David A. Di Loreto, M.D., Ph.D.

David A. Di Loreto, M.D., Ph.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 659
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 273-3937
Fax: (585) 276-1189

Research Bio

David A. DiLoreto, Jr., M.D., PhD., is a retinal specialist. He was fellowship trained in medical and surgical retina at the Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, serving in both the Retinal Vasculature Center and the Vitreo-Retinal Service.

In addition to his clinical work, Dr. DiLoreto's has a keen interest in clinical research, providing patients with access to the latest therapies. He is currently an investigator the AREDS2 trial to test if using supplements slow or prevent age related eye disease.

Dr. DiLoreto is extensively involved in retina research. National Clinical Trials include VEGF trap treatment for age related macular degeneration and Age related eye disease study 2. Retina research trials also include Adaptive Optics Imaging of Inherited Macular Diseases.

He has received numerous awards, 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. His research has been published in the American Journal of Ophthalmology.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Outstanding Research Paper by a Senior Retina Fellow, Retina Fellows Forum, Chicago, IL 2003
Resident Teaching Award by a Fellow, Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD 2003
American Society of Retinal Specialists Meeting Travel Grant, "Best & Final Visual Acuity in Ophthalmologic Research, NY, NY 2003
Travel Award Recipient, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. 1997
Cover Photograph, Brain Research, Vol. 717(1). 1996
Sheard Sanford Medical Student Award, American and Canadian Society of Clinical Pathologists, | Outstanding Research Paper by a Medical Student, | "CMV infection of the human retina: an in vivo model" 1994
Gilbert B. Forbes Prize in Pediatrics, Outstanding research in the field of pediatarics | by a University of Rochester Medical or Graduate Student, | "An intraocular model of human cytomegalovirus retinitus". 1993
Travel Award Recipient, American Association of Anatomists, New York City, NY 1992
Outstanding student in the College of Arts and Sciences Scholarship, University of Portland. Portland, OR 1989

Recent Journal Articles

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Sangave AA, Gearinger MD, Diloreto DA. "CRYSTALLINE RETINOPATHY FROM HYPEROXALURIA: LONG-TERM FOLLOW-UP." Retinal cases & brief reports. 2017 11(1):1-3.
2014 Oct
Cunha-Vaz J, Ashton P, Iezzi R, Campochiaro P, Dugel PU, Holz FG, Weber M, Danis RP, Kuppermann BD, Bailey C, Billman K, Kapik B, Kane F, Green K, . "Sustained delivery fluocinolone acetonide vitreous implants: long-term benefit in patients with chronic diabetic macular edema." Ophthalmology. 2014 Oct; 121(10):1892-903. Epub 2014 Jun 14.
2014 Feb
Strazzeri JM, Hunter JJ, Masella BD, Yin L, Fischer WS, Diloreto DA, Libby RT, Williams DR, Merigan WH. "Focal damage to macaque photoreceptors produces persistent visual loss." Experimental eye research. 2014 Feb; 119:88-96. Epub 2013 Dec 05.
Gullapalli VK, DiLoreto DA. "Migration of intravitreal dexamethasone implant to anterior chamber." Retinal cases & brief reports. 2013 7(1):111-3.
2012 Sep
Dhakal S, Lema GM, Diloreto DA, Katz AW. "Esophageal metastasis to the iris effectively palliated using stereotactic body radiation therapy and adjuvant intravitreal chemotherapy: case report and literature review." Case reports in oncology. 2012 Sep; 5(3):639-43. Epub 2012 Dec 06.

Current Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Ophthalmology (SMD) - Primary
Adjunct Associate Professor - Center for Visual Science A&S (RC)


Ophthalmology - American Board of Ophthalmology


M.D. | Medicine | University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry1997
Ph.D. | Neuroanatomy | University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry1995
B.S. | Biology | University of Portland1989

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery at Wilmer Eye Institute- Johns Hopkins Hospital07/01/2001 - 07/2003
Residency in Ophthalmology at University of Southern California School of Medici07/01/1998 - 06/2001
Internship in Internal Medicine at Highland Hospital of Rochester06/01/1997 - 06/1998