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

Ophthalmology

Clinical Interests

Retinal Diseases

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 273-3937

Office: (585) 273-3937

Fax: (585) 276-1189

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Biography

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.

Research

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.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

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

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology - American Board of Ophthalmology

Education

1989
B.S. | University of Portland
Biology

1995
Ph.D. | University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
Neuroanatomy

1997
M.D. | University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

06/1997 - 06/1998
Internship in Internal Medicine at Highland Hospital of Rochester

07/1998 - 06/2001
Residency in Ophthalmology at University of Southern California School of Medici

07/2001 - 07/2003
Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery at Wilmer Eye Institute- Johns Hopkins Hospital

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Awards

2003
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

1997
Travel Award Recipient, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

1996
Cover Photograph, Brain Research, Vol. 717(1).

1994
Sheard Sanford Medical Student Award, American and Canadian Society of Clinical Pathologists,
Sponsor: Outstanding Research Paper by a Medical Student,
Location: "CMV infection of the human retina: an in vivo model"

1993
Gilbert B. Forbes Prize in Pediatrics, Outstanding research in the field of pediatarics
Sponsor: by a University of Rochester Medical or Graduate Student,
Location: "An intraocular model of human cytomegalovirus retinitus".

1992
Travel Award Recipient, American Association of Anatomists, New York City, NY

1989
Outstanding student in the College of Arts and Sciences Scholarship, University of Portland. Portland, OR

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Publications

Journal Articles

2017
Sangave AA, Gearinger MD, Diloreto DA. "CRYSTALLINE RETINOPATHY FROM HYPEROXALURIA: LONG-TERM FOLLOW-UP." Retinal cases & brief reports.. 2017 11(1):1-3.

10/2014
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 0; 121(10):1892-903. Epub 2014 Jun 14.

2/2014
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 0; 119:88-96. Epub 2013 Dec 05.

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