehensive ophthalmology including cataract surgery; research and development of glaucoma devices; role of the central nervous system in the development and progression of glaucoma

  • Vaphiades, Michael S., D.O.


    Chief, Neuro-Ophthalmology and Electrophysiology Services; Professor

    Area of Interest

  • Wang, Shu-Zhen, Ph.D.



    Areas of Interest
    age-related macular degeneration