Dante J. Pieramici, M.D., regularly trains international ophthalmologists from underserved areas around the world. An esteemed ophthalmologist himself, he is also the Co-Director of the California Retina Research Foundation, a partner of the California Retina Consultants, Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the Doheny Eye Center in Southern California, and serves on the Board of Directors at SEE International.
Dr. Pieramici has published over 100 articles, 16 book chapters, and has edited 3 books on retinal diseases. He lectures nationally and internationally on retinal diseases and ocular trauma. His research interests vary, and include clinical and basic science projects aimed at better understanding of the underlying pathophysiology of ocular diseases. Through these efforts, Dr. Pieramici hopes to improve treatments for patients with age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular diseases, and severe ocular injuries.
In addition to his research, Dr. Pieramici has helped in the development of new surgical techniques, including limited macular translocation and 25-gauge (small incision) vitrectomy surgery. He is also involved in the development of new drug delivery techniques for various retinal vascular diseases.
Dr. Pieramici has received the Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Honor Award from the American Society of Retinal Specialists. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Retina Society, the Macula Society, the American Society of Retinal Specialists, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, the American Society of Ocular Trauma where he serves as Vice President, and the Pan-American Ophthalmologic Society, among others. Dr. Pieramici graduated with honors from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and completed his Ophthalmology Residency at the Wilmer Eye Institute. He has held full-time academic positions at the Yale University Eye Center and the Wilmer Eye Institute, where he served as the Assistant Chief of Service and Director of Ocular Trauma.