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Mark S. Blumenkranz

Academic Appointments

  • H. J. Smead Professor of Ophthalmology

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Contact Information

  • Clinical Offices
    Byers Eye Institute at Stanford 2452 Watson Ct MC 5353 Palo Alto, CA 94303
    Tel Work (650) 723-6995 Fax (650) 565-8297
  • Academic Offices
    Personal Information
    Email Tel (650) 725-0231
    Administrative Contact
    Clarissa Saluta Chair Administrator Tel Work 650-725-0231
    Not for medical emergencies or patient use

Professional Overview

Clinical Focus

  • Ophthalmology
  • Macular and Vitreoretinal Diseases

Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • Professor and Chairman, Stanford University School of Medicine - Ophthalmology (1997 - present)

Honors and Awards

  • Senior Honor Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology (2004)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology (2008)

Professional Education

Residency: Stanford University School of Medicine CA (1979)
Residency: Stanford University School of Medicine CA (1977)
Internship: Stanford University School of Medicine CA (1976)
Board Certification: Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology (1980)
Fellowship: University Of Miami - School of Medicine FL (1980)
Medical Education: Brown University - School of Medicine RI (1975)
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Scientific Focus

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

Clinical Interest and Research
My primary areas of interest are in the diagnosis, medical and surgical treatment of vitreal retinal diseases. These principally include age-related macular degeneration and other diseases of the macula, and tractional syndromes, diabetic retinopathy, and complex forms of retinal detachment. I have been interested in the development of novel technology to diagnose and treat these diseases, including new forms of imaging, laser delivery systems, other microsurgical tools, and new drugs and drug delivery systems that inhibit new blood vessel growth, scarring and intraocular inflammation. I have been actively involved in translational research in the laboratory as well as technology transfer associated with that research for a variety of new therapies that have received FDA clearance and been introduced into clinical practice over the past 30 years.

Administrative and Community Service
I have served on the Board of Directors of a variety of voluntary education and service organizations, including the Corporation of Brown University, multiple scientific advisory boards and various philanthropic and research organizations.


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