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Andrew P. Schachat, MD, is the Vice Chairman for Clinical Affairs at the Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic, and Director of Clinical Research. He is the former Karl Hagen Professor of Ophthalmology, Vice Chairman for Safety and Quality of the Department of Ophthalmology, and Director of the Ocular Oncology Service, at Johns Hopkins University. He was also Professor of Oncology.
In 2003, Dr. Schachat became Editor-in-Chief of the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s journal, Ophthalmology.
He was born in New York City, attended Princeton University, graduating in 1975, and then medical school at Johns Hopkins University, graduating in 1979. His ophthalmology residency training was at the Wilmer Institute at Johns Hopkins, and his retina and oncology fellowship was at the Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia. In 1984, he was Assistant Chief of Service at Wilmer.
He was for five years Secretary of Quality of Care for the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and in 2001, President of the Maryland Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons. He is a former Associate Editor of the Archives of Ophthalmology and a current Editor of two volumes of Ryan’s Retina, 4th Edition, 2006.
age-related macular degeneration, clinical trials, Diabetic retinopathy
Awards & Honors
- Former Karl Hagen Professor of Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins University
- Long record of grants/research funding
- Included in various "best" lists
- Summa cum laude (chemistry)
- Sigma Xi
- William Foster Memorial Prize
- Merck Index Award
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine:
- Phi Beta Kappa
- Alpha Omega Alpha
- USPHS NIH Research Grant recipient
- Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellowship, 1982-1983
- Heed-Knapp Fellowship, 1983
- American Academy of Ophthalmology Senior Honor Award, 1998
- American Academy of Ophthalmology Honor Award, 1989
Innovations & Patents
Has been a principal investigator in most studies that have led to new FDA-approved therapies for age-related macular degeneration.
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