New Associate Chief Medical Editor of RETINA TODAY

RETINA TODAY Announces Dr. Avery as Associate Chief Medical Editor

12234_main_image_1Robert Avery, MD has been selected to be the Associate Chief Medical Editor of Retina Today, effective with the January 2008 issue. Dr. Avery currently serves as an editorial board member of Retina Today.

“I am very excited to have Bob work closely with me in shaping the editorial development and direction of Retina Today. As we look for ways to build on this already highly respected publication, his insight and expertise from an academically-oriented private practice setting will be invaluable. “

– Allen C. Ho, MD Chief Medical Editor Retina Today.

Dr. Avery received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University and received his ophthalmology training at the Wilmer Eye Institute. He completed a vitreoretinal fellowship at Duke University working with Drs. Robert Machemer, Brooks McCuen, and Eugene de Juan. Dr. Avery returned to Johns Hopkins as Assistant Chief of Service and head of the trauma unit. He subsequently moved to Santa Barbara and founded California Retina Consultants and Research Foundation, a six man private practice and a research facility participating in numerous clinical trials investigating new treatments for age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and vein occlusion, as well as evaluating new drug delivery devices.

He has received numerous honors and awards, including the Ronald G. Michels Fellowship for his contribution to vitreous surgery, the Heed Fellowship, the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Achievement Award, and the Honor Award of the American Society of Retina Specialists. He has been named to “Best Doctors in America,” and to “Who’s Who in America.” In addition to his clinical research, he has a basic science interest in angiogenesis and drug delivery where he holds numerous patents.

“By virtue of his experience ranging from research to practice management, he will help bring vision and further value to Retina Today.”

-Allen C. Ho, MD
Chief Medical Editor
Retina Today.