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21 Shiley Faculty Members Rank in the Top Worldwide by Expertscape

The Shiley Eye Institute (SEI) and the Viterbi Family Department of Ophthalmology is pleased to announce that 21 faculty members have been recognized by the website Expertscape as either “Experts” or “World Experts” in one or more medical conditions.

This is a particularly noteworthy distinction, as Expertscape uses the data from the National Institute of Health’s PubMed database to identify and objectively rank physicians and researchers as experts based on topic, condition and diagnosis. Our faculty are ranked as experts in over 160 medical areas in ophthalmology, surgery, medicine, and research.

To be considered an Expertscape Expert, the faculty member needs to be ranked among the top 1% worldwide in research and publications in a specific medical topic, and to be recognized as a Expertscape World Expert requires the top 0.1% worldwide.

These are the 2021 Expertscape Experts and World Experts

Natalie A. Afshari, MD

Professor of Ophthalmology

Radha Ayyagari, PhD

Professor of Ophthalmology & Pathology
Ophthalmic Pathology

Dirk-Uwe Bartsch, PhD

Associate Adjunct Professor

Sally L. Baxter, MD, MSc

Assistant Professor
Informatics & Data Science

Akram Belghith, PhD

Assistant Project Scientist

Shyamanga Borooah, MBBS, PhD

Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology

Christopher Bowd, PhD

Research Scientist

Lingyun Cheng, MD

Adjunct Professor

Napoleone Ferrara, MD

Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmology & Pathology
Ophthalmic Pathology

William R. Freeman, MD

Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmology

David B. Granet, MD

Professor of Ophthalmology & Pediatrics
Pediatric Ophthalmology

Don O. Kikkawa, MD

Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
Vice Chair
Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Bobby S. Korn, MD, PhD

Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology & Plastic Surgery
Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Jeffrey E. Lee, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
Comprehensive Ophthalmology

John H.K. Liu, PhD

Adjunct Professor of Ophthalmology

Sasan Moghimi, MD

Associate Adjunct Professor

Eric Nudleman, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
Retina & Vitreous

Shira L. Robbins, MD, FAAO, FAAP

Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
Pediatric Ophthalmology

Peter Shaw, PhD

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

Robert N. Weinreb, MD

Chair & Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmology

Linda M. Zangwill, PhD

Professor of Ophthalmology

To learn more about Expertscape and its methodology, visit expertscape.com

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The UC San Diego Viterbi Family Department of Ophthalmology and the Shiley Eye Institute are committed to creating an inclusive environment that celebrates diversity.

Our faculty, staff, and trainees come from a wide range of backgrounds. We are dedicated to creating a welcoming experience for patients from the diverse communities we serve and to promote the advancement of diverse medical professionals.


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