UR Eye Institute Welcomes Retinal Specialist

July 25, 2003

David A. DiLoreto Jr., M.D., Ph.D., has joined the University of Rochester Eye Institute faculty as a retinal specialist and an assistant professor in the Department of Ophthalmology.

DiLoreto was a fellow at Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute at Johns Hopkins University, serving in the Retinal Vasculature Center and most recently in the Vitreo-Retinal Service at the prestigious Baltimore facility.

In addition to his clinical work, Dr. DiLoreto’s research activities include clinical retinal research, such as retinal regeneration and neuro-retinal transplantation. He joins retinal specialist Mina Chung, M.D., who became a member of the University of Rochester faculty last fall.

DiLoreto earned his medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, as well as his doctorate degree in neurobiology and anatomy.  He completed an internship at Highland Hospital, Rochester, and an ophthalmology residency at the University of Southern California.

He has received numerous awards throughout his career, most recently the Knapp Fellowship from the Herman Knapp Testimonial Fund, the Ronald G. Michels Fellowship Foundation Award, and the Heed Fellowship from the Heed Ophthalmic Foundation. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. His research has been published in the American Journal of Ophthalmology.

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