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Rachel A. F. Wozniak, M.D., Ph.D.

Ophthalmology

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Appointment: (585) 273-3937

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Biography

Rachel Wozniak, MD, PhD is a member of the Flaum Eye Institute's Cornea Service. She provides expert and compassionate medical and surgical care to patients challenged by hereditary and infectious corneal disease, anterior segment injuries, complications of systemic disease, cataract, and ocular surface disease. She also has a particular clinical interest in keratoprosthesis (artificial cornea) implantation and management. Dr. Wozniak treats both children and adults and enjoys working with her colleagues from other FEI subspecialties to deliver comprehensive eye care solutions that maximize patient outcomes.

Dr. Wozniak earned her medical degree and completed a doctorate in genetics at Tufts University School of Medicine. She completed her ophthalmology residency at the University of Rochester School Of Medicine and Dentistry's Flaum Eye Institute. Here she also went on to complete a fellowship in Cornea and External Disease at the Flaum Eye Institute under a Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellow Award.

Besides her clinical pursuits, Dr. Wozniak is actively engaged in basic scientific research and has already authored an impressive list of peer-reviewed publications. Her particular area of research interest focuses on the pathogenesis of bacterial corneal infections and novel antimicrobial drug discovery. She is board eligible in ophthalmology and a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Women in Ophthalmology, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

06/15/2012 - 06/15/2013
Internship in at Cambridge Hospital

07/01/2013 - 06/30/2016
Residency in Ophthalmology at University of Rochester Medical Center

7/1/2016 - 07/31/2017
Fellowship in Ophthalmology at University of Rochester Medical Center

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Awards

2016 - 2016
Drug Development Delivery Pilot Award
Location: University of Rochester, NY

2016 - 2016
ASCRS Foundation Research Award

2016 - 2016
Snell Ophthalmology Resident Investigator Award
Location: University of Rochester, NY

2016 - 2016
Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellow Award

2014 - 2014
Young Investigator Track, ARVO/NAEVR Advocacy Day
Location: Washington DC

2014 - 2014
Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Resident Retreat
Location: Chicago, IL

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Publications

Journal Articles

7/2016
Wozniak RA, Gonzalez M, Aquavella JV. "Keratoprosthesis in Ectodermal Dysplasia." Cornea.. 2016 Jul 0; 35(7):1026-8.

2016
Blanchard C, Brooks L, Ebsworth-Mojica K, Didione L, Wucher B, Dewhurst S, Krysan D, Dunman PM, Wozniak RA. "Zinc Pyrithione Improves the Antibacterial Activity of Silver Sulfadiazine Ointment." mSphere.. 2016 1(5)Epub 2016 Sep 14.

2016
Venkateswaran N, Wozniak RA, Hindman HB. "Ochrobactrum anthropi Keratitis with Focal Descemet's Membrane Detachment and Intracorneal Hypopyon." Case reports in ophthalmological medicine. 2016 2016:4502105. Epub 2016 Sep 29.

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