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Robert Weinreb

Distinguished Professor and Chair of Ophthalmology

Robert N. Weinreb, MD is the Distinguished Professor and Chair of Ophthalmology at the University of California San Diego. He also is the Director of both the Shiley Eye Institute and the Hamilton Glaucoma Center, holder of the Morris Gleich Chair in Glaucoma, and is Distinguished Professor of Bioengineering (Affiliate). He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and a degree in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

Patients from throughout the world seek Dr. Weinreb’s medical and surgical care.  His innovative and cross-disciplinary vision research ranges from the front to the back of the eye and from the clinic to the laboratory, and has significantly impacted our understanding of the biology of glaucoma, as well as its diagnosis and management. Dr. Weinreb is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards and prizes, and has trained more than 150 post-doctoral fellows, many of whom hold distinguished positions in academia and industry.