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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.




    PHD | University of Rochester School of Medicine/Dentistry

    MD | University of Rochester School of Medicine/Dentistry

    Post-doctoral Training & Residency

    07/13/2001 - 07/06/2003
    Fellowship at Johns Hopkins University Hospital

    07/01/2001 - 06/30/2003
    Fellowship in Retina and Vitreous Surgery at Wilmer Eye Institute-Johns Hopkins University

    07/01/1998 - 06/30/2001
    Residency in Ophthalmology at University of Southern California

    07/01/1998 - 06/30/2001
    Residency in Ophthalmology at USC/Doheny Eye Institute

    06/01/1997 - 06/30/1998
    Internship in Internal Medicine at Highland Hospital of Rochester

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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

    Kymes SM, Oden NL, VanVeldhuisen PC, Scott IU, Ip MS, Blodi BA, King J, . "Cost-Utility Comparison of Bevacizumab and Aflibercept in the Treatment of Central or Hemiretinal Vein Occlusion in the SCORE2 Trial." JAMA ophthalmology.. 2023 May 11; Epub 2023 May 11.

    Chew EY, Clemons TE, Agrón E, Domalpally A, Keenan TDL, Vitale S, Weber C, Smith DC, Christen W, . "Long-term Outcomes of Adding Lutein/Zeaxanthin and ?-3 Fatty Acids to the AREDS Supplements on Age-Related Macular Degeneration Progression: AREDS2 Report 28." JAMA ophthalmology.. 2022 Jun 2; Epub 2022 Jun 02.

    Scott IU, Oden NL, VanVeldhuisen PC, Ip MS, Blodi BA, . "Baseline Characteristics and Outcomes After Anti-Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Therapy for Macular Edema in Participants With Hemiretinal Vein Occlusion Compared With Participants With Central Retinal Vein Occlusion: Study of Comparative Treatments for Retinal Vein Occlusion 2 (SCORE2) Report 18." JAMA ophthalmology.. 2022 Mar 24; Epub 2022 Mar 24.



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