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

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 273-3937

Office: (585) 273-3937

Fax: (585) 276-1189

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Ophthalmology

Biography

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 participation in national clinical trials’ like AREDS2.

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 retina fellowship, sponsored by the Heed Ophthalmic Foundation, at the Johns Hopkins University Wilmer Eye Institute, under the direction of Julia Haller, M.D. 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 through LEAN initiatives. He was appointed Chair and Director in 2019.

Credentials

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology - American Board of Ophthalmology

Education

1995
PhD | University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry

1997
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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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 pediatrics
Sponsor: by a University of Rochester Medical or Graduate Student,

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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