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David A. Diloreto, M.D., Ph.D.

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David A. DiLoreto, Jr. M.D., Ph.D., is Chair of Ophthalmology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and Director of the Flaum Eye Institute. He is a retina specialist practicing surgical and medical retina and has a keen interest in clinical research, including stem cell transplantation with our ARIA team to restore vision.

He earned his degree in medicine and doctorate in neuroanatomy from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry as part of the M.D. / Ph.D. program. From there he went on to complete his residency training in ophthalmology at the University of Southern California’s Doheny Eye Institute.

Following residency training, he completed his medical and surgical retina fellowship, at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Wilmer Eye Institute, under the direction of Drs. Andrew Schachat and Julia Haller. He then returned to Rochester where he joined the ophthalmology faculty, rapidly developing a productive clinical practice and receiving a National Institutes’ for Health clinician-scientist training award.

During recent years, DiLoreto became increasingly involved in the administration of the Eye Institute while maintaining his clinical and surgical practice. This includes playing an integral role in developing a satellite strategy and working to enhance clinical productivity, efficiency and patient satisfaction. He was appointed Chair and Director in 2019.



  • Ophthalmology - American Board of Ophthalmology


PhD | University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry

MD | University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

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

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

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

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Outstanding Research Paper by a Senior Retina Fellow, Retina Fellows Forum, Chicago, IL

Resident Teaching Award by a Fellow, Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

American Society of Retinal Specialists Meeting Travel Grant, "Best & Final Visual Acuity in Ophthalmologic Research, NY, NY

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

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

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"

Gilbert B. Forbes Prize in Pediatrics, Outstanding research in the field of pediatrics
Sponsor: by a University of Rochester Medical or Graduate Student,

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

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

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Journal Articles

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

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.

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.